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Aon Hewitt Reviews

Updated 24 May 2017
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  • Poor transport which directly effect your work life balance (in 151 reviews)

  • Typical consulting with no work life balance (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aon Hewitt full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed working here. Plenty of support from senior management and lots of training . Very flexible work environment and exposure to lots of different types of work.

    Cons

    Lack of client facing time - generally kept back office. Work can be repetitive. Lack of clarity on billable hours reporting.


  2. "Excellent company - highly recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Great senior leadership
    Relaxed culture
    Results-based remuneration
    Countless career opportunities

    Cons

    Integrating teams / systems / processes has been a long time coming

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. This is a great place to work. The best company I have worked for by a long way.


  3. "A good company overall with some flaws"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great study support.
    Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Poor remuneration relative to industry.
    Low employee engagement.


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  5. "Aon Hewitt actuarial - Leeds"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Leeds, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Leeds, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Study package is very competitive. Plus you're working for a global firm.

    Cons

    Can be slow to react to recruitment gaps and technological advancement due to size

    Advice to Management

    Need a more coherent message that matches what non-management experience on a daily basis


  6. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    management encourage flexible working (many parents are part time)
    there is free fruit every day
    the office is amazing (both location and layout)

    Cons

    as with all offices, there is some politics
    promotions are hard to come by as most senior are lifers and never leave


  7. "Pension Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pension Administrator in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Pension Administrator in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Aon Hewitt full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was on a temporary contract and Pension Admin was all new to me. Having a great team of people around me to learn from I quickly picked up the job so I could work on a Pension scheme on my own

    Cons

    Lack of experienced staff meant I was not able to be trained on all aspects of the job to enable me to do the job to the best of my abilities

    Advice to Management

    Ensure your staff can be trained to enable a speedy and accurate service can be provided to customers


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Review on mclagan(earlier called) team"

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    Current Employee - Tech Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Tech Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good location. i can't thin of any. more like a sinking ship this project is.

    Cons

    I waited 5 years to see if I could see the project be a success. it was for various reasons. some objective lot political. But management has gone desperate to deliver now. making people work on weekends day and night without proper compensation.

    no respect for people's personal life. Managers barely know what their team members are capable of. under utilized. these managers i'm referring to are not even senior level mgmt.

    poorly organised project across 3 continents. very poor self proclaimed leadership team. disappointing project management team across 3 continents. And too many cooks even for even a smallest of decision, not to forget, micro management.

    UK Law doesn't allow people working on weekends. but the duress you cause to team, you don't leave any option to them but to agree to work/support on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    know your team. know what they are capable of. they deserve lot more than your thank you note after forcing them to work on weekends(although not on record). If a team member comes to you with certain problem resolve it. at least try. than showcasing how hopeless you're.
    Interact with them. Motivate them by being transparent and knowing them.
    one of you call yourself global tech architect of project. But not once you've sat with the actual team you manage.

    learn from mistakes made in past. 5 years. I see same mistakes every weekend, every project release.
    and an email with content thank you for working on weekend
    recognize good talents
    people make project. not other way round.


  9. "business systems analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aon Hewitt full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, flexible. Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor compensation and bonus payments.


  10. "IT group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aon Hewitt (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very bright and friendly colleagues on the whole.
    Able to work from home the majority of days, a huge boon for workers with families.
    Daily pressure was not intense, compared to IT departments elsewhere.
    Supportive team leader.
    IT management now aiming for improvement, not just cost reduction.

    Cons

    Continuing rounds of layoffs.
    Repeated cost-cutting has left parts of the firm struggling to perform normal work.
    Few opportunities to progress career.
    Astounding bureaucracy and wasteful "processes". Even simple tasks pass round the world several times, slowly.
    Poor relationship with outside companies who run parts of Aon's IT.
    Cramped office space.

    Advice to Management

    Set aside a little of the billions of dollars that are expended annually on share buy-backs, and invest it in the firm instead


  11. "Confusing management structures continually changing, poor HR and IT support, opaque reward structures"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some great people producing good work.

    Cons

    Confusing management structures continually changing, poor HR and IT support due to continued under investment, corner cutting and short term decisions seem to be made just to hit the numbers/prop the share price, low staff engagement levels, opaque reward structures (bonus pools are continually eroded to plug gaps elsewhere).

    Advice to Management

    In a people business, you need the people to feel valued, not exploited.


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