Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 19 April 2015
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  1. A good couple of years in the A/Pac investment team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good group of people, innovative, strong team culture, team off-sites with rest of the A/Pac Investments team, contact with a lot of asset managers and the investment styles. some mobility within the global team.

    Cons

    Career progression is not always clear, pay determinations are always fuzzy, limited ability to progress past a certain point.

  2. Actuary

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and recognition of top ees

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough

  3. Work hard to be rewarded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retirement Actuarial Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retirement Actuarial Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Varied opportunities available
    Great people
    Great study support and professional development

    Cons

    Often needed to work long hours

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  5. First year programme in London provides candidates with a

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Spring Programmer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Spring Programmer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Senior employees are knowledgeable and easy to approach
    -The firm ranks first in pension consulting
    - Relaxed culture with human hours
    - Provides you with an indepth outlook towards financial pension industry

    Cons

    - The programme is short compared to other competitors
    - There is a lack of hands-on experience in terms of the content covered
    - The firm pays graduates considerably less even when compared to their closest competitors

    Advice to Management

    The content of the spring programme should be extended ti provide candidates with the experience required to stack up to those who intern at other firms.

  6. Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits

    Cons

    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven

    Advice to Management

    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities

  7. Consulting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Staffing is an ongoing issue

  8. Good company for diligent workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, and fun environment to work in depending on your team.

    Cons

    Vanity (though as a consultant or anyone who faces clients, you are subconsciously judged on your professional attire and how groomed you are, so this is not specific to TW).

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and treating them with dignity and integrity.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Benefit Advisor

    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work, strong emphasis on training, clear management policies

    Cons

    Short lunches, uncertain employment status when enrollment season isn't close, lack of control over schedule

  10. Good career development for talented people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to work with smart people, locally and internationally
    As long as the work get done it doesn't matter where you do it, quite flexible
    Great career opportunity with international exposure as long as you show potential

    Cons

    The junior salary is not up to par consider all the overtime involved. If you do not constantly seek out your personal development, you will soon be devoured by the workload and lose what you aim for.

    Advice to Management

    Don't set unachievable goal for the business , we all know goals have to be SMART. Take the employee survey results and act on it

  11. Helpful (1)

    They Value Autonomy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone expects you to do your job and they pretty much leave you alone, you don't have someone looking over your shoulder or micromanaging. They're striving to become an employer of the future with new open office spaces, more collaboration, flex schedules and telecommuting.

    Cons

    An actuarial company at heart, some people lack social skills and can't seem to relate to others. Also a large pay disparity between Consultants and other staff can create a barrier. People can't relate to one another.

    Advice to Management

    I think Management tries to do as much as they can, but I don't ever get the feeling of family that I did at my previous company. Everyone is nice enough but it seems like politeness and not genuine caring.

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