Aon Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
348 Reviews
3.2
348 Reviews
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Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case
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171 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is unheard of unless you are a Senior Broker or in the Energy Group (in 23 reviews)

  • Good work environment and good growing opportunities (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Do the right thing always but sometimes work life balance can be a challenge (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A good place for work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at Aon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clean and good working environment

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, generally not a positive experience

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

    I worked at Aon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good training opportunities as the company really encourages professional development and supports charity/volunteer days

    Cons

    salary reviews would be promised but would not come to fruition. There was also inconsistencies with remuneration within the team and we were always expected to do more with less resources to try and further cut costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employees need recognition for their hard work from time to time so they need to invest more in employees as an asset

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours and low compensation

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

    I have been working at Aon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    easy to move around within the organization

    Cons

    long hours but the pays are not so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Aon- are your employees your biggest asset?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Broker  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Account Broker in Sydney

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    I was lucky to end up with a great team that was very supportive, although there were many teams I would have dreaded to work in.
    Aon does provide great training, including online training as well as paying for external courses. I am also impressed with their support of charity organisations.

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours and required to do work greater than my job description without receiving fair pay.
    I was also aware of new employees with less experience who were receiving higher salaries than me and others with more experience. Management also seemed unreasonable when attempting to negotiate a payrise, continuing to promise that it will be looked into in 3 mths or 6 mths, before being told the same thing when that period ended.
    There's only so long a company can propose that their employees are their greatest asset, until those employees will want to see something more than promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If employees are important, they really need to be paid more! Keep up with the industry to ensure that you are paying in-line with the Market rates and it's important to ensure that new employees are not getting paid more than your existing, loyal employees.
    Also, if an employee comes to ask about a pay rise, don't make empty promises!!

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Aon is a large global company with good core values.

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

    I worked at Aon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working there was a good overall experience. Many people in the local office felt like family. My division had many employee appreciation activities on a regular basis. Employees could nominate colleagues for All-Star awards for recognition of outstanding achievements and "extra mile" efforts.

    Cons

    As with any large company, even while growing, there was often a philosophy to do more with less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Aon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with Type A people
    Working with very smart people

    Cons

    None that detracted from the experience of working at Aon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent.

    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Aon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent development program, employee engagement, benefits.

    Cons

    Large employee base; hence communication may at times fall through the cracks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee engagement with direct reports should be ongoing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    What do you want?

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

    I have been working at Aon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The UK office is a great place to start your career or get really wide range of experience in insurance broking. Aon has a number of market leading accounts and colleagues. If you want to work at a large broker, it is great.

    Cons

    Non-financial KPIs are terrible. Time sheets, data capture, replication of non-client work, compliance - all imposed on the workers and avoided by the more senior staff. Definitely an 'us and them' culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your hands dirty and really understand what you are asking your staff to do - it's unreasonable and unworkable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working in Aon

    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Aon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance in qrganization.

    Cons

    Salary is not as expected

  11.  

    Payroll Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    Flexibility. Some groups allow work from home and 10 by 4.

    Cons

    Not everyone works as hard as they should.

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