Aon Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
339 Reviews

3.2
339 Reviews
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Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case
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169 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

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    • 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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    Aon- are your employees your biggest asset?

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    • 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.  

    Satisfactory within the Corporate Jungle

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Aon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities (mostly lateral), time-off and vacation are better than most, leadership experience, office culture, the employees are truly Aon's strength in this business.

    Cons

    Management direction seems confused (push new business, renewals, conflicted in their statements), silos, pay is below average in this market even though management states it's in the upper quartile, management feedback inaccurate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goal setting never really followed through, want to keep the up and comers 2% raises won't do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad for corporate

    • 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

    Good benefits, lots of retirement investment options, good for working parents, flexible with hours if need be, really goes all out for clients

    Cons

    very political, nitpicky on stupid things. extremely cheap on the it side, too many idiots in big positions, terrible it setup with too much outsourcing for hr and it in india.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on your lower level people, they make your business run. Also spend some money and hire some local IT people. India is too far away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work. Good people and lots of opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Aon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place for growth. Lots of opportunity for advancement. Great atmosphere. Good benefits. Allow you to be flexible with scheduling which makes for great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very deadline driven, not for everyone. Compensation is fair for those starting out but bonuses and raises have been small the last several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis needs to be placed on training. We do a good job for those staring out but no so good for those that have been there more than five years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company stability but have loads of work

    • 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 8 years

    Pros

    - Good Professional culture
    - Stable Technology
    - Market Leader
    - Value their colleagues
    - HR values colleagues even if it is against top management,

    Cons

    - Work Life Balance is less
    - Less Salary
    - Less 1:1

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Solid company, proven structure, longevity. These are the things you can count on. Culture is friendly and everyone is willing to assist as needed.

    Cons

    Large company so things can get tied up in layers of management. Some promotions seem inequitable although this may vary across divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be a bit more competitive in the market place to attract and retain talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sourcing Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, enjoyed my team, pay - virtual position. I believe my manager did a great job of recognizing people for their achievement and was available.

    Cons

    Contract only, a lot of turn over within the company. I believe that from a recruiting perspective we were more about numbers versus quality of the hire. As a former HR professional this was always troubling to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe looking at the retention for the organization is important as a value to the employees and the companies they are supporting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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