Aon Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
354 Reviews
3.2
354 Reviews
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Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is okay work life balance just depending on who you work under in the company (in 27 reviews)

  • Depending on position, flexible schedules or work from home opportunities are great (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Do the right thing always but sometimes work life balance can be a challenge (in 6 reviews)

  • There is very little room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    A good place for work/life balance

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    • 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?

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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.  

    Business Internship Program

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

    I worked at Aon as an intern

    Pros

    Global leader in commercial insurance brokerage.
    Entrepreneurial office environment helps employees feel a sense of independence and personal involvement.
    Colleagues bring a lot to the table with their diverse backgrounds.

    Cons

    Insurance is a greying industry. I wasn't exposed to many young professionals at the office or through clients.
    Since company is so big, simple service requests can become quite difficult. IT support was the biggest problem I had there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out younger talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall positive experience, but it's a large company with typical large company issues.

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to advance or move in other areas. Tons of resources to help you do a good job. Willing to pay good salaries for good employees. Depending on position, flexible schedules or work from home opportunities are great.

    Cons

    Like all large companies, some teams have people very driven individually who don't think about the team as a whole. Advancement may require moving to another state if you outgrow your local office's opportunities. Very heavy workloads are expected and a 40 hour workweek doesn't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that communication to the masses is a priority and don't rely on each individual office head.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Aon is a large global company with good core values.

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    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Aon isn't the HR company Hewitt was

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Everything else. Leadership doesn't listen to feedback in HR. Ironically HR implements for others well but doesn't do a good job of managing and leading their own team. Even when given very specific feedback such as: "overwhelmed", "I'm not happy" They do nothing. Engagement is very low but the company is working to improve it. Nothing is being done about HR leadership style. Benefit costs are outrageous and getting worse. HR structure of Legacy Aon is really bad. Hewitt HR Organization design is great but it hasn't been fully adopted yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to practice what it preaches

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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