Aon Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
361 Reviews
3.2
361 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Clean and good working environment

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, generally not a positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than an 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
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than an 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.  

    Strong Leadership and good work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    I work in a smaller office where management is very hands on and accessible. There are no boundaries to growth opportunities if you communicate and meet the standards set. Tools available to excel you your position are readily available.

    Cons

    Not many other than high standards set my local office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Actuarial Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Aon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office Culture is great, there are continuously activities that gets everyone together.
    There was a great understaing with my manager.
    There are several opportunities to climb the ladder.

    Cons

    The number one challenge I had was commuting, the office is located in uptown.
    I tried the train for a few months but it was wearing me down. I ended up driving very early in the morning and leaving early to avoid traffic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  9.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Broker in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great management. Good team atmosphere. Good salary. Room to grow. Ethical company. I would recommend to college grads to start here and work your way up.

    Cons

    Stressful job t times. Company is public so corporate looks at margins all of the time. Easy to get lost in the shuffle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Business Internship Program

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  11.  

    Current Employee in Information Technology

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, schedule flexibility, diversity of work, network of organizational relationships

    Cons

    Senior I.T. Leadership, which is a revolving door of "smart people" who do nothing but repackage the same old dry and stale ideas without ever bothering to understand the organization and business partners they support, because they're all too busy carving out their Territory and in awe of their lofty new titles.

    Lack of adherence to a Long Term Strategy.

    Commitment to invest in operations instead of cutting resources and capabilities to bolster profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Run Flat" doesn't cut it year upon year for 10+ years, simply to bolster Shareholder Value, which is a myth developed to rationalize any actions seen as ruthless and uncaring. If the business truly believes in Technology being a Differentiator, invest into this core discipline rather than cause it to cannibalize itself.

    SELL HEWITT!!!! What a nightmare organization that has done nothing but secure an anchor around the collective throat of the enterprise. A bloated organization that is out of touch with Aon's overall delivery capabilities and commitments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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