Towers Watson

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Former Employee - RTC Intern in Houston, TX (US)
Former Employee - RTC Intern in Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Towers Watson as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Fun place to work, good culture and keeps you busy.

Cons

Can get dry in the context of the issues you work one

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dissatisfied employees and poor management

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    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Very flexible (you may arrive late and leave late or vice versa, as long as you make up your hours)
    - Friendly staff

    Cons

    - Poor management
    - Discontent employees
    - High turnover
    - Low pay
    - Uses too many contract employees
    - Incompetent co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Must review HR policies, improve employee retention and need better departmental management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    As 2+ year old merger of WW/TP continues to takes hold, culture clash is still very much evident.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good clients. Good Account Management model. Decent training for junior level. Lots of offices around the world. Good work-at-home policies. Decent technology (windows 7, finally), CEO is very approachable and has delivered excellent results to shareholders.

    Cons

    Culture clash between legacy firms is significant, and varies greatly depending on the office and/or practice. WW was very flat, collaborative, open, but consensus driven and slow moving. TP was a very hierarchical partnership, everyone on a need-to-know only basis, and uncollaborative, but faster moving and more sales oriented. Little attention was paid to create a new culture. WW was more wild-west and innovative. TP was more structured and parters ruled. Post merger these two approaches have yet to find a happy middle ground.

    LIke any large firm, strategic decisions take forever. Corporate red tape has increased under the cover of a maturing firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the underlying culture differences that everyone glossed over during the merger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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