Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 288 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.3 288 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(145 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Smart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "tight /strict deadlines, work life balance can be compromised"
    in 33 reviews
  • "No work life balance during peak seasons"
    in 7 reviews
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A good couple of years in the A/Pac investment team

Investment Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood group of people, innovative, strong team culture, team off-sites with rest of the A/Pac Investments team, contact with a lot of asset managers and the investment styles. some mobility within the global team.

ConsCareer progression is not always clear, pay determinations are always fuzzy, limited ability to progress past a certain point.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood company culture, knowledge sharing

Conshave to find own way to work/life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor career development opportunities

Consultant (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsQuality of work is excellent, very research driven. Colleagues are a great asset and knowledge sharing among them is definitely a plus. Client base provides a good exposure.

ConsLow staff engagement due to poor career and development opportunities. Dissatisfied with training/hardly any, poor compensation and rewards. Tools, such as laptops, phones and also travel allowance do not meet the standard of a top professional service firm. There is a large discrepancy between office globally. So my impression might not be representative of other offices. In a few cases communication about important regional issues is poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus first on employees, client focus will follow automatically

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An astute professional with 5 years of experience in Food & Beverage Department in Hotel Industry with Msc Hotel Mgt.

Communication & Change Management Analyst (Former Employee)
Paris (France)

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

ProsFor Knowledge, Flagship Company, Carrier, Salary, For my Prestige.

ConsTo increase the shareholder value and maximize profit by improving the operational efficiencies and Maximum utilization for the available resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementWe need to improve because Changes & improvement will not stop anywhere. So all over the world even all small towns also need to know about our Organisations. We need to work Smart & Hard.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Junior Investment Consultant (Current Employee)
Rome (Italy)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

ProsThere's lots of learning and a friendly working environment.

ConsIn italy not well developed

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Good place to work

Consulting Actuary (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSalary is fair. Lots of interesting work

ConsLonger hours can be expected

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsDedicated to give interns wide exposure to different areas of the practice.

ConsSame as any other consulting firms, billable hours seem to be a tricky thing but it did not affect interns much.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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very rewarding experience

Data Analyst Internship (Current Employee)
Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

I have been working at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

ProsI really learn a lot through the internship experience. no only with the data analysis but also get involved in different projects.

ConsMaybe the work is a little challenging at the beginning but it is worth it. I really like the experience and helps me a lot!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing people, great diverse experiences

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

Proswork flexibility, travel opportunities, great senior leaders, international company, great colleagues

Constight /strict deadlines, work life balance can be compromised

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bloomington, MN (US)

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

ProsFlexible hours, still has a pension plan, and company is growing. Everyone that I work with is very knowledgable and very helpful.

ConsHigh stress at times since I work on many clients. Low pay for the amount of hours and stress you put in.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your current employee and reward those that deserve it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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