Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 284 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.3 284 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(143 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Employee oriented culture; work/life balance is improving"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Great work environment in nice part of town"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Little work/life balance and no real sympathy for those who want it"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Not much room for internal advancement within my line of business"
    in 8 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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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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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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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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A wild ride

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

ProsThere is a lot to be proud of in TW. There is truly an intense focus on doing what's best for clients and there is a lot of opportunity to grow for people who are very bright and self-motivated.

ConsWe have gotten very big and it can be difficult to stay connected with colleagues. Account Directors have so many different services to understand they can sometimes oversimplify our offerings to clients.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focused on what associates really care about - the opportunity to do great work and have an impact on clients

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

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Great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsVery team oriented. The teams you work with are the best of the best which makes it easy to learn. Definitely a place to have a "career".

ConsCan be a bit "corporate" where things often become segmented and silo'd. Plenty to do at all times.

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

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Good experience

Analyst (Former Employee)

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

ProsPeople are great, good experience, support for on-the-job training as well as exams (actuarial), "family feel", pay is reasonable

ConsStressful with workload and hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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