Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    software developer review

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

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, good teamwork. good benefits, little travel. Good for people coming out on college getting a start in their carriers needing the experience because they have a good training program.

    Cons

    They pay is in salary, so the hours are often long. their busy session is near Christmas. It seems this company has more leaders then workers, this makes it hard to set priorities when your working with multiple team leads, lead developers, and project managers..

  2. Good experience, not top tier

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at Towers Watson as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects, very friendly and approachable office culture, management eager to implement the merger and train staff

    Cons

    compensation low for consulting (in entry level positions), not very much travel, office based, not comparable to top tier firms

  3. Helpful (2)

    Good experience, nice people, development opportunities available

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Conveniently located office
    - Exposure to senior clients early

    Cons

    - Still struggled with post-merger culture issues
    - Unrealistic utilization and billable hours goals made for stressful environment
    - Staffing model could be better

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  5. A company with good benefits and a great sense of community, but inadequate training and career development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, sense of community and collaboration, hard-working people

    Cons

    Lack of interdepartmental communication, inadequate training, there is still a palpable friction between former legacy Towers Perrin and legacy Watson Wyatt associates even though it's been five years since the merger. At least in my department, there was very little opportunity for growth, and there were some people who had been working there for decades and who never had an opportunity to move up in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to implement better training programs and clearer goals for personal and professional development.

  6. Great company to work for, the people are very nice.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    The office culture is great. The people actually care. The company offers tons of training for the associates which is a huge plus.

    Cons

    You can put in a lot of hours during peak times of the year.
    The pay for support staff isn't bad but it's not great either

  7. Helpful (1)

    It's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible with schedules. WFH is also a plus.

    Cons

    Stingy when it comes to a raise or promotion

    Advice to Management

    Stop being ok with mediocrity.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Highly professional organisation adapting to a changing world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great quality people
    High standards of professionalism
    Good corporate ethics and desire to put clients first

    Cons

    Has become too big and less collaborative
    Can be slow to adapt
    Very demanding on young employees, who 'should feel privileged to work for TW regardless of the rewards'

    Advice to Management

    Improve collaboration between lines of business
    Enliven the working environment
    Try to retain a small company ethos

  9. Great work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Trainee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Trainee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The office is very casual, pretty much 9-5 hours and pleasant atmosphere.
    Fairly good social scene.

    Cons

    Most of the more senior staff don't mix much, but some are very friendly.
    Sometimes there are no proper office do's for long periods.

    Advice to Management

    More office social events.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Dysfunctional

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, decent pay. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Upper management hasn't a clue, long working hours accomplishing little, a lot of political playing.

    Advice to Management

    Make a real plan and stick with it.

  11. The Good and the Bad

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company values and senior management

    Cons

    Promotions
    Company policy not consistent across all management levels

    Advice to Management

    Consider giving single employees free dependents for HMO

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