All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Willis Towers Watson employees based on 155 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.3/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.7/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.7/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.7/5
 
Company Culture:
4/5
 
Career Progression:
3.6/5
 
Colleagues:
4.3/5
 
Training:
4.1/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.7/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.8/5
 

Potential Meet Possibility

We’re Willis Towers Watson – a global advisory, broking and solutions company. With offices all over the world, an impressive breadth of business functions and client relationships with many leading organizations, we can give you everything you need to create your own success story.
There are many different strands to our business, and an equally wide range of areas where your impact could be felt, from insurance brokerage, advisory services, risk and capital management, to talent and rewards solutions, to name a few.
On a day-to-day basis, this could mean you potentially doing anything from handling all aspects of a client’s insurance program, to delivering a business-critical research project, to helping shape one of our latest marketing campaigns.
Throughout your time here, you’ll enjoy world-class training, mentoring and development opportunities, and the chance to continuously expand your knowledge and skills. You’ll also benefit from being part of a global community of Willis Towers Watson colleagues, who you will always be able to draw on for advice and support.

What we offer
Highly competitive salaries. Excellent training. The chance to develop your career in offices around the globe. These are just some of the benefits you can look forward to at Willis Towers Watson. Above all, we can offer you the opportunity to work for a recognized market leader and help us push the boundaries of our industry even further.


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Insurance Consulting and Technology Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Retirement Job Title: Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I work in a great team with lots of like-minded people. I am constantly challenged but help is always there when I need it. It is a great place to work.

Read more


Industry: Consulting Department: Talent & Reward Job Title: Reward Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The job is different everyday

Read more


Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Marine Reinsurance Job Title: Graduate Broker

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Interesting work
Opportunities to meet a lot of new people
Good hours

Read more


Industry: Consulting Department: ICT Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Delegated Investment Services Job Title: Investment Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

High responsibility

Read more


Industry: Consulting Department: Global Services and Solutions Job Title: Analyst/Actuarial Consultant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people are great, supportive and really helpful. The company is quite flexible regarding working hours etc.

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Marine & Energy Job Title: Broker

Industry: Consulting

Industry: Consulting Department: Insurance Consulting and Software Job Title: Actuarial Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Insurance, Consulting and Technology Job Title: Actuarial Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Friendly colleagues.
Excellent training.

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Insurance consulting and technology Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Consulting Department: Retirement Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Reinsurance Job Title: Graduate Broker

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Work life balance. Varied work. Learning constantly.

Read more


Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst Department: Retirement Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Analytics Job Title: Trainee Actuary

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Broker Job Title: Graduate Development Programme Trainee

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Broker Department: Fine Art, Jewelry and Specie Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Broker Department: Marine Job Title: Graduate

Department: North America Job Title: Graduate Development Programme Trainee

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Broker Department: Graduate Development Program Job Title: Graduate Development Program

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Broker Department: Reinsurance (North America) Job Title: Graduate Development Program Trainee

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Client Management Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Retirement Job Title: Pensions Actuarial Consulting

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Consulting Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Retirement Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Associate

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Retirement Job Title: Graduate Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Retirement Job Title: Retirement Consultant

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Retirement Job Title: Retirement Consultant

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst Department: Retirement Job Title: Retirement Graduate Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Actuarial Consultancy Job Title: Retirement Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Retirement Job Title: Actuarial Consultant - Defined Benefit

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Human Capital & Benefits Job Title: Communications and Change Management Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Technical Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Investment Conultancy Job Title: Investment Conultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: International

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Graduate Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Retirement Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Retirement

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Investment Consulting - Defined Benefit advisory Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Software & IT Development Job Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Talent & Reward Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Asset, Fund & Investment Management Department: DB Advisory Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Asset, Fund & Investment Management

Industry: Consultant Department: Pensions Job Title: Pensions consultant

Industry: Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Consultant Department: DB Pensions London Job Title: Actuarial consultant

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Actuarial Job Title: Graduate Analyst

Industry: Broker Department: Natural Resources Job Title: Trainee

Industry: Consultant Department: Investment Job Title: Investment Consultant

Industry: Broker Department: Willis Re Job Title: Catastrophe Risk Analyst

Industry: Broker Department: Trade Credit Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Consultant Department: DB Advisory Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Retirement Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: LDI Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Consultant Department: Benefits Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Risk & Analytics, Investment Job Title: Senior Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Insurance consulting Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Job Title: Analyst

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, Software & IT Development Job Title: Software Developer

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Wealth Management Team Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Consultant Department: Investment Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Executive Compensation Job Title: Senior Analyst

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), HR Consulting Department: London Job Title: Rewrad and talent analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Investment Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Organisational Surveys and Insights Job Title: Senior Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Senior Analyst

Industry: Consultant Department: Risk Consulting Job Title: Senior Analyst

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), HR Consulting

Industry: Broker Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Global Network Group Job Title: Actuarial Analyst

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Risk & Analytics Job Title: Actuarial Analyst

Industry: Consultant Department: Retirement/Benefits Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Consultant Department: Benefits Job Title: Benefits consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Risk Consulting Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Consultant Department: Pensions

Industry: Consultant Department: Captives Job Title: Junior Consultant

Industry: Broker Department: Aerospace Job Title: Graduate Trainee Broker

Industry: Broker Department: Broking and Placement Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Consultant Department: Glasgow Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Client Support Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: DB Consulting Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant (Actuarial)

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Insurance Consulting Job Title: Actuarial Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Investment Strategy Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Job Title: Pensions Consultant

Industry: Consultant Department: Defined Benefits Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Pensions Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Defined Benefit Consulting Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Talent and Reward Job Title: Reward Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Actuarial consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Actuary

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: DB Advisory Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Investment Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Benefits Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Department: DC Pensions Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Retirement/Reigate Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Pensions Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: DB Advisory Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Asset, Fund & Investment Management Department: Investment Job Title: DC Investment Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Pensions Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: DB Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Asset, Fund & Investment Management Department: Pensions Investment Managment Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Investment Consulting Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Retirement Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Investment Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Manager research Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: DB Advisory Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy Department: Investment Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Investment Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Benefits Job Title: Actuarial Consultant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Department: Reigate Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Risk Consulting and Software Job Title: Senior Analyst

Industry: Consulting, HR Consulting Department: Executive Compensation Job Title: Executive Compensation Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Asset, Fund & Investment Management Department: DB Advisory Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Liability Driven Investment Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: General Insurance Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Benefits Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Retirement Job Title: Consultant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Finex

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: REWS

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The team
Location
Job role

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Real Estate Practice

Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Retirement and Benefits

Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Retirement

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good, exciting work
Good atmosphere

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Commercial Insurance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of day to day work.
Amount of training & support available.

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Aviation claims

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Aerospace

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Studying alongside working
My team - the support I get from them

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Reinsurance

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Financial Lines (FINEX) Directors & Officers Liability Insurance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being able to interact with any business in the world, one minute I can be binding an insurance policy for Harvey Nichols.. the next for Aston Martin. The possibilities are unlimited. Also, the social side of work, going out and meeting underwriters and people, getting your name around the industry.

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Willis Re (Reinsurance)

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The privileges of working for such a large company.
Fellow colleagues are very easy to get along with.
High apprenticeship salary.
Interesting and challenging work.
Working towards an industry known qualification.

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Reinsurance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

When things which were problematic fall into place and are solved.

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Supportive team
- Realistic expectations
- Travel
- Independence

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Marine

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people I work with.
The training I receive and the qualifications.
The network of people.
The atmosphere.

Read more


Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being able to communicate with a range of people (other WTW offices, Mumbai, insurers and clients).

Different work you get to carry out and that every day is never the same.

Having responsibility for tasks and ownership of some tasks.

Read more


Based on 139 reviews

Please use the below to filter the jobs by career sector:

Based on 16 reviews

Please use the below to filter the jobs by career sector:

Willis Towers Watson

Average start time: 9:00

Average end time: 18:00

Average number of working hours: 9

Based on 155 reviews


Earliest start time

Latest finish
Average start and end
1am 2am 3am 4am 5am 6am 7am 8am 9am 10am 11am 12pm 13pm 14pm 15pm 16pm 17pm 18pm 19pm 20pm 21pm 22pm 23pm 24pm


Please use the below to filter the reviews by career sector:

Application Advice:

Research the company before applying, make use of friends and family who can read through your application before submitting.

Interview Advice:

Always use the STAR model when preparing answers. Practice with family and friends before the day.

Analyst, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Interview Advice:

Look online at reviews - very detailed and accurate

Investment Analyst, Delegated Investment Services at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Make sure you know what the company is doing, try to find out as much as possible about the work you will be involved in and also inform yourself about the professional qualification you may be required to do as part of the graduate scheme (e.g. actuarial).

Interview Advice:

Be friendly, positive, ask questions and most importantly be yourself!

Analyst/Actuarial Consultant, Global Services and Solutions at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Look at forums where people have discussed applications to this company.
Put time into the application.

Interview Advice:

Look at forums where people have discussed applications to this company.
Prepare properly.

Actuarial Analyst, Insurance Consulting and Software at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Re-read the application for silly mistakes - it does not make a good impression if there are lots of silly mistakes.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - they want to find out if you would fit in well at the company!
Smile.
Make an effort to chat to people and make sure you do some preparation for the day.

Actuarial Analyst, Insurance, Consulting and Technology at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Have a solid understanding of the skills required for a consulting actuary and the developments within the line of work and the role the company plays within the sector.

Interview Advice:

Give an example of when you had to build a lasting relationship with someone.
Give an example of when you showed initiative to improve a process.
Give a time when you collaborated in a team.

Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Learn about the insurance industry and the challenges it faces.
Practice interviews, this is a very commercial office where people are expected to be competent at communicating both internally and externally.

Interview Advice:

Know your CV well.
Be able to pick a time when.....
..you had problems with a teammate/colleague
..you failed to reach a deadline
..you innovated...etc.

Trainee Actuary, Analytics at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Attitude is more important that skills at the initial stages.

Interview Advice:

Questions are primarily competency based.

Graduate Development Programme Trainee, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

If you have strong personable skills, use these as your strength.

Interview Advice:

Illustrate areas where you have felt challenged, how you were a leader, how well you work in a team.

Graduate Trainee, Fine Art, Jewelry and Specie at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Understand the industry obviously, but it's more important to be the right fit for the company in terms of values/behaviours/aspirations than to have a high level of technical industry knowledge on arrival.

Interview Advice:

The industry is a "relationship based" one, so the most important thing is to be engaging, eloquent and informed.

Graduate, Marine at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Great interpersonal skills are one of the characteristics that I believe Willis Towers Watson particularly look for in their recruitment process. Outgoing individuals will do best in both the environment of the market and through the application process. Do not be put off applying if you feel that your degree is not relevant, one of the best things about the program is the diversity of graduates the scheme hires, i.e. geography, politics, language, and English students.

Interview Advice:

How does Willis Towers Watson distinguish itself in the market?
Discuss a time you've had to negotiate to get the outcome you wanted?
What do you understand that Willis Towers Watson does as a company?
Why did you apply to Willis Towers Watson?

Graduate Development Programme Trainee, North America at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Build your CV, spend time to ensure that your application is in order (even the smallest of mistakes will be picked up on), and most importantly: be personable, and show that you are someone who will get on with WTW colleagues both inside and outside the office.

Interview Advice:

Competency questions are key. Also research the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Response) for answering these questions.

Graduate Development Program, Graduate Development Program at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

- What makes you a unique and useful candidate to get on board? (Languages, transferable skills, experience etc.)
- Have a career plan, how does this job/internship fit into it (studied politics so you may want to work in political risk etc.)
- What is

Interview Advice:

- Do research, no need to be an expert but some basic knowledge is appreciated by the interviewers.
- Prepare the interview (experiences, skills used and how do they relate to what role you are applying for).
- Do not show off or brag about your achieve

Graduate Development Program Trainee, Reinsurance (North America) at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Be honest about your skills and show a willingness to learn new ones. Do your research about the insurance market; the challenges it faces and the direction it is taking.

Graduate, Client Management at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Take your time completing the application and do research on the company and the role.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself and be as relaxed as possible, also research about the role and the company.

Pensions Actuarial Consulting, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Working and studying at the same time is more challenging than you think so make sure you keep on top of studying right from the start.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared, read your application again before interviews to make sure you can answer any questions about it and try to be confident even if that's not the way you're feeling.

Consultant, Retirement Consulting at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Understand the role you are applying for and the issues facing the industry.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to prioritise tasks and to make clear the reasons why you have arrived at a decision. How you get there is often more important than the answer you arrive at.

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Do your research about the company and its history, the role and think about your strengths and weaknesses.

Interview Advice:

In-tray exercise, group exercise (think merger) and competency interview.

Retirement Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Do plenty of research in the industry and the technical exams.

Interview Advice:

Have a really enthusiastic attitude and stay calm.

Associate, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Be aware that mathematical competency is not the only desirable attribute, it is just as important to be a good communicator/manager.

Interview Advice:

Be sure to read up about pensions and recent changes before your interview! Make sure you know things like the difference between DB and DC pensions and what commutation is.

Graduate Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Technical knowledge is useful but it's more important to be able to pick things up quickly when they are explained.

Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Be truthful and concise in your application answers.

Interview Advice:

Be truthful - if you don't know the answer to something, don't blag your way through. Ask questions.

Retirement Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Interview Advice:

If I were to give you one piece of advice it would be to research Willis Towers Watson and the line of business to which you are applying thoroughly, and demonstrate that you have done so throughout the application process. The more you know about the company and line of business the easier it is to answer the application questions, engage with the interviewers, and ask insightful questions.

Retirement Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Interview Advice:

Always remember that the interviewers are there to get the best out of you, not to catch you out. They are looking for someone that will be able to communicate well with clients but also someone that they could imagine working within the existing team.

Retirement Graduate Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Learn as much about the company as you can.

Analyst, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Academic excellence is a must- studying at a top university and high A-level/GCSE grades demonstrate this commitment to excellence, but as consultants we require more than just top grades.

It is of paramount importance that you're able to communicate your ideas effectively and portray your interpretations to numerous colleagues and clients of different backgrounds. Interpersonal skills, teamwork and through part-time jobs you've had since school/university, sports-teams, D of E etc.

Work-experience is also key to landing an internship or graduate role. Insight days and internships at financial firms and investment banks will expand your knowledge of finance, help you build a rapport and prove your willingness to succeed in this industry, as well as your competence to take on such roles.

Interview Advice:

Come prepared. Competency questions are usually the first-step before assessment centres. Think of examples, from university, sport, part-time jobs etc., where you've used qualities such as teamwork and leadership skills. Also read the FT or Economist in the upcoming weeks before your interview. Technical or current business issue questions can be tricky...

Actuarial Consultant, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research well into the company values and how you can relate to each one, supported with examples.
It is key to get across your passion for becoming a consultant along with why you want to pursue the actuarial profession.
It's always great to read up on latest news in the industry which you can put into your application to stand out.

Interview Advice:

I know it sounds pointless but just be yourself. At the end of the day that is what the interviewer is looking at, to see how you interact with others.
Common questions:
Why Willis Towers Watson?
Why Retirement LOB?
Standard competencies:
Time management
Project management - name a time when you failed to manage a team
How would you bounce back from failure?
What is your weakness?
TOP TIP: Always have questions ready for the end of the interview. Shows the interviewer you are keen.

Retirement Actuarial Consultant, Actuarial Consultancy at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Understand what you are applying for as much as possible - attend career events specifically for this particular industry. It's very important you show commitment and understand what you are applying for

Interview Advice:

Standard interview questions - a mix of competency rounds, case study rounds, brainteasers and group work.

Actuarial Consultant – Defined Benefit, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

-Complete and rounded research into topical issues
-Interest in role

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

The WTW website can be difficult to navigate. Make sure you know what you're applying for.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself at telephone and face-to-face interviews.
Be prepared for competency questions.
For final interview, some knowledge of recent pensions developments is a must.
Know the difference between DB and DC pension schemes

Technical Analyst, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Know what you'll be doing day to day and what the role entails.

Interview Advice:

How many steps does the average WTW employee walk every day.

International at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Spend time considering your application to include the best and most relevant information and check for spelling and grammar mistakes before submitting!

Interview Advice:

Research the role you're applying for, what the job entails, knowledge of the industry and crucially, why you'd like to work here.

Graduate Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Commercial awareness of the current trends in the area you're applying for.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for competency questions as well as technical questions, but also adapt your answers to suit the question. If there's a role play exercise, be aware that you're trying to form a good relationship with the client and you should show your effort in doing that during the exercise.

Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research the role, highlight the ways your experience and aptitudes are a match.

Interview Advice:

Same as above.

Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

It is not asset management, but is a great alternative to it. Apply!

Interview Advice:

Usual process with relatively standard questions. Remember that this is also consultancy and not just Excel and hence in the longer run you will be managing big relationships.

Investment Analyst, Investment Consulting – Defined Benefit advisory at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Demonstrating willingness and ability to learn was helpful; despite not being a computer science graduate the company was eager to take me because of evidence of my potential. Be personable; WTW wants colleagues who are pleasant to work with as well as capable.

Software Engineer, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

-Do your research on the company. We want people who really want to work here so make sure you know your stuff.
-Tell us anything and everything (if there's space to do so). Every little thing you've done has made you who you are and we want to see who t

Interview Advice:

-Be yourself. It's cliché and everyone seems to say it but what makes WTW really stand out is the people. We want to see who you really are, who you're going to be on a day-to-day basis.
-Ask lots of questions. We want you to do your research but asking

Analyst, Talent & Reward at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

WTW is quieter on the marketing front than its competitors, however it is the market leader so do keep this in mind when searching for jobs in the DB pensions advisory business

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, don't be ashamed of who you are, WTW is very diverse and is very open to employing people from all backgrounds.

Investment Analyst, DB Advisory at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Interview Advice:

Prepare for questions about pensions and the job.

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Try and do an internship first. You'll get a better idea of whether this is the job for you and it provides a much easier route into the company if you perform well.

Interview Advice:

Firstly, make sure you can answer competency questions! Secondly, brush up on your pensions knowledge, especially recent developments and their impacts. (They are certainly not lacking recently!)

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Show enthusiasm and energy. Basic pension knowledge is a plus, with an awareness of what is in the news regarding pensions.

Interview Advice:

What is the difference between a DB and a DC pension scheme?
Show examples of when you showed team-working skills?

Pensions consultant, Pensions at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Don't over embellish your application and be prepared and friendly in the phone interview.

Interview Advice:

The interview centre is an interesting day and presents different challenges. No specific knowledge of the area you are applying to (i.e. in pensions) is required, but a general understanding and keeping track of current news can help. Be friendly but professional.

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Demonstrate that you have both technical/mathematical ability and strong leadership/communication skills.

Interview Advice:

The process has now changed, but a broad range of things were tested. Practise talking when put on the spot and thinking on your feet.

Actuarial consultant, DB Pensions London at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Interview Advice:

Be yourself, be honest. They are more interested in the type of person you are than how qualified you are. Make them feel like they would enjoy working with you and have confidence in yourself.

Graduate Analyst, Actuarial at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Remember that it is quality, not quantity that counts. Demonstrate how experiences are relevant and that you want to learn.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself. It is good to to have an understanding of insurance but this can be learned. The most important thing is to be personable, friendly, driven and willing to learn.

Trainee, Natural Resources at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Demonstrate your enthusiasm to learn. WTW has a fantastic training program and interviewers are keen to know whether one would make good use of it.

Investment Consultant, Investment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

You do not need to be an expert in insurance/ reinsurance to shine in the interview, but you do need to know the basics and show enthusiasm for the role you are going for. Preparation is the key; have an understanding of the market, WTW's competitors and the current affairs affecting the insurance market (e.g. cyber insurance). I advise you to take the practise tests provided, they are quite tough.

Interview Advice:

What is reinsurance? What are you greatest weaknesses? What do you know about catastrophe modelling?

Catastrophe Risk Analyst, Willis Re at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Demonstrate your teamwork and communication skills.

Interview Advice:

Competency based interviews.
Network with candidates and industry leaders you meet.

Graduate, Trade Credit at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Show an interest and understanding about the current pensions industry as well as investment as a whole.

Interview Advice:

The people who interview you are the people you will most likely end up working with, so they will be judging your ability to work in the team and how you get along with people as much as your knowledge and aptitude for the role.

Consultant, DB Advisory at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Apply early and do your research.

Interview Advice:

Try to have a variety of competency based answers and be aware of what is happening in the financial world.

Retirement Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

The company is not looking for people who act like they know everything, but rather people who are willing and able to learn quickly. In that sense, teamwork and ideas are valued highly.

Investment Analyst, LDI at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Don't be afraid to apply if you don't have a maths background!

Actuarial Consultant, Benefits at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Sell the most interesting and diverse facets of your personality.
Focus on key elements of your experience and be specific about what part you carried out or had to play.
Highlight, but not in excessive detail, your technical and professional competencies.

Interview Advice:

Focus on competencies and examples of such, rather than technical abilities or in-depth company research.
Interviewers and recruiters will likely be focusing on whether you are a good 'fit' for a consulting environment, which means that personality is key.

Senior Investment Analyst, Risk & Analytics, Investment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research the company and have an understanding of what we do. Be passionate about why you want to work here.

Interview Advice:

Be the person that people would like to work with.

Analyst, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Be honest when answering questions particularly those involving technical tests. Those that don't will almost always get caught out at later stages.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic during interviews be it a phone or face-to-face interview.
Highlight a particular passion of yours that is relevant to the role being applied to.

Software Developer, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Showing a clear and structured thought process is more important than actual investment knowledge.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for a client facing scenario.

Investment Analyst, Wealth Management Team at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Be familiar with capital markets, types of asset classes, hedging and long term investing.

Interview Advice:

Same as above.

Analyst, Investment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Sell yourself, show some passion, but be realistic and humble - don't lie.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - have a personality, be kind, engage with others (including your interviewers). Learn about what we do - not just topical news stories, but some of the technical aspects. e.g. What is a long-term incentive? How does it work? It'll help you stand out and perform better.

Senior Analyst, Executive Compensation at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Make sure you have genuine interest in people and HR practices. There are many things to learn (and a lot of training is provided), but if you're passionate about it, it will all come naturally and you'll find everyday work very enjoyable.

Interview Advice:

It's a very relaxed and friendly process so be yourself and really show your interest.

Reward and talent analyst, London at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research the company thoroughly and were possible be aware of the different teams within the investment LOB. Be cognisant of wider issues/news in pension/insurance/investment industries.

Interview Advice:

Competency based questions.

Investment Analyst, Investment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

There is a very steep learning curve and you will be given client responsibilities within the first few months of starting. Be prepared for hard work (but the team is supportive and friendly and you will have a lot of help if you're willing to put in the effort).

Senior Analyst, Organisational Surveys and Insights at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research the role and the industry before applying e.g. actuarial exams and tailor your answers to incorporate your knowledge of the industry.

Interview Advice:

It's natural to be stressed but try and relax and present the best of you.
When it comes to technical questions, sometimes there is no right or wrong answer but focus on demonstrating your thought process and how you would attempt to solve the problem.

Senior Analyst, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Think very carefully and have a very good reason for applying for your specific role - the company tends to look for people who have drive to excel in a given field, not those who are just applying for everything and anything on the off-chance that they might like it.

Interview Advice:

Don't give stock answers - be prepared to think on your feet in the interviews and make sure that you know as much as possible about the industry and recent developments in your chosen field in advance of the interview. Definitely spend some time thinking about what skills you can bring to the company and how you can make it clear in the interview: "Situation, Task, Action, Result" is a very good format to use to ensure you get the information across. Make sure everything is about what "you" did, not the others in your team.

Senior Analyst, Risk Consulting at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

HR specific experience helps, but isn't necessary. Core competency skills are needed. You are assessed on numeracy and analytical skills.

Interview Advice:

At a graduate level they look more towards the personality of the individual and his/her competency abilities over specific knowledge about HR and what Willis Towers Watson actually does. Be open, positive, smile. Don't be overconfident.

Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

It's who you are, not what you know.

Interview Advice:

Communicate. Talk about you. The interview doesn't really care about your degree or if you love insurance. They want to know that you are motivated and want to learn.

Graduate, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Use the STAR technique and try to keep examples recent and relevant.

Interview Advice:

Don't underestimate how important it is to show that you can get on well with the team - it's a small team so it's very important for a candidate to prove that they could fit in.

Actuarial Analyst, Global Network Group at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research around insurance and understand what is going on in the industry. Also try to gain a good understanding of the exams you will be taking.

Interview Advice:

What is reinsurance?

Actuarial Analyst, Risk & Analytics at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Do some research on the pensions industry, including topical issues, latest legislation changes etc.
Apply early!

Interview Advice:

Dress appropriately - i.e. business smart.
Be thoroughly prepared for competency-based interview questions.

Consultant, Retirement/Benefits at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Don't forget to discuss your personality in your application, this firm and consultancy roles rely a lot on the likeability of their employees so stress your qualities as well as your academic achievements.

Interview Advice:

Know the recent pension news inside and out and be able to discuss it in layman's terms.

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Everyone at the company is passionate about what they do and new joiners will be expected to be passionate and show this too.

Interview Advice:

Try to answer questions looking at the bigger picture, not just the obvious and short yes/no answers.

Benefits consultant, Benefits at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Check spelling, grammar, research company & technical background thoroughly.

Interview Advice:

Has changed significantly since I took part.

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Important to do well in the aptitude test.

Analyst, Risk Consulting at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Do your research, so you understand the structure of the company. Especially with Willis & Towers Watson recent merger & subsidiaries in any large company, it's easy to get lost or miss something essential.
Most importantly: make sure you research your interviewer - their sector within the company should be a huge clue.
With LinkedIn most people are easy to find and means you won't get caught out not knowing a key part of their job (which they will naturally be more interested in).

Interview Advice:

What were my strengths, weaknesses, explain my CV, why insurance?

Junior Consultant, Captives at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Analytics is very important.

Graduate Trainee Broker, Aerospace at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Show you are eager to learn. The company aren't so interested in how much you know about Insurance but are much more interested in whether you fit the mould of the business. Be versatile, adaptable, keen, driven and personable.

Interview Advice:

What is going to make you stand out amongst the rest of your team?
What was your biggest challenge and how did you solve it?

Graduate Trainee, Broking and Placement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Relax and be yourself in the interview.

Interview Advice:

Don't go technical as they definitely know more than you but do have some knowledge.

Graduate Trainee, Glasgow at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Do your research into the company before the interview, make sure you know as much as is possible that is relevant to your role within the company.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you're familiar with the company and the role you are applying for.

Client Support Analyst, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Make sure to demonstrate that you would be an organised and professional employee.

Interview Advice:

Stay up to date on all Actuarial Hot Topics. I found the company website useful for this.

Consultant, DB Consulting at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research or have some understanding of the work that pension actuaries carry out.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and don't try to over impress.

Consultant (Actuarial), Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Don't just be academic, everyone who works here is intelligent. Bring other skill sets.

Interview Advice:

Be friendly and honest, know exactly what you have written in your application as well as big ideas in the industry.

Actuarial Analyst, Insurance Consulting at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research specific areas within Investment Line of business and know what each part does.

Interview Advice:

Know company lines of business, show applications of teamwork, working to deadlines etc.

Investment Analyst, Investment Strategy at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research the company and its competitors.

Pensions Consultant, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Do your research - Pensions is a topic most people ignore but there is a surprising amount of information to know or be aware of.

Interview Advice:

Don't be afraid to throw questions back at the interviewers, especially in the technical interview; Chances are they don't know the answer either but like any exam want to see how you get to the answer.

Consultant, Defined Benefits at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Apply early, make the most of all experience you have.

Interview Advice:

Research the industry and changes within the industry, practice writing and presentation skills.

Pensions Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Apply if you want a broad exposure to the asset management industry and exposure to various asset classes/investments, mixed with a good work life balance.

Interview Advice:

Role Play testing consulting/client skills.

Presentation on a relevant financial/economic topic.

Competency based questions.

Group exercise.

Written exercise.

Investment Analyst, Defined Benefit Consulting at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Primarily WTW recruit for the same qualities as most other top consultancies. However, since they work in a more specific industry, being able to demonstrate an interest in that industry is a definite plus. They are not looking for you to know everything, or to profess you have wanted to be an HR consultant since you were a little kid but they do want you to show you have done some reading about recent news stories and that you found them interesting.

Interview Advice:

There is no formal case study in the interview process, but there will be a difficult written exercise which is effectively a case study. Try to avoid a rehearsed case-study type answer to the exercise - creativity and thoughtfulness is what it is testing for.
Good topics to read up on for the interview would be gender pay reporting, the difference between this and equal pay, the national living wage, DC and DB pensions.

Reward Analyst, Talent and Reward at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Make yourself stand out - what makes you better than the other candidates applying for the role. Extra curriculum activity is a must.

Interview Advice:

Know the role and the company - understand basics of retirement/pensions
Understand the idea of a client facing role

Actuarial consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Read up on the company and the type of role

Interview Advice:

Don't try to mould yourself into what you consider to be a model candidate. Being yourself is a better strategy.

Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

The job isn't just about the numbers, as a consultancy firm you need to have the potential for consulting as well, and this needs to come across in your application.

Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, a passion for learning new things and give example to demonstrate the requested competencies

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and even if you don't know the answer to a question make sure you say your thought process

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

You need to demonstrate your willingness to learn as there is a steep learning curve here. Therefore at interview is it crucial to demonstrate that you are willing to learning and are committed to this.

Interview Advice:

Have a good understanding of the firm and the industry. Be aware of any topic issues in the industry.

Investment Analyst, DB Advisory at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Read up thoroughly on the job description and make sure it's evident you are offering what they are looking for. Tailor your CV to the role. Spelling and grammar also go a long way.

Interview Advice:

Have some questions for the interviewers about the role and be yourself!

Investment Analyst, Investment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Make sure you have a good maths background.

Interview Advice:

Be confident.

Investment Analyst, DC Pensions at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Understand the actuarial exams and a bit about the area you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Be open to new ideas and work well with a group.

Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Send applications early

Interview Advice:

Research around pensions in general and be prepared to answer simple technical questions

Consultant, Retirement/Reigate at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Read a copy of The Actuary magazine, it's free on the website.
Familiarize yourself with relevant financial/other news to pensions.

Interview Advice:

Mainly competency based and a lot of the info is available on Wikijobs.

Consultant, Pensions at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Ensure you know who the clients are and why they need our help.

Analyst, DB Advisory at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Do your research into the field and be aware of what the job specifications are. Demonstrate your interest in the field and your past experiences that show you have the required skills to do well at the job

Interview Advice:

Dress for the occasion and present yourself in an acceptable manner. Be prepared and well aware of the job/role you are interviewing for.

Be confident and believe in your capabilities - otherwise you will never be able to convince someone else of your abilities

Demonstrate that you have what it takes to do the job well and are enthusiastic about it.

Always think of a good question to ask at the end of the interview. It shows that you have done your research. Do not ask questions like 'how was my interview?' etc. Ask questions about the job specifications or about the field more generally and how it impacts their business. Do not ask questions which can easily be answered from their website.

Be friendly and relaxed!

Actuarial Consultant, Pensions at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research the company well before applying, keep up to date with current topical issues

Interview Advice:

Explain your answers fully

Consultant, DB Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Make sure you have shown an interest in investment issues and your answers to the online questions are well thought at and written well. Communication is important

Analyst, Pensions Investment Managment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Think about what the company would look for in a candidate. What does the company pride itself on?

Interview Advice:

Be honest about what you do and don't know. be prepared.

Investment Analyst, Investment Consulting at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Prepare well - this is a competitive industry to get in to, so you need to be clear why you want this job, but also specifically why you want to work for Towers Watson

Interview Advice:

N/A

Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Application is rigorous which is good as you feel confident that they are trying to recruit top candidates.

Be well read on the financial news, even if no prior knowledge.

Interview Advice:

Group exercise, presentation on investment topic, questions, and competency interview.

Looking for people that can think through problems logically (no prior experience required) and are comfortable under different scenarios.

Analyst, Investment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Be organised, know your stuff, start cfa NOW

Interview Advice:

Preparation

Investment Analyst, Manager research at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Read the Towers Watson graduate pages and think of scenarios where you have shown the competencies required.

Interview Advice:

General knowledge of pension related issues in the press. Read newspapers as there are always stories about pensions.

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Be yourself, don't get hung up on having industry knowledge.

Interview Advice:

Relate your experiences directly to the job role

Investment Analyst, DB Advisory at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Take time answering questions and be open minded. Don't be afraid to say you don't know.

Investment Analyst, Investment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research the various roles on offer and figure out what interests you

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - getting to interview means you're good enough technically and it's now a question of personality fit. Similarly, "interview the company" and see if it fits you.

Investment Analyst, Investment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Be honest. If you will not be a good fit to the office/company, it is better for both the company and you to know. There is no point in pretending to be someone you are not just for the sake of getting a job - you will be the one to suffer when you start your job.

Interview Advice:

Practice a lot and be natural. Research the company and the role in detail. Keep up to date with industry related news and know the requirements of the job.

Actuarial Consultant, Benefits at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Make sure Investment consultancy is the field you want to be.

Interview Advice:

Don't be nervous when they try to rack you!

Investment Analyst, Reigate at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Check everything you write multiple times. In this type of position, accuracy is vital, so don't get screened out for having made simple spelling mistakes or grammatical errors!

Interview Advice:

Expect to be asked to solve problems on the spot and be able to explain your thinking process as you go about solving them. Make sure you are comfortable explaining your assumptions and how you use them in deriving your answers to the interview questions.

Senior Analyst, Risk Consulting and Software at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Demonstrate your high academic achievement, analytical skills, attention to detail etc.

Interview Advice:

Prepare well (look online for tips), be yourself - show your personality.

Executive Compensation Analyst, Executive Compensation at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Make sure to have a numerical/financial background and be able to manage time effectively

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Answer questions as honestly and truthfully as possible. If you don't know the answer, then say you don't know. Honesty is valued. Questions that were asked are your normal competency based questions. Make it into a conversation.

Investment Analyst, DB Advisory at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Concentrate on writing good answers to the written questions on the application form

Interview Advice:

Know how a pension fund's liabilities are valued and how they change as interest rates change

Investment Analyst, Liability Driven Investment at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Take the online tests serious and do some practice. Lots of good candidates lose out because of this.

Interview Advice:

The interviews are normally a day or half day long. They combine formal interview with team work illustration and role playing scenarios.

Analyst, General Insurance at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Research the role

Interview Advice:

Be aware of the wider picture, that the company is interested in as opposed to the specifics of the role you are applying for (although these are important too).

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Jr Account Executive, Finex at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Electrician, REWS at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Juniour Account Executive, Real Estate Practice at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Actuarial Technician, Retirement and Benefits at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Actuarial Techincian Apprenticeship, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Junior Client Advisor, Commercial Insurance at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Aviation Claims Broker, Aviation claims at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Aerospace at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Reinsurance Broker Support, Reinsurance at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Junior Account Executive / Broker, Financial Lines (FINEX) Directors & Officers Liability Insurance at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Reinsurance Business Support Assistant, Willis Re (Reinsurance) at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Accounts Controller, Reinsurance at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Client Service Executive, at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Marine at Willis Towers Watson View »

Application Advice:

Interview Advice:

Trainee Client Service Executive, at Willis Towers Watson View »

Best:

Full support is given as a graduate, with extensive training and help from the team. Lots of opportunities to travel with work, including the chance to work in Lisbon for a month in my first year.

Worst:

n/a

Analyst, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Varied and challenging work

Worst:

Work life balance

Reward Analyst, Talent & Reward at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Very big and international
Supportive for training

Worst:

Lots of hierarchy and management

Graduate Broker, Marine Reinsurance at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Colleagues, culture, work support, study support

Worst:

Salary

Investment Analyst, Delegated Investment Services at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

international, great people

Worst:

salary/bonus is not that great

Analyst/Actuarial Consultant, Global Services and Solutions at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

People
Range of work

Actuarial Analyst, Insurance Consulting and Software at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Office engages in lots of social activities, excellent and thorough training, as well as strong support of your study pathway.

Worst:

Difficult to highlight anything in particular that wouldn't be the case for all consultancies/finance sector roles!

Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Manageable working hours;
Varied work;
Very large company with opportunities to move roles;
Access to industry experts;
Genuine meritocracy

Worst:

Management structures are sometimes poorly defined

Trainee Actuary, Analytics at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

The values

Worst:

n/a

Graduate Development Programme Trainee, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

International opportunities

Worst:

Does not have a strong sense of community

Graduate Trainee, Fine Art, Jewelry and Specie at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

They value teamwork and continually work to improve the office environment across teams so that the company can benefit from cross-selling opportunities. In addition there are always events and programmes on that allow you to learn more about different departments.

Worst:

There is a lot of compulsory training required which often is announced last minute and makes it difficult to organise work around it, this training can also be repetitive and time given to complete it is not sufficient.

Graduate Development Programme Trainee, North America at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Company culture - very warm and friendly colleagues, making it easy to settle in. Market leader - best place to be and to learn, also allowing for a far more interesting book of clients.

Graduate Development Program, Graduate Development Program at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

The people!

Worst:

Lack of communication between departments. But the GDP is significantly improving it on that end.

Graduate Development Program Trainee, Reinsurance (North America) at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

The rotation system in the grad scheme means I get a good education of the business and can direct my career.

Worst:

Initial role not what I expected.

Graduate, Client Management at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

The people.

Worst:

The technology which is often malfunctioning.

Consultant, Retirement Consulting at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Working culture

Worst:

Work can sometimes be repetitive or boring

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Great work life balance, really sociable, people are all lovely, great support for exams.

Worst:

n/a

Retirement Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

try to help you progress on a personal level

Worst:

there are a lot of complicated procedures for minor things, for example, booking one day holiday can take a long time

Associate, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Great people and community.

Worst:

Not much opportunity (in my role) for work abroad.

Graduate Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

The culture of excellence.
The training and exam support.
The people are amazing.
The work is varied.

Worst:

Regional offices can feel far removed from the central Reigate office in terms of interaction with senior colleagues.

Retirement Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

The people and culture of the company.

Analyst, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Study package.

Worst:

Huge firm and thus client meetings come later than if at a smaller firm.

Actuarial Consultant, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Good reputation in market.
Top in the industry for pensions!
Innovative

Worst:

n/a

Retirement Actuarial Consultant, Actuarial Consultancy at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Solid branding, consistent work, pays attention to work-life balance.

Worst:

Bad work distribution, lack of focus on graduates.

Actuarial Consultant – Defined Benefit, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

The environment and the people.

Worst:

Uneven workload.

Communications and Change Management Analyst, Human Capital & Benefits at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

High profile brand, good training opportunities.

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Leading Pensions advisory.
Genuine client focus.

Worst:

Too much focus on chargeable hours from senior management. Understandable as this is how the money comes in!

Technical Analyst, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

A great level of funding for training and socials.

Graduate Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Good and regular communication from senior management, friendly and social workplace.

Worst:

After the merger, the company structure is more complex and it might be hard for more junior employees to know where we're heading on both an individual and company basis. Probably will take some more time before the merger process can be considered complete.

Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Excellent study support systems, good hierarchical cross-communication, good people management systems, good workflow distribution systems.

Worst:

Location a bit too central (expensive to live close/commute).

Retirement at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Already stated previously.

Worst:

Already stated previously.

Investment Analyst, Investment Consulting – Defined Benefit advisory at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

Eager to support positive work/life balance and overall nurturing approach to colleagues.

Software Engineer, at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Best:

The supportive learning. You can really develop yourself through formal sessions and lots of on the job training.

The number of clients we work with. We support many of the Fortune 500 and are involved in most industries. The opportunities are second to none.

Worst:

Top line management is lacking diversity. We're making big steps to improving this but it's a work-in-progress.

Analyst, Talent & Reward at Willis Towers Watson
Read the full review »


Jr Account Executive, Finex at Willis Towers Watson View » Electrician, REWS at Willis Towers Watson View » Juniour Account Executive, Real Estate Practice at Willis Towers Watson View » Actuarial Technician, Retirement and Benefits at Willis Towers Watson View » Actuarial Techincian Apprenticeship, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson View » Junior Client Advisor, Commercial Insurance at Willis Towers Watson View » Willis Towers Watson View » Aviation Claims Broker, Aviation claims at Willis Towers Watson View » Aerospace at Willis Towers Watson View » Reinsurance Broker Support, Reinsurance at Willis Towers Watson View » Junior Account Executive / Broker, Financial Lines (FINEX) Directors & Officers Liability Insurance at Willis Towers Watson View » Reinsurance Business Support Assistant, Willis Re (Reinsurance) at Willis Towers Watson View » Accounts Controller, Reinsurance at Willis Towers Watson View » Client Service Executive, at Willis Towers Watson View » Marine at Willis Towers Watson View » Trainee Client Service Executive, at Willis Towers Watson View »