Rewards Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 11/12/2017

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Experience:
    1 to 3 years
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Job Description

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business

We are a global HR solutions business transforming work – work experience, work place, and the work itself – for millions of people. We help our clients – complex, global organizations – solve their toughest talent and rewards challenges through advice, data and software. We are consultants. We are technologists. We are researchers. We are data people. We are trusted advisors and partners to our clients.

The Role

As a Rewards Senior Analyst, you will work beside some of the industry’s top consultants while you develop cutting edge technical knowledge and skills, as well as project and client management capabilities. 

 Our projects range in scope from specific solutions (e.g., base pay program design, job evaluation, incentive design, pay-level benchmarking, goal-setting methodology development, performance management program design, custom surveys) to broad cross-LOB engagements such as total rewards strategy and total rewards optimization.

You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments which will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall consulting expertise while you benefit from more structured learning interventions that are tailored to the business area you join.

Your main responsibilities will be as follows:


  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams


  • Conduct competitive benchmarking analyses of compensation levels as well as program design and other rewards practices utilizing the range of TW data, tools and processes.
  • Perform industry and financial research related to compensation strategy and program design
  • Model pay structures and conduct financial impact analyses of alternative designs
  • Participate in the design of  broad based employee salary and incentive plans, both annual cash and long-term equity-based plans
  • Increase efficiency within client teams by identifying ways to improve processes
  • Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels


  • Meet chargeable hours targets 
  • Contribute to sales and marketing efforts by assisting with proposals and other business development efforts


  • Develop technical knowledge and skills in rewards and related areas
  • Deliver on projects to meet or exceed client expectations


Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics or any other major with significant quantitative course work, and a strong academic record
  • 1-3 years of compensation analyst experience, a genuine interest in rewards consulting and experience with the responsibilities detailed above
  • Strong Excel skills are required; Word and PowerPoint experience is a plus
  • A leader; proactively takes initiative
  • A problem solver; able to identify and solve challenging problems
  • Analytical; able to draw conclusions from data in a logical, systematic way
  • Conceptual; ability to go beyond the details and see the big picture
  • Results-driven; focused on achieving results that promote business success
  • Communicator; displays strong oral and writing skills
  • Organized; able to work and think in a methodical and orderly way
  • Committed to quality; continuously works to achieve the highest quality standards
  • Team player; ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to carry out well-defined assignments according to established guidelines and requires minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage workload efficiently to fulfill commitments in a timely manner
  • Can resolve issues by using the network of contacts throughout the company to respond to client needs


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Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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