Associate - Compensation

Willis Towers Watson Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 weeks ago

Summary of Role

As an Associate, 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.

You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments, which will draw on your business acumen and strong work ethic as well as your ability to collect and analyze data, draw conclusions and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and and overall consulting expertise while you benefit from structured learning interventions.

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.

Role Priorities


  • Perform industry and financial research related to compensation strategy and design

  • Perform analyses of competitive compensation levels

  • Develop pay structures and analyze the mix between fixed and variable pay

  • Learn incentive plan design

Desired Characteristics

  • Conceptual; ability to go beyond the details and see the big picture

  • Analytical; able to draw conclusions from data in a logical, systematic way

  • Organized; able to work and think in a methodical and orderly way; Ability to carry out well-defined assignments according to established guidelines and requires minimal supervision

  • Results-driven; focused on achieving results that promote business success; ability to manage workload efficiently to fulfill commitments in a timely manner

  • Committed to quality; continuously works to achieve the highest quality standards

  • Team player; Ability to work independently as well as in a team

  • Communicator; displays strong oral, written and public speaking skills

  • A leader; proactively takes initiative


  • 2-4 years of compensation analyst experience with a genuine interest in this field

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics or any other major with significant quantitative course work, and a strong academic record

  • Strong Excel skills are required; Word and PowerPoint experience is a plus

  • Familiarity with SEC filings and with Standard & Poor's Capital IQ a plus

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 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. 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

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

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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Associate - Compensation

Willis Towers Watson