I worked for Univers and got acquired in 2016 by Aon. 6 months later acquired by Blackstone. then 2 weeks ago I was given a severance package. My manager assured me it was not about performance just that the company wanted to get "lean". If this is what Aon is about I am glad to be gone.
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Aon is a terrible company to work for. They care about nothing except their bottom line. While the reality of most jobs is that any employee is replaceable at least other companies have the decency not to treat employees that way to their face. Aon blatantly cares nothing for employees. They talk a good game about the "colleague experience" and there are lots of meetings and discussions about "engagement" but it's all talk and no action. The number one compliant from people is salary and raises but you can't discuss that in engagement meetings because that's not what leaders want to hear. In the 7 years I was with the company I didn't see a raise budget higher than 2%. To make matters worse, as per usual, somehow the highest paid people doing the least amount of work have safe, cozy jobs... while the work horses of the company get treated like garbage at best and at worst get laid off when their job gets outsourced to India.
A company obsessed with the bottom line, senior managers who play the political game (but do no actual work) survive the cuts and progress, those who do the real work and bring expertise do not. The worst company I have ever worked for and pleased to be out of such a toxic workplace.
I work in Alpharetta, GA and there is a Univers office in our building, locked and closed.
Aon has no loyalty to employees considering that Greg Case is the McKinsey expense cutter in chief for all these years. The atmosphere is always toxic and salary is poor.