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Thomson Reuters Interview Questions & Reviews in London, England

Updated Aug 20, 2014

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Scientist Interview

Research Scientist
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in April 2014.

Interview Details – they contacted me for a telephone interview. Schedule and timing was very clear beforehand, two of the interviewers (four in total) could not join the phone call.
The whole call was one hour and thirty minutes (I think it lasted a bit more because I was enjoying it):
- 30 minutes presentation of the company
- 30 minutes presentation of the candidate
- 30 minutes of technical questions

I liked the atmosphere and the attitude of the interviewers.

After a few monhts, they contacted me for a face-to-face interview.
The Agenda is very tight (from 11:30am to 7pm) but it looks very promising. I'm looking forward to it.

Interview Question – Questions covered broad aspects of machine learning, algorithms, information retrieval and natural language processing.
None of the questions was particularly difficult (if you work or do research in these areas).
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in May 2014.

Interview Details – Phone interview first, half an hour of CV review with technical queries about previous work. Second interview with same manager, plus software architect, consisted of 30mins to answers technical questions (written), 30 mins to design & code for a requirement, then the interviewer returned with a software architect for 60 mins discussion of the design/coding exercise followed by general questions.

Interview Question – All questions were really really broad and open initially and then the manager asked more specifically if I didn't talk about the specifics he was interested in.   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in March 2013.

Interview Details – Two rounds phone interviews with a HR manager and a senior manager. The last round is a face to face presentation.

Interview Question – Very broad industry questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in November 2012.

Interview Details – had a phone interview first organized around competency questions, afterwards was invited to the face to face interview with two employees of Thomson reuters, where more competency questions were asked

Interview Question – What is your biggest failure so far within your career?   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Business Graduate Program Interview

Business Graduate Program
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in March 2012.

Interview Details – Interviewed through a recruiter on the phone and was asked for a 2:1 interview two weeks later with the Head of Graduate Programs and a former BGP program member, now a Strategic Planning Senior Associate.

Questions were fairly unspecific to Thomson Reuters and were more concerned with how one reacts in certain situations. A few were competency based (asking for real situations and my responses) whilst others were based on hypothetical situations (eg. do you prioritize personal achievement over group achievement if utility outcomes are equal for both decision branches?).

Overall the process seemed somewhat haphazardly organized and it was certainly not the best interview I have had. For instance, it was not until half way through the interview that the Head of Graduate Programs realized that the other interviewer did not have a feedback sheet. Generally speaking TR seems like it is still ailing post merger and the impression I received from both interviews was a significantly less organized a professional company than many of their competitors - Capital IQ, BBG, FactSet etc.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time when you gave exceptional customer service.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Business Graduate Programmer Interview

Business Graduate Programmer
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in November 2010.

Interview Details – I applied online for this Business Graduate Programme. I got the email from an HR girl telling me that I was invited to take an telephone interview almost a month later. I have waited for another week till they finally arranged it. The telephone interview took 30 mins. The lady was very nice and asked some competency questions, such as why do you choose TR, why do you choose this programme, why do you think you fit this role? What is the lated product of TR? How much do you know about TR's products? What is your most successful experience so far?? What will you do if you meet a problem? You have to prepare examples for every question. However, you have to answer the questions quickly and briefly. The lady was in a rush in the last few minutes and tried to stop me when I was talking.

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