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Thomson Reuters Interview Questions & Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Aug 17, 2014

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Nottingham, England (UK)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in July 2014.

Interview Details – The first interview process was an online IKM test and the minimum required was greater than 70%.This was followed by personal interview which was reviewing a piece of code and finding the bugs and explaining the test cases that would need to be executed to test it.This was followed by a whiteboard session where had to write a code for a particular scenario

Interview Question – The piece of code to analyse could be tricky   Answer Question


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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


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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


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Sales Interview

Sales

I applied online - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in January 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online, got a phone call around two weeks later for telephone interview appointment. The interviewer was very friendly and gave feedback after telephone interview.

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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


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Average Interview

Business Programmer Position Interview

Business Programmer Position
City of London, England (UK)

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

Interview Details – The company emailed me back rather quickly after I submitted my online application. The first stage was the phone interview.
The interviewer was from HR department who only worked there for a few months. The process lasted for about 45 minutes and it was not a chat at all - she was typing down every word I was saying into her computer system - at times, she asked me to speak slowly for her to record it all down.
It was as if I was reciting into a record system and there was no form of "communication" taking place. She made no effort to ask back questions or take any interest in my content but merely to complete her job as "recording the interviewee's words". She was also in a rush to finish the interview.

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Easy Interview

Business Graduate Program London Interview

Business Graduate Program London
City of London, England (UK)

The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in December 2010.

Interview Details – The first round interview was a phone call from one of the recruiters, where basic questions were asked such as why I want to do the business graduate program, people I like to work with, and what I hope to gain from it. They also asked some questions about the company itself, such as what is your opinion of the effect the recent financial crisis had on thomson reuters, and what is a suitable strategy for the near future?
This interview took about 30 minutes.
The second interview was also by phone and this was the last one before going to an assessment center. They asked very detailed question about the company in particular, such as what is my opinion for a new strategy, what are weaknesses and strengths of the company. They also asked in particular what did I learn from my experiences (most valuable experiences). These were the main questions they were asking. This interview took about 1 hour.
I made it to the final round, an assessment center in Switzerland, but I was unable to participate, so I had to withdraw my application.

Interview Question – How has the recent financial crisis affected Thomson Reuters?   View Answer


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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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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
City of London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in November 2008.

Interview Details – Initial interview with a director, then second technical interview

Interview Question – What are the benefits of an Agile methodology   Answer Question

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