Thomson Reuters Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 13, 2015
Updated Apr 13, 2015
17 Interview Reviews

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    London 2015 Summer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Stage 1: submit your CV and cover letter and choose a list of three departments that you would like to work with

    Stage 2: If selected then you will have to do a situational judgement test

    Stage 3: If you pass the situational judgement test, then you have a video interview. The following is the list of questions they ask:
    1. Everyday activities that you enjoy
    2. Recently really satisfying
    3. Already busy and are asked to deliver an additional project within a short space of time. How would you feel and what would you do?
    4. How would you respond to unexpected changing circumstances?
    5. How do you keep informed of new ideas and developments and how would you describe your learning style?
    6. What do you see as the advantage of working in a global and complex corporate environment
    7. When you have collaborated to achieve a successful outcome and the advantages of it
    8. Suppose you observed that a particular process was not working optimally. What would you do
    9. How would you develop relationships with a diverse range of people.
    10. What strategic factors do you think will impact Thomson Reuters success over the next 12 months

    Stage 4: If you pass the video interview, then 1 hour assessment centre at TR hq in Canary Wharf.
    They will allocate you to one of the three departments that you have chosen back in stage 1.
    20 minutes each session and three sessions in total.

    1st session: the interviewer could ask you anything he likes so questions were mainly base on your CV, and tell me about Thomson Reuters

    2nd session: the interviewer has to ask you certain questions and give you a mark from 0-5. Here are the questions I could remember. ( In this session, the interviewer was rather impatient and clearly was not interested to hear typical interview answers so the interviewer gave me a lot of 0.)
    11.How would you maximise your internship?
    12. How would you feel if you have to change at last minute
    13. How would you interact with employees from different locations that you have not met?
    14. What are the future threats to Thomson reuters
    15. Tell me about a time you worked in a team

    3rd session: is a role play in which you have 10 mins to read 2 pages and prepare for the role play. You are in a situation where your colleagues is ill so you are replacing him to attend a client meeting. In the next 10 mins you have to find out more about the company and the client himself and set the agenda for the next meeting. In this session, the interviewer was rather not interested and kept playing with things in his hand and remain head down through out the course. I am not sure is his attitude part of the role play or he just dislike me but as an interviewee I don't believe he was a good interviewer and show no kind of respect.

    Lastly, when everything finishes he said I am going to throw you out now. The interviewer is a very high rank member of the firm so he probably feel like wasting his time interviewing summer intern.

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Talked with in house recruiter about past experience then given a UI task to complete that took around 2 hours.

    Recruiter was efficient and helpful before test but then didn't respond after I returned the test, which is a bad sign for a company in my view. Obviously I don't expect to get most jobs I apply for but I think companies that don't respond at all show a lazy attitude.

    Interview Questions

    • To implement user interface that performed various actions on a group of mock companies with certain logic rules to include as well.

      Number of tasks completed and code organisation were being evaluated.
       
      Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Business Development Executive Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for Business Development Executive position at Findlaw/Thomson Reuters Business on LinkedIn. I've got an email at the same day to arrange a phone interview.
    A day after I spoke to a Sales Manager. He was very rude, arrogant and insulting! Instead of asking me relevant questions about the role he was just gave me very negative and harsh critique about my current role as a Recruitment consultant!
    At the end he said I am not suitable for the job and hang up the phone.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Thomson Reuters (Nottingham, England (UK)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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.   1 Answer
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    Research Scientist Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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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    Journalist Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Thomson Reuters (Bath, England (UK)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Smooth. People were friendly and easy going. The interview lasted for about 15 minutes. Questions were easy and based on resume. The whole process was easy and prompt. Was allowed to ask questions on job profile.

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    Journalism Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    45 minute worrying test, requiring participants to incorporate two press releases into a story. Can ask staff questions as though they were interviewees.

    Face-to-face interview was very fast-paced. Asked about what languages I spoke, tested my understanding of key concepts and processes.

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    Senior Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in March 2013.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide a situation where you successfully persuaded someone.   Answer Question
    • How much do you know about the products of Thomson Reuters?   Answer Question

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