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No Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2013 – Reviewed May 12, 2013 New
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.
No Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Nov 2012 – Reviewed Feb 18, 2013
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 – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Mar 2012 – Reviewed May 7, 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 – Interviewed in City of London, England (UK) Nov 2010 – Reviewed Sep 4, 2011
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.
No Offer – Interviewed in City of London, England (UK) Dec 2010 – Reviewed Feb 1, 2011
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
No Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Nov 2010 – Reviewed Nov 29, 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.
No Offer – Interviewed in City of London, England (UK) Nov 2008 – Reviewed Mar 24, 2009
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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