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Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
2,674 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is quite good since they are very flexible with the working hours (in 474 reviews)

  • Flexible timings - You are not forced to spend 9Hrs if no work - you can work from home (in 92 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares (in 47 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming (in 86 reviews)

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    A CESSPOOL OF BIGOTRY, RACISM AND EVIL BACKSTABBERS

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Human resources supports racism, does not promote diversity. deceitful male Caucasian workers

    Cons

    Racist workers. The majority of people are Irish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I honestly think that one day the stress in this company will kill someone - luckily it wasn't me

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'll have to get back to you on that one

    Cons

    As others have noted previously, the slavish requirements to keep share price and dividend high results in an annual round of redundancies, interspersed with ad-hoc redundancies. This has a two-fold effect on stress levels - people are perpetually terrified of being made redundant, and after every cull the survivors have yet more work shovelled onto their plates. When departments start to be shrunk by 80, 90%, then the stress levels imposed on the survivors becomes untenable and inhumane. When I joined the company I was fit and healthy - now my health is ruined, leaving me a shadow of my former self who will never work again. I am genuinely concerned that one day someone will pay the ultimate price for these stress levels.

    Another common thread is how out of touch the senior managers are, and this was certainly true when I was there. The EXCOMM act as if they live in a Nuclear Bunker, occasionally sending out corporate announcements and pronouncements like a group of Dictators. They seem to have absolutely NO IDEA of the reality on the ground for their staff. They have no idea what it is like to have no training for DECADES at a time; receive below inflation pay rises (or pay cuts as they are also known); do the work of 8 or 9 people; spend YEARS working with people in your team that you will NEVER meet because the only people getting to travel is the EXCOMM in their Learjets. Not once, EVER, being able to go out for as drink with your team because their is no entertainment budget....unless you are in the EXCOMM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the actions of the EXCOMM are a disgrace, but there is still time to salvage something. My advice would be to leave your bunkers and visit every office (not just NY, Eagen and Docklands). I mean, EVERY office. Shake peoples hands. Sit next to staff. Watch what they do. Find out the difficulties they face. Ask questions. Listen to their fears. Ask what they need. Go for a drink with them.

    But this will involve leaving their bunkers......so it'll never happen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Instability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of vacation time and work from home options.

    Cons

    Yearly Layoffs different boss every 6 months. Compensation is below market and raises are delayed. When someone leaves the company responsibilities are put on your plate without back filling the old position or giving the proper title and pay. There is favoritism based on your work location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to switch the mindset from a big company to a small company. I also think there are too many chiefs in charge at one time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Corporate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Corporate in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some great people

    Cons

    Zero transparency/all spin regarding internal decisions which are usually unpopular. Awful pay, bad benefits, extreme politics, rudderless leadership, endless constant change, no career development. Moral in the toilet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Findlaw.com a division of Thomson Reuters fired all the executives here in Sunnyvale, CA and replace them in Minnesotta

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Findlaw.com used to be such a nice company to work for. People here in Sunnyvale are so nice and we were just like a family. The work environment were very relaxed and the satisfaction level was very high.

    Cons

    However ever since they had a reorg, they fired all the executives in Sunnyvale CA and replace them in Minnesotta. Power struggle I guess. Now, people are all stressed out and everyone is overloaded with work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget this company was founded in Sunnyvale. We need to be treated equally!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Varies Widely by Department, Overall Outlook for Company is Not Good

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are nice and mostly work hard. You can usually find a mentor if you look.

    Cons

    Leadership is severely lacking. There are many legacy systems that make you feel like you're in the early 2000s. Leadership often fails to recognize hard work, tends to treat all workers like minions, and does not promote the most capable players. My position was very stagnant and offered little opportunity for growth despite both my attempts and it being advertised as a rotational, growth-type position. Certain departments have serious issues in leadership, including an unwillingness to share important information, taking full credit for employee's accomplishments, ignoring employee feedback, and rampant sexism. The leadership of the company also tends to manipulate financial results (i.e. salary raises were delayed 3 months to pad Q1 and Q2 profits) and expends its energy on immediate pleasing of shareholders instead of fostering a good working environment and strong values that would result in positive long term aspects for the company. Suggestions: stay away from Order Fulfillment, Sales Compensation Administration, and Customer Service. Actually, I suggest staying away from the company altogether.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on an open environment where information is shared, not hoarded. Find new ways to encourage managers to manager rather than claim credit for employee accomplishments. Work harder to promote the best players rather than taking the easy route and promoting even the laziest well-liked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst employer in DFW area

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    Current Employee - QA Manager in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice building interior, cool water fountain near B building entrance

    Cons

    Values are just meaningless - was told by manager prior to exit that if I didn't tell everyone I was leaving for better opportunity, it would be as if I was burning bridges, when I told him I would tell people the truth. Record every conversation with your phone (legal in Texas), which is what I did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    They let you go when you have been there for too many years even if you know your job better than anyone else

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    Former Employee - Technology Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They had a good vacation policy but get rid of you because you are grandfathered in. It is cheaper to bring in new people and give them less time off.

    Cons

    No loyalty. Continuous restructuring. No sign of getting it right. Top leadership has been shuffled around for the past 5 years and it keeps happening. They don't give anything a chance to work because they are on to the next change if it doesn't work within 6 months. It was a good company and they just can't figure out a strategy and stick with it. It is causing distress to all the employees. Employees are sticking it out to get their packages. Nobody has any hope of it getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try treating your employees with some consideration and listen to them instead of outside consultants that are telling you how to organize as if you are leading robots instead of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was good before it got micromanaged when Reuters became involved

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay saws great but only good thing

    Cons

    A very negative environment toward sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Prepare to be outsourced Again - Project Ivory all over.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Thomson Reuters is once again preparing to outsource the majority of their IT Services.

    Cons

    Seems no lessons were learned from the failed Fujitsu Project Ivory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider your outsourcing activities. It's going to cost you more than you think. Learn the lesson from Project Ivory. This time the talent will leave and not be there to come back pick up the pieces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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