Thomson Reuters
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Updated Jul 1, 2014
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70% Approve of the CEO

Thomson Reuters President & CEO James C. Smith

James C. Smith

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    We have MASTERED the art of laying off

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCompany starts you out with a better than norm salary

    ConsDon't expect merit increases or bonuses once you are hired

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge the work of your employees. Show some appreciation other than laying them off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThey provide benefits, it counts as Pros. It is hard to find what else...

    ConsEikon division is an ugly place to work in. Completely talentless middle management, rude, screaming and lying boss. I could not read Dilbert cartoon while I was working there. It resembled my life too much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementScrap middle management. Think why there were so many failed projects?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's best days are behind.

    Senior Web Developer (Former Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsThe company was once flexible with with work hours and working remotely though, after a dept reorg, our new management was constantly threatening to remove this "privilege".

    ConsAfter our reorg, the new management was very hostile and condescending toward us. In many departments people are expected to work way over their regular hours with little praise or recognition.

    When CEO Jim Smith first promoted to CEO, many of us thought he would turn things around and make the company better. He has only succeeded in making things much worse..

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop bleeding jobs and flushing good money down the toilet with dividends. Focus on investing in your employees and building innovative products to differentiate from competitors and gain market share.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The worst work experience of my life.

    Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsI cannot think of a single "pro"...unless one believes working for a company with a "I've made up my mind so don't confuse me with facts" attitude is a "pro"!

    ConsCustomer Service, if you want to call it that, is/was the worst I've ever seen; and I've been "serving customers" for fifty years. The "Emperors of Management" never wanted to hear that they weren't "wearing any clothes". Human Resources was a joke!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood Luck!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like being uncertain about your future; work here!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStarting salary is usually higher than the industries norm.

    ConsCompany is constantly going through reorgs. They are notorious for laying people off and bringing them back as contract employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize that the people who have worked hard to achieve company's goals and targets

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you like being used and abused, this is the place for you..

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsThere used to be a few good reasons to work here: like travel , sales contests, good commissions and bonuses etc. But over the last few years, they've gotten rid of all of it.

    ConsThey've gotten so big that you will get lost in the shuffle. They no longer treat employees like human beings, you will be no more than data on a report. All the perks have been cut, my commissions and bonuses were cut in half two years in a row all in the name of the almighty bottom line. They simply couldn't afford those things any longer..then you would sit through a three hour long meeting listening to how great the company is doing, how much it's growing and the fact that they ONLY made 12 billion (yes with a "b") in profits last year. They will push you and push you to sell more. If you do, they will find a way to fire you because they are paying you too much . If you don't, they will find a way to fire you or make your life so miserable that you will quit as soon as you can. You'll think it's great for the first few months but you'll hear all these stories about what they've done to other employees and you won't believe it....until you see them create a new department and move tenured top performers into it who immediately begin struggling to pull half their goals are gone within a few months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot going to waste my time, they wouldn't listen anyways.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Eagan, MN Campus-Racist, Sexist, Nepotist and Favortist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsThe company as a whole is fantastic. Great products and services along with the leading market share for information and finance reporting. Lots and lots of potential for this company with its impressive portfolio. The benfits of such an impressive portfolio just cannot seem to be relaized by senior management.

    ConsEagan Campus-Racist/sexist good ole boys club. Minorities rarely get promoted. Females are promoted but not taken seriously. Everyone else is a family member or a family friend. Little area of growth for anyone outside of that dynamic. The entire place is run like a giant high school rather than a global mega corporation. We took a pool one day. One particular VP ONLY promotes people with blonde hair and/or blue eyes (Scandinavian features). If you are a brunette or a minority, good luck with advancement outside of the token minorities in leadership that they have in place. These things are reported to HR, with facts and supporting evidence. HR does little to nothing putting such a great company at risk for a lawsuit from upset female and minority employees. Even if you are not a female or minority, if you didnt grow up with or are related to someone in management, good luck with your promotion. Also, extreme favortism is given to the slew of young 21 year old female bar flies they hire in the Sales and Marketing Divisions. Most got a job here because daddy or mommy works here. Imagine that being your manager after two years and you busted your hump for over a decade to be stuck at the same level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the constant restructering. Take a business management class. Work on employee morale and leadership. Take the "isms" out of the workplace (sexism, racism, favortism and nepotism)!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you're not in the 'in' crowd...basically the Sales Department...then you can forget about ever getting anything...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally none...there is a major change in leadership in a daily basis...used to be a wonderful place to work...it's horrible now...employee morale (for the people that work the hardest and the most is way, way down)...all the good people are gone...

    ConsSome people can do whatever they want and some people have to follow the corporate rules...place is under constant chaos...surprised it is still in business

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpread the wealth...communicate...stop spending the money on 'Corporate' business meetings...there a joke...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    President Assad's body-double has better career prospects than you will have at ThomsonReuters

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou get to go home in the evening......most of the time

    ConsWorking at ThomsonReuters can be considered the product of two things. (1) Management genuinely do not care about the staff, and bitter trench warfare has broken out on a number of occasions; for example, the delayed 2014 pay rise, which has clawed-back a few million measly quid, while finally snuffing-out the last vestiges of morale. (2) it depends completely on where you work - you are either working on Eikon, or you're somewhere between the amoeba and pond-slime on the company org chart.

    The Red Tape is also on a different level. It's not unknown for managers to have to use 3 or 4 different HR or Timekeeping systems. You need to raise a ticket for the simplest thing, like getting some cables tied back, or getting a patch of carpet cleaned. Nothing is dynamic; it's a lumbering, dying leviathan, than hasn't changed, needs to change, won't change, and will ultimately die.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should try one of those "Undercover Boss" experiences. If you want to go an sit with my former colleagues, they'll take great delight in telling you what it's like to do twice the work of the year before, with half the people, while explaining to their spouses that the pay rise has been delayed by 4 months for no other reason other than to make sure the Excomm's bonus pot is fully funded.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Is this really what I'm wasting my Degree on....

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe people that I work with make the days bearable.

    ConsI'm realizing this company is very selfish and greedy. From the get go there was lying and misleading information pushed out. I was told the normal turn around time for contractors to be converted was 6 months... Almost at a year and nothing..... This company also amazes me with the lack of a reality check that they have regarding where we live and what we are paid... This is WASHINGTON, D.C. if we imposed these wages on management would they be able to realistically afford this area? Its sickening to see how much money this company brings in a month but can't afford to value their workers so that they don't want to run away from this place daily.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFeedback is a function of respect; when you don't have honest conversations with us about our strengths and our opportunities for growth, we question our contributions and your commitment. #WestLawCourtExpress.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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