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Thomson Reuters Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.2 156 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Thomson Reuters President & CEO James C. Smith

James C. Smith

(48 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedules that allows one to establish a good work-life balance(in 394 reviews)

  • Work from home was very much allowed and many times encouraged to balance work/life(in 81 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares(in 42 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming(in 78 reviews)

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    June 2014

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible working shifts, countryside location

    Conscommission reports frequently wrong and not paid

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

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    meh

    Client Services Executive (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosholidays and large company. diverse group of people to work with.

    Conspoor management, micro management, poor development.

    Advice to Senior Managementsee above

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Culture

    Analytic Consultant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsA relaxed atmosphere with some friendly people working at the company and most are approachable. Flexibility in the working hours. Reasonable benefits and pay.

    ConsStaff that cannot share empathy to clients. Management rarely listening to staff about direction of firm. Little scope to progress with the HR the real masters of the universe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Too many cuts too soon. Clients are ultimately the losers and facing the short term brunt of changes. Too much focus on the profit and loss and lacking and ignoring the relationship of the business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Started off good, but went downhill with a change of management

    Technical Director (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWell respected company so get brownie points with other employers.

    Lots of contact potential

    ConsTechnical people made to feel inferior to the hallowed journalists, very much old school staff hanging on till retirement blocking any advancement in company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe world has moved on too much to teach old dogs new tricks, embrace the current century and evolve or risk falling even further behind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hasn't quite found what it wants to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary and benefits. Flexible working hours. Good training programmes for managers. The company is headed in the right direction in terms of its strategy.

    ConsConstant change is required for the business to survive and to meet the strategy but most managers do not buy into it. There are endless turf wars amongst business units and people do not work as one team. There are also loads of people who have been brought in as part of a historic acquisition but not are really fully on-boarded or sold into the idea of working for Thomson Reuters. Lots of resentful, miserable employee ruining things for the people who want to make it work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus even more on employee engagement and culture. Take it seriously and any management who isn't on board should be out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating, management has zero clue about what is going on

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWork life balance, working from home, good office atmosphere

    Conslow and uncompetitive compensation, constant reorganizations, great divide between management attitudes and the 'austerity' measures they advocate on the rest of the employees
    This is the place where ambitions die: little place for growth, you have to be lucky to be at the right place at the right time, no clear path for progression, you can be doing the same thing for 10 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop reorganizing divisions everytime you appoint a big shot executive.
    The money you waste on the yearly 'CEO Circles' could have gone towards sparing some of the jobs you cut.
    You can't boast pitiful salary increases or what you call 'bonuses' and then have management cash in on some fat bonuses...

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

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    Poor salaries, lot rotation and good benefits

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsRelax atmosphere
    Good work life balance
    Good benefit package
    Still good professionals around
    Industry recognition

    ConsNo career progression visibility
    US focus, poor professorial level and lack of global business understanding
    Low salaries
    No performance recognition, good place for average non drive people
    Low senior management leadership skills and global business understanding

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify and support real innovators and global minds to secure sustainability and long term growth. Align and connect functions and divisions to support effectively the growth generation

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

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    Great workforce let down by awful management

    Client Specialist (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsReputable company, very knowledgeable team and colleagues, good flagship product in Eikon, good work-life balance

    ConsConstant restructuring, worst management I've ever worked for (direct and pretty much every level up from there). Unfortunately poor decisions always cost the company despite an ever-improving product

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo the honourable thing, quit and let someone else repair the damage

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

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    Worn down by continual disappointments...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFamily friendly, nice people, relaxed

    ConsSalary, leadership, perpetual change of direction, culture and too many to list

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop messing about with people's careers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating buracracy

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat people, good benefits, decent pay

    ConsLots of internal conflict resulting in changing overall business strategy and re-orgs every six months

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

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