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Thomson Reuters Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.2 158 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 399 reviews)

  • Work from home was very much allowed and many times encouraged to balance work/life (in 84 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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    big corporate

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Proslarge employer, good perks, job for life if you play the game and are not career minded. constantly evolving and many diverse divisions so in some areas it has the cultural benefits of working for a small employer but with the benefits of a large organisation. Reasonable salaries and structured grading

    Conslarge company lots of politics, lots of staff just stay working with no clear career path or direction, Some parts of the business have a culture of expecting staff to be in the office and to be seen.

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

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    Good company but struggling to focus on core business

    Senior Applications Support Engineer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood company with good opportunities.

    ConsThey could not focus on core business and a lot time and resources were wasted on side projects that in the end got terminated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent if slow-moving employer

    Programmer Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGenuinely cares about its staff; good global opportunities. Flexible - an excellent place to work.

    ConsBureaucracy, slow decision-making, almost constant re-organisation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to flatten the organization and but more decision-making power into the hands of lower management.

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

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    Great company to work for

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLooks after employees. Truly global outlook. Good mobility for staff.

    ConsSlow moving giant. Slow to adapt to changes in the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the great work in building a great company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people and culture, struggling to win the market share back

    Sales (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat people work for the company. Company is fair to people. Great internal culture

    Consstruggling to change the perception and win the market share back. More work to be done on products

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease push more the product & content teams - the front line is doing its best

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I previously worked at Thomson Reuters as a Junior Analyst

    Junior Analyst (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat working environment in terms of location, working-culture and team-spirit;
    Mainly smart and nice colleagues without the arrogance that comes along with this industry;
    Internal Trainings very helpful to quickly being able to help the team.

    ConsDue to the amount of Mergers&Acquisition some departments don't seem to be well integrated in the supply-chain;
    The IT-department is overburdend and it takes ages for them to get something done;
    Rare promotion prospects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Comfortable, but not too challenging and dynamic

    Strategy Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsA comfortable workplace, with good work-life balance. The work culture provided flexibility. As a global company, many opportunities to go abroad. A friendly atmosphere with smart people.

    ConsNot challenging enough and not dynamic enough, which meant that the company was losing its place in the marketplace and falling behind competitors. Promotion opportunities were not always clear,

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstill a more competitive culture

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

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    Nice place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice food and nice offices

    ConsNot bad, but people are too cold

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore creations

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good environment, meritocratic system

    Xml FX Analyst (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsVery exciting place to work, fantastic pay, a great place to see how other banks are using the fx platform in their fx departments, i.e. a great place to choose which bank to progress to based on the pace of activity you prefer. Eg Calyon Bank- high fast paced daily fx use, Nordea Bank - shipping insurance bank so very quiet fx use - just one Bloomberg terminal

    ConsLegacy systems, because their fx platform is on 24/7, its virtually impossible to take down even temporarily for upgrades, and as it works perfect well now no incentive to do so

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more attention to lower level techs

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat company to have on your CV. Excellent start for interns, graduates and junior managers. Open to promoting work/life balance and flexible working arrangements. Good standard benefits - healthcare, pension and free gym.

    ConsUnless you're politically savvy with senior management, there's no room for progression. Basic salary is a not on par with industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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