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Thomson Reuters Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
2,674 Reviews
3.3
2,674 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    Encouraging workplace with very nice people

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Correspondent
    Current Employee - Online Correspondent

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    You never stop learning, an amazing experience if you are interesting in good serious journalism and in global matters.
    Fun people and encouraging office.

    Cons

    Its not easy to advance upwards in the company´s structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities to the young talents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunities are there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Large well respected brand name, people genuinely want you to succeed and educate yourself to go further. Fantastic training materials for self study.

    Cons

    Sometimes due to the size it can become bureaucratic, but this is not surprising, just a little frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some stability with longer term goals, promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thomson Reuters as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good, company provides good benefits and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Takes forever to get any decisions made, very hierarchal. A lot of structural change in a short amount of time leading to decrease of productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyed working for a multinational, although the constant focus on cutting costs resulted in a negative office culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientific Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Scientific Editor in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility (job hours, flex days), perks (holiday, pension etc.) seemed good, friendly team and consistent performance based pay rises and reviews.

    Cons

    Some senior management treated employees as collateral of globalisation rather than as people. Resulted in low morale among employee base.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No Complaints really (located in London)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The usual large company benefits with very good holidays if you are based in the UK. As Reuters they were certainly a company to work for, less so with Thomson Reuters.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the Markets division has fallen on hard times and is letting go of more staff that it is hiring so little chance of promotion. Management have no clue how to turn it around and seem resigned to a shrinking company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is changing.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Has a culture that 'protects' its employees. Reasonable compensation. Nice offices. Nice people in office. Working with people from other cultures, remotely, worldwide. Adopting 'social' networking internally. Recognition of jobs well done via awards.

    Cons

    Little opportunity to learn new technical skills. Little insight by management into the quality of work, just the outcome. Offshoring. Strong focus on containing costs. A narrow focus on getting the job done without consideration to enabling people to get the job done. Silos of responsibility that depend but dont respond to each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your 'blue sky' vision is great, but has little connection with many employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best company I've worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very welcoming. Many long timers many of who care deeply about the company.

    Cons

    Many strategic and organisational changes. Moral somewhat depleted from redundancies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work .. you get to work on what you were interviewed for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, considerate people, focus on development, leadership and technology focused growth

    Cons

    May be more focus on only domain specific technologies, lot of people working from long time so lack of dynamism or competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think keeping its always good to keep good balance of old and new generation of programmers so that you can best of cutting edge with backing of experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Most colleagues are good and knowledgeable about their work. Pleasantly surprised by pay offered. HR department efficient and not overbearing.

    I find myself trusted far more than at previous employers.

    Cons

    Functions are scattered across various locations, leading to a large meetings burden and confused job roles.

    Support services often unbelievably bad. Procedure for procurement slapdash, department needs to be constantly chivvied into action. Staff on IT helpdesk really unable to offer help as they know less about IT than I do. If call appears to be difficult it is quietly closed.

    Intranet getting filled with junk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate staff who need to cooperate onto one, maybe two sites. Locate support services as far as possible in the same building as the staff whom they are supposed to support. Employ fewer more talented support staff. Stop undermining staff working on quality products by simultaneously marketing cheaper low-quality "alternatives".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Long career, but decided to leave due to poor senior management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities and fantastic people to work with. The work/life balance used to be good but is being eroded.

    Cons

    As above, the work/life balance is slowly being eroded. The constant redundancies are demoralising and promotions are based on whether you are part of the boys club and no longer based on skill and ability. Such a shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start recognising the good performers and stop giving jobs to the boys. Don't lose the moral compass that used to be so prevalent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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