Thomson Reuters Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
2,434 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    Very good experience. Good company to work for. I will recommend it. Going through a lot of reorganizing at the moment.

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Mature, family like culture. Great people working there. Good training. Good overall compensation package. I recommend it. I had a very good experience working for TR.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, great career opportunity

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I've had five roles and two significant changes in level during my five years with the company, and have seen many others have similarly interesting career development. Due to the breadth and nature of what the company does, if you are flexible and proactive, then there is plenty of career opportunity available.

    The company is in the midst of a transformation - and has been in a constant state of flux for years. This change does feel different, however, with a much greater sense of purpose, and results starting to show. It is very strong on virtual collaboration. There is a big network of Telepresence and VC, and WebEx connect is used well, as well as the social intranet which is highly trafficked and gives a good opportunity to engage with people globally whom you otherwise wouldn't get to know.

    It also has some very strong business resource groups: I'm an active member of Pride at Work, for LGBT employees and friends, which is a close-knit global network. The company has done a lot to demonstrate its support for LGBT employees, with a big presence at Pride in London, for instance, and statements in support of marriage equality in the UK and Minnesota.

    I really enjoy my co-workers, who are both smart and have high levels of integrity. Like any organisation, there are plenty of challenges as well as opportunities: but for all the ups and downs of working here, of the five employers I've worked for, Thomson Reuters is my favourite.

    Cons

    It's not the most exciting of companies: it could do with more buzz, and more energy and optimism. Things take time to change - but when you look back on the improvements in the last three years, if the same level of change can happen in the next three years then the company will be in really, really good shape.

    Leaders need to get out and engage more, get more face time with employees, and show their human face a bit more often. From another perspective, employees need to think about the role they play in making the company a better place to work - and take ownership of that; many already do so, but it'd have a big impact if people were even more proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jazz things up! Engage more directly with staff. Lead with the heart as well as the head. Help employees understand where we are headed, their role in that - and also ensure people understand where we've come from and the progress we've made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sophisticated, driven, flexible and unique!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere in the building I work in is so friendly and easy-going it's pleasing and doesn't allow a person to ever really get stressed or pressurized. The managers look after you and always organize regular one-to-one sessions, you can get good pension amounts, share discounts, dentist plans and even WoW points or vouchers to get discounts from high-street stores. Overall, working for the company is the best thing that ever happened to me.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons in the position I am in. I'm a software engineer, and everything is managed how it should be, the work load is the right balance so it doesn't bring you down after a day of work, and everyone is really understanding and helpful if you have a problem. Only con I can think of is the dodgy lifts that scare the heck out of you every now and then!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and continue to be agile in the sense that you monitor deadlines and the progress of a project, keep up to date with required meetings and high priority emails, and make sure you have monitoring all members of staff to make sure they are pulling their weight (and make sure some staff aren't overloaded!).

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  5.  

    Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. You feel part of a great history.

    Cons

    Satisfaction is highly dependent on how good your manager is.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Student Representative  in  Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Representative in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Gain incredible experience at this expanding business.

    Cons

    I feel there is no problem with this company at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  7.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best places I've worked, the people were wonderful and really knew their stuff. I never ran across anyone that didn't know what they were doing.

    Cons

    I have nothing that is negative to say about TR.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Tech intern with much freedom (only 3 months)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    We worked on a prototype and were given lots of freedom in methods and how to approach it. Learnt alot about web technologies and xslt.

    Cons

    Nothin really that I could back up. I didn't work there long enough to make my opinion about it.

  9.  

    A great place to work in

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    Former Employee - TSM Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - TSM Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thomson Reuters as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Location, people, variety and global locations.

    Cons

    Some times it is slow to decide on matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your processes.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A world of opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Strategic Talent Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Strategic Talent Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    The work life balance is fantastic.
    Working globally provides an abundance of skills and knowledge.
    Culture and team cohesion is brilliant.

    Cons

    With the organisation being such an immense size it is difficult to understand all the activities across the entire organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a greater employee confidence and understanding of where the business is heading in the future, a clear business strategy needs to be cascaded down the organisation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent potential for development with a well rounded work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Responsibility to drive own initiatives with support of management. Culture of innovation and change. Business acts globally and benefits from operations that really collaborate across these boundaries.

    Cons

    Speed of change for some can be unsettling with the number of acquisitions that take place. The culture is to gain the best from employees so there is a high expectation to deliver above and beyond your standard job profile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback can always be improved from top down around initiatives and developments within the organisation at a global and regional level.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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