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Thomson Reuters Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Thomson Reuters.

Interview Details – Send a resume and waiting them to call. There are 2-5 peoples in interview.

Interview Question – The question mostly focus on your attitude.   Answer Question

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Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Thomson Reuters.

Interview Details – Interview was with multiple people, managers and developers. Only one visit required.

Interview Question – Technical C++ questions.   Answer Question

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Interview Details – There will be 6 rounds , 1st telephonic then two face to face technical round then managerial round, then interview with director , last HR round

Interview Question – Nothing   Answer Question

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Senior Software Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Thomson Reuters.

Interview Details – Easy to crack if u have common sense and in-depth knowledge of your work.

Negotiation Details – no scope

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Senior Software Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Thomson Reuters.

Interview Details – I was hired years ago so my interview experience is no longer relevant. I interviewed back before the Thomson Corporation consolidated from its various components and then merged with the Reuters Corporation. Not only is it a totally different animal now but it is not one I would ever consider interviewing at.

Negotiation Details – N/A. I negotiated with a totally different company than exists today. My experience is not relevant to today's company.

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Senior Software Engineer
Saint Paul, MN

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Thomson Reuters.

Interview Details – Initial interview was on the phone for 1/2 hour. Most questions technical, not behavior oriented. Specific c++ features, such as templates and virtual classes. Second interview on site for 3 hours. Most of interview spent at white board coding c++. Some questions were write a function that swapped the characters in a string, and a function that shifted a character in a string by one, I.e. last character now first. Also describe algorithm to search a matrix of numbers sorted on each row, then what is the performance of that algorithm. In all cases interviewer walked through solution and asked for improvements. Last part of interview had design question about adding a feature to a system without modifying existing class due to large amounts of legacy code. Also some behavior questions, like describe most difficult problem and how you solved it. People very nice, casual atmosphere.

Interview Question – Matrix search algorithm since that didn't seem relevant to job. It is a well defined problem that could be looked up in algorithm book. Must confess I don't know every documented algorithm.   Answer Question

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New York, NY

Interviewed at Thomson Reuters

Interview Details – A phone interview, with a couple of questions about my resume and then an algorithms question. This lasted about 30 minutes and was friendly. Then an in-person interview with three engineers, covering a range of systems design and algorithms questions, with some light whiteboard coding.

Interview Question – No particularly difficult questions, they weren't looking to trip me up, just to get an idea if I was a good fit for the job.   Answer Question

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Senior Software Engineer
Eagan, MN

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in September 2012.

Interview Details – Very professional but relax.
Most interview questions are not unexpected type and you can find them in most interview books (or internet).
You may expect some technical questions in the phone screen interview.
Most the first face-to-face interview questions are technical and conducted by the team members you will work with.

Interview Question – I was well-prepared so there is no unexpected question   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I'm not good at this negotiation phase so I ended up with the total compensation they offered. However, their compensation package is already competitive and better than the offer the other company extends to me at that time.

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Senior Software Engineer
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in January 2012.

Interview Details – It's a tough interview, mainly b/c I didn't prep for the subjects they were asking.
They asked about how to write a program with classes to simulate real life objects. That was easy.
Then they went on to ask about Big O notation and its complexities and use them to optimize your approach to a solve a problem.

If I knew they were going to ask about that, I would have been in a better situation.

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Senior Software Engineer
Saint Paul, MN

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Thomson Reuters in September 2011.

Interview Details – I was asked to briefly describe what I have been doing in the past 14 years, starting from the most recent. I have done so many things even in the past 5 years, but they did not let me finish. I am not sure how to brief for 1 4yrs

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  • Did you do tune-up in what you do? Did you look at the AWR in EM?   View Answer
  • Did what you do include OLTP?   View Answer

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