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Do they really want to retain any talent at all??

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Former Employee - Head of Service Management in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Head of Service Management in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

The people are generally some of the best I have worked with

Cons

Unless you want to relocate to the new HQ, as a manager your days are very much 'numbered'

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop losing all the very rich and capable talent that you have...you are letting some of the best, most experienced and dedicated staff in the industry walk out the door!

Doesn't Recommend
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    Politics and negligence

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Oslo (Norway)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Oslo (Norway)

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

    Pros

    Given that the office in Oslo (too) became part of the company via an acquisition, there is more space in certain areas like technology choices, and less administration. This was the case at the time of writing the review at least - obviously there are ongoing efforts to integrate this office into the global firm, in all aspects.

    Cons

    The list is long. Probably due to the lack of courage or will in the global management to set a clear direction, there is a lot (I mean a LOT) of politics going on - even if you start on a useful and great project, you can be easily backstabbed and shut down by peers, simply because your success would be bad for them. Tons of money is burnt on projects that take countless man-months and then shut down by someone who is worried by his/her own job if those succeed.
    The other thing is the local atmosphere - the local higher IT management is very good at posing and showing off as managers - shouting and loudly laughing in the office, that is, without any respect for other people who actually came in to work - work for THEM. Given that the lack of respect comes from high above, it naturally spreads down to other colleagues making the office feel like a noisy pub.
    At the same time, things like actually 'managing' people is not on the table - newcomers can expect years-long boredom until they somehow can manage to get up to speed, and find something useful to do.
    The salaries are way below the average, but they still manage to hire people, from outside of the country, who are not that up-to-date with local salaries, or just happy-blind enough to accept whatever offer they get, so that they can work in Norway. Naturally, the best ones realize what is going on, and move on, leaving the mediocre people behind.
    Just to add to that, you can feel lucky if you find your desk and chair the way you left it, even after a week's holiday - people just don't care about personal belongings, they just take away each other's stuff. This kind of behaviour, again, comes from high up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not really know - things are just wrong here, and I am not sure how long will they be able to keep in business. Maybe as a first step, try a bit more respect towards others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Good for freshers

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    Current Employee - Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    well structured,very good place to start career

    Cons

    single digit salary hikes and no promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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