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Helpful (4)

Run from this place as fast as you can.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The free coffee in the C building is pretty good.

Cons

Management cares only about the appearance of things and not for real suggestions for improving processes. Promotions and advancement are not based on ability and people magically appear in higher positions when no one else knew that a position was open. Compensation and pay raises are too closely tied to an immediate supervisor's personal opinion of an employee. Despite the fact that the reviews are supposed to be objective and based on facts, when managers fail to follow this procedure, there is no recourse. I had a rotating array of at least half a dozen people to whom I reported to at any given moment.

Advice to Management

Cull the herd of numerous middle managers that contribute nothing to the company other than filling chairs in constant and unnecessary meetings. Institute procedures to allow employees to have a voice in the review of management.

Other Employee Reviews for Thomson Reuters

  1. Helpful (1)

    3 out of 5 stars...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a big company with a lot of different opportunities to move around and try new things. There are many opportunities for training and professional growth.

    Cons

    Very inflexible with work arrangements. Almost no working from home is allowed in my department (technology).

    Advice to Management

    We need to stay competitive in the technology industry and do more to keep talented software engineers here. Many other company are much more flexible with schedules and working from home and have more competitive salaries. We need to find a way to make it work, especially in this economy with gas prices as they are.


  2. Not a comfortable or supportive place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a stable company. There are many opportunities to move around in the company and there are a lot of challenges.

    Cons

    Huge and bureucratic. The same projects and products get implemented over and over again in slightly different ways. Every manager fights for a bigger slice of the pie by promising the world without regards to whether or not the team can deliver. Almost no-one knows enough about what they are supposed to be doing to do it effectively. Those that are in the know hoard information.

    Advice to Management

    Implement programs to develop your existing staff rather than always looking to outsourcing/offshoring to cut costs. There is vast waste and duplication of effort at TR and this problem will not go away until there is concentrated effort on addressing the issue.


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