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Learned a lot, but was difficult to have a sustainable career.

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Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative

I worked at Thomson West full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Upward mobility possible if you make your quotas and are a team player.
 - Great money back in the day (I left the company in 2008 before the market crash) before law firms started cutting costs and subscriptions.
 - Great products and services to sell.
 - Strong brand and very strong resources in Eagan for product information and sales support.

Cons

- Territories typically change every year (challenge to develop meaningful client relationships).
 - Highly unstable environment (products come in and out of your bag often) and high turnover
 - Experience can vary widely depending upon your sales manager
 - Highly complex compensation plans
 - Zero base salary (again, this was a while back - I believe field sales people are paid salaries now).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Institute better vetting processes for hiring and promoting management; develop processes to ensure consistency of customer experience.

Recommends
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is a very large bureaucratic company. Know that going in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They seem to recruit well. Most of colleagues are wonderful, intelligent people.

    Cons

    Hign turnover, management always changing, lower on pay scale, many times the right hand doesn't know what the left has done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    implement 360 reviews for all management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work in.

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Associate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Associate in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Thomson West full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People join for the Brand name

    Cons

    Merger with Reuters has different of opinions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain billable employees

    Recommends
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