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You are not going to get a gold watch from Thomson West

Regional Field Manager (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

ProsOne can make $200K with out a high tech back ground or a high level of intellect. Working remotely you may have a great deal of autonomy, depending on the division and RFM. Thomson West is the leader in the legal-research business.

ConsThey have stopped developing their own products and are acquiring companies that appear to "fit" into the business model. However, the fit is often more wishful thinking than practical and the field reps get pressured to learn and sell products that are 2nd or 3rd tier and no one really understands how to position the value.

Every year, a new theme. One year, they are a "solutions" company, the next year they are a software company. They want to hire reps with SaaS experience but can't pay for the talent. Constantly looking outside the company for help solving the internal problems.

Very few people ever retire from the field organization. Chances are you are going to be "displaced" or terminated and they will do nothing to help you find another position, internally. Also, having a subscription-based job, where the industry knows that numbers are often inflated by gaming the comp plan, you are not going to be highly sought after. That probably explains why so many former reps end up working for second-tier competitors.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to what you did best: selling access to information and develop you own products that are driven by that information.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Reuters/West Legal

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Eagan, MN

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


    Pros: Progressive company that supports community involvement and volunteering. Fairly stable positions. The campus is… Cons: A lot of boring jobs. Rather mundane facility full of cubicles… Advice to Senior Management: Encourage more career growth within the company. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    No upward mobility

    Account Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

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


    Pros: Nice people and the clients/work can be interesting. Cons: People don't leave this place, so there is no upward… Advice to Senior Management: Identify your true talent and find ways to help develop… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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