Thomson West

  www.thomsonreuters.com
  www.thomsonreuters.com
There are newer employer reviews for Thomson West

 

Solid growth, professional atmosphere

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

I worked at Thomson West

Pros

There is career advancement at Thomson West. However, even though the "merger" happened over 5 years ago and Thomson was the acquiring company, the Minnesota-based West Publishing culture still prevails.

Cons

If you are in the Eagan office, then you are in the center of the universe. In the field, it can be difficult to get things done without travelling out to Minnesota.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

For a large organization, West is fairly nimble and there are a lot of smart people in the organization.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

73 Other Employee Reviews for Thomson West (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    I have never left a day at this company unhappy. People treat you with respect.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Thomson West

    Pros

    The people are respectful and motivated. Regular hours and the suburban location. Many in management support taking risks to improve the way we go about our work.

    Cons

    Pay is average. Some management positions are not posted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the communication. Keep an eye on the new generation (Millenials) and how they operate/what motivates them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run from this place as fast as you can.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Thomson West

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Thomson West

Work at Thomson West? Share Your Experiences

Thomson West

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.