Thomson West
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Short lived time with West due to "restructuring"

(Former Employee)
New York, NY

Pros- As a large company, benefits are better than what you'd get from a smaller company. Vacation/personal time off was generous. If you start with the company in the middle of the year, your time off will be pro-rated.

- (See Con) If you're laid off due to "reorganization", severance is plentiful as well. There's a minimum number of weeks they'll give you even if you've been with the company less than a year.

- Travel to 2 conferences per year (locations have included Orlando, Vegas, San Diego, etc.)

- Flexibility with work schedule/hours

Cons- As a large company, they have yearly "reorganizations". November is the worst month because you don't know if you'll have a job the next year or not. I started with the company in June. In November I found out via conference call that my position was being eliminated nationwide (about 40 of us). At my interview, I stressed how I wanted long-term employment in a position where I could grow. So much for that...

- Takes 4 years with the company before your 401(k) will fully vest.

Advice to Senior Management- Provide better and more consistent feedback to employees. My manager hardly ever worked with me.

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    Excellent experience selling for the market leader in the legal software and research sales industry.

    Field Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Thomson West

    Pros: Flexibility of the position has been great, as well as the ability to work from wherever I chose to. Selling the best product in… Cons: For the last 4 years, West has continuously changed comp plans by lower commission and compensation, increasing quotas significantly every year and removing incentives for… Advice to Senior Management: If it isn't broken, why are you trying to fix it? In 2011, upper… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Intern (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Thomson West

    Pros: It was nice to work at Thomson West. The environment and people… Cons: Slow-paced work. The group that I worked with didnot have much challenging work. The team… Advice to Senior Management: Leadership at Thomson West is great. I donot have any… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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