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Reuters Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fantastic global brand with underlying existential crisis

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Reuters full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great portfolio of information businesses pivoting towards being fully digital. This is a truly global business with branches all around the world - leverage it well and you can take your career global. I did it for ten + years and garnered an incredible set of experiences and contacts.

    Cons

    The business has many passionate and skilled operators at mid to senior management level, but seems to lack a true strategy from the top, or a culture which can recognise one from the bottom up. The ex Reuters side of the business (now called Finance and Risk) was culturally and technologically spoiled by years of exclusivity pre bloomberg - thats been a problem for nearly 15 years now but somehow current management don't seem to have changed that dramatically. Between technological spaghetti and a depressed sales force there is still alot to fix here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire top notch product and sales people , get customer data , and build new products downstream (away from the central org) which reflect where the industry will be in 2020. Do it before your lunch is completely eaten by the other guy, because its happening now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lead Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Reuters full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and interesting work. The work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    Out sourcing and company merger ruined it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from your mistakes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Too many people doing too little work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reuters full-time

    Pros

    The brand. If you are good at politics rather than substance this is a great company to work for. It seems like everything is done through that political prism. Its an expensive and costly prism to work in on both sides.

    Cons

    Doing the most basic of things take an act of god. Tons of red tape along with unnecessary and harmful dependencies strewn about the system which means doing anything to improve the system is virtually impossible because its too risky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All that glitters is not gold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, not great

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager

    I worked at Reuters full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of smart, talented people
    Great diversity
    Solid benefits

    Cons

    Below average pay
    Disconnects between certain business units
    Egos galore

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Development Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Development Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Reuters full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, time off, dedicated to the customer, invests in technology, trains staff, provides timely feedback to employees, Employee stock plan was worth investing.

    Cons

    Need to clean house more often to achieve a higher level of technical ability. A better bonus would make this company inline with others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new talent to teach the current employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Clear expectations, steady work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reuters part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive editors - very difficult to find these days

    Cons

    Pay per article is a bit low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Creativity Highly Appreciated

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    Former Employee - Marketing Production Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Production Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Reuters as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The location of the NYC site is ideal! A very laid-back yet business assertive environment.

    Cons

    Employees uninformed of organizational changes, which have a direct effect on their title and position, up until a physical move was ordered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tenure at managing a process does not automatically make someone fit to manage people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A massive company, but with a global newsroom as nurturing as my first local paper.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Even after staff-cuts and union friction, Thomson Reuters kept competitive newsroom salaries/benefits for reporters, and offered great space for professional growth beyond "hard work." Senior editors expected as much. They valued innovative content strategists, passionate storytellers, those story-obsessed — and at every experience level. Staff enjoyed the likes of travel/location-swaps, of editorial support for personal initiatives I know my peers were not experiencing elsewhere in journalism.

    Especially memorable: as global economic mayhem upped our newsroom hours/deadlines, I seldom saw my colleagues decline to teach (and reteach) fellow staff when asked.

    Cons

    Union realities. Editors (save the desk/copy edits who file most stories) aren't unionized, making it hard for mentorship, which happens naturally in journalism. There is always distance between employee and manager, but the union divide made that relationship tougher than it had to be, definitely when airing a grievance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, really! It's just a giant company and had a rigid hierarchy up top it seems. Still working innovative strategies, too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility at work and good pay structure

    Cons

    No balance between work and family life..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should act more pro actively, to many road blocks, for an associate to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Reuters could be a really good place to work if there wasn't bureaucratic in trying to get anything done at all.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Reuters full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Divisions I worked in was great.

    Cons

    The divisions are silos where it is difficult to get things done. Every division has its own agenda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutback on meetings

    No opinion of CEO

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