Reuters Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
37 Reviews
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Reuters CEO, Thomson Reuters Corporation James C. Smith
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  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 for 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 for 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.  

    Clear expectations, steady work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reuters part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive editors - very difficult to find these days

    Cons

    Pay per article is a bit low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 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 for less than a 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    Network Controller

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    Former Employee - Network Controller  in  Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Network Controller in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Reuters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and management, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Sometimes when people leave, they will not rehire positions, leaving the team short staffed and you have to work a ton of overtime to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure each department is adequately staffed so that you don't burn people out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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