Thomson Elite

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Thomson Elite Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall, a very good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    strong leadership, quality team members

    Cons

    growth strategy is a bit incoherent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Newtown Sq, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Newtown Sq, PA

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with. Friendly atmosphere at the office. I personally learned a lot as I was in a good team but the work for some of the other teams was not that interesting.

    Cons

    Salaries are not great. No encouragement for career path change or moving across teams. No real leadership in the management ranks which makes working for the company long term less desirable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Questionable vendors selection and management practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Elite full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice new office in Culver City

    Cons

    Some vendors management practices and quid-pro-quo situations raise concerns about leadership's integrity and real interest in the company's business health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    question the status quo

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

    Running around like a Chicken with its head cut off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Elite full-time

    Pros

    At this point there is very little pros to working here. If one doesn't mind I do believe that the pay is better then what most companies now pay.

    Cons

    Management turnover is very quick and rather high. Because of this no one knows what is going on. There are no contingency plans for projects that were in the middle. Everything gets re-defined every time a new manager comes in. only for it to be changed out after a year or 2. So there is no consistency with policies, procedures, or practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there should be some way to keep the legacy of policies, procedures and practices. Change is good, constant change is confusing all your internal and external clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    We are all just waiting to be outsourced. Somehow they think a monkey could our jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Elite full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great clients, great product. If you're into the traveling lifestyle a job in the Services dept here could be a good thing.

    Cons

    Management changes frequently so no one knows who to trust. Very few to no career development opportunities. Seems that the long term goal is to outsource Services and just be a software organization. Terrible staff training / development. Very low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be inclusive, be consistent. Actions speak louder than words (both previous actions and future actions)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disorganized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Thomson Elite

    Pros

    - good benefits
    -taking time off is hassle free
    -great co workers

    Cons

    -too many meetings for little things
    -top heavy
    -lack of information to new hires

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for people who like the big company environment and thrive on working independantly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Thomson Elite

    Pros

    Big company environment. Friendly people. Not a lot of interaction or teamwork. It's an easy place to work if you like autonomy and are able to define your role in the bigger picture.

    Cons

    Top management has been a reolving door. The original founders are long gone. The objectives of this division are miniscule in light of the parent company goals. The small things that make employees feel good are ignored. Job security is a myth in any company but employees here live in fear that their jobs are on the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics. Communicate the mission. Reward comradery and teamwork. Make people feel like they matter and that their contribution is important.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A Company bound on outsourcing jobs outside US

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Thomson Elite

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, amazing product, a brain child of couple of brilliant people, early adopters of Microsoft Products.
    Good Work- Life Balance
    Senior Management is Coordial and always tries thier best to be in touch with their employees.

    Cons

    Management absolutely doesnot care abt some of its departments, not much cooperation between development, qa, BA's, and support. There is no drive by middle management to resolve this problem.
    Health Insurance really sucks.
    Low Compensation, no salary hikes for almost 3 years in a row now.
    Management is bound on ousourcing jobs and believes this will solve every problem.
    Frequest Layoffs is certainly no motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management needs to take a hard look at their strategy of outsourcing jobs who believes that it will solve all their problems.
    Encourage inter department communications.
    Offer better Health Insurance Options or atleast an HMO.
    Stop the layoffs, we are grossely under staffed.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A small company in the shadow of a much larger one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Thomson Elite

    Pros

    Good benefits
    They generally have friendly people
    Allow you to keep the perks from travel
    Good amount of vacation
    Nice office building

    Cons

    Lack of uniformity in systems
    Feel like you are on an island, would prefer to work in a team environment
    Monetary compensation is low
    Billable hours can be very demanding for the type of work
    Subpar employee training techniques, although improving

    This job can be quite draining, with very little reward. When we go through an implementation at a firm, it is a very stressful situation for that firm. You will have around 20 - 30 of these stressful projects happening at once. It is easy to get burnt out from this job. When you have to travel to do training for a week, that is incredibly stressful as well.

    Working with law firms can be draining in itself. Lawyers aren't always the easiest to get along with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employee achievements
    Make employees feel appreciated
    Fight the fight for your employees. One big problem is that middle management seems to just take what upper level management gives and just hands it right on down.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Thomson Elite is for those who dig the consultant lifestyle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant

    I worked at Thomson Elite

    Pros

    The pay and benefit is great and the people are top notch talent.

    Cons

    I didn't like the consulting lifestyle. Consultant don't share knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people who work from remote offices to feel more connected to the rest of the organization.

    Recommends

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