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Thomson Reuters Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
2,674 Reviews
3.3
2,674 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is quite good since they are very flexible with the working hours (in 474 reviews)

  • Flexible timings - You are not forced to spend 9Hrs if no work - you can work from home (in 92 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares (in 47 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming (in 86 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company to work for, but requires patience and a willingness to work well with large teams.

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Services in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Services in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Very employee-centric. Strong commitments to employee development; salaries and benefits were very good. Found that, in general, people were very talented and innovative.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is that things move VERY slowly, and even minor decisions seem to require a committee to make them. The other thing is that all work is underestimated relative to time and cost, and that missing deadlines is just considered normal; this is a problem for many people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower more and hold people more accountable. Continue your strong communication style and the way you care for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from this company

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Used to be good company ,

    Cons

    Merge with Reuters was a disaster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A lot has changed.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Quincy, MA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, outgoing co-workers.

    Cons

    Health Benefits, and Work Compensation

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Ok, but easy to get into a rut.

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    Former Employee - Streaming Media Producer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Streaming Media Producer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Decent initial job movement, lots of locations so it's easy to move other places. Health and other benefits were quite good with several acceptable options.

    Cons

    A little unfocused at times, frequent acquisitions and sales can lead to some job instability. The size can be a bit of a detriment as your section of the company may not get much attention from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Thanks for the invaluable experience

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    Former Employee - Tax Accountant II in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant II in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    TR is a great place to work, excellent work/life balance. The collaboration and team work provided lots of opportunities and varied experiences in the area of tax preparation and compliance.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for upward career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Typical of Industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Educated employees, some work hard

    Cons

    5+ years later you can still differentiate between former Thomson & former Reuters employees. TR cares more about making money for the Shareholders than the employees. Its a boys club...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really should try to retain your tong time employees. The company insight they have is invaluable and cannot be replaced

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good, Not Great

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Global company creates great opportunity to communicate with colleagues around the world. There are always internal opportunities and the work/life balance is unlike any other. Work from home opportunities depending on your manager as well as flexible hours. When you leave at the end of the day, you aren't expected to be "online" while you are home. Work and Life are completely separate.

    Cons

    The office culture varies depending on your location. I've been to offices around the US, some are great where employees are communicating, having fun, the office is on its own campus and then there are locations where the employees keep to themselves and do the 8-5 grind and go home without speaking a word. Doesn't make for a fun work day. Since the company is so large, it feels like there is a lot of miscommunication. It may take days to reach the correct person for help- I guess that comes with a big company, but I think they could come up with a better way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Useful Resume Building

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Thomson Reuters as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for interns to be creative and use time management skills on their own, great location, young demographic

    Cons

    Lots of down-time, lack of communication from superiors, departmental silos, low base pay for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company Review

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great solutions when they work. Clients receive a good value for the solutions and the sales process is very consultative.

    Cons

    VERY political. If you are not in the right group, this company sometimes does not promote on performance rather than your clout and/or relationships within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Verify information since it will most likely be filtered by the time you get it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is OK

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training opportunities are pretty good

    Cons

    Too much of crunch time...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more care about people vs. very often unrealistic projects due dates

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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