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Thomson Reuters Reviews in France

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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3.4 10 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Thomson Reuters President & CEO James C. Smith

James C. Smith

(5 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedules that allows one to establish a good work-life balance(in 394 reviews)

  • Work from home was very much allowed and many times encouraged to balance work/life(in 81 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares(in 42 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming(in 78 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe french entity used to give some good salaries and is still on the up side.
    The ambiance is good, people are dedicated, helpful, experts in their area and ready to take risks in order to innovate. There are good opportunities for training and trying new things. The senior management is supportive and available.

    ConsSome of the best people recently left the company and it might have some bad effect on the motivation on some teams. There is no clear view about where this entity will be in more than 2 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should recruit new people (old and young) in order to refresh the teams. They should not see it as an offshore company for US based headquarter.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company but declining

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsTruly multinational environement, friendly culture. Good work life balance. Nice place for early career (learning curve, international exposure)

    ConsDeclining. Hijacked by its on short strategy to please analysts and investors and consdier employees just as a production factor: cut costs (= fire people, offshore most of the work in Poland and India, reduce benefits), ask remaning ones to do more with less.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Met many great people and learnt so much ! Cool place to work.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsMany different projects to involve with
    Truly "global" company with colleagues in Europe, USA, Asia
    Very good level of expertise across the different teams

    ConsCareer opportunities are too limited if you are far from the decision centers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing in developers. We build great products and we could advertise and demonstrate more to the development community (stronger open source contribution for instance).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very dissatisfied, despite good company reputation and image

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood image of Reuters news, well known on its markets. very varied and wide range of services and clients, truly global presence and organization

    Consarrogant commercial behaviors upset clients, aging offer of services demotivating for clients and staff, rigid and blind management, heavy and rigid admin processes, for staff and clients

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement should be urgently renewed, aging processes and waysnof conducting bsuiness should be urgently questioned. Staff should be honestly listened to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life and work balance, poor management in vision

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsNice people, low pressure, well payed, nice company image

    ConsNo sense of accomplishment, and No sense of accomplishment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Client Specialist (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    Pros- Flexibility, friendly and fun ambiance, a lot of expertise, and historical milestones in the industry, a good company culture

    ConsNone. No cons. No cons at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice is easy and cheap to give, but unless you have been in management shoes, you can't allow yourself to give advice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Better before the sellout to the Thomson family.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsBig company, big opportunities, including the change to move globally.

    ConsPoor sense by management of where they're going.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a revenue plan for editorial before you lose you brightest talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn

    Assistant Manager QA (Former Employee) Paris (France)

    Pros- Independence, you are allowed to make mistakes(but not repeat them)
    - Responsibilities are given to you if you prove yourself capable
    - Great team atmosphere
    - Freedom to discuss anything with your manager, they are ready to walk that extra mile with you

    Cons- Difficult to interact with people above your manager

    Advice to Senior ManagementOnly thing I can say is that higher management need to interact a bit more with employees, but perhaps they were just too busy with organizational changes that were happening.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good balance between professional and personal life

    Consultant (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsFlexible work environment.
    Travel opportunities.
    No stress.

    ConsOld technology.
    Competitors deliver better solutions.
    Narrow mentality

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more dynamic and catch on competitors

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    Great people, poor management

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Puteaux (France)

    ProsColleagues are nice, I have the ability to rule my time schedule

    ConsManagement simply sucks, they're only interested in results

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair, honest, give people a second chance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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