Thomson Reuters

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Thomson Reuters Reviews in London, England

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 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.  

    Opportunities are there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Large well respected brand name, people genuinely want you to succeed and educate yourself to go further. Fantastic training materials for self study.

    Cons

    Sometimes due to the size it can become bureaucratic, but this is not surprising, just a little frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some stability with longer term goals, promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good, company provides good benefits and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Takes forever to get any decisions made, very hierarchal. A lot of structural change in a short amount of time leading to decrease of productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Thomson Reuters - too big too fail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    TR offers the opportunity to work with some very nice and capable colleagues, the chance to take in-house courses, some travel, and adding a good brand name to your CV. Salary is competitive on first joining. Work-life balance potentially very good, depending on manager.

    Cons

    Strategy and direction appears to change every six months. The company makes redundancies on an annual basis, but this only ever affects normal employees, while incompetent managers and clueless senior executives are shifted from job to job instead of including them in the redundancies. Thomson Reuters tends to grow by acquisition but does not tend to get rid of the executives of the acquired company (see above). This means that companies take a long time to integrate and employees follow inefficient processes "because that's how we always did it at xyz acquired company". Big companies need to have processes, some bureaucracy etc., but TR takes it to a new level of inefficiency. It's like a leaky supertanker. It ends every year a bit lower in the water, and everyone's worried, but they chuck a good number of employees overboard at the end of each year, and so the ship stays afloat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut bureaucracy and get rid of highly paid non-performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good but too much change and losing sight of its employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Services in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Services in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working including working from home and time off when needed
    Diverse workforce with excellent inclusive culture that fully respects difference and allows the whole person to turn up to work

    Cons

    Too much change with focus on bottom line and lost sight of its employees
    Struggling to work out what it does next now most of its stuff is available free on the internet
    Management heavy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    legal solutions - International Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - International Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big Brand, easily recognisable across the globe.

    Cons

    decisions take an age to be made, basic salary was well below market rate, pay rise was laughable, commission structure favoured steady eddies and punished good/high performance sales people. line manager did not understand the products. bully-boy attitude of sales manager, crass "banter" very prevalent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    require leaner management - lots of meetings about meetings (pointless waste of time and money)
    product I was working with requires greater sales involvement,
    business direction not really clear for the international market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyed working for a multinational, although the constant focus on cutting costs resulted in a negative office culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientific Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Scientific Editor in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility (job hours, flex days), perks (holiday, pension etc.) seemed good, friendly team and consistent performance based pay rises and reviews.

    Cons

    Some senior management treated employees as collateral of globalisation rather than as people. Resulted in low morale among employee base.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No Complaints really (located in London)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The usual large company benefits with very good holidays if you are based in the UK. As Reuters they were certainly a company to work for, less so with Thomson Reuters.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the Markets division has fallen on hard times and is letting go of more staff that it is hiring so little chance of promotion. Management have no clue how to turn it around and seem resigned to a shrinking company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is changing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Has a culture that 'protects' its employees. Reasonable compensation. Nice offices. Nice people in office. Working with people from other cultures, remotely, worldwide. Adopting 'social' networking internally. Recognition of jobs well done via awards.

    Cons

    Little opportunity to learn new technical skills. Little insight by management into the quality of work, just the outcome. Offshoring. Strong focus on containing costs. A narrow focus on getting the job done without consideration to enabling people to get the job done. Silos of responsibility that depend but dont respond to each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your 'blue sky' vision is great, but has little connection with many employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best company I've worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very welcoming. Many long timers many of who care deeply about the company.

    Cons

    Many strategic and organisational changes. Moral somewhat depleted from redundancies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good work life balance, making experienced staff redundant will damage long term prospects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, Training opportunities, Office environment

    Cons

    Management strategy flawed, Obsession with outsourcing at expense of quality, Regular waves of redundancy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reducing the cost base is important, however, a balance needs to be found between this and retaining quality staff. Save money elsewhere like reducing unnecessary international travel, and hiring expensive third party consultants and consultancies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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