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Thomson Reuters Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
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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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Professional organization that treats people well. Everything was handled with class including when they had to downsize or reorganize. Fairly liberal about allowing occasional telecommuting. Most folks upbeat about their work.

    Cons

    Nothing real negative. High pressure to close deals at end of month and quarter but that is to be expected. Some felt overworked and under appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to work. A lot of change happening.

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly and extremely helpful. A colleague was very helpful for career development. Competitive inter pay.

    Cons

    Work is repetitive. There is a lot of work to do, but getting started on work depends on factors that I cannot control. Decisions by management are frequently put on hold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Work you to death and never satisfied

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Lots of paid holidays, flexible schedule, pro-working at home, excellent technology. Lots of opportunities to learn new programs, skills, and work on a variety of projects. Excellent technical support.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work 55+ hours a week and not be rewarded. Poor management, at every level. Will ask for your input, then turn around and do what they want. Claim to be customer focused, but primarily out for $$$$. Remote workers to do not get the opportunity to meet with colleagues very often; only once a year. They don't provide a lot of career guidance nor do they encourage professional growth. They pay for the cheapest professional organization membership, and only one. They constantly change the focus/mission,, and rearrange personnel on a yearly basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more money in employee's professional development and listen to customers and employees feedback.

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

    Great opportunity to gain experience, tough environment

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    Current Employee - Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technology in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move around this huge company, especially if you are mobile. Most parts of the company offer significant flexibility. Some pockets of the organization have leadership with exciting vision.

    Cons

    Under-resourced and therefore more work than anyone could possibly do well. Layoffs year after year. Significant politics. Short-term strategy based on the bottom-line without any long-term focus. Benefits are weak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, surrounded by extremely bright people. A joy to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing...its working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Director Professional Services

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    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The company provides exposure to global professional career and it certainly has a great brand recognition.

    Cons

    TR is not any longer a Technology Company; it is a purely profit driven, private-equity type of firm where management does not have any ability to look for long-term strategies and take the time to build innovative, reliable technology products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remind yourself what the company core is (Information Management) every time you make a decision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Physician Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Physician Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great verbal support by colleagues on ideas and planning.

    Cons

    Very poor communications between managers & leadership with everyone else below them.
    NO growth plans for employment opportunities nor any senior management guidance for promotions.
    Terrible communication about company direction nor enhancement in your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the barriers - provide leadership of the company.
    Build a roadmap of growth and advance the smart employees - fire the lazy ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    A frustrating place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    TR is definitely a leader in the industry, though the company doesn't seem to know what to do with its market power. The products are top-notch and the people are talented. The work is engaging and employees really care about their work. The company provides flexible work/life balance polices, for the most part.

    Cons

    Leadership and vision are lacking. Focus is on cuts, cuts, cuts. There is no real strategy for growth. Leadership lacks the guts to take chances, the wisdom build things the right way and the patience to allow projects to grow. In addition, workers are not valued. They are considered interchangeable "chairs." The company has spent the last several years nickel-and-diming employees in every way possible (i.e. wages, timing of raises, bonuses, benefits, work expenses), while the highest executives see raises. Morale is down, turnover is rising and too many good people are leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop gouging its employees and start focusing on growing the business, again. Starving something is never a way to grow it. Also, the constant reorganization must stop! Pick a strategy and stick with it! Every six months, another major leadership change is made just for the sake of making a change. The company spends the next year implementing "changes," only to blow it up and start all over again. Not a good strategy to attract investors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Executive Management Just Wants "To Manage The Message"

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    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    You just have to work up to a competent level and remember not to volunteer for any projects. This is no reward to hard work other than get more work at same pay. The Human Resources function is the worst in Corporate America as they protect the worst common denominator of lazy employee while the productive employees get beat down by the process.

    A Bad Process beats down Good People every time. ThomasReuters is the living example. Lazy employees love this place for the lack of demands on them that they have to pay attention to. A Manager's speech about doing things better, more efficient, etc. is just "White Noice" to be forgotten as soon as its heard.

    Cons

    Eagan, Minn is the perfect location for a Passive Aggressive Management Team that say "Yes" to everything and they immediately search for a way to get out of the work, including dumping it on their Peers.

    Management is going through its newest cost cutting process to outsource everything possible, including the entire Accounting & Finance Function. "Move it to India" is the new battle cry.

    Finally, good luck getting hired here for Human Resources is run poorly out of Egan, Minn and they rely on the computer to do all their work - which means nothing gets done and people can't get through to be hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As former Cowboy Head Coach Jerry Jones used to say, "Anyone can Talk the Talk, but can your Walk the Walk?" In thirty years of Corporate America, I've never seen a Management Team that is a complete disconnect between the Message and the Actions.

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

    Experience depends on the BU.

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    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Large company, lots of opportunities to move around hence it makes it attractive to move around and get experience in different areas of the business.

    Cons

    Needs to me more competitive in the market to hire and retain talent. Also, company needs to provide more incentives to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to retain your best talent and develop them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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