Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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Thomson Reuters President & CEO James C. Smith
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Pros
  • Work life balance can be good if you have a good manager (in 474 reviews)

  • work from home options/flexible schedule (in 92 reviews)

Cons
  • My work/life balance is not respected (in 47 reviews)

  • It is incredible that the senior management are so intellectually bankrupt that they have lapped-up everything that the Eikon management have sold them (in 86 reviews)

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  1. Great Company with Great Values

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It has been an enriching experience where I have been able to climb up the ladder quickly despite my inexperience prior to starting. Also, they focus on keeping the employees happy.

    Cons

    There does not seem to be a strong recruitment program from internships or from college visits.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Projects, Poor Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The type of work that I was involved in was technical in nature. Scientific community. Developing software tools to be used by researchers to gather, collect, and organize research data. Great product line

    Cons

    Constant company upheaval and restructuring. Territorial disputes. Backstabbing. Ladder-climbers not caring whom they step on to get to the next level.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and listen to your people in the trenches. Utilize the extremely bright people you have in the organization to their potential. Provide incentive for innovation. REALLY allow pwople to fail and learn.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Jun 9, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for your review and prior contribution.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Excellent benefits. High pressure environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In the Thomson Reuters Science business you will be working with very smart, driven people and interesting products. The benefits are excellent as well as the educational opportunities. A good place to be if you are a top performer, like to be challenged and are successful at navigating politics.

    Cons

    A high pressure environment with a fair amount of upheaval and uncertainty, and some challenges in leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Consider balancing compensation more with the level of and additional responsibilities being given to your team. Provide training and/or more guidance when employees are tasked with responsibilities they have no previous experience with.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Editor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice colleagues; good atmosphere; flexible time.

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations; little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stabiity


  6. Helpful (4)

    The "Cost" cutting is detrimental to employee moral

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work life balance. the management (at least the ones I report to) are very hands off. which is great.

    Cons

    Even though the company is profitable, higher-ups have "laid off" key employees only to higher contractors in their position. the brain drain as well as the uncertainty has lead to many issues

    Advice to Management

    hire more people


  7. Decent place to work. A lot of change happening.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Junior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - Junior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Jun 10, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Your review and intern contribution is greatly appreciated.


  8. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Work you to death and never satisfied

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great opportunity to gain experience, tough environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  11. Amazing company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing...its working



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