Thomson Reuters

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Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
2,536 Reviews
3.3
2,536 Reviews
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Thomson Reuters President & CEO James C. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is quite good since they are very flexible with the working hours (in 446 reviews)

  • Flexible timings - You are not forced to spend 9Hrs if no work - you can work from home (in 88 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares (in 45 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming (in 83 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Solid, stable company with good work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    The stress levels are normally pretty low. Stability is relatively high compared to most large software development jobs. Compensation is fair, though many software developers could find higher paying gigs elsewhere. There is very good work-life balance - hours are flexible, and no expectation to work more than 40 hours.

    Cons

    It's far from a cutting edge software development environment -- some tools used by development teams are obsolete. Generally speaking, the overall culture is old-school - very hierarchical org structure and office environment of cube-farms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how successful software development companies are doing it and implement some modern tools, processes, and office environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good manager, work-life balance, good work environment

    Cons

    less pay, pressure in work

    Recommends
  3.  

    Depending on the department TR, is a great place to work and adavance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Lots of options to advance as long as you keep your HR sheet clean.

    Cons

    If you are in a department that is quick to give written warnings get out quick. Those severly impede your ability move positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent treatment of workers from call center agents to engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Learnt a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Global company, with lots of room to change direction of your career. Vacation policy was great. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Medical cost grew so much over the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More help for those that you decide need to leave their current department. Thomson Reuters is huge, and to help them redeploy to other parts of the company retains talent. I felt abandoned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Crazy busy environment, work hard play hard.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation and Support Engineer in Hartland, WI
    Former Employee - Implementation and Support Engineer in Hartland, WI

    I worked at Thomson Reuters as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some seriously sharp co-workers, most everybody really great to work with. The managers I reported to were also great to work with. A very high-stakes environment, but as long as you were assertive you could maintain a respectable work/life balance. Extremely diverse and cutting-edge technology to work with - always something to learn.

    Cons

    Could be extremely bureaucratic.High-level politics and infighting among factions of the company did not help efficiency or engender staff confidence. A lot of decisions seemed to be made based on CYA principles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cast a vision, map a direction and STAY THE COURSE!!! Changing strategy more frequently than most guys change their underwear is no way to run a business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with good, genuine people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The people were outstanding at Thomson Reuters

    Cons

    In the finance department, there seems to be much more emphasis and value on former CPA's as opposed to individuals with Finance degrees or advanced finance certifications like the CFA in regards to vertical movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours the facility is open 24 hours a day. friendly work environment

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other markets

  9.  

    Very positive, but recent struggles have taken the fun out of it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

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

    Pros

    Great product enjoyed by its customers

    Cons

    Great product is WAY overpriced. Customers starting to cancel many subscriptions and this is why pay is flat and people are always being cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold. Change the entire go to market approach. Print is gone! Its just a matter of time. Westlaw will shrink, its just a matter of time. Get ahead of this and lead the way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    SOftware Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    good location, good pay, decent outlook, generally satisfied

    Cons

    too long hours, too many changes, re-orgs, layoffs, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop all the changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Pay check, people, atmosphere, customers

    Cons

    Commute to work. I could have moved closer, but I really enjoyed my house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Telecommute agreements

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