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Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
2,414 Reviews

3.3
2,414 Reviews
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Thomson Reuters President & CEO James C. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedules that allows one to establish a good work-life balance (in 399 reviews)

  • Work from home was very much allowed and many times encouraged to balance work/life (in 84 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the best places to work in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist

    Pros

    Great multicultural environment, intelligent people, wide resources and exposure to various lines of business, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Vague and fluid organization structure and competition for survival of many geographically remote nucleolus offices (results of many acquisitions) sometimes leads to bizarre and illogical transfers of projects between the teams. Reporting lines may be blurred affecting performance evaluation and recognition of those who really do the job. Voluntary movement between the teams and offices are quite difficult although still possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a balance between centralization and federation, get more involved in a real operations. Talk to people, not just inform them a few times a year in a formal town hall meeting session.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Good benefits, work/life balance possible - it's up to you. Job security for the most part - knew people who moved internationally for family and changed industry focus but stayed with the company. Education and volunteer opportunities. Smart people in most situations.

    Cons

    Same as most larger companies - decisions made by execs who have never been to your location that don't make sense. Buying/selling companies which may result in big layoffs and tense office for those that remain or office moves/merges. (But told there's good severance comp for layoffs) The standard beurocracy of bigger companies and review/raise process with small bump potential, except in promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Better training and empowerment for mid level managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  Brazil, IN
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Brazil, IN

    Pros

    Nice career opportunities, fair salary, good benefits, abroad opportunities. Thomson Reuters has a nice internal platform to share information that is really good.

    Cons

    The goals are really aggressive, some areas are not so structured and it is a little mess

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for, needs a better Customer Support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Intern  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Legal Intern in Eagan, MN

    Pros

    Lots of upward mobility in company, nice benefits, salary
    You get a Turkey at Thanksgiving, fruit every tuesday and a picnic every summer.

    Cons

    Not much feedback on your performance, parking sucks, lots of corporate strategy.
    Too much is focused on work, not enough on personal lives. More strategies for bringing everyone together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Customer Support Back, stop acquisitions, and increase feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    In all, it is a good company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The layoff package is big enough for an apartment down payment in London.

    Cons

    I don't like the politics in the company.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Nice work environment excellent team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work is good and very agile model.

    Cons

    Nothing to discuss in detail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  8.  

    Great Work Life Balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reference Attorney II  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Reference Attorney II in Eagan, MN

    Pros

    No overtime is expected, and the environment is really low stress. Great opportunity to learn, sharing knowledge and contributing to your team is emphasized. Management is fairly laid back and expectations are very clear.

    Cons

    Specific to this job role, you have the cons you get in any job focused on customer service (you may have to deal with some stressed out unreasonable people). Everything is based on seniority so you may have to work an unusual schedule when you first start.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Thanks for the invaluable experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant II  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant II in Boston, MA

    Pros

    TR is a great place to work, excellent work/life balance. The collaboration and team work provided lots of opportunities and varied experiences in the area of tax preparation and compliance.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for upward career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Info Specialist  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Info Specialist in Phila, PA

    Pros

    very flexible and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    large company with too many businesses.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Encourages diversity, good pay, great offices, office culture is the best in all the places I've worked. The company cares about work/life balance, HR seems to know what they are doing.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of advancement, I started in an entry level position and it takes a few years to be considered for promotion. There is not a lot of places to climb up the ladder. Granted, the company encourages you to flow in other business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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