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Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
2,445 Reviews
3.3
2,445 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.  

    A great place to work for many years

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager

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

    Pros

    Lots a very smart and dedicated professional colleagues. Autonomy for a while let us solve lots of technical problems quickly. A small office felt much like a small company with the resources of a large one.

    Cons

    Being acquired by ever larger companies has meant every growing bureaucracy. Many of the larger locations are large and impersonal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees. Many have the company's best intentions in mind, but can get mired in red tape.

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

    One of the best places to work in.

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

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

    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
  3.  

    Great benefits and management

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Benefits and management are top notch

    Cons

    Salary is on the low side for similar positions in my field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Right side salary to keep talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

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

    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
  6.  

    Good company to work

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

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

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mgmt expectations are pitiful and absolutely stagnant growth

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    The only PRO is that it's a large company with possible options in other segments

    Cons

    Business vision and model are outdated. The strategy is to beat the current fiscal year expectations with minimal planning towards building future competitive advantages.

    Management expects employees to work in their roles for 5 years or more without questioning about growth options in terms of position or compensation. If the employee achieves a few years seniority, the managers typically play a waiting game for these folks to leave the company - trying to get rid of the talent pool and potential threat for their survival. Once these employees leave, the managers portray that they have managed successful execution of the business goals with being under-staffed and have gone through huge pains - not even once letting the company's executive team become aware of the lost talent, the reasons for losing human capital and how the company is being hurt by these strategies.

    This is really pitiful in terms of the stagnant growth the employees experience in some segments. Due to it's size and hierarchy, manager's personal preferences, talent is not always encouraged, human capital is not always the top priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Convenient place to work, good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Treated as valued employees for a long time and then TR decided to outsource thousands of people. Not feeling so valued any longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    TR continues to re-org

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, managers flexible about vacations, junior employees are welcome to speak up and share ideas

    Cons

    Company continues to re-org several times a year, resulting in poor morale and apathy with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganizations are distracting and when they are recurring, it's harder for employees to buy-in to the future vision.

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Zero career progression, stale culture - West Coast Sales Team

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good approach to working-from-home and vacation, personal time

    Cons

    A lazy culture of underperformance for the most part. The good staff are in the minority. Stale culture - no real changes ever. Constant cost cutting. Senior management tends to employ and promote their buddies, not the best employee. Don't expect promotions, and expect to fight for a raise. Good performers are not rewarded proactively. Very lazy staff are abundant. A lot of very poor people managers among senior ranks. They happen to be friends of leadership, and are good at managing up but terrible at managing teams, instead cause tons of conflict. West coast sales team needs shaking up. Too much conflict and no inspiration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When cost cutting (annually!), cull the underperformers not just randomly. Don't fire someone because their manager doesn't like them, even though they are widely respected. Shake things up, ask the staff what is going on the ground level rather than relying on managers who manage up very well, but don't manage their teams well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoy my colleagues, but overworked and underpaid.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Your day to day colleagues are great and committed to getting the job done, even under challenging circumstances. The company tries to staff projects leanly, so you do gain experience and get exposed quickly to challenging projects.

    Cons

    Continual reorganizations and layoffs create instability and low morale.Career development depends on who you know, and less on what you can do. Constant lowering of benefits and below market compensation for non-technical jobs also factor into the morale of the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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