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Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
2,448 Reviews
3.3
2,448 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Zero career progression, stale culture - West Coast Sales Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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
  2. 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.

  3.  

    Times they are a changin'

    • 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 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    *Technology driven for revenue driven projects and revenue
    *Decent work life balance and work from home policies
    *Fully transparent with transformation programs

    Cons

    *Uncertainty of the longevity of the corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoy my colleagues, but overworked and underpaid.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    TR has bad managers with no clear direction or goals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work - life balance. If you don't work too hard or too lazy, you could have a job for a long time.

    Cons

    Office politics, confusing goals and no company direction. Too many organizational changes. there is not much growth within the company,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to direct reports. stay focused on one goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Typical Large Corporation

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

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to move up in your career.

    Cons

    Corporate office is constantly buying and selling business' . No job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fully understand what a business does before taking it over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company in transition

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Strong benefits, great colleagues, variety of opportunity

    Cons

    Can be difficult staying motivated with a company in constant transition

  9.  

    Good place to start, not a great place to retire

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

    I worked at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Good movement for growth especially when you're new

    Cons

    So many management change and reorganizations that it's easy to get lost in the mix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your talent and take care of them!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loyalty Escapes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technologies
    Current Employee - Information Technologies

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with, as well as the interaction with people in other departments. The vacation time is good, and the pay seems to be well within the ranges of other companies

    Cons

    They have become a company of outsourcing. Any more no department is safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the issues that are bleeding the money out of the company and stay dedicated to your employees. The tenure of most of your workforce is a testament to their dedication to you. Return the favor.

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

    Great place to start

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and broaden your skillset, especially right out of college
    Fair compensation for entry level position
    Opportunity to collaborate with a lot of talented people
    Great culture of knowledge sharing and mentoring
    Hours dedicated to training and volunteering
    Good technology

    Cons

    Stale career growth despite personal growth
    Individual achievements seldom recognized
    Intensive self review process with little perceived value
    Chaotic and confused project flow
    Poor communication between project teams
    Compensation doesn't scale well for really talented developers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let devs take more control of the planning process. Get them involved with the product development instead of insulating through trickle-down requirements and specification defined in closed-door meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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