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Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
2,627 Reviews
3.3
2,627 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is quite good since they are very flexible with the working hours (in 474 reviews)

  • Flexible timings - You are not forced to spend 9Hrs if no work - you can work from home (in 92 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares (in 47 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming (in 86 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    SOftware Engineer

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    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
  3.  

    Good people

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    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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  5.  

    Great place to be a research analyst for awhile...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    A truly diverse and global company filled with some truly knowledgeable people ; a great opportunity to collaborate with smart and open colleagues. Great perks and benefits to boot.

    Cons

    The actual merger between Thomson and Reuters seemed a bit haphazard, there seemed to be a lack of direction for some organizations. Organizational restructuring wasn't always well conceived.

  6.  

    OUTSTANDING

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Professionalism in its senior corporate staff.

    Cons

    Much travel is often required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be honest and transparent with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Good..

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Everything they had to offer

    Cons

    None of the above applied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All good

  8.  

    Excellent company to work for, but requires patience and a willingness to work well with large teams.

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Services in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Services in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Very employee-centric. Strong commitments to employee development; salaries and benefits were very good. Found that, in general, people were very talented and innovative.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is that things move VERY slowly, and even minor decisions seem to require a committee to make them. The other thing is that all work is underestimated relative to time and cost, and that missing deadlines is just considered normal; this is a problem for many people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower more and hold people more accountable. Continue your strong communication style and the way you care for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I honestly think that one day the stress in this company will kill someone - luckily it wasn't me

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I'll have to get back to you on that one

    Cons

    As others have noted previously, the slavish requirements to keep share price and dividend high results in an annual round of redundancies, interspersed with ad-hoc redundancies. This has a two-fold effect on stress levels - people are perpetually terrified of being made redundant, and after every cull the survivors have yet more work shovelled onto their plates. When departments start to be shrunk by 80, 90%, then the stress levels imposed on the survivors becomes untenable and inhumane. When I joined the company I was fit and healthy - now my health is ruined, leaving me a shadow of my former self who will never work again. I am genuinely concerned that one day someone will pay the ultimate price for these stress levels.

    Another common thread is how out of touch the senior managers are, and this was certainly true when I was there. The EXCOMM act as if they live in a Nuclear Bunker, occasionally sending out corporate announcements and pronouncements like a group of Dictators. They seem to have absolutely NO IDEA of the reality on the ground for their staff. They have no idea what it is like to have no training for DECADES at a time; receive below inflation pay rises (or pay cuts as they are also known); do the work of 8 or 9 people; spend YEARS working with people in your team that you will NEVER meet because the only people getting to travel is the EXCOMM in their Learjets. Not once, EVER, being able to go out for as drink with your team because their is no entertainment budget....unless you are in the EXCOMM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the actions of the EXCOMM are a disgrace, but there is still time to salvage something. My advice would be to leave your bunkers and visit every office (not just NY, Eagen and Docklands). I mean, EVERY office. Shake peoples hands. Sit next to staff. Watch what they do. Find out the difficulties they face. Ask questions. Listen to their fears. Ask what they need. Go for a drink with them.

    But this will involve leaving their bunkers......so it'll never happen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long Term Employees - No Growth Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Generous Vacation
    Good Health Care Benefits

    Cons

    Depending on the Business Group you were associated with you may go no where fast.
    Salary was not commiserate with the work.
    Constant Reorganization and LayOffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nepotism does not work long term. Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    too big of a company, don't care about their employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    When I started there it was West Group. At that time they cared about their employees and realized that they had lives outside of work. I had a manager say you have two jobs; one paid by money and one by love and sometimes they overlap. He understood that.

    There was a lot of room for growth if you chose to do it when you first become an employee. If you wait, that opportunity is lost

    Cons

    As the company grew there was less focus on the individual employees. It became more about how much money you can make the cmopany. I became just a number. I had only one month that struggled in 13 years of employement. Rather then asking why, I was written up for not making my quota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employes like a person and not just a number

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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