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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Client Specialist

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    Former Employee - Client Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Client Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, great fellow employees

    Cons

    Management had no clear direction and would change policy and direction with the wind. Job titles and positions changed regularly but the job and work stayed the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a direction or course and stick to it. Make products and services simple easy to use. Be the best in the area you want to compete in versus we have good content ....... content is King but so is ease of use getting to the information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 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 (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
  3. Worked with really smart people.

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked with a great group of people. Software developers and QA worked close together with mutual respect. Local management created an environment where we were able to produce innovative and powerful software. There was a real team mentality where we all learned from one another,

    Cons

    Corporate management used contractors heavily which created a 2 tier system. People doing the same jobs have different pay, benefits and security. The response to missing earning estimates seemed to be to allow contracts to expire instead of making decisions based on strategic goals and needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the teams that produce high quality products and try to keep them intact.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    It is research Intern about Quantative finance

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    Current Intern - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Obtained many knowledge about Quantative finance by researching in the fluctuation of stock price. Good work condition with many smart guys.

    Cons

    The networking is very limited here, and just meet with team members every time. More important, the work opportunity is very limited. It is hard to become a full time employee after Intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more networking between coworkers. And give more opportunities or information to Intern who really have ability to work there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Worked as intern from Jun to Dec

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Quantitative Research Data Analyst Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Quantitative Research Data Analyst Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Very relaxed environment
    -Great work life balance
    -Very informal management
    -Close knit team

    Cons

    -Low pay,
    -Need to have a phd for career advancement(in the starmine research team at least)
    -Management needs to give more performance feedback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Experience depends on department

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large company, room for growth both within a single department or inter-departmentally, great benefits

    Cons

    Management a bit disorganized. I moved from the Times Square office and working for a PMO to a small office in San Francisco and there was a palpable difference in the overall quaility of my employment experience. The San Francisco office atmosphere was noticeably less congenial, there lacked room for growth, managerial support and overall communication between groups failed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your employees opposed to just trying to save face. Keep messaging consistent.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful

    A very frustrating and boring place to work

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    It's a very good lifestyle job. No one works more than 8 hours a day and never on the weekends.

    Cons

    Since I have joined there has been a major reorganization every 6-8 months. Last year there were not any raises and the previous year the bonus was only at 50%. It's a very disfunctional culture that rewards mediocrity. I'll get the same raise and bonus if I give 100% effort or if I work at 50%, so I have no incentive to put in any extra effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to empower employees and be more customer driven. All product design and features are defined internally without any formal process for user testing or user feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Working at TR

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It is a Stable company

    Cons

    It is a Very Traditional company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate business units more effectively

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Tough but worth it after 7 years

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

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

    Pros

    Good learning ground and launch pad

    Cons

    Below par compensations no work life balance eventually

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Usual benefits from working a tech job:
    1) working from home
    2) choosing your own work hours
    3) passionate coworkers

    Cons

    Stuck working on old technology.
    No real innovation, development work is very routine
    Weekly scrums are terrible for morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring contractors who work for a year then leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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