Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Thomson Reuters President & CEO James C. Smith
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Pros
  • Work life balance can be good if you have a good manager (in 474 reviews)

  • work from home options/flexible schedule (in 92 reviews)

Cons
  • My work/life balance is not respected (in 47 reviews)

  • It is incredible that the senior management are so intellectually bankrupt that they have lapped-up everything that the Eikon management have sold them (in 86 reviews)

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  1. A Company with Family Values

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People really want to work together here. There is a sense of "work hard" and we'll have fun doing it.

    Cons

    The company is sometimes slow to make decisions. This can make things feel repetitive and there isn't a clear vision of where things are going.

    Advice to Management

    You have to sometimes invest big to see the big payoff later on. That goes for talent and for products.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Aug 10, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for your review and valued contribution. Along with the efforts in strengthening our core businesses, various senior leadership topics such as midyear progress on strategy and the recent ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Vice President

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Global organization with a sound purpose.

    Cons

    Company is run by corporate employees versus giving business leaders authority and autonomy. Very slow old fashioned and bureaucratic. Not progressive and very tight cost controls that is not competitive to market. Does not create an employer of choice for innovation or creative types, very old school.

    Advice to Management

    Less bureaucratic, less corporate decisions and more local culture. Too sterile and vanilla trying to make the company be one style/way. Lacks diversity and openness to progressive views. Provide better rewards for high performers (equity etc) not just most senior levels. Empower employees more.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Global Amalgamation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global company with a truly dynamic set of businesses. Tremendous opportunities in technology and legal. Acquisition intensive business model means there is never a dull moment!

    Cons

    Pay and benefits way below average.

    Advice to Management

    Try stabilizing the organization (less acquisition) to re-invent the culture.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Jul 30, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for feedback and prior contribution.


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  5. Marketing Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator for Barclays CCR in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator for Barclays CCR in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, most people do not show up to the office, boss let you do as please as long as work is done.

    Cons

    Not very good pay, not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Make a better career path for opportunities

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Jul 31, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for your review and prior contribution.


  6. Helpful (7)

    Zero career progression, stale culture - West Coast Sales Team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Client Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Client Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Worked with really smart people.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Worked as intern from Jun to Dec

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Quantitative Research Data Analyst Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Quantitative Research Data Analyst Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  10. Helpful (5)

    Experience depends on department

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    It is research Intern about Quantative finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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