Thomson Reuters (Scientific)

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Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Positive

    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product to sell, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Pay is low, and management plays favorites


  2. Helpful (2)

    Consolidation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Thomson Reuters (Scientific)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tier one player in the Scientific division with Web of Science product. They are many complementary products that are the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Many people have worked there their entire career and never worked anywhere else.
    Many layoffs occurring because they want to increase profit margins.
    Many layoffs in order to hire younger cheaper workers.

    Advice to Management

    It is sad how you discard workers to increase profit margins.


  3. Good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomson Reuters (Scientific)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits very competitive. Professional growth encouraged. Family-friendly.

    Cons

    None, at least not in my experience.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Here is my diagnosis: hierarchical sclerosis!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is higher than average and you can easily negotiate your entry package.

    Cons

    They operate in a very hierarchical manners so you have to do what you're told and communicate to your manager who can then relay upwards.

    Advice to Management

    Year on year disruption is not innovation, sorry gents!


  6. The worst work experience of my life.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Technical Support Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Technical Support Representative in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot think of a single "pro"...unless one believes working for a company with a "I've made up my mind so don't confuse me with facts" attitude is a "pro"!

    Cons

    Customer Service, if you want to call it that, is/was the worst I've ever seen; and I've been "serving customers" for fifty years. The "Emperors of Management" never wanted to hear that they weren't "wearing any clothes". Human Resources was a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck!


  7. Too many reorgs!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Trainer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Trainer in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Possibility of working from home, good compensation, not micromanaged. As long as you get the job done, you will be allowed flexible hours. Some managers are better than others. Possible travel opportunities.

    Cons

    No formal training program, WAY TOO MANY reorganizations! I was "reorg'd" out! Company wastes a lot of money on sales meetings and sales dinners. Should re-evaluate priorities. A lot of travel may be required.

    Advice to Management

    As mentioned above, company wastes a lot of money on sales meetings and sales dinners. Should re-evaluate priorities. Customer retention should prove the value of training.


  8. Helpful (1)

    People with talent leave quickly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters (Scientific) full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -short hours, the workload never requires overtime
    - you get to work with many clients, good for networking
    - friendly co-workers

    Cons

    - high turn-over rate, people with talent don't stay long
    - salary is about 50% below market average, no salary increases due to company's constant attempts to cut costs
    - health insurance used to be good, but has been cut drastically due to company's constant attempts to cut costs (be prepared to pay thousands out of pocket if you need a doctor)
    - middle management is inexperienced and makes poor decisions
    - no opportunities for career growth, promotions are purely based on personal relationships
    - upper management never shares anything on the company's future; the annual Christmas layoffs are the only indicator how well the departments performed

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees- poor salary, poor health benefits and promotions by favoritism will drive all talented people away.


  9. Helpful (1)

    As with every corporation, it's all about the bottom line, not it's people. It's never about it's people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters (Scientific) full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing outstanding or above the the industry to report. TR is about the profits and acquistions. No benefits that actually effect or help it's individual employees.

    Cons

    No form compensation, No bonuses. Salary increase moved back 2 quarters with no retro, Meager 1-3% yearly pay increase. ZERO culture. ZERO gratitude.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. Reward them accordingly, and treat every one of them as assets.


  10. Good place to work at.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good start for the beginners.

    Cons

    Very slow growth; not many opportunities.


  11. Poor management with little opportunities for career growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payment Specialist in Bingham Farms, MI
    Former Employee - Payment Specialist in Bingham Farms, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits; clean and safe work environment

    Cons

    Favoritism; poor management with inexperienced individuals being placed in lead roles; poor use of resources, including the talent of their employees; lack of career growth opportunities and/or training. On-boarding/new hire training was non-existent!

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing the favoritism game with your employees! Realize that you have had, and lost, very capable and talented individuals because of your poor management.



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