Thomson Reuters
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www.thomsonreuters.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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59% Approve of the CEO

Thomson Reuters President & CEO James C. Smith

James C. Smith

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company with multicultural environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Thomson Reuters

ProsGood Work / Life Balance and young multicultural environment

ConsLack of performance linked compensation

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on more long term goals and human capital

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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London, England (UK)

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

ProsVery good education during and after the integration process. Much free time just a 9 to 5 company.

ConsWhole management wants not to hear the reality to the products, just fulfill their numbers with senseless objectives.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange most middle management and team leaders

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Frustrating company to create new products within, focus is on Eikon and rationalising everything else.

Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsSmart and Friendly people / Access to some great data services / they are trying to change

Consmanagement lack vision / complex and unworkable administration / staff are demoralised and too long in the same role

Advice to Senior Managementhave faith in your key people, be bolder in implementing strategic change

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Flexible role with a broad range of activities

Project Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsFlexibility to work on internal projects of interest to you. Premier provider of information means great access to datasets. Good access to management and good credit for work done.

ConsLots of politics at management level. Poor pay compared to industry benchmarks. Pretty flat career structure.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter remuneration and benefits for good work (bring back 'above and beyond' awards). Listen to the advice of the people that work with the data (too often the strategy seems to be aligned with management's ideas - not supported by the rest of the business - although politics mean they wouldn't dare disagree!)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was an experience.....

Product Manager (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEasy commute from my mainline station (Waterloo -> CW)
Good name to have on your CV (or used to be).

ConsToo much management overhaul too often.
Too many products - do an Apple, cut back to the core essentials and make them world class.
Bring back trust in common sense and reduce the bureaucracy.
Procurement and expenses procedures are unnecessarily onerous.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut back Thomson Reuters to a core set of products and work on making them excellent. Customers are antipathetic towards the product suite.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It all depends in which area you belong to.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Thomson Reuters

ProsYou are connected very closely with the Banking sector. With potential opportunities for those interested.

ConsFlat growth, bureaucracy in some areas. There are multiple cultures within the organisation.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot much, Its all about size.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Years gone

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

ProsBig well known Company, will look great on your CV.

ConsTo much work, too little motivation,.

Advice to Senior Managementstaff encouragement and motivation main con.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work, but not the company is now Thomson with not a lot of "Reuters" left in it

Director of Operations (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGlobal, varied, multi-faceted and fast paced. Thomson Reuters is a good place to work but it is changing dramatically and the culture of the company is shifting. At senior management level you are well looked after but the focus on training and development lower down the company is diminishing.

ConsEagan and New York are now the main centres, London now takes a back seat to these centres. To be effective in a senior roles you need to be in one of these two centres and if you are part of the "Eagan Elite" then you are made within the organisation.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn an effort to make the company profitable try not to wipe out the "innovative" culture completely

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good initial training of financial markets - but limited progression and promotion opportunities

Senior Client Trainer O (Current Employee)

I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

ProsSteep initial learning curve but then plateaus out after 2-3 years max. They pay for exams and hours aren't too long

ConsLot of dead wood, people not improving and picking up pay for 9-5 , minimum effort. Best performers leave for banks / funds. Average people stay.

Lot of middle management., quite political.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of worst 30% and improve pay of remaining 70%

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGlobal company.
Reasonable benefits.
Colleagues and work tend to be interesting and challenging

ConsVery flat structure.
Constant restructuring.
Extremly poor corporate communications.
Limited oportunities for development and training.
Company tends to pay low.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlan for the long term, not the short term. Allow changes to bed in, before starting the next round of restructuring.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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