Thomson Reuters

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stepford Employees

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    Current Employee - Bit Basher in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bit Basher in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    The location is probably about the only thing in its favour.

    Cons

    Sheeplike groupthink, tedious drones who put process before progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to export jobs to cheaper jurisdictions. Listen to people who may know more about what they're jobs means

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Business Process Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Process Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good holiday, good pension. Learnt a lot from a number of very good people.

    Cons

    Average bonus structure, a lot of change in leadership during my time there. Promotions within team are very structured with regards to timeframes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    A mess

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    Former Employee - Information Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Some great people work at TR, many of them brought on board through acquisition, but in they get ground down by the relentless bureaucracy.

    Good work-life balance though.

    Cons

    The company is a mess - a conglomerate made up of all the companies acquired over the years and thrown together with no idea of what to do with them. And why so many acquisitions? Because collectively the company is clueless. It serves no purpose other than to make its figures presentable to the market and to ensure that the Thomson company remains one of the world's richest.

    Institutionally incompetent, it lurches from acquisition to mass redundancies. Except wait - the company now claims to believe in organic growth. A company that couldn't grow organically if you provided it with a tanker load of manure for starters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You won't grow organically if you don't pay good people good money and let them get on with their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, but fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging and dinamyc environment, with lots of opportunities to rotate into different roles and countries.

    Cons

    Different teams seem to be working at different speeds. There is no common sense of urgency to catch up with time lost over the past couple of years, when company lot its direction a little bit.
    Compensation seems to be too discretionary, there is no common benchmark and I've often seen managers earning less that some of their direct reports.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Improvements Required

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Great company in terms of benefits and working with talented individuals, although the work/life equation balances precariously at times. The company is very US centric due to the fact that it is headquartered there and 95% of the executive committee operate out of US locations, although there is scope for working overseas and travel. Promotion and movement within the (still largely) separate business units is possible.

    Cons

    A lot of internal work is now underway in terms of improving the culture, however these workshops do not filter down to those below a certain pay grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In terms of HR, would like to see more talent management in practice for those lower middle managers, as well as the HR teams and senior managers weeding out those who are under-performing, via the performance management system. As a strategy overall, the company needs to actively leverage and share information across the business units.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Encouraging workplace with very nice people

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    Current Employee - Online Correspondent
    Current Employee - Online Correspondent

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    You never stop learning, an amazing experience if you are interesting in good serious journalism and in global matters.
    Fun people and encouraging office.

    Cons

    Its not easy to advance upwards in the company´s structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities to the young talents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting, but better for more experienced and senior people

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    Former Intern - Strategy Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Strategy Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thomson Reuters as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Time and workload, company values, environment, workplace, canteen

    Cons

    Not very exciting, difficult to start a career there and get to a top level positionin less than 15 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should give a boost and push for performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Institutionally incompetent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Not any that I can think of

    Cons

    I had the misfortune to work for a brilliant company that was bought by Thomson (later) Reuters. In a few years they had ruined us and the business closed down.

    The company is driven entirely by the need to make money for the Thomson family. They buy businesses, and squeeze them to death. Salaries are as low as they can get away with. Pay cheap and you get rubbish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know you aren't good enough. Do the decent thing and resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Opportunities are there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Large well respected brand name, people genuinely want you to succeed and educate yourself to go further. Fantastic training materials for self study.

    Cons

    Sometimes due to the size it can become bureaucratic, but this is not surprising, just a little frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some stability with longer term goals, promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Coordinator

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    Former Contractor - Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Coordinator in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good, company provides good benefits and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Takes forever to get any decisions made, very hierarchal. A lot of structural change in a short amount of time leading to decrease of productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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