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Thomson Reuters Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
2,674 Reviews
3.3
2,674 Reviews
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Thomson Reuters President & CEO James C. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is quite good since they are very flexible with the working hours (in 474 reviews)

  • Flexible timings - You are not forced to spend 9Hrs if no work - you can work from home (in 92 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares (in 47 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming (in 86 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice people and very welcomeing

    Cons

    Management not great, never interact with employees

  2.  

    A parson's egg: good people in the trenches but not so good leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    The opportunity to work flexibly is great and makes it easier to hit a reasonable work life balance. Holiday provision is generous.

    Cons

    Salary progression is not good and it isn't that clear what senior management's strategy is, but cost control is maybe a significant plank. It's not a place I would recommend starting a career, but perhaps a place to move to later once ones earnings have reached a decent level. The company also imposes a performanec profile to every employee population whether it fits or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    No career Prospect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Good people and a great team

    Cons

    No chance of career prospects unless you are on the known. managers don't tend to put you forward and it's up to you to keep an on job postings, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around you, your talent is right there!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Long career, but decided to leave due to poor senior management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities and fantastic people to work with. The work/life balance used to be good but is being eroded.

    Cons

    As above, the work/life balance is slowly being eroded. The constant redundancies are demoralising and promotions are based on whether you are part of the boys club and no longer based on skill and ability. Such a shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start recognising the good performers and stop giving jobs to the boys. Don't lose the moral compass that used to be so prevalent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Long term employee feedback at Thomson Reuters

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Implementation Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Implementation Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good office culture, some great people working there. Flexible home working available.

    Cons

    Post merger, company is bloated at management level and as a result RE has repeated reorganizations so that eventually regardless of how excellent an individual is in their role or how valuable they are to a specific revenue stream, changes in management lead to such people being lost. I have seen this several times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in staff and be clear on the mission

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good experience. Good company to work for. I will recommend it. Going through a lot of reorganizing at the moment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mature, family like culture. Great people working there. Good training. Good overall compensation package. I recommend it. I had a very good experience working for TR.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Great working environment, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Communication between leadership team and employees can be improved.

  9.  

    Good people to work with but frustratingly bureaucratic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Organisationally it's much more open than I would expect for the size and type of organisation, sometimes surprisingly so. This openness reflects in the grass roots culture with a much more relaxed atmosphere than is normally found in finance.

    There is a good work / life balance with working from home for those who want to the norm rather than the exception. So, in general it's a good company for those with young families

    Senior leadership has realised (c2012) that the finance and risk division needs to change, something that's driven by economic realities. There approach appears to be successful to some extent, which is given it's size is a good sign but as of 2014 they are still in the harsh reality of the changes

    Cons

    There are way to many barriers between the various parts of the organisation, especially in support services. Worse, the goals of large parts of IT services are at odds with the business drivers of other parts (save versus spend to make). The net result is that 1 day tasks take 6 weeks and some projects are simply impossible. This can be incredibly frustrating when delivering large/complex projects.

    There is still a lot of 'Old Income' focus, which given the decline in those revenues and financial state of the organisation needs to change: That is much harder than people think and one area to explore during interview

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the barriers. IT services should be able to bring key technical staff together across the organisation quickly (minutes not hours or never). Focus on delivering service: Is the problem solved, how long did it take, not is the ticket closed.

    Become more flexible in the approach to IT service delivery - one size fits all selects the lowest common denominator, something that breaks the financial sector.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Challenging, but quite slow paced

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Global company, internal and international movement encouraged.

    Cons

    Lack of identity, too many buyouts of other companies, lacked focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont promise ICs things that you dont ultimately deliver on

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Two sides to this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fascinating company with great products and interesting colleagues. The passion exhibited by employees is inspiring. Compensation and benefits are aligned well against the external market and the reputation of the company really enhances your CV.

    Cons

    This is entirely my experience of my particular division as I know others in the Company work in a more logical structure...

    There's an inability of management to delegate responsibility and therefore all decisions are made by committee so consequently very little is achieved. Far too many Director/VP roles and very few people to carry out the work that needs to happen. No career progression - promotions are not an option and teams change through external hires. Recent restructure means roles are far narrower - which makes the role content far less rewarding and far more mundane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the overall company direction, but focus in on less productive areas - possibly using satisfaction and attrition scores!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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