Thomson Reuters

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Thomson Reuters Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
2,536 Reviews
3.3
2,536 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 446 reviews)

  • Flexible timings - You are not forced to spend 9Hrs if no work - you can work from home (in 88 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares (in 45 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming (in 83 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but consistently making experienced staff redundant will eventually lead to product quality issues.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Good products
    Flexible working environments
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Cost saving measures resulted in many experienced staff being made redundant, and high new staff turnover makes it hard to maintain quality and expert knowledge that the company depends on.
    Brutal timescales on the projects I worked on - very poor up front planning on business case and project scope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with the staff!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They're not bad for a City employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Good working environment, flexible working options, decent benefits

    Cons

    Lack of coherent strategy, pay is average for the City

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think a bit further ahead than the end of the year.

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

    Was good, going downhill...no appreciation of people who work hard

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

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    It's flexible working, good benefits package though not salary.

    Cons

    Hard work and loyalty is not rewarded. 10 years ago the people hired were always reliably good and people you wanted to work with. Too often now people are hired on basis of professional qualification with little thought given to whether they are able to do the job or get on with their colleagues. Result = lots of very frustrated, underpaid decent employees increasingly looking elsewhere...This will not assist the company in retaining and growing profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop chasing short term profits at the expense of loyal employees. It doesn't cost that much in the general scheme of things to take hard working people out for a drink once every few months and would massively boost morale. Stop putting so much emphasis on qualifications (and subsequently hiring unnecessary people) and instead look at how you can promote people within. This is apparently supposed to happen but I can name about 10 people who've been passed over in the past year in favour of (generally useless) external recruits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company but a lack of focus at senior levels

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

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits including annual leave and healthcare.
    Worklife balance is encourages in most teams.
    Online training courses are freely available.

    Cons

    TR purchase new companies constantly but fail to integrate the business.
    Management are too focussed on growth and risk existing staff morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to employees and existing customers, the future is built on us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytic Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analytic Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A relaxed atmosphere with some friendly people working at the company and most are approachable. Flexibility in the working hours. Reasonable benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Staff that cannot share empathy to clients. Management rarely listening to staff about direction of firm. Little scope to progress with the HR the real masters of the universe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Too many cuts too soon. Clients are ultimately the losers and facing the short term brunt of changes. Too much focus on the profit and loss and lacking and ignoring the relationship of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Forgotten its roots

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

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

    Pros

    With a large company comes a wide range of benefits you would not normally get if you worked from a smaller firm.

    Cons

    US-style business culture has been imposed on Reuters since it was purchased by Thomson and not always necessarily for the good. One always sensed you had to watch your back as the smallest error could get noted down and used against you in a performance appraisal -- always handy when it come to declining requests for a pay rise!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whilst data is what makes the big bucks at Thomson Reuters, the management should remember that its reputation and notoriety lies with the fantastic team of journalists that put great stories out every day and ensure the Reuters brand remains in the public eye. When I worked for the firm, I sensed the US management had little respect for the brand, in part because the Reuters name was not as big in the US as it is elsewhere...perhaps that has changed since I left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    meh

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Services Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    holidays and large company. diverse group of people to work with.

    Cons

    poor management, micro management, poor development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started off good, but went downhill with a change of management

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

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

    Pros

    Well respected company so get brownie points with other employers.

    Lots of contact potential

    Cons

    Technical people made to feel inferior to the hallowed journalists, very much old school staff hanging on till retirement blocking any advancement in company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The world has moved on too much to teach old dogs new tricks, embrace the current century and evolve or risk falling even further behind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hasn't quite found what it wants to be

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

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Flexible working hours. Good training programmes for managers. The company is headed in the right direction in terms of its strategy.

    Cons

    Constant change is required for the business to survive and to meet the strategy but most managers do not buy into it. There are endless turf wars amongst business units and people do not work as one team. There are also loads of people who have been brought in as part of a historic acquisition but not are really fully on-boarded or sold into the idea of working for Thomson Reuters. Lots of resentful, miserable employee ruining things for the people who want to make it work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus even more on employee engagement and culture. Take it seriously and any management who isn't on board should be out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Very unprofessional and

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    From 1.5 year of experience working for these guys, The teams are run by immature egotistic one man show managers. In general the culture is to bully people into squeezing them like lemons. Extremely unprofessional.

    Cons

    I couldnt think of any pros so all the cons went in pros area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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