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Thomson Reuters Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
2,626 Reviews
3.3
2,626 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, great career opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I've had five roles and two significant changes in level during my five years with the company, and have seen many others have similarly interesting career development. Due to the breadth and nature of what the company does, if you are flexible and proactive, then there is plenty of career opportunity available.

    The company is in the midst of a transformation - and has been in a constant state of flux for years. This change does feel different, however, with a much greater sense of purpose, and results starting to show. It is very strong on virtual collaboration. There is a big network of Telepresence and VC, and WebEx connect is used well, as well as the social intranet which is highly trafficked and gives a good opportunity to engage with people globally whom you otherwise wouldn't get to know.

    It also has some very strong business resource groups: I'm an active member of Pride at Work, for LGBT employees and friends, which is a close-knit global network. The company has done a lot to demonstrate its support for LGBT employees, with a big presence at Pride in London, for instance, and statements in support of marriage equality in the UK and Minnesota.

    I really enjoy my co-workers, who are both smart and have high levels of integrity. Like any organisation, there are plenty of challenges as well as opportunities: but for all the ups and downs of working here, of the five employers I've worked for, Thomson Reuters is my favourite.

    Cons

    It's not the most exciting of companies: it could do with more buzz, and more energy and optimism. Things take time to change - but when you look back on the improvements in the last three years, if the same level of change can happen in the next three years then the company will be in really, really good shape.

    Leaders need to get out and engage more, get more face time with employees, and show their human face a bit more often. From another perspective, employees need to think about the role they play in making the company a better place to work - and take ownership of that; many already do so, but it'd have a big impact if people were even more proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jazz things up! Engage more directly with staff. Lead with the heart as well as the head. Help employees understand where we are headed, their role in that - and also ensure people understand where we've come from and the progress we've made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    big corporate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    large employer, good perks, job for life if you play the game and are not career minded. constantly evolving and many diverse divisions so in some areas it has the cultural benefits of working for a small employer but with the benefits of a large organisation. Reasonable salaries and structured grading

    Cons

    large company lots of politics, lots of staff just stay working with no clear career path or direction, Some parts of the business have a culture of expecting staff to be in the office and to be seen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company but struggling to focus on core business

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

    I worked at Thomson Reuters (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company with good opportunities.

    Cons

    They could not focus on core business and a lot time and resources were wasted on side projects that in the end got terminated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent if slow-moving employer

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

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

    Pros

    Genuinely cares about its staff; good global opportunities. Flexible - an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow decision-making, almost constant re-organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to flatten the organization and but more decision-making power into the hands of lower management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sophisticated, driven, flexible and unique!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    The atmosphere in the building I work in is so friendly and easy-going it's pleasing and doesn't allow a person to ever really get stressed or pressurized. The managers look after you and always organize regular one-to-one sessions, you can get good pension amounts, share discounts, dentist plans and even WoW points or vouchers to get discounts from high-street stores. Overall, working for the company is the best thing that ever happened to me.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons in the position I am in. I'm a software engineer, and everything is managed how it should be, the work load is the right balance so it doesn't bring you down after a day of work, and everyone is really understanding and helpful if you have a problem. Only con I can think of is the dodgy lifts that scare the heck out of you every now and then!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and continue to be agile in the sense that you monitor deadlines and the progress of a project, keep up to date with required meetings and high priority emails, and make sure you have monitoring all members of staff to make sure they are pulling their weight (and make sure some staff aren't overloaded!).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good culture but need to invest in growing areas

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. However not enough regional balance too much control from NY which leads to them not totally understanding regional requirements

    Cons

    not enough investment in growing areas and not enough spend on technology

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Significant changes underway to build solid foundation

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastically diverse, globally known, a lot of opportunity to move within the company itself.

    Cons

    Weak/absent leadership, inconsistent pay policies, major changes taking place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much rhetoric, promising pitches but yet to see any actual delivered improvements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    June 2014

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible working shifts, countryside location

    Cons

    commission reports frequently wrong and not paid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    They're not bad for a City employer

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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

    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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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