Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Company in flux

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good peers and not too dog eat dog

    Cons

    Company lacking direction, slow off the mark and at times highly frustrating

  2. Great company, lacking direction during structural change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexible environment, great for female employees, decent benefits

    Cons

    Management are too busy covering their own and forget about front line staff. A real top down approach to management which is not the kind of company that suits my personality.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people more and innovate from the bottom, not from the top. More transparency is needed.

  3. Some good some bad - too many processes and not enough sparkle

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Some great people and ideas. Respectful attitude generally in the office. Some (not all) of the senior managers are inspirational, but sadly some of them are only interested in their bonuses and forget that other people actually have lives they want to lead...

    Cons

    IT systems are dreadful, impossible to get anything done, all the centralised functions are the same - process driven and no flexiility
    Default for position if things aren't going well is to have another restructure
    A lot of mediocre people with inflated job titles

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and stop praising for the sake of it.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Good work life balance, making experienced staff redundant will damage long term prospects

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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance, Training opportunities, Office environment

    Cons

    Management strategy flawed, Obsession with outsourcing at expense of quality, Regular waves of redundancy

    Advice to Management

    Reducing the cost base is important, however, a balance needs to be found between this and retaining quality staff. Save money elsewhere like reducing unnecessary international travel, and hiring expensive third party consultants and consultancies.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Best place to work .. you get to work on what you were interviewed for

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

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, considerate people, focus on development, leadership and technology focused growth

    Cons

    May be more focus on only domain specific technologies, lot of people working from long time so lack of dynamism or competition

    Advice to Management

    I think keeping its always good to keep good balance of old and new generation of programmers so that you can best of cutting edge with backing of experience.

  7. Good employer

    • 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

    Pros

    Great place to work, fair employer

    Cons

    Bonuses often unfairly capped despite goal achievement

  8. Helpful (1)

    Nice Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice people and very welcomeing

    Cons

    Management not great, never interact with employees

  9. Good for a short period

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work environment - or rather "how work should be anywhere"...! - interesting times ahead

    Cons

    Too many people, disorganised, over controlling senior management, slow

  10. Helpful (4)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Interesting work

    • 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most colleagues are good and knowledgeable about their work. Pleasantly surprised by pay offered. HR department efficient and not overbearing.

    I find myself trusted far more than at previous employers.

    Cons

    Functions are scattered across various locations, leading to a large meetings burden and confused job roles.

    Support services often unbelievably bad. Procedure for procurement slapdash, department needs to be constantly chivvied into action. Staff on IT helpdesk really unable to offer help as they know less about IT than I do. If call appears to be difficult it is quietly closed.

    Intranet getting filled with junk.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate staff who need to cooperate onto one, maybe two sites. Locate support services as far as possible in the same building as the staff whom they are supposed to support. Employ fewer more talented support staff. Stop undermining staff working on quality products by simultaneously marketing cheaper low-quality "alternatives".

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