Thomson Reuters Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
2,437 Reviews

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Pros
  • Flexible work schedules that allows one to establish a good work-life balance (in 399 reviews)

  • Work from home was very much allowed and many times encouraged to balance work/life (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares (in 42 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming (in 78 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good People to Work With

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Like the title says, there are some good, intelligent people employed in this company and ample chance to get to work with different business units.

    Cons

    Salary seemed to be on the lower side(heard often enough), and opportunities for promotion did not come around much at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upward mobility options need to be less few and far between. Options for working from home would be a good avenue to explore further.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great co-workers, but poor management and a significant lack of respect

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    Former Employee - Legal Research Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Thomson Reuters as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting co-workers who make the day go by much faster. Plenty of down time and very little stress as the work is not difficult or time-consuming.

    Cons

    The work is not challenging. The training is lacking. Management cares very little about treating their employees with respect and providing honest feedback. Promotions are not based on merit, they are based on personal relationships and politics. There is no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect, have honest conversations with us, and actually listen to the suggestions of your employees on improving the workplace. There is a reason the turnover is so high at this company - people do not enjoy feeling that their work is not appreciated and that the only thing that matters at the end of the day is the amount of money that is made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not good

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Met some nice people with a solid leave policy

    Cons

    Unstable with constant threat of lay offs and middling pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together... The Reuters acquisition and subsequent integration has been a disaster.

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

    A great learning experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Researcher  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Researcher in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at on an entry level. Great colleagues in a global organization.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, takes too long to bring in new hires for the workload in the satellite offices. It only seems that promotions are only for Eagan employees and those already in Upper Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office management is always from the Top down...while asking employees for their input, be prepared to really take some honest criticism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good to work for, good pay and benefits.

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    Former Employee - Writer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Writer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Always felt a sense of purpose and understood the big picture. Excellent training. Good communication among various departments. Company is well respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Quality of front line supervisors varies. I felt that some people were supervisors just because they were there the longest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee training in great - expand supervisor training. Supervisors need to give more feedback, consistently, not just at review time.

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

    Very gossipy unprofessional work culture

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    Former Employee - French-speaking Research Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - French-speaking Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is very laid-back. There is always something to do. Quick paced. Casual dress and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    I worked for the Westlaw Due Diligence Division in Washington, D.C.

    Some of the management was nice enough; some of the management was not so nice. They assign people to teams but then they constantly switch you up. You may be under one supervisor the one week and a different one the next wee. I found the work culture was rather immature and prone to gossip. It is an unstable work environment since these are contracted positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Is this really what I'm wasting my Degree on....

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people that I work with make the days bearable.

    Cons

    I'm realizing this company is very selfish and greedy. From the get go there was lying and misleading information pushed out. I was told the normal turn around time for contractors to be converted was 6 months... Almost at a year and nothing..... This company also amazes me with the lack of a reality check that they have regarding where we live and what we are paid... This is WASHINGTON, D.C. if we imposed these wages on management would they be able to realistically afford this area? Its sickening to see how much money this company brings in a month but can't afford to value their workers so that they don't want to run away from this place daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback is a function of respect; when you don't have honest conversations with us about our strengths and our opportunities for growth, we question our contributions and your commitment. #WestLawCourtExpress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent. (Westlaw in Washington, DC)

    Former Employee - Legal Research Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    TR is a solid company on the whole with good benefits and makes an effort to keep employees in the loop with newsletters etc.
    - Company happy hours
    - Coffee, tea, occasional leftover luncheon food in the break room
    - Co-workers can be great/teamwork

    Cons

    - Not much/any room for professional growth
    - Handholding when interacting with clients
    - Some favoritism/tenure to the detriment of the company/morale
    - Seldom able to work from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Listen to their concerns, believe in them and treat them like adults. Some teams have incredibly high turnover and that is worth looking into.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is awful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Thomson Reuters has some wonderful talent and offers very good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is less than competitors. Opportunities are lacking. Company has been in a constant state of "restructuring". Strategic vision is often lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of poor management and promote the talented folks that know your products and customers the best. Seems like the best talent either leaves for better rewards or get shoved out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    2 Experience and move on

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Entry level experience, great benefits, good people.

    Cons

    Below average salary and little opportunities for career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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