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Thomson Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
33 Reviews

3.4
33 Reviews
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Thomson Directeur Général Frederic Rose
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  1.  

    Great experience during the IPO period for Thomson

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In late 90 and early 2000, under leadership of Thierry Breton, Frank D, Joe Clayton, Jim Meyer, Dave Spomer, Enrique Rodriquez, Tim Saeger, it was a terrific place to make a new business difference. Our french CEO was a true global leader who lead in the transformation of a high performance organization leading to our success IPO. Thanks to IPO and our continued performance, I was able to put three kids through college. Great years and friendships.

    Cons

    With change of top leadership, the culture dramatically changed from a growth oriented global organization to a french centric vision and cost cutting organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from positive leadership and watch your employees grow your results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Legal Counsel  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    advanced technology, company driven by its customers and focus in the futre market

    Cons

    great moment to work in a hurry environmental with high demand with all countries and cstomers around the word

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut costs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    In one sentence I can't describe my experience in Raliegh.

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    Current Employee - Teller  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teller in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    What are the best reasons to work here? I think this decides itself.

    Cons

    There aren't major challenges. Just minor players in this world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's learn more about the best things in life and then go from there in the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked for a division of Thomson in IT support which provided a very average experience overall.

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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst  in  North Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in North Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Many opportunities for engaging work combined with coworkers who were knowledgeable and shared passion for their work.

    Cons

    Compared to other internal IT organizations there is little if any investment in training and the emphasis was making do with less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Great people, great products, good culture

    Cons

    not stable business, change was too frequent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make right decision

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Like working for Thomson

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Was enthusiastic with fellow employees

    Cons

    Didn't care for the reason we were laid off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, sometimes horrible management

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Great people, excellent engineers who knows what they're doing. The company has a wide IP portfolio, and has a solid business tie-in with many leading media service providers.

    Cons

    The French don't seem interested in taking a leadership position in any of the products, a lot of leadership issues, revolving executives. HR typically only pays lip service to employee development, check-the-box type reviews. Line managers who really care can be hamstrung by their immediate supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got world class employees, all they need is leadership & a vision, just make sure the executive staff can come up with executable strategies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company

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    Former Employee - User Experience  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - User Experience in Boston, MA

    Pros

    The finance industry has always been an area in need for a design revolution, Thomson provided me the vast green field to perform as thinker.

    Cons

    The retention of good designers was a challenge, as the industry is defficient of experienced talents. Also the lack of internal training contributed to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To invest on each designer, with certifications about the industry, career plan, a creative environment where the group has th bandwidth to innovate.

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

    started off as a great place to work, but moral has dropped significantly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Pay is okay, and the midwest is a good place to raise a family. Programs are fast paced and usually challenging.

    Cons

    Moral is terrible, mostly due to the years of down sizing and constant budget pressures. Recent changes in benefits (specifically 401K, pension, and health coverage in retirement) show the companies lack of care and dedication to empoyees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It feels like you have stopped investing in the Indy site and are trying to suck the last bits out of the remaining employees. You really need to address the moral issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting job but below average compensation.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Princeton, NJ

    Pros

    Team work and friendliness. There are challenges and opportunities. Interesting work on leading edge technologies. Multinational company. Mobility and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Salaries are below average. There are no compensation packages. Difficult to promote. The company has gone through a deep finantial crisis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation (salary, bonuses, stocks, etc.) and opportunities to promote. Titles and career ladder should be more clear.

    No opinion of CEO

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