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Thomson Reuters Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Mar 20, 2017
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Phone screen with external consultant, phone interview then in person interview with three people, two in the room and one on video.

    The large room had been used previously for a lunch meeting and there was food and dishes spread all over the table. Not very appealing.

    The telephone interview person was there, so asked relatively few questions. Lots of general questions, nothing too spectacular.

    The guy on video didn't like my answer to a question and it showed. When I tried to explain my answer in more detail, this didn't seem to go down well.

    I was told in advance that they would be looking to interview me for a second role and this followed as a video interview afterwards. so I had a total of 90 minutes worth of interview.

    Then every thing went very silent. Finally I heard negatively about the first role. I did eventually learn that they thought I would be too expensive for the second role and all my attempts to get them to put an offer to me failed.

    Altogether a very unsatisfactory process and a very professional company made a very bad impression on me. Their use of external consultants may make things easier for them, but in this case the fact that I couldn't communicate directly with TR personnel was a real negative. The consultant also stopped communicating was a real turn off after what had been a professional approach.

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    Thomson Reuters Response

    Mar 22, 2017 – Analyst, Recruitment Brand and Channels

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We apologize that your experience did not live up to our standards and expectations and we would like to follow up directly with the team ... More

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    LondonProgram (Technology) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Process was pleasant enough. First you fill in your details, then do an online assessment (you get a candidate feedback report after that regardless of whether you're successful or not), after that a video interview.

    Unfortunately I didn't progress much further than the video interview (done on HireVue) and they sure took their time in getting back to us!

    Questions asked in the video interview were as

    1. How do you make sure you always deliver great results on the tasks you are personally responsible for?
    2. Explain how you would feel if you had to completely rearrange your day to accommodate an important piece of work.
    3. Is applying what you have learned important to you?
    4. How will working within a large global organisation play to your strengths?
    5. How would you support your team?
    6. Imagine that you have spotted a process that isn’t working effectively. What would you do?
    7. In your opinion, what is the secret when communicating with colleagues and stakeholders with differing levels of seniority?
    8. What strategic factors do you think will impact Thomson Reuters’ success over the next 12 months?
    9. Can you describe a recent project or assignment which required you to apply your technological knowledge?
    10. Imagine that your manager has asked you to lead a five-minute presentation on new Technology. They provide you with a long list of resources to use in preparation. How would you make sure you include only the key information?
    11. Why are you interested in our Technology Summer Internship Programme?
    12. What do you feel you could bring to the Technology Summer Internship that sets you apart from other candidates?

    Interview Questions

    • In your opinion, what is the secret when communicating with colleagues and stakeholders with differing levels of seniority?   Answer Question
    • Imagine that you have spotted a process that isn’t working effectively. What would you do?   Answer Question
    • How will working within a large global organisation play to your strengths?   Answer Question
    • How would you support your team?   Answer Question
    • Is applying what you have learned important to you?   Answer Question

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Mar 9, 2017 – Recruiting Communications and Marketing Specialist

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. If you are still interested in Thomson Reuters, and we hope you are, we encourage you to sign up to receive job ... More

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    Digital Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    The face-to-face interview was pretty straight forward - the typical 'tell us about yourself' and 'how do you cope with heavy workload' questions. I had no issue with it at all, however when the person recruiting started sending me countless tasks to do, I was a bit stunned. If I'd have been asked to offer feedback or my opinion, fine, but this was too much that I hadn't been warned about in the interview. I did it anyway...but to add insult to injury, despite chasing several times and having spent quite a bit of money travelling to the office, no one ever actually gave me an outcome. Pretty poor treatment considering that this is such a huge, and generally well respected, company. I'd have expected better.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do want to work for Thomson Reuters?   Answer Question
    • How do cope with heavy workloads and how do you manage others' expectations of your time?   Answer Question
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    Journalism Trainiee Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Quite an intensive process that includes the initial application, phone interview, writing tests and final interview with a panel and a numerical and written test as well. The interviewers were very friendly and helpful.

    Interview Questions

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Apr 19, 2016 – Analyst, Recruitment Brand and Channels

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. If you are still interested in Thomson Reuters, and we hope you are, we encourage you to sign up to receive job ... More

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    Business Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Online application of CV and cover letter, followed by online strengths assessment, video interview and assessment centre. The assessment centre consisted of group work, 1-1 competency interview, presentations and an exercise that focused on financial data analysis.

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    Thomson Reuters Response

    Mar 31, 2016 – Analyst, Recruitment Brand and Channels

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. If you are still interested in Thomson Reuters, and we hope you are, we encourage you to sign up to receive job ... More

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Not a very good impression.

    Started with a short telephone interview with a Thomson Reuters recruiter followed by instructions for a coding test that was done from home. A few days later Thomson Reuters recruiter setup a telephone interview with the development team for a specific date and time for which I took time off.
    Unfortunately no one ever called.

    Interview Questions

    • Coding test involved developing a black jack simulator between 1-6 players in Java.   Answer Question

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Feb 26, 2016 – Analyst, Recruitment Brand and Channels

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We apologize that your experience did not live up to our standards and expectations and would like to follow up directly with the recruiter ... More

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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Following the online application, the interview process started with a phone interview with a recruiter in order to assess your motivation in applying for that specific role in that specific sector and get more information about the role, salary etc. After that, face-to-face interview with the team leader and the European Sales Manager, another phone interview to test my negotiation and closing skills and a final presentation on a specific topic provided by them.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Thomson Reuters? How would you apply your knowledge to acquire more customers? What are the most crucial skills and a good sales person should possess in order to succeed in the marketplace?   Answer Question

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Mar 1, 2016 – Analyst, Recruitment Brand and Channels

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. We wish you the best of luck in your search and encourage you to sign up to receive job alerts for positions which ... More

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    Technology Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    The process was 12 questions online with webcam about the company, me and teamwork. It was not technical at all, but some questions were a bit tough. Anyway I think I did well because I got to the next step in the process.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle working with people with different backgrounds?   Answer Question

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Mar 1, 2016 – Analyst, Recruitment Brand and Channels

    Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback. Please feel free to follow up with your recruiter for status updates on the process.

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    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I applied to the role through their internal job site and was invited to an interview a few days after at Canary Wharf.

    The first interview went well. I was introduced to the Head of the department and two other team members. They asked very straightforward questions which were a mix of competency (tell me about yourself, 3 strengths and a weakness ect) and technical (what did i know about the market I wanted to work with, what were the driving factors in the market at the moment, general knowledge about some companies in the market). The interview lasted an hour and it flew, the guys were a pleasure to talk to and made me feel extremely comfortable which helped ease me into the process.

    Luckily, I was invited back for another interview around a week later. This time I met the Head of department and their boss. Again, both were extremely pleasant and made me feel very comfortable from the word go. The interview structure was much of the same, a mixture of competency and technical questions. This time I was given a spreadsheet of data and asked to find any trends and explain the trends, if I could. In hindsight, this was a fairly straightforward question. I had done my market research and knew the drivers for the supply and demand data presented to me. Although at the time I let the occasion get to me and lost myself in the numbers. I didn't quite answer the question as well as I'd have hoped.
    I was also given one "situational" question, "what would you do if..."

    The interview lasted about an hour and a half and at the end of it I was set some "homework", they asked me to write a 500-600 word article on anything that interested me in the market at the moment and was due over the weekend.

    I really enjoyed the process and writing the article, but unfortunately I wasn't offered the position.

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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I had a telephone interview, after that would have been invited to a face to face interview if I was successful. The interview was done by a Sales Director, and it lasted about half an hour. All in all a very pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you have had to solve a problem with one of your major clients and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you have had to find people in an organisation and how did you go about it.   Answer Question
    • How do you go about selling to your clients?   Answer Question
    • What is the typical sales cycle like in your organisation?   Answer Question
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