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"Typical large company - a lot of politics but some good opportunities if you're patient."

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Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

Pros

Decent work/life balance. Some interesting projects. You can get involved in fun projects if you take initiative. Offices worldwide offer some the chance to travel, or get assignments in other countries.

Cons

Big company politics. More big company politics. Just OK benefits. Pay raises have been rare over the last few years.

Advice to Management

You need good tech people. You won't attract and retain good tech people unless you both offer interesting projects, and match the current salary trends.

Other Employee Reviews for Thomson Reuters

  1. Helpful (3)

    "View from 2nd Floor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company clubs and programs that help in the community. The campus is very beautiful and in the winter they run shuttles out to the lots so you don't have to walk in the cold to your car. There is a US Bank, Subway, Caribou Coffee along with 2 cafeterias on campus. You don't have to pay to park in a ramp downtown. There is a really nice walking trail to head out to on lunch breaks. There are a FEW really great people who work there.

    Cons

    All benefits were cut for the new year. Poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to caring about employees - and work on retention, so many departments keep the slackers and lose the talented folks because they don't want to stick around and deal with the mess.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Dead Fish Flop"

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    Current Employee - Database Engineer
    Current Employee - Database Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High profile company with great name recognition, worldwide offices, a lot of diversity and some pretty good products. But of course you could have said the same thing about Kodak 10 or 12 years ago.

    Cons

    Ever see a dying fish flop around in the bottom of a boat? That is Thomson Reuters. When Thomson bought Reuters it bought a dog that couldn't hunt for a premium price right when the financial sector was heading south. The synergies never emerged and the result is a large dysfunctional behemoth heavy on management layers that spends most it time redrawing org charts and not understanding why the org charts have nothing to do with how things actually work -when they work. With poor financial performance the company has turned to cost cutting and layoffs to try and boost the bottom line. Morale in many offices is low and with the overall economy showing even modest improvement some people have begun to depart on their own for better pastures.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shuffling the deck every 9 or 12 months. The org chart is not the problem. The problem is you can't keep focused on any solution.

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