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"Good people but I would not invest my own money in TR"

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Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible woking, decent pay, good people

Cons

Bureaucracy, constant reorg's and restructuring.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "A great example of a confused state"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for an intern and graduate trainees.

    Cons

    1. Too much focus on layers and re-organizations. No focus, vision and/or direction from senior management.
    2. No career path for mid-to senior level competent professionals. Senior managers care less for their employees' goals and drift.
    3. Job descriptions are not in line with the role you will land up with.
    4. Lack of a supportive network. Always have to protect your back as way too much back stabbing and a toxic culture.
    5. If you are a results driven professional, this is not a right place for you. The senior management in sales and services take eons in making decisions on each and every aspect of the business.
    6. Not a place that nurtures and promotes high potential competent women.
    7. Very old school culture that's not receptive to new ways of thinking or innovation. All talk but no results due to a confused culture.
    8. Lack of a well integrated message within each geography.
    9. Repetitive loss of good people, but no one cares. Old school are preserved like antiques.
    10. A highly inefficient and damaging talent management and HR function with little to no understanding of the employees' background, experience, growth and potential.

    Advice to Management

    It's fine to acquire new companies to expand your footprint, but it is equally important to have the foresight to integrate those companies in a seamless way to avoid internal conflicts and a confused image to the world outside. It's extremely important to realize the effect on your sales, solutions, business units and professional services staff when they are torn between which product to sell as the internal offerings conflict each other and there is way too much internal backstabbing between the sales teams as a result they become a barrier from making the sales happen. The wrong alignments and unnecessary number of sales managers have repeatedly caused the teams to lose business. The sales managers are not able to even go in front of the client and sell or pitch the company's offering. There is no one to give a client the comfort level that their SLA's will be met.

    Appoint more women in leadership positions. It's been observed again and again, since the acquisition in 2008, many competent women left the company. The ones who are around have been filling in administrative roles. Without promoting competent and young women to the fore-front, you have no role models.

    Lastly, you cannot have square pegs in round holes to lead a vertical. A legal head will not be effective in leading the financial group as the dynamics are different for both industries. By doing that, you will set the heads of your verticals for failure, no matter how good they are or how long they have been with the organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Changing times: past 10+ years have been as if it were several different companies over time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance (if you work in certain groups). Large company with many opportunities to get involved in different areas/roles. Interesting work in a global and culturally diverse work-place that values sharing of ideas and collaboration. Colleagues display helpful attitude and coopearative nature.

    Cons

    Decision-making tends to be beaurocratic. Salaries have stagnated in recent years. Increased job risk and uncertainty, especially in higher cost areas of the world.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more in personal ways. Mass e-mails and intranet can be useful, but sometimes can also be information overload. It is a large company, so we need to try harder to make sure we don't lose the personal touch in communication.

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