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"journalist at Reuters"

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Former Employee - Reporter in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Reporter in Los Angeles, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

exciting job, good support staff, fair pay, smart peers

Cons

Company lagging in social media adoption and other ways to stay profitable and did not respond to reporters' requests to have an online presence.

Advice to Management

Hire social media experts to have a plan for wider social media adoption to gain more readers, community feedback and points of visibility for advertisers

Other Employee Reviews for Thomson Reuters

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    "Overall a lousy place to work"

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    Former Employee - WestLaw Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - WestLaw Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    These observations are specific to the WestLaw division. The base product (WestLaw) is great and the customer support is excellent. As a place to work the training is fairly good and the tools for account management and the tech support are very good.

    Cons

    Although the structure changes regularly they never seem to get the proper balance between the number of reps in the field and the market. Far too many reps and if you don't get one of the good pieces of turf your days are numbered. in the past there was a lot of churning of accounts and games played by reps, if you landed on one of those scorched territories you had your work cut out.

    Advice to Management

    Some of this may have been started since i left but get rid of the reps and managers who were cooking the books and reduce the sales force dramatically. WestLaw is a mature product in a mature market. You can take market share from Lexis because Westlaw is better (by far), but there are not going to be a lot of new accounts to sell to any time soon if ever. Trim the sales force and keep a lean team of full-time busy reps working for good wages, not a giant raft of starving sales people that has a high turnover rate and subbasement low morale. I was over 100% of my quota the whole time I was there and though the whole system was radically unfair.


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    "Good company, decent benefits, bad management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you can get 'in' with the management and play office politics there are lots of opportunities. Good vacation time and decent benefits. Location of the Times Square office is great.

    Cons

    Hard to get past being a face in the crowd and not easy to show off your talents or work on new projects. Office environment is exclusive and somewhat hostile. Management is often incompetent. Promotions are rare.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for management below senior exec level and hire managers with experience, many managers were promoted right out of entry-level positions because they play office politics well, but are incompetent managers

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