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"You are not going to get a gold watch from Thomson West"

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Former Employee - Regional Field Manager in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Regional Field Manager in Detroit, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

One can make $200K with out a high tech back ground or a high level of intellect. Working remotely you may have a great deal of autonomy, depending on the division and RFM. Thomson West is the leader in the legal-research business.

Cons

They have stopped developing their own products and are acquiring companies that appear to "fit" into the business model. However, the fit is often more wishful thinking than practical and the field reps get pressured to learn and sell products that are 2nd or 3rd tier and no one really understands how to position the value.

Every year, a new theme. One year, they are a "solutions" company, the next year they are a software company. They want to hire reps with SaaS experience but can't pay for the talent. Constantly looking outside the company for help solving the internal problems.

Very few people ever retire from the field organization. Chances are you are going to be "displaced" or terminated and they will do nothing to help you find another position, internally. Also, having a subscription-based job, where the industry knows that numbers are often inflated by gaming the comp plan, you are not going to be highly sought after. That probably explains why so many former reps end up working for second-tier competitors.

Advice to Management

Go back to what you did best: selling access to information and develop you own products that are driven by that information.

Other Employee Reviews for Thomson Reuters

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    "< 2 years at TR"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities for an extended career

    Cons

    High organizational restructuring and low employee loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employee loyalty


  2. "Laid back work culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Eagan, MN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Latest technologies are being used, work life balance and nice people

    Cons

    Not so great hikes and bonuses

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