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"Like any company, there are dysfunctional parts and less dysfunctional parts: choose carefully"

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Current Employee - Manager in Eagan, MN
Current Employee - Manager in Eagan, MN
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Pros

Work life balance. Flextime, and no expectation that "the best work takes place after five pm" like there is a lot of places. Quite a few people, even in senior management, come in early and leave early without it being a career limiting move. The technology organization is especially competent, and anyone with a good idea that can define the good idea in terms that the technology folks can understand is treated with respect and sometimes even adulation. The strategic marketing services organization is bright, strategic, analytical, and continues to be on the cutting edge. The content operations group and the content technology group are competent professionals led by competent professionals.

Cons

The segment marketing organization is a living embodiment of the Peter principle, with too many chiefs and not enough worker bees. They spend lots of money on themselves, promote only from within, and make life miserable for the rest of the company. There are good people in the organization, but they're drowned out by the idiots in charge and the high number of layers of management that insulate senior leadership from good ideas. New Product Development is OK, but too product-focused and not good listeners to the strategy folks (although they are correct in ignoring the segment marketers). The sales organization is focused on their numbers, and when they're not hitting them, they whine a lot.

Advice to Management

Blow up segment marketing, especially on the law firm side. Cut the number of directors and senior directors by two thirds, but keep the head count for marketers who have direct marketing and channel management experience (as opposed to lawyers from the customer experience operations organization). Beef up technology infrastructure, start by identifying technology bottlenecks (like the data warehouse) and investing in them rather than viewing infrastructure as a mere cost center.

Other Employee Reviews for Thomson Reuters

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, depending on what you do."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work / life balance, career growth potential, healthy work environment, great office options including company store, Carabou Coffee, free fruit and milk. There are so many areas of the company that would be good to work for, depending on your skill set and aspirations, it could be the place for you. A big company makes you have to work hard if you have any hope of being promoted. Tuition reimbursment is great, as well.

    Cons

    Too much corporate politics (which you'd get anywhere, though), turnover is high within the company, parking can be rough, always facing reorgs and change management,

    Advice to Management

    More communication to middle management and all employees, working at such a big company can cause communication to suffer


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Run from this place as fast as you can."

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

    Pros

    The free coffee in the C building is pretty good.

    Cons

    Management cares only about the appearance of things and not for real suggestions for improving processes. Promotions and advancement are not based on ability and people magically appear in higher positions when no one else knew that a position was open.
    Compensation and pay raises are too closely tied to an immediate supervisor's personal opinion of an employee. Despite the fact that the reviews are supposed to be objective and based on facts, when managers fail to follow this procedure, there is no recourse.
    I had a rotating array of at least half a dozen people to whom I reported to at any given moment.

    Advice to Management

    Cull the herd of numerous middle managers that contribute nothing to the company other than filling chairs in constant and unnecessary meetings.
    Institute procedures to allow employees to have a voice in the review of management.

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