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Updated June 4, 2017
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  1. "Interesting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puteaux (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puteaux (France)

    Pros

    I've joined Thomson Reuters as Software Engineer for the first job.
    - Good atmosphere
    - Agile

    Cons

    un peu trop de reunion parfois...


  2. "Software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Puteaux (France)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Puteaux (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging technical environment,
    Wide range of domains in software industry,
    Interesting different projects,
    Great software culture worldwide,
    Providing profesional training, continuously learning is encouraged and in place

    Cons

    Too many levels of hierarchy,
    Heavy organisation,
    Old fashioned structure,
    Far from the start-up spirit.

  3. "Senior QA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puteaux (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puteaux (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Good HR. CE is OK

    Cons

    ZERO professional growth.No salary hike. No useful trainings

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Dec 15, 2016 – Recruiting Communications and Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We're proud to have been named among the top 25 companies striving to promote a work-life balance as a part of company culture. Regarding ... More


  4. "Still working in silos"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Puteaux (France)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Puteaux (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Life/Work balance is good
    Really a multicultural environment

    Cons

    Salary is under the industry average
    Communication is not always easy between countries

    Advice to Management

    Board decisions remain obscure for most developers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "French site in decline."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Puteaux (France)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Puteaux (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some interesting projects a few years ago. An interesting global vision (but does not include the french site)

    Cons

    Management in NY that have no ideas/ don't care about what is happening in the French site.


  6. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment to work for, good salary and benefits, competitive products, nice colleagues and very good learning curve.

    Cons

    Frequent changes to the structure of the company, and you need to adapt quickly to changes so you can stay in the company. Sometimes, it's hard to evolve even if you are good enough. With a convenient development plan, things could get better

    Advice to Management

    Simplify admin processes


  7. "Good place to work in general"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work in general.
    Strong company culture with values I support - diversity, trust, integrity.
    Company can progress (and has progressed) quickly and strongly in the right direction when vision, organization and technical knowledge are aligned.

    Cons

    Complex organization, team conflicts and legacy silos make changes and collaboration difficult.
    Decision are often won by spectacular demos and rhetorical tricks, deep understanding and analysis is rarely used as a decision tool despite large consequences.
    Regarding technology, with few (but notable) exceptions there is a pervasive tendency to reinvent the wheel instead of being guided by industry standards, leading to effort spent at the wrong place.

    Advice to Management

    Make the right silos instead of faking their dilution, open them at the right level through well-defined interfaces, and make them humbly serve the rest of the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Technical specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    this is a great place if you want to take time to yourself. Neither your manager or your colleague will push you to work.

    Cons

    Moreover most of the employees are in the companies for years and have loose dynamism


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Is there a future at TR?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Impressive potential, on a very competitive market.
    Theoretical company culture is appealing

    Cons

    In reality, there is a toxic and very political environment, where people shine for six months and get dismissed
    No consideration for people at all in the Sales & Trading Unified Platform group.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the massive turn over, or the remaining experience of the technology will keep going away


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great job and colleagues, inept management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journalist in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Journalist in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reuters is one of the most trusted news organisation in the world, it attracts some of the most brilliant people in the industry, and salaries are higher than at most other media groups, except for those at it its archrival, Bloomberg. Company culture has traditionally been based on typically British values of respect, decency, fairness, loyalty and humour, but this is gradually being eroded by the new US-dominated management, which means nasty one-line emails are becoming more frequent. Work balance is better than at Bloomberg's. Multicultural, smart and mostly friendly group of reporters.

    Cons

    The new management, which followed the purchase of Reuters by the Thomson family, seems to be on a mission to Americanize the company, placing former Wall Street Journal reporters and high-paid columnists in key positions and reducing headcounts outside America, mainly in Europe and London. This has created an atmosphere of fear, with most London editors under pressure to please the new New York masters, and in turn pressuring reporters with confusing new policies. Bureaucracy is getting worse, employee morale is low. The common feeling is that Reuters has lost its way, and every new management email is met in newsrooms with a collective snort of irony.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to Reuters old values, treat people with respect. Don't try to turn Reuters into the Wall Street Journal one day or Buzzfeed the next. Give your reporters more freedom, stop burdening them with useless processes such as pitches, newsplanners, etc.


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