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Thomson Reuters New York City Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Loved it !"

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Database Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good work environment . Great managers and teams.

    Cons

    None ! I loved working there . It was the best time :)


  2. "Above average large company getting gradually worse to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Packed with intelligent, dedicated people, young and mature, new and established makes for encouraging, supportive work environment and teamwork.
    Clear goals and reasonable, regular performance assessments.
    Good benefits (gradually reducing under the ownership of the Thomson family)
    Some flexible working.
    Plenty of variety of jobs if you want to move around.

    Cons

    Random re-orgs and layoffs every year lead to a rather 'Russian roulette' atmosphere at times. In the 20+ years I was there we repeatedly abruptly lost some of our best people from our project teams due to this randomness.
    Favoritism and luck rather than talent-based advancement.
    Silo culture is rampant. In some offices people don't know who sits next to them if they are not in the same business unit/team.
    Vacation days reduced in last 10 years.
    Bureaucratic, slow moving, full of jargon

    Advice to Management

    Lay off people based on performance reviews instead of randomly. Even if these people were paid more (the suspected reason for their lay off) they were worth it!
    Do something drastic to break down the silos at the level of 'normal worker' so we can share our brilliance :) How about a widespread rotation of employees between business units?

  3. "Good people, nice environment but muddled strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment;
    Potential to work from home;

    Cons

    Seems that every 2yrs there is a complete change of strategy;
    "Management" like to feel like management - they sit on a different floor and only come out for Town Halls


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Former Contractor - Writer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Writer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reuters paid well and on time. The editors I dealt with were whip-smart and professional.

    Cons

    I wouldn't want to work with some of the copy editors again. One consistently rewrote large sections of my copy after editors signed off. The editors would restore it to the original but then she'd do it again to the next piece.

    Advice to Management

    You have some of the best journalists in the business. Hang on to them.


  5. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Global experience.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs, not enough communication

    Advice to Management

    Focus


  6. "Technical Architect"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and compensation

    Cons

    No support for career growth


  7. "Eh..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, some of the employees became good friends outside of the office and are very supportive of one another.

    Cons

    Got the feeling that profit mattered more than competent employees. Not much room for employee development or movement within the company. Salaries tend to be on the lower side.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thomson Reuters is an exciting place to work. With 3 business units, global locations and 45000+ positions, the opportunities are endless. Diversity, mobility, innovation, trust, engagement

    Cons

    There is some silo's between the businesses and with new acquisitions. We sometimes buy great companies and because the revenue is low, we let them wither on the vine

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on growth, but don't our smaller more profitable businesses wither away


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Solid but flatlining business, good people. Struggling for direction. Chairman is a loose cannon."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are very decent, good work life balance, diversity at most levels. Good opportunities to work globally. Prepared to take risks on people (perhaps too much).

    Cons

    Still plenty of hangover from the Reuters acquisition. Many senior players in the business have a hatred for the damage done to their stock by that deal (and the recession) which they can't quite let go of.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to pretend you are going for stellar growth. It's not in your DNA. The synergies between the legal, tax and financial businesses are limited and have probably been found. Anything else will damage one or more of the businesses. Find some business leaders with more to their arsenal than cost cutting/control.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance as its a huge company and you are never going to be just overwhelmed with work unless you work for a specific set of groups.

    Cons

    No real growth, no real training or interest in helping employees to grow. Assume its a job and use it to get some experience and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to engage the actual workers, you guys spend too much time entangled in the upper level politics and bureaucracy.


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