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Updated October 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Representative - 1 year"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management team I have worked with (2 in a year and friendly with more) have all been great. They are approachable and want you to succeed.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move into management because there are limited positions. I also think the company needs to be more forward thinking. A big part of their business is still books in print. The building and atmosphere feel dated as well.

    Advice to Management

    Be forward thinking and brighten up the office so people want to come to work. Or give more employees the option to work from home.


  2. "Decent big company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Very typical large company atmosphere. Decent benefits (not great). Nothing to really write home about.

    Cons

    Boring work. Very typical office culture.

  3. "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?


  4. "Diverse company with enough opportunity to drive a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Diverse set of offerings allows for constant movement and new experiences, genuinely good people with a supportive culture, at the center of critical content and the changing world. Amazing maternity/paternity policy as both get 3 months paid and 3 months unpaid

    Cons

    Typical big company issues, growth is there but not what it could be as family ownership looking to reap significant dividend (but still plenty of investment to make a difference in the world)


  5. "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 :)


  6. "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


  7. "Great place to work at, recent organizations took it's toll on team morale"

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthy work/life balance
    Great flexibility on work hours
    Lots of cutting-edge tech

    Cons

    Workload varies wildly - one iteration might have lots of busywork and another might not

    Advice to Management

    Continue trusting your team and you will continue to succeed

  8. "Professional but casual and relaxed atmosphere"

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    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Great campus, flexible hours, community feel

    Cons

    Not a lot of career growth opportunities


  9. "data analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Great comp, good people, and management

    Cons

    due to large size moves slowly


  10. "Great company, opportunities to grow and develop career"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved the culture, strong team environment, great work/life balance

    Opportunities to learn and develop outside your defined role if you pursue it

    Cons

    Compensation is below what similar companies in the space offer

    Not clear path for advancement

    Product development and releases struggle, very little innovation


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