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Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Loved most of my time there."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was there for 8 years. Work/life balance was good under my manager. Overall I loved it there. Particularly the first 7 years were great. We were allowed to work from home, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was terrible when I temporarily worked with another group.
    Layoffs happened 2 weeks after major project was finished. It felt like I was worked to death in then discarded. The last year they cut back on things like working from home, number of paid holidays, etc. Layoffs happen every couple of years. Not much room for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was great, and I wouldn't change a thing about that. But advice to the others I worked with would be to manage time better and not put things off to the last minute that forces people to work 60+ hour weeks. That could have been avoided with better planning.


  2. "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

  3. "Progressive and challenging"

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    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to be apart of large-scale projects, great team members and management, awesome work/life balance, plenty of opportunities for outside learning

    Cons

    Projects get rushed at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking good care of team members


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    "Great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Many people work from home or have flex schedules

    Cons

    Lack of strategy. Lots of red tape to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    What do you want to be when you grow up? Pick a strategy.


  5. "Everything I learn..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    This company truly admires diversity in all ways.

    Cons

    I wish I lived closer.


  6. "Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance and flexibility to adjust my schedule/hours to meet my family needs
    - Great leadership team that is dedicated to advancing my segment of the organization, driving diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ensuring that TR remains a destination employer

    Cons

    - TR is a large organization and, as with any company of this size, could do a better job of sharing best practices, resources, and information across or within business units to maximize effort and results


  7. "Excellent people at middle management"

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The department I was in was fantastic (Boston), as well as all others we dealt with - real emphasis on and respect for individual contributions.

    Cons

    • seemed lack of focus on long-term projects
    • not great relationship between middle and upper management (i blame upper)
    • pay was decent but bonus systems seemed complex with arbitrary payouts

    Advice to Management

    as middle management did without exception to all workers, upper-management needed/s to listen to what's happening "on the ground"

  8. "Great Company for Professional Development"

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    Current Employee - Web Services Administrator in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Web Services Administrator in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thomson Reuters invests heavily in the professional development of employees and ensures an environment of inclusiveness and diversity. Innovation isn't just a buzzword, it is a way of life at Thomson Reuters. Great people and management is top notch!

    Cons

    Fast moving and little room for people who want to just work until retirement with no growth. Competition for promotions is very high because of so many qualified candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. There is no doubt that the culture of Thomson Reuters supports its mission and values. I come to work every day knowing what Thomson Reuters stands for and how it is going to deliver on its promises in an ethical and competitive way.


  9. "Great company to work and gain exposure in key markets"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    The exposure that you have with corporate and financial markets is unique given the position of the company.

    Cons

    The internal processes are slow.


  10. "Westlaw Student Representative"

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    Current Employee - Westlaw Student Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Westlaw Student Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people.
    Good salary for the position.
    Ability to develop as an employee and connect with people from the company.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons per se aside from the fact that as a lower level employee I really didn't get too much time to work with upper level employees aside from my direct boss.


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