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Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Thomson Reuters Legal Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment - I've seen men wearing shorts in the summer. Many departments are ok with remote work. Name recognition.

    Cons

    Chaos prone, no real career growth or career paths. Constant churn of managers and acquisitions means being generally uninformed as an employee about company status or opportunities. Overall lack of transparency from the top.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on growing internal talent and transparency.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nothing much other than they support the American Heart Association

    Cons

    terrible management, micro managing directors, poor leadership, extremely political, not professional

    Advice to Management

    Find new leaders, this place is rotting from within

  3. Helpful (1)

    "questionable direction, shrinking market share"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the people are great, great community and friends

    Cons

    constant lay-offs, most new-hires are outside of US. Hours expected to work on-call and just to get regular work done is unmanageable.

    Advice to Management

    I have never received any offer of training while here for over 2 years. Security is a joke, and the technology in use is often 10+ years old.


  4. "Senior Software Development Engineer Lead"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer Lead in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer Lead in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Difficult to find real ones. NYC location has good commute. I do not need to have real skills over there you had to talk good.

    Cons

    Politics, nonsense, UK/EU is trying to take over US. Lack of leaders, concepts. Total mess. Grow by purchase of other companies and kills them..

    Advice to Management

    Close technology offices in EU these guys sit there and wait for pensions and bloc all initiatives . Get new CTO.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    - Open to cool technology
    - Imbraces changes in technology
    - Open to open source in Hadoop

    Cons

    So many....
    - Poopy salary
    - Annual bonus is even poopier. Can barely buy an iPhone.
    - Too many managers and directors with golden handcuffs (pension plan)
    - Most employees don't care. They are talented but with low morale.
    - No clear vision of TR direction.
    - 3 architects in 1 project. Yuck!
    - No business analysis. It treats BAs like glorified secretaries.
    - A lot of discrimination!!

    Advice to Management

    None because they are selfish and won't value advices


  6. "Want to be disrespected on a daily basis? Work for Thomson Reuters!"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    co-workers were nice, and we made it fun! we learned from each other.

    Cons

    hmm...let's see:

    1. disrespectful language and behavior from management is acceptable.
    2. don't worry about talking to your hr person for help, because 9 out of 10 times, they are even more disrespectful!
    3. your manager will have a hard time differentiating you from the other person of color on your team. you have to get used to it.
    4. diversity is not a genuine interest at TR--well, it is if you are a millennial OR a white woman. diversity of religion or ethnicity is not valued.

    Advice to Management

    there's no point in offering advice...no one cares.


  7. "Desktop Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Room for advancement. Friendly Co-workers.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult and hiring staff are will to tell you anything to get you in the door

    Advice to Management

    improve honesty of hiring staff.

  8. "I have a Job."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Creve Coeur, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I still have a Job.

    Cons

    More than 80% of the employees were born and raised in the St. Louis area who work at the Creve Coeur MO location and have never lived anywhere else but in the St. Louis area. If you have graduated from college, and have lived in other cities and states, you will more than likely not fit in. If a manager does not like you, they are skilled at making your work life miserable, and if someone at the site complains about you to your manager and they are best buddies with your manager, your manager and his friends will turn your work life into a cesspool to the point that you will resign and find another job with a company that appreciates you.
    The onsite Human Resource office is a joke and will do nothing if you file a complaint about a manager, but tell the manager which you might as well start wearing a helmet, because retaliation will be what you will receive until you quit. Retaliation runs rampant because HR does not follow-up on complaints filed and/or give you a status on the outcome or decision of a complaint filed.
    The managers and employees at the Creve Coeur, MO site know that there are no repercussions for any of their actions from the New York office and will openly state this without of course adding any special ingredients. The New York office has a running joke that if anyone willing transfers to the Creve Coeur MO location, your career will be over.
    What I have described above only occurrs to a select group of people.

    Advice to Management

    No point in giving advice to management when nothing will be done about it.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Workers sacrificed for upper management"

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    Former Employee - Reference Attorney in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Reference Attorney in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenience if you live in area

    Cons

    The pay and working conditions are abysmal. At my interview, I was promised opportunities for advancement and benefits, none of which materialized. Management is encouraged to keep salaries low and not allow use of benefits. Turnover was very high and we were often required to work weekends and nights without ot pay. The company has been sued for flsa violations. The only people promoted in my department were male. Women who hadchildren didn't come back. It was a very hostile working environment. The pay is so low they have trouble hiring, so expect to be short staffed. Nevertheless, management is constantly cutting positions or reducing people to contractor status or replacing staff with h1bs.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better.


  10. "Sr Marketer"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Marketer in Eagan, MN
    Former Contractor - Senior Marketer in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking company and great building.

    Cons

    You may possess the skills and experience for positions at TR, however, if you do not have a 4 year degree, they will not even consider you.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the MUST have 4 year degree. You are losing a lot of well qualified people with actual work experience.


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