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Updated October 20, 2017
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  1. ""The Answer Company" can't seem to answer their own turnover rates."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Eagan, MN
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Nice benefits
    -Decent Salary
    -Mostly intelligent co-workers
    -Super corporate
    -Decent cafeteria food
    -They have money, that's for sure

    Cons

    -Conflicting interests within product owners, resulting in frustration and bottle-neck for other teams and poorly stitched together product
    -Lack of care for co-workers
    -No one really values other people's opinions, they just "put it in the backlog"
    -General apathy from directors and team leads
    -My favorite quote from a co-worker: "It's funny how we call ourselves a leading edge technology company and we can't even provide our employees the proper tools"
    -Deadline concerned, not product or user concerned.
    -Cubicle
    -Lack of influence in projects (you're more-or-less a cog in a machine)
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    Advice to Management

    -Take some cues from companies in Palo Alto
    -Actually listen and implement some of the great ideas your employees suggest, instead of dumping it all in the back log


  2. "Lead Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Upper management level is hard to communicate.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Uused to be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the team, hours can be somewhat flexible

    Cons

    Heavy emphasis on outsourcing
    Compensation is on the lower end
    Low chances for career advancement
    Cost cutting run amock
    Crammed workspace

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the strategy. The losses in talent, knowledge and skills are big and the ripple effect is starting to be felt by the customers


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lost its lustre"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On solid financial footing as a corporation

    Cons

    Salaries are below market and difficult to get merit raises and management is a bit scattered.

    Advice to Management

    Focus is the watchword for TR. Management needs to focus and communicate that down.


  5. "IT Specialist, SQL Databases"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a global operation with a vast array of technology across disciplines including journalism, and financial market trading and analysis.

    Cons

    Annually, there are large numbers of dismissed employees. Salary is often below market level. Employees below the executive level are treated as not essential.

    Advice to Management

    Good performance should be rewarded, and employees should not be considered replaceable when they perform above average for their title and salary level. Consideration should be given for advancement and retention of loyal employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be better"

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

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Some work from home flexibility depending on the department
    Good locations

    Cons

    Outsourcing strategy
    Crammed work space
    Mediocre salaries
    No real transparency from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the current space consolidation policy
    Slow down the outsourcing
    Be more real about the direction of the company instead of just paying the lip service


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We are given very generous amounts of vacation.

    Cons

    We are often kept so busy, we don't have the opportunity to take all of our vacation, and there is no roll over or buyout.

    Advice to Management

    Software engineers are often overlooked in the design process, keeping us involved and asking our opinions would solve a lot of problems before the start.

  8. "Sr Talent Acquisition PArtner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity if in the right field

    Cons

    parking, food, management, old school mentality


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Acquisitions are not blended into the company"

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

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

    Pros

    Fairly standard benefits: medical/dental/vision, 401k with some matching, etc.

    Cons

    Acquisitions are not blended into the company. There is no effort to really understand how the company worked prior to acquisition, just an eye on revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Know who your key players are. Losing the wrong talent can be costly.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mehh"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Within the niche of legal research Thomson tends to be the premier provider. Selling for a leader is always an advantage.

    Cons

    Legal research is a mature product and Thomson seems to have moved on to focus on other aspects of the information industry, mostly through acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Stop dropping one shiny penny in order to pick up the next. Re-order management so they are rewarded for maintaining a sustained attention span.


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