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Thomson Reuters Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "Solid Company-Depends on what you're looking for"

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    Current Contractor - Global Creative Services in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Global Creative Services in New York, NY

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as a contractor

    Pros

    - Great work life balance. I'm out by 5pm almost every day unless I'm covering a colleague
    - Pay is a great perk (not sure about increases yet)
    - Very autonomous work environment. There's zero micromanaging in my department.

    Cons

    - Slow pace compared to an agency or B2B company
    - There's a long, corporate process for everything which makes simple tasks feel like that take forever to get an answer/resolved
    - From what I can tell, there's not much room for growth unless you change departments to move up


  2. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    competitive, good opportunity, demanding, typical

    Cons

    uneven sales territories, but that's typical most outside sales positions

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall I have had a positive experience at TR starting as an software engineer out of college. Most technologist are sharp although dispersed across teams and departments. There is an emphasis on life work balance, and a push for positive culture and development. They offer competitive salary, benefits, and training options to develop yourself further.

    Cons

    The business often doesn't know what they want until a random rainy day when they want it now. There is 'top talent' retention issues, but 'bottom talent' seems to linger forever and anchor projects. The cloud initiative is slow moving. If you work on the back-end, expect little glory even though your contribution may be critical to a new product or features success. No pizza for the back-end teams :(

    Advice to Management

    Work on growing and retaining top-talent and letting go of the employees who are here to collect paychecks and anchor projects.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thomson Reuters is a pretty large company, and the medical insurance premiums are pretty low because of that. They also have 401k matching and a good parental leave policy.

    Cons

    The medical insurance carrier changed every year I was there. Although work-life balance is promoted by the company, expectations and pressure from upper management through team managers tend to encourage short delivery deadlines and excessive work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on how teams are being managed to make sure that excessive work hours are the exception, not the rule.


  5. "Legal Features Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Legal Features Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Legal Features Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, coworkers, cafeterias, benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    The work itself is tedious and repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep employees engaged.


  6. "Thomson Reuters"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pretty good benefits, great coworkers, love the perks of the office (Tea, coffee, etc)

    Cons

    depending on management there may not be a work/life balance


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Intern - Technical Support Representative in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Intern - Technical Support Representative in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun/laid back work environment, 4 weeks of training, supportive management and trainers.

    Cons

    Long hours -- 65 hrs/week required during tax season. But there is overtime.

  8. "A great place to work if you find your smaller niche"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company anonymity, decent benefits, progressive values, good at communicating overall vision

    Cons

    Not enough engagement with employees to learn about how teams are functioning. Managers are often in different offices, so they don't see what goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to employees personally and set up regular meetings to discuss pain points rather than relying on a general open door policy.


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room to advance or move laterally and explore different career trajectories; good benefits; senior leadership is working hard on talent development.

    Cons

    Salaries tend to lag behind industry standards; often it seems lateral hires are brought in a higher wage points than internally promoted people.

    Advice to Management

    Reward talent with wage increases.


  10. Helpful (15)

    "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, holidays, floating holidays, 2 paid volunteer days per year, generous time off. Fairly flexible on hours in most departments.

    Cons

    Absolutely no room to grow. No development, can't move up even though they claim you can. Even changing departments doesn't help. They hire from outside to find Directors and hire-ups much of the time. Extremely disheartening. You eventually give up trying...and start trolling Glassdoor to see what else is out there.

    Good luck with raises, too. It's all a "pool." The highest you'll get is 2% and it's based on how well you do compared to your co-workers in your department. If one does better, they get a higher percentage...and it takes from the others. They have no problem giving out "Average"or "Partially Achieved" reviews to employees to justify giving more to those who "Exceeded." You feel guilty when you get more, resentment when you get less. And everyone is pissed off when they hear their friends of similar talents and experience are moving up in their companies, getting well-deserved pay, and bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Next time you give raises, give everyone "Achieved" so everyone gets a raise. EVERYONE works hard and exceeds at something at some point during the year. (The co-worker that thinks they are the only one who did is delusional.) Or...is the rumor true that you HAVE to give out at least one "partially achieved" so you can give out at least one "exceeded"? If so, it's a horrible way of managing talent, telling someone they are mediocre when they aren't.


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