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Updated November 12, 2017
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  • Work/life balance was terrible when I temporarily worked with another group (in 119 reviews)

  • Upper management is too concerned with the bottom line (in 146 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Bullying, Breaucratic, Poor Pay, Not rewarded."

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean Office. Good offshore support team.

    Cons

    Bullying Senior Management.
    Breaucratic - too much paper work to get anything done. Long hours. No support.
    Poor Pay, Not rewarded for success.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying. Reward Staff.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Run away"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Holidays: you start with 25, every year you stay in the company you get one more day, up to 30.

    Cons

    ridiculous salary, ridiculous pay review, bad place to work for a software engineer. Software development is seen only as a cost that needs constantly to be cut

    Advice to Management

    Software development needs more focus and investments

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not all bad, but mostly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits, and in some areas robust products, not in others. Constant stream of acquisitions and mergers means their is constant business disruption which is unhelpful.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor career development, unpleasant culture, lack of adherence to strategic plan, inter-departmental fighting, non-alignment between sales and marketing

    Advice to Management

    stop promoting people who don't deserve promotion, stop ruining perfectly good products that you acquire and learn to listen attentively to your customers


  4. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, friendly and social colleagues.

    Cons

    Low basic salary and very high targets, numerous systems from various acquisitions that don't talk to each other, producing inaccurate reporting for commissions.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overrated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Access to the newswire and top news sources at a time of dwindling opportunities. Potential to develop career. Opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    Macho, competitive atmosphere. Few opportunities for women to advance. Random dismissals and transferral of workplaces to the low-waged in developing countries. Lower standards in news coverage due to fewer staff. Disregard for trust principles and bias in news coverage. Poor technical support, complicated expense processes and call in centers. Oxbridge reigns supreme.

    Advice to Management

    Manage managers better, scrutinize desks with lots of turnover, diversify the workplace. Simplify processes to make it easier for employees to make it through the day.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Jan 5, 2017 – Recruiting Communications and Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We thank you & congratulate you on your 10+ years of service. We are working on a Management Training program to help build management... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Nice office in Canary Wharf
    People are pretty soft so noone will have a blunt attitude to you

    Cons

    Very incompetent people
    HR don't really act on anything so completely useless
    No opportunities to progress
    Over resourced so not enough work
    Praise manners over efficiency
    You cant trust your colleagues, they are all snitches

    Advice to Management

    Promote good people and act on all those incompetent people, take care of your employees basically


  7. Helpful (7)

    "F&R Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team mates
    Good location
    Good tech

    Cons

    F&R Highly Toxic lead by senior management. Boys club rules where friends a promoted rather than on merit. Senior management tolerate the most outrageous behaviour. There's so much politics at play it's incredible. People are leaving in their droves. In the past 6 months they lost people at every level of the division. I know at least 5 people looking to exist asap

    Advice to Management

    lead by example. Stop the politics. Stop the favouritism. Listen to the people on the ground.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great brand, but has an identity crisis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance means you can pretty much come and go as you please. TR remains a decent brand.

    Cons

    A finance led organisation, investment in the F&R side of the business has been lacking. This has had a big impact on the risk segment, once the fastest growing business unit in TR. Combined with lacklustre products and a commission olan in Europe which is simply a capped bonus scheme, good sales people are voting with their feet nd taking knowledge and experience with them. Third floor morale is rock bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the soundbite slogans about being the "answer company" and "platforms", they're meaningless. Focus on providing what the market wants and actually put the customer first instead of just talking about it.

    Seek talent from the outside opposed to from within, who are culpable for the current situation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Company summary"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Biggest pro is work life balanced compared to other companies in the same financial services global sector

    Cons

    Company has been though a merger while part of the company is still figuring out integration from precious mergers


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A bad company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Good name on your CV
    2) Nice offices

    Cons

    1) This company does not respect employees and customers. Pressure is unlimited, managers treat employees badly and make personal comments. Customers are annoyed with repeated calls and pushy questions during meetings
    2) Very long hours
    3) Managers encourage competition among co-workers, making the environment negative and stressful
    4) Several redundant roles, making people feeling uncomfortable and unsure about the future
    5) High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Calm down


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