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Updated March 26, 2017
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  1. "Sales Operation"

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

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

    Pros

    Great diverse culture
    Opportunity to progress
    Opportunity to travel if desired
    Amazing people
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Red tape to make any meaningful changes - due to size and complexity of the organisation
    Difficult to get salary increase

    Advice to Management

    translate the TR values into more actions and enable staff to implement changes. Simplify the processes in order to make the company more agile as BAU


  2. "Relax"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Friendly environment
    work-life balance
    plenty of holidays
    great benefits

    Cons

    no clear direction
    redundancy every year
    not competitive salary if you are from less developing country


  3. "Forever changing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, competitive environment, great colleagues

    Cons

    too many managers, office politics, favouritism

    Advice to Management

    more focus on developing staff and spotting talent


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Big corporate, promoted on service, not talent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great people, used to have industry-leading products, good benefits. Positive experiences with customers in the sales team.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress as internal jobs not often posted - "fix is in" when they want to move someone. Processes rarely change despite management intentions. Lack of transparency or flexibility with HR.

    Advice to Management

    More open hiring processes. Faster decisions. Far too much corporate mentality.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Feb 24, 2017 – Recruiting Communications and Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback - we are constantly working towards making improvements and we encourage you to take a look at the global efforts that are taking place around the organization, by ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company with awful salary policy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Once you get hired your salary remains pretty much the same. With the time you will see you purchasing power going down no matter how hard and good you work. So in the long term the only solution is to get out. Be sure you negotiate well your salary when you join!


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Good Employer But Management Making Some Questionable Decisions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions & work/life balance. Decent remuneration package, incentive scheme & benefits package. Allows individuals sufficient autonomy & initiative to deliver quality results to clients. Good ethical stance. Strong on equal opportunities.

    Cons

    Some recent management decisions are very questionable.

    The outsourcing of IT support a couple of years ago is a disaster: they can handle something simple like creating an email account ... but anything more complex gets bounced from team to team and tends to disappear in the ether.

    The forthcoming of outsourcing of further IT teams to Tech Mahindra via TUPE is a risky strategy that is likely to be detrimental to the company over time.

    However well the handover of knowledge - about the complex data content & software solutions handled by these IT systems - is handled between dedicated long-term staff and their Bangalore replacements, this is no substitute for the in-depth knowledge & experience of the existing staff, some of whom have been with the company for decades.

    The real risk comes when those Bangalore replacements leave after a few years for a higher salary elsewhere and some of the previous knowledge share is not passed on to their successors. This is when Thomson Reuters clients will suddenly find their user experience no longer matches their expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Consider and recognise the value and experience of your existing long-term staff, regardless of how expensive they are. After all, your clients are paying decent money for the service! Outsourcing is cheaper in the short term but carries long-term costs.


  8. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company, great colleagues, family friendly work/life balance.

    Cons

    Too many complexities of internal systems.


  9. "Great company , with few bugs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is global and exposure to matrix run organisation enables one to learn a lot and to work in diverse environment. I worked with some great people and some of them were good managers, although that depends on the team. It is a structure run environment, but one learns quickly who are the key people who'll do the job. It is also good for networking so you could transfer into another area if you wish.

    Cons

    Work can be a bit slow, as well as catching up with the latest tools in technology TR can do better than this. Recent market changes also meant that turn around of people is becoming more frequent. It is like any place a political environment, so if you fit in you'll be in a better position to survive

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time researching the companies before you merge before signing the docs.


  10. "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere, career progression, international opportunities

    Cons

    Pressure, traveling, high competition, working hours, keep update


  11. "Working at TR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people and encouragement for teamwork.

    Cons

    As most big companies, things move slowly.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Recruiting Communications and Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review and valued contribution. We agree that when you work at Thomson Reuters, you’re partnering with the industry’s brightest thinkers. We are always looking at ways to make ... More



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