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Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "A great place to start you career in IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You're exposed to a global corporation and learn from professionals. Possible progression onto a graduate scheme.

    Cons

    A lot of redundancies taking place, difficult time for graduates who struggle during to find a full time job in the company even after completing the graduate scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Create more starting positions for graduates, the recruiting process is quite intense so it's not worth losing talented individuals.


  2. "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Different vibe to industry
    Close knit teams
    Lots of smart intelligent people who are less materialistic minded

    Cons

    Promotions, working up can get slow after a while
    Some issues with senior management
    Can be difficult to work on tasks you want

    Advice to Management

    More options to select cases you want to work on
    Career progression needs to be focused on in order to retain staff


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Overrated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Used to be brilliant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Statutory Reporting in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Statutory Reporting in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great focus on innovation, good opportunities for advancement, great products. I've always felt TR is a real force for good in the world.
    The company still has a lot of really decent people, nice human beings who are pleasant to work with. A hardworking environment that also values life outside the office

    Cons

    Constant penny pinching and reliance on the goodwill of employees for financial savings, increasingly managers are not allowed to make the decisions they need to to get the job done well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop penny pinching and make tr a nice place to work again


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sad times for the future of this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent company to work for with great people. Flexible working conditions for many with a decent work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics and recently fired many of the know how senior assets...lets see where this company goes next.

    Advice to Management

    Big mistakes have been made in 2016 and i really hope you know what you are doing. Most people who work for you certainly do not know what is going on! No clear direction for your future which is a real shame.


  7. "Thomson Reuters Sales and Client Relationship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offer flexibility in working hours

    Cons

    Pay is low, micro managed, admin, terrible morale, management don't know what they are doing, product under developed, targets are too generic and too easy to not achieve through situations outside of your own control

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at yourselves - management needs a clear out and people with real world experience outside of TR need to be bought in.


  8. "Thomson Reuters"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, potentially flexible (dependent on boss), great assets (Content). You can move between the business areas. Well respected brand.

    Cons

    Disorganized, constantly restructuring, simply appalling admin (regardless of what job you do.) Disparate products (they are fixing) and not enough understanding of the assets they hold.

    Advice to Management

    Accept you will never have a perfect structure and just try and make it work! Also - please, please, please, have a normal commission scheme. The pot in the UK - seriously! Insane. It costs you three times as much as you need so many accountants to manage it!


  9. "Head"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fantastic culture, team and offices

    Cons

    nepotism and who know who rather then merits.. endless reorganisations and redundancies terrible feeling of never ending uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    do not empower useless manager - check what are they doing . it is not a job for friends and family- you have shareholders to be accountable to. and public opinion.


  10. "Good work-life balance, but the org is a slow dinosaur"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, friendly atmosphere, diverse functions and areas

    Cons

    Slow in innovating, weak middle management, often rewards wrong people, frequent morale destroying events (long uncertain periods of redundancies, org structure changes, MD-level changes, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent, reward achievers rather than 'empty shells'


  11. "Good enough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and work/life balance

    Cons

    No real career prospects and management aren't that interested in career progress

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide the excellent flexible working environment.


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