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  1. "Good for recent grads"

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    Current Employee - Legal Researcher in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Researcher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible company to work with

    Cons

    No room to grow, office politics

    Advice to Management

    take all employees into consideration

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Aug 10, 2016 – Analyst, Recruitment Brand and Channels

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We encourage all of our employees to take advantage of our Learning and Development resources which are self-directed, where you can build ... More


  2. "Great Entry Level Experience...Limited/ Slow Growth Opportunities"

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    Former Contractor - Westlaw Court Express Legal Researcher in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Westlaw Court Express Legal Researcher in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great entry level pay as a recent graduate
    Low stress work during the slow seasons
    Friendly-Ish office environment with lots of free drinking & events

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities due to favoritism
    Easy Job to become stagnant/comfortable
    Awkward and distant management relationships

    Advice to Management

    The Asana application maybe a good use for tele-work days. Costco v. Walmart, Quality v. Quantity


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Director Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, interesting work, highly intelligent, educated, trained and professional workforce - loved my colleagues

    Cons

    company is very cliquish at the management levels and people succeed based on their connections to upper management rather than based on their abilities, work and accomplishments. it is very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    clean house at the top

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Dec 30, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for your feedback and prior contribution.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Constantly asked to do more with less"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule and ability to work from home.

    Cons

    The company has been shifting over the past few years away from an old world legal print publisher to a software company, but they haven't put the resources into their engineers or the support behind the products to adequately support the sales teams. Morale is really low across the board. Most perks have been taken away. Lots of lay-offs every year and people leaving in droves for other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your human resources, both financially and through competent mentorship. If you ask everyone to do more with less, every year, eventually you'll burn out your best people.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Dec 30, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for your review and ongoing valued contribution. We encourage employee engagement and at the same time strive to remove obstacles along with being supportive of everyone's success. Feel ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super laid back environment (you can wear whatever you want, aside from shorts and yoga pants) I thought that was ridiculous. Because working in D.C I thought that i would need to buy suits. But i literally go into work in jeans and a tshirt.

    Easy job, all you do is a couple of criminal searches, hardly ever busy

    Nearly everyone here is young and fresh out of college or in grad school

    Easy chance of internal promotion

    Once you're a full time employee you get a salary raise

    Cons

    You start off as a contractor and have to have good performance reviews to get promoted as a full time employee. That takes a maximum of 6months- 1 year.

    Advice to Management

    Turn contractors into full time employees faster, or else at the risk of having good employees leave for better pay elsewhere.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Jul 16, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for your valued contribution and review.


  7. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance. Depending on the unit you work for there is potential for growth. Great Benefits

    Cons

    Recently company went through a lot of changes. Management needs to hear employees more.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    May 26, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for your time, review and valued contribution. We encourage employee engagement and at the same time strive to remove obstacles along with being supportive of your success. There will be ... More


  8. "Journalist"

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    Former Employee - Journalist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Journalist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great name, good story opportunities, great benefits

    Cons

    Management changes constantly, difficult to please higher ups

    Thomson Reuters Response

    May 19, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for your review and prior contribution.


  9. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart eclectic diverse intellectual colleagues

    Cons

    Someone's organization and scheduling was subpar

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on middle management who have the most significant effort on daily assignments and job satisfaction and have varying competencies

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Apr 23, 2015 – Human Resource Partner

    Thank you for your review and prior contribution.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Wages are good; outlook less so"

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    Current Employee - Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Above average wage and good beenfits

    Cons

    Its hard for a news service to adapt to a new information age.

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Apr 13, 2015 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review and valuable contribution.


  11. "Company acquired by TR abs and treated as such"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company and meet people from various brands. Benefits are decent

    Cons

    Treated like a list cousin with no support. No opportunity for movement to another brand, brands are very siloed.

    Advice to Management

    Make switching from brand to brand easier



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