Thomson Reuters

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Good place to start a career.

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangkok (Thailand)
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangkok (Thailand)

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

Pros

Good process and disciplines, fun, beautiful office (Reuter's photos)

Cons

Politics, and not much rooms to grow

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs help!

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The F&R side of the house finally realizes that it must become more efficient but years later than it should have. There are pockets of decent people but way too much weight is given to glossy presentations and who your friends are. There is some cool and big technology, with a lot of emphasis on performance. Pay is on par but bonuses have been getting hit. Work life balance is actually pretty good but some of that is because people are not motivated

    Cons

    Pretty dysfunctional culture, senior management that knows the right buzz words, but generally too late. Zero clue in how to really execute anything. Too many powerpoint jockies trying to sound great and doing very little actual work. Dead weight. Products are flawed, so no matter what, they have some serious issues. The technology is too complex in a bad way- it should have been fixed. Way too many silos. Just try to understand the product catalog. I dare you. Management has almost no courage (unless you are in private, where then the truth flows, but of course nothing can be done)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Thomson family needs a wake up call, first off. They should clean house a few levels down from the CEO. Too many of the same people doing the same old things in new jobs. probably need to loose some revenue to improve profit. You are a tech company. Zero-tech managers are of little use. Someone is going to figure out how to do it faster and cheaper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    falling, and failing

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    When you're on a hot product, you've got a lot of potential for advancement. If you can make sure you hoard information, you'll find yourself in a position of power. If you're the hot new acquisition, you'll be respected and admired, at least until the next one...

    Cons

    There are seemingly hundreds of layers of management between workers and the CEO. There are so many people in this company that don't seem to have any real function other than smiling and nodding in meetings. SO. MANY. NONTECHNICAL. PEOPLE. IN. TECHNICAL. POSITIONS. The company is great at creating PowerPoints with ambitious objectives but comically bad at actually figuring out how to realize any of those goals. Most of the technology is outdated, and so are the mindsets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out who the real stars are and start trying to retain them; look deeper than just who is taking credit for success and figure out who is doing the work. Stop enacting policies to chase away star performers. Respect your employees. Share information - and not just the fluffy emails that are sent out by management. Acquiring a dozen companies every year is not a technology strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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