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Updated 17 October, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Global scale, great benefits, excellent team members

    Cons

    Great organisation to be at, no cons


  2. "Sr. Programmer Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible and people are willing to work together

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity to move vertically


  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Global Marketing Director
    Former Employee - Global Marketing Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thomson Reuters (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big multinational corporation with employees from diverse background

    Cons

    Poor job prospects bad management team

    Advice to Management

    Keep matrix organization structures and US management style


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  5. "Very good workplace. Great work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good workplace. Great work life balance. People are very nice there and happy to help. Good location in Toronto.

    Cons

    Only basic benefits. Lots of processes need to go through when deploy release to product. There is nothing else to say.


  6. "Great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Management looks at promoting people with skill and seniority.
    Lot of employee related activities are conducted.

    Cons

    Need to improve pay grade.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worked In The Legal Subsidiary In A Sales Position"

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    Former Employee - Information Solutions Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Information Solutions Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary was competitive, leader in the industry for legal solutions and subscriptions

    Cons

    Other parts of the organization were OK. In the selling function it was a pressure cooker. Leadership in the sales function was a dictatorship and managing staff was by fear and intimidation. Consistent staff turnover created an environment of constant pressure to try to make numbers.

    Advice to Management

    The old ways of constantly cold calling and pressuring potential clients does not work the way it did in the past. Clients expect a consultative selling approach, relationship and an account rep that will manage their account for more than 1 year.


  8. "Content Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Colleagues are a great bunch to work with.

    Cons

    Supervisors need to better train their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Have your reporting supervisors better trained to train their staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Reuters"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time

    Pros

    Large company presenting many opportunities

    Cons

    Too many politics given the large size and not very clear direction from management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Carswell Company of Canada - the Top 100 Company that Isn't!"

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    Former Employee - Content Editor in Scarborough, ON
    Former Employee - Content Editor in Scarborough, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Carswell used to be a fairly secure workplace, and for some people it continues to be that way, although this has now been compromised due to an aggressive program of Americanization and exportation of jobs to the Phillipines. The work is fairly routine and the company prides itself on its progressive HR policies, though this may also be questioned. Carswell employees have access to Thomson University, a collection of free online courses for employees only. The best thing about Carswell is that it gives a lot of latitude to the employees to do their own thing, as a result of a study by an external advisor who recommended that Carswell do this to compensate their employees for the low wages that they receive vis a vis the industry.

    Cons

    Carswell used to be an independent Canadian company. However, after being bought out by WestLaw the management began to reduce staff by exporting jobs to the Phillipines. Carswell also pays very low wages vis a vis the industry. It also manipulates statistics to suggest that it is a top 100 company, whereas in fact staff are demoralized and alienated as a result of the ongoing exportation of jobs to Asia and low wages; the lacklustre, tedious nature of the work; and the fact that there are few opportunities to move up in the company. The company is also fairly political, with a lot of sniping between supervisors, managers and departments. and little loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a more visionary approach to your products; improve the quality of their appearance, research, and editing; stop exporting jobs to the Phillipines; and develop authentically progressive employment policies instead of just talking the talk.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work place. People are very smart and you can learn a lot from your co-workers

    Cons

    This is a large organization so sometimes the long business process and bureaucracy can impact your work.
    The Salary is a bit low compare to other leading companies

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development and provide better compensation package.


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