Thomson Reuters management fired me go after the accidental death of my 25 year old son! He was my only child.
I took an APPROVED week off to grieve, on Thursday of that week. My recruiter called to say, "they do not want you to come back". I asked why and there was silence.
Other employees were appalled at this heartless, merciless act. Some employees – more... quit shortly thereafter and others are still looking for a better company.
I do not know why they fired me. They would not tell me. I am surmising; A developer committed suicide 2 months prior due to the stress of his job. For fear the company would be affected again, they let me go, without a thought as to what this would odo to me personally. No heart.
My performance record was perfect before - I had emails to prove it! After this happened, management said "I pushed back on working the processes". Funny thing.... they had NO written processes.
You have to find the humor when your only child passes away AND you lose your job in the same month. I am supporting myself and had spent a lot of money on my sons 2 funerals.
I AM STILL UNEMPLOYED! On the verge of losing my home.
Thanks to Obama, you only get 4 months of "RE-EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE". NO EXTENSIONS.
Contractors have no legal rights, per 3 attorneys.
Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – October 12, 2014
Pros: decent salary
Cons: workload, job-life balance, unprofessional managers, alot of promotion due to "sleeping around" which is against policy but isint enforced.
Most jobs have been outsourced due to massive cost cutting measures. Offshore teams have very bad turnover and as such the quality of the products has had a major decline. The last round of layoffs was based solely on salary so whats left is a lot of newer people who don't understand the business and products. Total shame. At one time it was a great – more... company to work for with a good name. – less
Content and Analytic Strategies Intern (Former Employee), New York, NY – October 10, 2014
With a global company like Thomson Reuters, there are countless sectors all engaged in a specific area. As an intern, I connected with several and succeeded with the areas best suited to my interests and skill set.
Video Production Internship (Former Employee), London, ENG – October 2, 2014
Pros: global media company with a reputation for integrity and innovation
Thomson Reuters delivers news and financial data to millions of people around the world, observing a strong policy on impartiality and accuracy of information. As a video editor working on the Reuters News Agency team I was responsible for producing videos to promote the company's media assets to subscribers of Reuters' services. I worked closely with – more... the Marketing team to ensure accuracy throughout the production process of the videos. The most exciting part of the experience was having the completed video packages reviewed by other members and receiving positive feedback. – less
Financial Markets Executive (Former Employee), Genève, GE – September 30, 2014
Pros: corporate culture, partys, cantine.
A typical day at work:
The role of this position consist of giving support to institutional investors in the use of Reuters financial applications. This role enables you to enhance your knowledge in various markets (traditional and alternative assets). The company also pushes you to take internal finance certificates and external certificates like – more... CAIA, CFA or FRM.
Hardest part of the job: Studying for your exam during the evening and working during the day. – less
Freelance Writer / Analyst (Current Employee), Sydney – September 17, 2014
I was approached by Thomson Reuters to write some professional compliance articles. The experience has broadened my compliance experience and given me insight into compliance isues outside what I would normally be exposed too.
great place to work and all my colleagues were very helpful and friendly
Associate research analyst (Former Employee), Chennai, India – September 17, 2014
The day starts very well by checking our quality check reports and proficiency reports which shows really where we stand. I have learnt to provide quality indexed articles and could manage time very well. Co-workers were really friendly and helpful.The hardest part of the job is that have to work on larger volumes of articles during backlog periods – more... and should be able to process one article in 3 minutes which is quite tough. The most enjoyable part is that I gained lot of knowledge by reading lot of research articles. – less