Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 56

Thomson Reuters Corp.

New York [Middle Atlantic]
http://thomsonreuters.com
http://careers.thomsonreuters.com/

Why you want to work there

IT workers at this $13.4 billion financial data company in New York use the latest technologies to tackle challenges. Some are working with cloud computing, while others are developing virtual strategies to support customers' increasing data needs or deploying software applications from companies such as SAP and Salesforce.com. IT teams also work closely with the R&D and new product development teams to test new technologies via simulated labs. The Global Contact Center Infrastructure team is working to create a data network that allows customer support teams to route calls and inquiries around the globe. Diversity rules: The company is developing programs to increase the number of women in IT roles, especially at the senior level. As part of that effort, it's partnering with external organizations focused on the advancement of women in IT. The company celebrates employees' achievements through formal and informal awards programs that provide both monetary rewards and peer and leadership recognition. The annual Award of Excellence program, for example, recognizes an individual or team that makes a significant impact using an innovative approach. And the Tell Me Something Good program gives employees a chance to nominate colleagues to receive personal recognition from their group's senior leaders. Nearly 500 technology employees were recognized last year. The Ship-It award celebrates the teamwork involved in the delivery of a product or technology project and was presented to more than 700 overall technology employees last year.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 32

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 26,422

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 2,025

IT employee turnover in 2009: 7%

IT promotions in 2009: 17%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $612

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 29%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 29%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 30%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 23%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 16%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 25%