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Thomson Reuters Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Thomson Reuters job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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At Thomson Reuters, we take pride in our ability to stay one step ahead of our competitors. How will you contribute to this trend?

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One way that Thomson Reuters stands out from the competition is in their dedication to corporate responsibility and inclusion. Thomson Reuters believes in a shared responsibility to do business in ways that respect, protect and benefit their customers, employees, communities, suppliers, and environment.

It is critical that you research Thomson Reuters and their most vigorous competitors, before your interview. What does Thomson Reuters do best, and who is trying to do it better? Speak openly with the interviewer about your ability to work competitively and how you plan to contribute to their continued success.

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30 Thomson Reuters Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. At Thomson Reuters, we take pride in our ability to stay one step ahead of our competitors. How will you contribute to this trend?

      How to Answer

      One way that Thomson Reuters stands out from the competition is in their dedication to corporate responsibility and inclusion. Thomson Reuters believes in a shared responsibility to do business in ways that respect, protect and benefit their customers, employees, communities, suppliers, and environment.

      It is critical that you research Thomson Reuters and their most vigorous competitors, before your interview. What does Thomson Reuters do best, and who is trying to do it better? Speak openly with the interviewer about your ability to work competitively and how you plan to contribute to their continued success.

      Written by Rachelle Enns on March 25th, 2019

      1st Answer Example

      "I believe the best way to stay ahead of your competitors is to pay a big amount of attention to the fine details. When you put out a great product or service, others will try to mimic your work, but they will cut corners because they will feel rushed to get it out on the marketplace first. I will contribute to the success of Thomson Reuters by committing my most attentive work to you every day."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I think that the best way to stay ahead of competitors is to keep your projects as simple as possible while remaining innovative. People want simple, easy products, which they can understand. What I've seen from your competitors lately is that they overcomplicate their products. I appreciate that Thomson Reuters remains true to its mission of simple yet effective solutions."

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  • 2. What are your salary expectations?

      How to Answer

      In many states, it is now illegal for hiring authorities to ask about your current earnings. A question like this will give the interviewer a solid idea of what you are hoping to earn. When you change positions, you want to see an increase in wage. Most interviewees will typically aim for a 7-15% increase for each time they change jobs. This range offers room for negotiations with the new company. This percentage increase reflects economic inflation, the unique skills you bring to the table from the last time you joined an organization, and growth in responsibilities. The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example if you are comfortable doing so. If this makes you uncomfortable, do give as many indicators as you can. Be open, and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary based questions arise.

      If you are newer to your career, or the area, and are unsure of what a fair ask may be, there are many reliable salary calculators available online.

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      1st Answer Example

      "Currently, I earn a base salary of $55,000 per year, and I would like to earn slightly higher in my next position, as I have additional certifications since my last salary negotiation took place."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I am currently making $80,000 per year with two bonus opportunities based on project completion. I am looking for compensation that is aligned with the responsibilities of this role and provides an opportunity to learn new skills."

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  • 3. What does the word 'innovation' mean to you?

      How to Answer

      The term 'innovation' is often overused in business these days and has now become a buzzword that many people don't fully understand. The interviewer would like to know what you feel innovation indeed is. Include an example of a time when you have witnessed an innovative change in the workplace, or when you have exercised creativity.

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      1st Answer Example

      "To me, innovation means presenting a new idea or making an existing idea better. It's important to be innovative in the workplace, but often it's a misunderstood concept. An example of when I was innovative was when our company was facing budget cuts. I suggested that we begin to operate as though the cuts were already made, in an attempt to preemptively save funds. The concept worked well, and we were able to eliminate many unnecessary expenditures."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I encourage my team to be innovative by asking the impossible of themselves, and their coworkers. We will get together once per week and bring up situations that we think are out of our scope and then reverse engineer these ideas to see how we could go about putting them into action. To me, this is being innovative in the workplace."

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  • 4. Tell me about your relationship with your previous boss.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know about your relationship with your most recent employer. Be sure to remain positive, even if the experience wasn't. Avoid talking about any previous drama and do not speak poorly of your employer. Keep your answer short and respectful.

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  • 5. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

      How to Answer

      Public speaking can be intimidating! Did you know that the fear of public speaking is the #1 phobia? It comes ahead of the fear of death and the fear of spiders! It is okay to find public speaking a bit intimidating but do assure the interviewer that you are capable of communicating well in front of large groups. Have you taken any courses or training in public speaking? Perhaps you have so much experience that it comes second nature. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of giving presentations. If you have given presentations, you can also mention the topic, what the setting was, and to how many people you presented.

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  • 6. How would you describe your work ethic?

      How to Answer

      Thomson Reuters boasts solid 'Trust Principles' which are a public declaration to uphold its independence, integrity, and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of information and news. Now, the hiring authority needs to know that you will fit within this culture of trust. When the interviewer asks about your work ethic, they are looking for specific examples or keywords to which they can relate. When you read the company job, posting or job description do they refer to particular company ethics? Talk about their values and how those align well with your work values.

      Some characteristics you may want to use are:

      - Determined/Driven
      - Accountable
      - Humble
      - Respectful
      - Dependable

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  • 7. Tell me about a time that you failed. How did you get back up again?

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      We all fail at things from time to time. There is no need to be ashamed of defeat. Instead, what the interviewer is looking for is evidence that you can bounce back from perceived failure. Give an example of a time when the outcome was not what you wanted it to be, but you were able to recover. Perhaps you were better off in the end, or you learned a valuable lesson.

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  • 8. What is the most significant achievement you have on the horizon?

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      When you show that you have goals and achievements on the horizon, you are letting the interviewer know that you put thought into your career and what you bring to your employer. Employees who do not have goals set just beyond their reach are typically disengaged and unmotivated. This achievement does not need to be complicated. It can be as simple as finishing a beautiful Powerpoint presentation, finishing work-related coursework, or reaching a sales target.

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  • 9. If your current company shut down today, what would you do to adapt quickly?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know more about your ability to adapt and thrive, in stressful situations. This question is hypothetical, so you'll likely need to use your imagination when answering. Show the interviewer that you are capable of adapting to a tough situation.

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  • 10. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

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      Thomson Reuters is a multi-billion dollar company so you can bet you will never run out of things to do when helping the business run smoothly. The interviewer wants to know that you can handle the workload required of you in this position and that you will not become overwhelmed when workloads unexpectedly increase. When workloads increase, stress levels do too. How do you react?

      Here are some suggestions on how to handle a large workload:

      - List your tasks and prioritize them
      - Think of which jobs add to the company's bottom line, and start there (Closest to the money!)
      - Exhale. Relax for a minute and collect yourself
      - Organize your tasks by which ones you can complete independently and which ones you need help with
      - Take sufficient breaks, so you do not exhaust yourself
      - Communicate your struggles with your leadership or team

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  • 11. How do you present bad, or disappointing news, to your team members or clients?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer is interested in knowing your style when it comes to delivering less than pleasant news. Some people have trouble facilitating difficult conversations, so it's essential that you display your ability to be uncomfortable while maintaining a position of authority. Give an example of a time when you had a challenging conversation and explain how you were able to deliver the news professionally.

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  • 12. What questions do you have for me?

      How to Answer

      It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. Review the Thomson Reuters website and other online resources to ensure the queries you have are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of items you could have found the answers for from merely watching a video on their company site!

      Here are some sample questions:

      - When would you like to have this position filled?
      - How long has this role been vacant?
      - Is this a replacement search or a newly created role?
      - What is your favorite part about working here?
      - What is the company's primary goal for this position in the next 12 months?
      - Is there anything from my background and experience that I can clarify for you?
      - What do you see as the most significant change in this industry over the past three years?
      - Is there any reason why you would not hire me?

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  • 13. Why should we hire you?

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      Interviewers want to hear about that one unique skill that sets you apart from the other candidates applying for this job. Think of your answer as your 'elevator pitch' or your qualifying statement. If you can't think of ways that you are unique, ask a few friends or family members what they feel sets you apart from other people. Their observations may help you understand how you are perceived.

      Perhaps you already know what sets you apart! This skill could include any industry accolades, exceptional achievements, additional industry related training, a second language, or how involved you are in the community. Don't be afraid to brag about yourself a bit. In an interview, you are your most influential advocate.

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  • 14. We consider research to be the backbone of what we do at Thomson Reuters. Do you think it's essential to conduct research before beginning a project or would you rather jump right in?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about your work habits and how you prefer to approach a new project. If you have a sense of how Thomson Reuters prefers to approach their work you should discuss that method. For instance, if the interviewer tells you that they prefer extensive research before beginning a project, that is your queue to talk about your excellent research skills.

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  • 15. At Thomson Reuters, we take privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Are you willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement, if hired?

      How to Answer

      Signing a non-disclosure agreement is very common in the information media industry. If hired, you will likely become privy to trade secrets, pending patents, and other innovative projects that must remain confidential. Talk to the interviewer about your willingness to sign an agreement. If you are currently under non-disclosure or non-compete agreement with your present employer, now is the time to discuss that.

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  • 16. What work situations excite and motivate you?

      How to Answer

      It is essential, for your success, that the hiring manager knows how to keep you motivated and excited to come to work every day. Share with the interviewer what they could do to ensure that you are happy and productive.

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  • 17. We seek to hire highly ambitious people. Where would you like your career with Thomson Reuters to take you?

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      Have you researched Thomson Reuters enough to know how their internal hierarchy works? They have a variety of departments and management levels, offering you choices when it comes to carving out your career path. Talk to the interviewer about your career ambitions related to the role for which you are applying.

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  • 18. In your opinion, what is the most exciting collaboration between data analysis and artificial intelligence in the past year?

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      If you are up to date on the trends and happenings between data analysis and AI, you should have no problem answering this question. Discuss an exciting collaboration, project, or product release that you have heard of recently. Because this is an open-ended question, be careful not to ramble on.

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  • 19. What is your favorite data management tool at the moment?

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      This question offers an excellent opportunity for you to discuss the tools that you use in the workplace, and also to learn about new tools of which you may not be aware. Discuss which data management tools are your favorite at this time and if you are comfortable, as the interviewer about theirs in return.

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  • 20. Explain qualitative vs. quantitative reasoning.

      How to Answer

      Consulting is all about making judgments and best-case scenarios based on logic, analysis, and reasoning. The interviewer would like to see that you understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative reasoning, and when each is best used. Qualitative reasoning is best for problems related to processes, controls, and diagnosis. Quantitative reasoning is more related to the gathering of facts, and hard data. Keep your reply simple, and easy to understand.

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  • 21. What is your approach to working with a large amount of information/data?

      How to Answer

      When you work in data management, you will be required to handle large amounts of data and information, keeping it all organized and easily accessible to yourself, and other project stakeholders. The interviewer would like to know that you can successfully juggle and organize it all. If you would like to know more about Thomson Reuters's process, you can certainly ask.

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  • 22. Are you LEAN Six Sigma certified?

      How to Answer

      Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that teaches how to eliminate waste of all kinds, within an organization. The education certifies you as an expert on efficiencies in the workplace. When it comes to Six Sigma certifications, there are a variety of levels which you can obtain. You begin with white, and work your way up to yellow, green, and black, with the highest option being MBB (Masters' Black Belt). Share with the interviewer if you are Six Sigma certified. If you are, discuss how far you have taken your certification. If you do not have your certification, show enthusiasm for the idea and express that you are open to expanding your professional knowledge and training.

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  • 23. In your opinion, is data a true asset for a business? Why or why not?

      How to Answer

      Many companies still struggle with the idea that their data is a real asset when it comes to their business. The interviewer would like to know that, if a client asked you about the importance of their data, that you would give a well-thought-out and appropriate response. Share with the interviewer why data is indeed an asset.

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  • 24. Part of our business is in big data, which is continuously changing as new technology and products enter the market. How do you keep up-to-date on these changes?

      How to Answer

      With the high level of competition in the data industry, companies are continuously introducing new products and services to remain relevant. Thomson Reuters would like to know that you will be proactive in educating yourself about the changes in the industry. Talk about resources you would use to remain informed to updates and changes in the data industry. Also, communicate that you understand the importance of remaining current on the continuously evolving industry.

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  • 25. How does data drive a business' success?

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      Data-driven decision making is becoming a more significant topic every year. Companies can leverage data analytics to determine:

      - Productivity
      - Competitive analysis
      - How, when, and where products are used
      - Customer demographics
      - Pattern analysis
      - Business growth

      Talk to the interviewer about the ways that you feel companies can best use data to drive the success of their business.

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  • 26. We offer services in areas such as asset optimization, customer experience, finance transformation, and risk mitigation. In which field of data management do you specialize?

      How to Answer

      Thomson Reuters will have clients that span many industries, all with a variety of needs. Discuss with the interviewer the areas of data management which you have worked, highlighting your level of expertise.

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  • 27. What is pervasive business intelligence, and what does it mean to you?

      How to Answer

      Pervasive business intelligence, or Pervasive BI as it's often referred to, is a business' practice of empowering employees by allowing open access to information, and essential responsibilities around decision making. This practice is known to generate beneficial results for companies and also supports a positive company culture. Thomson Reuters knows that by making it easy for you to find information, the better you will be able to do your job. Talk about the term Pervasive BI, and what it means to you.

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  • 28. What do you know about Thomson Reuters's competitive position within the data analytics industry?

      How to Answer

      This question will help the hiring manager gauge your knowledge of the data industry and Thomson Reuters. Knowing where Thomson Reuters stands in the industry will prove you did your research. It will also confirm that you have a good understanding of the position for which you are applying, and the company overall. When speaking about Thomson Reuters' role in the industry, mention any niches they serve, and their biggest competitors.

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  • 29. How do you stay up-to-date on current events, and general news topics? Which news sources do you follow?

      How to Answer

      Of course, the interviewer wants to hear that you follow Reuters as one of your news sources! However, you need to be truthful, or your lack of knowledge regarding their network or programming will be apparent. This question is why it's important to do as much research as possible before your interview. Mention your top two or three news resources, mentioning why they are your go-to sources.

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  • 30. Explain data visualization, and why it is important to a business.

      How to Answer

      Data visualization is 'an effort to help people understand the significance of data by placing it in a visual context.' Since Thomson Reuters focus' on business intelligence software for helping their customers to understand essential data, the interviewer needs to know that you see the significance in their business mission. Describe what you know data visualization to be, and why these services would be incredibly valuable to a business.

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