Dow Jones Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Monmouth Junction, NJ) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Basic technical phone interview followed by an in person interview at their office with a technical employee and manager. Technical questions were similar to phone interview, manager pressed fairly about previous experience with projects. Employees were friendly and helpful during the interview, but two weeks since have not gotten back to me about the offer.

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    • Given the hour and minute, find the smaller angle between the minute hand and hour hand on a 12 hour analogue clock.   Answer Question
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    Research Editor, Special Lists Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Monmouth Junction, NJ) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone screen, and then two days later I was contacted about an in-person interview for the following week. For the in-person interview, one person was on a video conference from London, and the other manager was in the room with me. Most of the interview wasn’t too difficult. They seemed turned off by the fact that my jobs had been contract roles, but I informed the recruiter of that in the phone screen. I was told I would find out in two weeks. I waited two weeks, and I didn’t hear anything. I then emailed the hr recruiter about my status, but she didn’t respond to my email.

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    • Have you ever worked with a sensitive person? Discuss a time when a co-worker frustrated you. To end the interview, I was asked to tell them three things about me that I haven't discussed so far in the interview that would help them in determining if they should hire me.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Got a call from HR to schedule an interview. Went to the midtown office for the interview which lasted 30 minutes and went wonderful. At the end of the interview I asked when I should expect a call to know if I got the position and was told it would be a week. It's been a month now and still no word on the status. I've called the HR recruiter multiple times yet no response. Very disappointed in the way things are being handled as I'm still waiting for a decision after 4+ weeks

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    Customer Service Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Princeton, NJ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I've always wanted to work for Dow Jones but was extremely disappointed after my interview. The benefits were good but the salary was terrible! I'm shocked when company with such a great reputation would pay an embarrassing low salary. The HR manager actually tried to convince me the benefits compensate for the salary. No thank you!

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  6. Helpful (4)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Where do you see social media and HR headed? Make a video of yourself (Feel free to be creative!)- Don't. They don't care that much about creative. Just make it news related. Video Interview- pretty basic. All video questions from what I can remember. For a company offering an HRLDP, how can you expect to develop HR candidates when your HR practices are not up to par?

    Interview Questions

    • Favorite Book? Behavioral questions. What do you know about Dow Jones?   Answer Question
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    Customer Service Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Princeton, NJ) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and the response was actually pretty quick. Within the week I received an email requesting a phone interview. It was a brief discussion about my skills and what I know about the company. Pretty usual. The next morning I got a call at 9:00 am to informe I was invited to the facility for a live interview. I was emailed the details. The campus is beautiful and organized with a daycare on site. Also there is a coffee shop and frozen yogurt stand. All of the employees looked quite happy and relaxed. The interview began with a ten minute writing assessment followed by two face to face interview with two different pairs of managers, all of whom were extremely gracious and warm. I felt very welcome there. It ended with a brief role play session with the customer experience manager, a bubbly British man, who was also very warm and welcoming. Although it was probably the most intense interview I've ever sat through, it was very organized and informative and gave a wonderful impression of how the company works. The interview was today and I was informed they are hiring quickly and all applicants will receive a call by the end of the week with a decision. I am very eager to know if I've been considered.

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    • Describe a time you went above and beyond for a customer.   Answer Question
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    Customer Service Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Princeton, NJ) in April 2015.

    Interview

    After the initial application, I was emailed to do an online interview. I did the Online video interview, which was simple. However, I wished I had heads up on what to expect. I was nervous that I won't do well and under answered the questions because they were timed responses. I prefer the in person questions to that method, honestly.

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    Advertising Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Princeton, NJ).

    Interview

    Entire process took about 6 weeks, had hr interview then dept manager, they asked many questions. Very nice and down to earth people. Be patients I got a call few weeks later when I applied I didn't even remember that I applied for that position. Even after the interview I had to call HR to follow up. It's a union place so ask lots of questions before accepting the job.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Dow Jones in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through their website, created a powerpoint, as well as submitted a resume, cover letter and short essay. Heard back 3 months later and had a phone interview with HR. Was asked back for a Skype interview with manager of department I applied into. Third round interview over Skype with two executives.

    Interview Questions

    • How many people are eating pizza in Italy right now? Break down how you could calculate this   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Dow Jones.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview. And there was an online test. They send you a link and you can give test at home. The test is to test your technical knowledge The test was for about 2 hours and it was very difficult.

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