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Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Senior Technical Consultant Interview

Senior Technical Consultant

I interviewed at Dow Jones in March 2010.

Interview Details – Easy scheduling. Included one phone screen and in-person with 5-6 individuals. It was 4-5 hours process where I was asked to explain my previous project with some white boarding and architecture details.

Interview Question – Failures in your previous project and how you handled it   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Java Web Developer Interview

Java Web Developer
Princeton, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones in July 2013.

Interview Details – Hiring process was really simple 1 phone interview followed my face to face interview
They asked very basic OO concepts in the telephonic interview
face to face interview was more coding related and case specific with some white board coding.

Interview Question – Nothing was unexpected in fact is was much easier than expected.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Director Interview


I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones.

Interview Details – Casual and short, met future boss and dotted line boss

Negotiation Details – Easy, there was not much room for negotiating

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Front End Web Developer Interview

Front End Web Developer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones.

Interview Details – I had applied for a different position and spoken with the recruiter on the phone. That position didn't come through, but the recruiter called me weeks later about another position. They quickly set up a phone interview with the hiring manager, which went well. I was called in the next week for a personal interview with the recruiter and then with a team member. The team member asked several specific technical questions and explained that it was not for specific answers but so that they could see how I thought through to a solution.

Interview Question – How to find the cause of a slow page load in a web site, focusing on all avenues to rule out specific bottlenecks and response lags.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was easy, but the verification and background check took weeks.

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

Interviewed at Dow Jones

Interview Details – Be able to show your prospecting skills, cold calling, social networking, etc.

Interview Question – May have to pitch someone over the phone.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Accepted good starting salary.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dow Jones.

Interview Details – A phone interview was followed by an interview at the beautiful NYC office. It was relaxed, and took place with only one interviewer - the head of department. It lasted around 20 minutes and I was told of my success the same day.

Interview Question – How have you handled a challenging customer interaction in the past? How would you change what you did now, looking back on it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I don't think this starting position is negotiable.

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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Java Developer Interview

Java Developer
New York, NY

I interviewed at Dow Jones in May 2013.

Interview Details – Simple Phone interview and then on site interview at NY

Interview Question – Random question about anything they want to ask. I was asked about C++ and python even though i was interviewing for Java developer.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Better offer and better work place

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Ithaca, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Dow Jones in September 2013.

Interview Details – Very nice - I was interviewed by two interviewers who asked me technical questions (I studied up on finance before it but they only asked technical questions) They asked me to go through my resume and asked about a few things and I gave them a demo of some of the sites I worked on. They asked me a few pretty simple algorithm questions - how to find the missing number in a consecutive sequence missing one number. The algorithms were very simple and I thought they were a bit easily impressed. They also asked a few non-algorithmic programming question which I did not know but it was easy to talk myself out of it. Great interview overall - they make you feel comfortable and valued.

Interview Question – How does instant chat work? How is it implemented?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I have not decided yet actually. waiting to hear back form a few other places

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Developer Interview

Senior Developer

Interviewed at Dow Jones

Interview Details – Phone interview
on-site Interview

Interview Question – Basic questions (OOPS concepts, XML and SQL server) and Resume screening   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

IOS Developer Interview

IOS Developer
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones.

Interview Details – Got a call from Dow Jones.

Had 1 on 1 phone interview on skype. Asked bunch of questions on iOS ranging from MRC,ARC to CoreData, Multithreading,etc. It was an intense 1 hour interview.

Had another on 1 on 1 interview on skype. Mostly on Resume. Asked for code samples and approach to solve 2 questions.

Interview Question – Most were iOS basics. If you have developed an iOS app with GCD, multithreading, coredata and ARC/MRC, anyone will be able to answer this.   Answer Question

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