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Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Technologist Interview


Interviewed at Dow Jones

Interview Details – very normal process:
-first of all, resume screening.
-second, phone interview. Very nice talk. ask for background
-third, onine interview. talk to machine, a little bit weird
-lastly, on-site interview- three 1:1 interviews with IT leaders

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

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

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

Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Account Executive Interview

Account Executive

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Dow Jones.

Interview Details – Probably the WORST company to interview with. They are a mess internally. Don't waste your time and energy. They don't respect your time whatsoever. They dragged the process for months and months. After the process, they didn't even have the courtesy of replying back to any of my correspondence. At one point, they said I had the job but then they told me I had to wait a few months. People working here are NOT happy. They finally offered the position 3-4 months after the start of the interview process. I declined. I took another offer with a company that actually respects your time.

Interview Question – None. Questions were easy. Went through the entire process and then they dragged it on for months and months about offering a job.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Culture is a joke, wasted my time, decided I would be extremely unhappy there. Company is in shambles right now. NO funding, NO culture, it's a skeleton of it's past.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Team Leader Interview

Team Leader

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones in November 2009.

Interview Details – Phone interview with US, face to face interview with local manager and manager from UK.

Interview Question – I do not recall any difficult or funny question   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I asked for a number within a min - max range and was given the mid value in between.

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

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

Easy Interview

Portfolio Analyst Interview

Portfolio Analyst
Washington, DC

I applied online and interviewed at Dow Jones.

Interview Details – Typical questions for an interview

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for us   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate at all because I was young and stupid :/

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Product Manager Interview

Product Manager
Monmouth Junction, NJ

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones in January 2009.

Interview Details – Interviewed with HR Rep (outsourced); interviewed with hiring manager. HR Rep and HR department not particularly knowledgeable about benefits. Hiring manager was easy to talk with and ask questions. Everyone in the interview process was cordial and friendly.

Interview Question – What are your salary expectations for this position.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Was able to negotiate salary. Be sure to get everything in writing.

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