Dow Jones Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
Updated Jun 9, 2014
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Dow Jones in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Found the company to be an open atmosphere. Interviewers were relaxed and very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you meet the needs of different executives at the same time?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through my university's career website and a recruiter reached out to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was fairly standard.. why am I interested in Dow Jones, what do I know about Dow Jones, why sales (relationship manager position), etc. The recruiter seemed unenthusiastic and slightly bored with me and the conversation lasted less than 15 minutes so I was surprised when I found out I made it to the next round. The next round was a video interview (Hirevue) with about 20 questions and 3 minutes to answer each question. I didn't have much time to prepare for it and it was nerve-racking because this was my first "virtual" interview. I haven't received any feedback from Dow Jones since then despite my attempts to reach the recruiter so I just assumed that I didn't make the cut. The phone/video interview was still a fairly long process. . took about 6 weeks overall.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions in the virtual interview were very "sales-oriented" (eg: are you a hunter or a farmer?)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    IOS Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Dow Jones in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The guy calls and there is not a single word of hi or hello, directly jumped on to technical questions. I couldn't last for 5 minutes...

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Dow Jones in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in Feb 2011 to the Integrated Ad Sales Track Program. I was contacted 2 months later by email to set up a phone interview. Phone interview was all business - typical interview questions. After about 15 minutes, the recruiter told me she'd like me to continue with the next step, a "virtual" interview (which was a new thing for DJ). The virtual interview was 7 typical interview questions. I had 30 seconds to read each question and prepare an answer, then up to 3 minutes to answer. After that, I was supposed to hear back within 2 weeks about the next step. It took about 3.5 weeks until they got back to me. Then I was invited to NY for a 2-day event in early June (DJ pays for flight, taxis, hotel, meals). There were 27 candidates invited competing for 4-6 coordinator openings. The first day was for mingling and meeting people and learning more about the position and the company. The second day consisted of 5 interviews, 30 minutes each, with different members of the WSJ org. Each person was mostly informal and relaxed about the process, but asked typical interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite recent ad campaign or one that has stood out?   View Answer
    • Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer.   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to go into sales?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you worked in a group on a project and what the outcome was?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at Dow Jones in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call from the recruiter a few days later. Told me that he would set up interviews with the appropriate people within a few days. A few weeks passed, and I followed up a few times. The last follow up resulted in an appointment for an interview with the hiring manager.

    She was very nice and professional and told me the details about the position. We followed up on the phone and she booked the next round of interviews.

    No crazy questions, just specific job details and questions about my previous experience.

    As I left the last interview, the hiring manager asked me for a list of my references and said that she would be making a decision in the upcoming weeks. References were never contacted, and the hiring manager hasn't returned my emails for a follow up.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Dow Jones in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    The Interview starts out with a phone interview, normal usual interview questions. The next step is a "Virtual Interview", they sent me a web cam and I had to go to a website to answer Interview questions. Its also timed. The questions were a bit odd. Some of the questions include:
    1. What do you know about Dow jones?
    2. Favorite cartoon character?
    3. If you could go back in time where would you go?
    4. What did you want to be when you were a child?

    Just a few I remembered, I think there were about 16 questions.
     Hope this helps.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I learned about the position through a business contact and had an opportunity to speak with the hiring manager over the phone and learn more about the role. Two weeks later, I was invited for an in-person interview with HR and two peers from the team, each interview was 1:1.
    - HR: very informal, let me ask all the questions. Spoke a lot about the company culture and how it still has a small company feel to it
    - Peers: both interviews were around what I have done at previous jobs that was relevant for the position and some strategic thinking around trends in the industry and where I see the best opportunities in the future.

    Did not get to round 2; they hired somebody who had previously worked at DJ

    Interview Questions
    • Have you worked on structuring deals in your previous jobs   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Value Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Dow Jones in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview was by phone. Took about 45 minutes. Detailed questions made by personable interviewer whose job it was to screen the first group of prospects who had either been referred by a current employee or had applied online through the company's career site. Second interview was by phone with the hiring manager. Very professional and polished demeanor. She had a much better idea of what the job would actually entail on a day-to-day basis than did the initial screener and in-house recruiter. Job was actually much different than what the company web site had described. Each interviewer allowed me to connect with them via LinkedIn, thus I had a much better idea of their backgrounds and career progression before we had our in-depth conversations. This was quite helpful in the process to assess the quality of Dow Jones employees and their usage of social media in a professional setting. People who work there seem very smart and driven. The economic downturn coupled with the downward slide of the publishing industry have made Dow Jones an even more competitive place to work. The third interview was an in-person interview where the hiring manager flew into town to spend an hour with each candidate during a two-day screening process. The next round of interviews for the finalists consisted of an online presentation made by the candidates to the hiring manager and another person at the vice president level. The company took three weeks after my last interview to contact me by email about my ultimate status in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe in detail your most notable accomplishment when you were able to persuade a reluctant co-worker to change his/her mind about a business objective. How did you achieve this?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Dow Jones in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I guess i got screened out in this initial interview even though i had great similar experience and a great record. The knucklehead I spoke with was an HR drone and we were on the phone for about 5 minutes. No real pertinent questions and we were off the phone in a flash. It was really a waste of time, glad it was via the phone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Had an intial phone screeing interview with an HR person who called me 30 mins. late. Got passed this interview only to have another phone interview with a hiring manager who was on a lousy speaker phone. The hiring manager was goofy and seemed to ask questions from a pre-written list. He seemed to be looking for specific online experience which I did not have. Did not get any farther.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here? Is the commute a problem?   Answer Question
    • Do you have any online application or social media experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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