Dow Jones Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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    IOS Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Rude, unorganized, unprofessional. Got stood up on phone interview. Hunted down recruiter after 15 min. She got back saying the interviewer will call ASAP. AN HOUR PASSED! Recruiter went MIA. Finally got a barely apologetic email not accepting blame & reschedule info. New Call: Interviewer was 25 min late.

    Interview Questions

    • Easy questions asked by asinine hiring managers. They want to know why you want the position, what news you consume and what Dow Jones products you know of such as Wall Street Journal etc.   Answer Question
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    Java Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dow Jones (Princeton, NJ) in July 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Nothing was unexpected in fact is was much easier than expected.   Answer Question
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    Portfolio Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Dow Jones (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Typical questions for an interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

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

  6. Helpful (4)  

    Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

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    Finance Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Simple. Met 3 times. Once with SVP Finance in NYc, once with Pres of business I'd be supporting in NYC and again wit SVP Finance in New Jersey so I could see the team at HQ. had an offer shortly thereafter. No time wasted, no extra layers, no BS.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Simple, "we feel its a fit, let's move forward." Threw some numbers out there, I came back with some small requests, we agreed moved ahead. Background process took a few days. All in all, offer to start date was 3 weeks.

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Simple Phone interview and then on site interview at NY

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer and better work place

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process started out with an initial phone call to set up a time for a interview. They were courteous and willing to work with you. If you get past the first phone interview then you move on to the second. The second interview is very standard and is similar to the first. The y ask the basic questions, so there are no tricks. After making past all two phone interview, the next process is meeting someone one-on-one. Now, the hiring manager who interviewed me was less prepared than any interview I've been on. There was the regular questions, but this hiring manager didn't seem interested. They didn't have a resume ready nor were they taking notes. It made you feel as if that hiring manager was most interested in what was around the office than what you were saying. The overall phone interviews went well, but meeting the hiring manager 1:1 was an unappealing experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions: Why do you want to work for the Dow Jones? Tell me about yourself. Why should we pick you over the other candidates.   Answer Question
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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY) in October 2012.

    Interview

    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

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