Dow Jones Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
63 Interview Reviews

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    friendly hr staff. met in princeton nj. HR was very nice. Off ice is big and a bit intimidating. Went through 5 interviews in a row. Was asked about past experience and goals. if travel to NY was ok. pretty standard stuff.

    was brought back 2 more times to meet more senior mgmt. They check references and mine were unavailable for a few weeks which slowed my offer down

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked about project management - waterfall vs. agile (they do both)   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Staff Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 12 months - interviewed at Dow Jones.

    Interview Details

    Took many months of calling and pestering.

    Negotiation Details
    None. Offer was take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    National Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    Phone Call by a sales manager and then a follow up interview with sales director

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward no real room for negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dow Jones in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    phone interview, followed by a 1:1 interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    reasonable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied 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
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    Application Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Dow Jones in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    describing the hiring and interview process - asked a lot of technical questions by group of people during two hours technical interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • What are your salary expectations for this position.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate salary. Be sure to get everything in writing.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screening, then onsite interview where you will meet briefly one on one and two to three managers, there is also a skills test consisting of a writing sample and a test simulation for the work you are expected to perform.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you demonstrated teamwork skills   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied 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

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