Dow Jones
3.1 of 5 279 reviews
www.dj.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Dow Jones Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.1 279 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

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William Lewis

(16 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good group of people, pleasant environment, decent work/life balance"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Good benefits, Providing training classes for employees"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "Well it runs rampant under the CEO and others in Senior Management roles"
    in 19 reviews
  • "uncertainty as to what upper management is doing"
    in 14 reviews
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    Could be a great company again if they could just stop letting people go.

    Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat products and the people that have been there a long time are wonderful.

    ConsDon't value people who have been at company more than 5 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a plan and stick to it. No clear direction from management. Stop getting rid of people who are solid employees who have been there a long time. So disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Crazy place to work for business people that doesn't have clear strategy or commitment to long term success.

    Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWhen I first joined in 2010 the company was in the process of making significant improvements on the product development side, circulation and marketing. There was significant coordination with the newsroom and product development.

    ConsThe crazy, ex-CEO turned the company completely upside down within 6-12 months. In addition to firing dozens of people, anyone else that was any good immediately left. I choose to leave as soon as a potential opportunity arose since all of senior management was in panic mode to save their own jobs instead of being able to focus on the business strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI agree that new management is often needed to jump-start innovation however you need to identify folks that can help with that new strategy and engage them to be part of the new direction, solution, etc. Find a new CEO that will bring this company to the next level that cares about the business and people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    South Brunswick Terrace, NJ

    Proslearnt a lot and very good culture

    Consno career growth and low salary

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    A pleasure to work with hard-working, passionate journalists

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsInteresting work, good benefits, including a fine health plan, generous vacation time and managers (mostly) who understand work/life balance.

    ConsManagement hierarchy on the business side that doesn't have a clue about how to increase the top line in this digital world and an editorial hierarchy that is similarly clueless on growing the digital footprint. Try as they might, but methods and approach are outdated and attempts at growth follow a familiar, worn path tried, and failed, by others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much deadwood still hanging around. Too many jobs created at higher levels just to keep some highly paid log employed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work/life balance
    Awesome Vacation time/benefits
    Overall positive attitude in company
    Ability to contribute ideas from day 1

    The open environment is a huge step forward for the company. It definitely helps garner a better sense of community. We also have the option to work from home when necessary and you're given the freedom to determine how you want to work. As long as the work gets done correctly and on time, you can approach it anyway you want.

    ConsRecent regime changes make things seem unstable

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the positive vibe and open door policy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Hris Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPeople very professional and knowledgeable.

    ConsThe long hours can be challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the positive environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Princeton, NJ

    ProsFriendly, good vacation time, helpful, understanding, Good benefits

    Consuncertainty as to what upper management is doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat place to work. Very good management and culture.

    ConsNone that come to mind. I've enjoyed my stay thus far.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great company in transition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people and great products

    Consnew ceo, lots of changes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Prosgreat place to work at

    Consnothing to complain about at this company

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