Dow Jones Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • The pay was on par - Work -life balance respected (in 27 reviews)

  • Good benefits and profit sharing (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management makes decisions in a bubble with zero understanding as to how they will affect our clients (in 20 reviews)

  • from supervisor level who are young kids straight out of college running the show for the departments to upper management this company is a joke (in 15 reviews)

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  1. National Circulation Sales Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Circulation Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - National Circulation Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment, excellent learning experience

    Cons

    Uneasy schedule, major market coverage


  2. Company is trying to right size.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits and work/life balance. Company is trying to improve in a number of ways to get out of the troubles from the last 24 months.

    Cons

    Constant change, difficult to advance career, reorgs, layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what the company does best, embrace your staff and provide them with the resources they need to succeed and advance.


  3. Associate Editor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Can't think of any to write

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


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  5. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    -Great place to be and learn from senior leadership.
    -Great exposure to many products.

    Cons

    -No real cons at this time.
    -Possibly more involvement with senior sales leaders and senior sales teams.


  6. AGE DISCRIMINATION RUNS RAMPANT!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Monmouth Junction, NJ

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Nice park like campus.
    - There is now free low quality coffee for all to have
    - Fairly good amount of vacation.

    Cons

    - You will never retire at Dow Jones. Once you reach fifty years of age, the company starts a devious campaign to find a way to lay you off. They have become so bold about it, that they barely try to hide this any longer.
    - The union at Dow Jones is useless. This Union was created by Dow Jones and definitely appears to be run by Dow Jones. The org chart even shows the local Union rep reporting to a Humane Resources. Again they do not even attempt to hide this fact.
    - Dow Jones has approximately two rounds of layoffs per year. They consist of almost all employees over fifty years old.
    - Nepotism runs rampant through out the company!

    Advice to Management

    - Retire, quit, leave, whatever.
    - They all need to be replaced especially human resources.


  7. Director of digital marketing

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great talents and great journalism

    Cons

    Lack of career advance opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  8. Helpful (3)

    It could always be worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours, good people. My manager, personally was very helpful and easy to reach. The same cannot be said about all departments.

    - Free Snacks and fancy espresso machine
    - Decent benefits
    - Good hours (very role dependent)
    - Architecturally nice office

    Cons

    - Room for growth limited
    - Nepotism, everywhere.
    - Business cycles much shorter than elsewhere, in the two years that I've been here there have been 3 restructures
    - Senior management completely disconnected from workers
    - Lack of accountability and responsibility even though this is all that is spoken about with regards to "company culture"
    - Low pay compared to competitors
    - Owns the WSJ, the biggest problem in the business is lack of consistent delivery due to outsourcing to the lowest paying bidder. Issue is dismissed.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees at the very least. Make an effort to be involved and listed to constructive feedback.


  9. Work done for the Internship Innovation Program itself is more valuable than the actual work you do.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Ad Sales Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Ad Sales Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you work on WSJ Ad Sales, good work experience in publishing WSJ/Mag
    An opportunity to see what other departments are doing
    Relaxed environment -- people are very easy to get along with and open to teaching you, especially entry level people.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy means inefficiency for even small tasks;
    All departments need better interfacing, as there are opportunities/initiatives in creative technologies that can improve internal and external products

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the younger voices as it will definitely stabilize and improve the quality of the products produced, especially in the digital realm. These are also the key leaders in changing the perception of Wall Street Journal to something relevant to millennials.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Poor information infrastructure makes doing your job difficult

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good to be affiliated with The Wall Street Journal.

    Cons

    Lots of changing of the guards means instability across the organization.
    Leadership seems out of touch with the daily concerns of the business.
    Poor operations -- archaic IT process, lots of bureaucracy, impossible HR support -- add unnecessary grief to daily life.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of resources are devoted to telling the world what Dow Jones is about, but little is done to make the daily functions of the business run efficiently. As a result, enthusiasm turns to frustration which then turns to lethargy.


  11. Helpful (3)

    So-So

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job expectations are clearly communicated

    Cons

    Few opportunities to move up



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