Dow Jones Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  • 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. Great Internship Experience

    Former Employee - Customer Service Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dow Jones (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The managers were excellent and gave us a diverse set of assignments where the interns could collaborate with many different departments. People in the NY office have a lot of integrity and take the work very seriously, but they are also interesting people who are fun to spend time with.

    Cons

    Media is becoming easier to produce and distribute. This is bound to affect the future of Dow Jones.


  2. Customer Service Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, the environment is fast and exciting, there are opportunities to grow. And the gym!

    Cons

    The salary for an entry-level job, the corporate hierarchy and the fact that the building is shared with FOX News.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, and pay attention, to those who really want to grow and have potential. Keep the structure as flat as possible (it doesn't count when you say you're flat but you really aren't).


  3. Highly intelligent work group

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strategy meetings were productive and forward-moving with the group of creative and highly intelligent colleagues. Exciting times watching business plans evolve with team work.

    Cons

    Too much upper level turnover. Multiple reorganizations creating changes in strategy.


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  5. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Good Benefits, low working hours.

    Cons

    No direction in company. Poor career paths.


  6. Helpful (2)

    PIB Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty laid-back culture, good people, brand name which is good when calling on accounts, fair pay.

    Cons

    Management changes their mind on everything they do, product organization cannot get the product right and sales people consistently lose deals because of this, every year or two they lay off half of the sales organization regardless of how good the sales person is. Dow Jones/PIB sales is an extremely challenged business with 3 CEO's in the last 3 or 4 years which is indicative of the business environment. Management thinks for themselves only.

    Advice to Management

    Build a long-term strategy and bring innovation back to the company. When things go wrong, management needs to be responsible not the salespeople who are merely executing on the directives outlined. Don't change your mind every 3 months on what the company should be doing.


  7. Great Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment (the office set up is very cool) Smart employees with a hard work ethic Constantly busy/ having work to do

    Cons

    Experimenting with different ways to do things constantly Meetings all the time (this should be expected with large companies)


  8. National Circulation Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Circulation Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - National Circulation Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, excellent learning experience

    Cons

    Uneasy schedule, major market coverage


  9. Helpful (2)

    Company is trying to right size.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Associate Editor

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    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Can't think of any to write

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  11. Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    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.



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