Dow Jones Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Two Terms

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Great people and exciting work.

    Cons

    Indecisive management. The corporate strategy keeps changing, which creates inertia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to one strategy and pursue it full bore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great individuals, confused goals

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience/Design in New York, NY
    Current Employee - User Experience/Design in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Great people- smart and solid

    Cons

    Too many unpredictable shifts in goals, strategy and tactics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop driving away the people who care about this company. And while evolution is crucial, don't kill the processes that work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Internship experience depends on management/team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Monmouth Junction, NJ

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

    Pros

    I was fortunate to be placed on a team with good mentors/managers and to have a project designed for me. It was a good experience of being in a sprint team. I know other interns whose managers forgot about them or didn't have a project for them to complete during the internship.

    Cons

    There wasn't really any training period. There was a lot of self-learning. Also, you don't know what project you will get assigned or what you will be doing until the first week of the internship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Job at a Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Strategy in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Strategy in Monmouth Junction, NJ

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance here is one of the strongest assets. Dow Jones is incredibly flexible about giving time off, and it is rare to work overtime. The office culture is relaxed -- no corporate dress code, and the open office plan diminishes any sense of hierarchy.

    Cons

    The salary definitely isn't competitive enough to attract the absolute best. HR's personal growth standards, while admirable, are not sufficiently enforced and conveyed to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Raise salaries.
    -Provide more guidance to junior employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Horrible Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Free snacks and free fruits (that is literally it)

    Cons

    no direction
    no opportunities for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide customer service agents opportunities for growth. all of these people are actually very smart and starting out their career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Company in Flux

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advertising/Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising/Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Recognizable name (Wall Street Journal) hat carries weight on a resume and when networking. Work isn't that difficult since so many balls are in the air and it appears people aren't held accountable.

    Cons

    As of 2014, the senior and middle management was constantly in a state of flux which left most in a state of constant flux while everyone tried to tried to find footing in the midst of strategic changes. General harbinger of gloom and confusion while led to colleagues secretly performing job searches. Overall, the quality of work life isn't very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize business strategy. Create a consistent workforce by hiring long-term, full-time employees that are part of an ongoing team. Improve the internal infrastructure so it isn't as gloomy and dated.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. Smart People, Good Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart people who are caring. I was just an intern, but they showed a genuine interest in me personally and tried to give me meaningful projects when possible.

    Cons

    Trying to be hip - should stick to being the intellectual paper / media company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Very unstable environment

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

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

    Pros

    Many of the people are quite nice, and the company is very good about benefits.

    Cons

    In the time that I interned there, I went through three different managers because the other ones had been let go, as had several of my colleagues. There was never a sense of stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing things so much!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Declining industry

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

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

    Pros

    Working with DJ is a challenge. If you are willing to work extra hours and put the effort in to overcome obstacles you can succeed. In the current environment you are asked to do more with less. If you are amenable to working in a declining business, there are opportunities. News Corp (DJ parent company) is one of the last players standing.

    Cons

    It is difficult to succeed and prosper in a declining industry. There are additional issues working within DJ relating to their obtuse philosophy and the entrenched DJ management's refusal to accept working under News Corporations umbrella. Ideas and proven business practices that are prosperous worldwide were obstructed and rejected at every step of the corporate integration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt and accept change.
    Dinousors do die off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great brand of the past and present

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart people who do things the right way. A genuine support for journalists over any other part of the business.

    Cons

    The company has peaked and there is nothing in it's current plan that places a bet on a major move up. All that remains is the obvious major moves down. (loss of print revenue)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the lead in defining what journalism is (and requires) in the post print era.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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