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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
323 Reviews
3.0
323 Reviews
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William Lewis
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The salary was amazing, and the work/life balance incredibly fair (in 27 reviews)

  • At the time I worked there, there were very good benefits, vacation and work/life balance (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Well it runs rampant under the CEO and others in Senior Management roles (in 20 reviews)

  • uncertainty as to what upper management is doing (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Typical office with Fun Enviornment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Co-workers are young and friendly
    Company values employee bonding

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Open Environment, no walls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Take the good with the bad.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers. Too many hidden agendas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees the resources they need to do their jobs.

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

    not terrible, but so much room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits are good, things are starting to stabilize after a lot of change, smart people are starting to come on board

    Cons

    promotions are few and far between, company culture is not fun nor youthful, and feels like no one cares about anyone else or anything else except their 9-5

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage collaboration and distribution of power, involving junior team members on projects to help both recognize young talent and create a pipeline for more senior roles. Don't be afraid to invest in and reward talent. There is no mentorship, training, guidance in place - so improvements in those areas would also be a huge help to culture as well as encouraging growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Good Brand name on resume, reputation is good.

    Cons

    news corp association can be good as well as bad sometimes. Newspaper side of business is challenged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you employees more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fifty And Out!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Dow Jones South Brunswick, New Jersey campus is fairly nice.
    Dow Jones now offers free coffee to their employees.

    Cons

    Dow Jones has a long history of having horrible managers at all levels. They recently cleaned house and got rid of many managers, but their replacements appear to be clones of the past. Dow Jones' human resources department has one function and that is to create ways to get rid of employees over fifty years old. You will never retire from Dow Jones. As soon as you reach fifty years of age your days are numbered. They keep just enough token fifty year olds to avoid age discrimination law suits, which they have had many of in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resource managers stop your age discrimination!
    All other managers, learn how to properly manage and listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship experience depends on management/team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Current employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Good open culture across departments, and region.

    Cons

    Top management needs to simplify objectives and goals. Have it more realistic, instead of telling us 3 million and goal #3.

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Job at a Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Horrible Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company in Flux

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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