Dow Jones Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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William Lewis
36 Ratings

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. Great Place to Work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Reasonable salary
    Flexible Schedule- ability to work from home
    Good work-life balance
    Nice Facility including gym
    Interesting place to work
    Well respected Company
    CEO is young, energetic, focused and affable.
    He visits facilities throughout the world to keep employees informed. His personality filters down through the company management. Department Directors seem appreciative of a job well done.
    Company embraces diversity.
    Employees seem engaged and interested in doing a good job.

    Cons

    Open floor plan. No more offices or cubicles. Some people seem to like it, but most find it distracting and the lack of privacy uncomfortable. Everyone seems to have accepted it as 'this is just the way it is and not worth making an issue out of it."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater promotion of The Wall Street Journal. it is a great and diverse paper, but too much of the population still thinks of it as dry and strictly business focused. Read Ambitiously is a good start.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Dow Jones is a great company to work for, with a drive for innovation. Things move pretty quickly, but you are given the space to try new things as well.

    Cons

    Have not come across any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Two Terms

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Typical office with Fun Enviornment

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    • 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
  7. Take the good with the bad.

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    • 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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Fifty And Out!

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  11. 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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