Dow Jones Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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William Lewis
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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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Unstable work environment with a constant change of leadership/direction every couple of years.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. Sr Director

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Improvement opportunity in the budgeting and merger and acquisition areas.

  6. Release Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Very good work culture and environment.

    Cons

    Instability and insecurity of jobs in some divisions

  7. Helpful (1)

    Poor information infrastructure makes doing your job difficult

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    This company is fun to work for if you're not a customer service underling. The dept is like high school.

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    • 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 full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Snack bar, free coffee, decent benefits and salary.

    Cons

    The customer service dept was run by young people who know nothing. Favoritism at every corner.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone who knows what they're doing, not someone who came in through nepotism. I was laid off because the supervisor was young and didn't like me. The HR department is the same. The people are basically "adults" with high school student mindsets.

  9. Helpful (2)

    So-So

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

  10. Helpful (2)

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great individuals, confused goals

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great people- smart and solid

    Cons

    Too many unpredictable shifts in goals, strategy and tactics

    Advice to Management

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

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