Dow Jones

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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
311 Reviews
3.0
311 Reviews
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William Lewis
29 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.  

    It was a great run

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working for a distinguished company like Dow Jones has given me the chance to meet and network with some amazing people. Most of colleagues are extremely bright, hard-working, knowledgeable and willing to lend a hand.

    Cons

    Found it very difficult to get new ideas moving within the company. Ideas would move up the chain and then eventually get lost in a void.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management could be better

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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

    It is hard to identify real positives

    Cons

    underpaid; managers selectively acknowledge very few

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people dedicated to their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    The company has a reputation, but that's all...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Translator
    Current Employee - Translator

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

    Pros

    With Dow Jones Newswire and WSJ on your resume, you definitely have an edge when you are thinking about career switch. The reputation of the company is something I value most when I thought about jumping into news industry.

    Cons

    the pay is below average, the training? Forget about it. NO TRAINING at all. You have to learn all by yourself. NO mentor system, no anything at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please raise the salary a little bit, please give us some useful training, we are in a changing industry so changes is everything here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for a first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Work/Life balance are amazing, free coffee/yogurt/popcorn, on site gym, can work from home. Job wasn't the least bit stressful. The people in my department were great and strived to make the workplace more fun.

    Cons

    Complete lack of development. Got to a point where my skill set just stagnated and I gained no extra responsibility. Literally browse the internet for 75% of the day. Would've been an ideal job if I just got it out of high school so I wouldn't feel so underutilized. Industry is declining, older generations keeping revenues afloat for now but window is closing. Upper management a little shady about sharing future outlook of company.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not the print industry!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Very good benefits to include healthcare and 401k contributions

    Cons

    - Declining circulation in the print industry is putting dramatic pressure to perform in areas that are becoming obsolete
    - While benefit are good, compensation (both salary and incentive) are poor for a sales organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Smart People, Good Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones as an intern (less than an 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
  8.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment
    Overall positive attitude by most employees
    Opportunity to contribute from day
    Very flexible with work schedules
    Incredible work/life balance
    Phenomenal benefits

    Cons

    Alot of changes in upper management over the last two years has caused some unrest. Hopefully we have a solid team that will stick around for a while so plans can be seen through to the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the open plan/open door policy and continue to drive employee with positive reinforcement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very unstable environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones as an intern (more than an 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.  

    Good people, supportive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Pros

    team oriented supportive gain lots of experience

    Cons

    none really to mention. All good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency

  11.  

    Declining industry

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    • 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

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