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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
318 Reviews
3.0
318 Reviews
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William Lewis
32 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.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    It was a great run

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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

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good for a first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Not the print industry!

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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 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
  11.  

    Smart People, Good Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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