Dow Jones Reviews

Updated April 26, 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. The title is this

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Pros are that its very nice and it's great really when you think about it, so compare both pro and con

    Cons

    There are pros and cons to everything yet cons sometime become a deciding factor so you must consider them

    Advice to Management

    I think that management can manage who it needs to manage so that the managers are managing the managees

  2. Too much instability since News Corp aquired

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

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

    Pros

    Experienced workers have more passion for the company. Some of the newer employees in NY very competent and advanced.

    Cons

    Incredibly arrogant management who have no people skills

    Advice to Management

    They neither want nor would listen to advice

  3. Training Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Many good, competent people working there.

    Cons

    Executive management continues to make staffing decisions that make no sense and will ultimately be harmful to the company.

    Executive management too London centric for an original US company.

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  5. 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.

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

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    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.

  7. Great Place to Work!

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    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.

  8. Sr Director

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    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.

  9. 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

  10. Helpful (3)

    So-So

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    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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Poor information infrastructure makes doing your job difficult

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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.

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