Dow Jones Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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Pros
  • The pay was on par - Work -life balance respected (in 27 reviews)

  • Good benefits and profit sharing (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management makes decisions in a bubble with zero understanding as to how they will affect our clients (in 20 reviews)

  • from supervisor level who are young kids straight out of college running the show for the departments to upper management this company is a joke (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Intern Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -amazing people -welcoming office culture and open floor plan -great location -opportunities to do challenging work and to actually be a part of the company, there are no coffee runs -free coffee and tea at all times -opportunities for upward mobility

    Cons

    -a lot of changes going on from a management side - even though the internship is obviously temporary it seems like many of the people you interact with have left the business with a week of speaking to them. -The intern program is not incredibly structured (there are not as many trainings and learning opportunities or opportunities to meet other interns)

    Advice to Management

    -solidify whatever shift it is that is trying to be made so that there is less scrambling around. Sometimes its unclear who is accountable for certain tasks. -There are some amazing people working at Dow Jones at every level, show them your appreciation. I have seen some of the most incredible work ethic and I know that these people would be high valuable any where they may go. So show them you care.


  2. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Monmouth Junction, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Good Benefits, low working hours.

    Cons

    No direction in company. Poor career paths.


  3. Great Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment (the office set up is very cool) Smart employees with a hard work ethic Constantly busy/ having work to do

    Cons

    Experimenting with different ways to do things constantly Meetings all the time (this should be expected with large companies)


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  5. Need Better Management

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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

    Benefits are good, fitness facilities onsite. Very competitive salary. Overall the atmosphere is good, I personally just wish the structure was more in place to help their employees succeed and grow.

    Cons

    Management. There seems to be a disconnect between upper managements expectation with how the business should be run and the resources available to facilitate their expectation. The support structure within management is severely lacking. There are many managers but none seem to know how to really take the lead, and show direction for their subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest the management team be more proactive in giving direction as opposed to just showing up for work and just existing. Granted this may be because the execs and directors don't set forth clear initiatives, but this really hampers the companies growth as a whole.


  6. Great place to work, with amazing people!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Dow Jones

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

    Pros

    Constant Change Great Benefits Open Environment Visibility to Leadership Fantastic Training Opportunities Desire to grow you Ability to transfer between office locations

    Cons

    Very demanding Will be expected to be available outside of normal office hours Things don't move as quickly as I may like

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on cross-collaborative opportunities for employees! As long as employees work together, they learn from each other, ultimately contributing more overall.


  7. Circulation Sales manager

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    Former Employee - Circulation Marketing Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Circulation Marketing Manager in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Dow Jones (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company was nice to work for

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say at this time

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add or advise


  8. Great career launch but no growth opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

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

    Pros

    Dow Jones provides good training for employees and uses a variety of outside products, so you gain experience quickly using different CRM and SaaS platforms.

    Cons

    Very weak middle management, there have been three CEO's since I was hired less then 3 years ago. No opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Fight upper management for incentives to keep employees with the company


  9. Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Great benefits, professional development, friendly coworkers, leadership present, company sees the need for more of digital media presence and works toward it, good locations and offices.

    Cons

    Things constantly changing, software, departments, hr system, catering company, upper management all things that have changed since I started within a year.


  10. Worked as tempoary replacement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There was a collaborative work effort.

    Cons

    There were no problems here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT work.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Monson, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Monson, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Great products and services, Great benefits

    Cons

    New regime arrogant, think they have all the answers with no experience in digital or large geographical publishing. CEO nice guy, smart, but pretty clueless on how to run a major corporation. HR dept wants to run the company - laughable

    Advice to Management

    They might listen but would never take advice from anyone in US.



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