Dow Jones Reviews

Updated July 2, 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. 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.


  2. Worked as tempoary replacement

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    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.


  3. intern

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Good experience. I enjoyed working there

    Cons

    I have no cons for dow Jones

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. National Circulation Sales Representative

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

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment, excellent learning experience

    Cons

    Uneasy schedule, major market coverage


  6. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Yardley, PA

    I have been working at Dow Jones (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Risk and Compliance and Factiva products are great, but newswires business is declining.

    Cons

    Commission plan changes every year and in middle of the year. Constant management changes.


  7. Company is trying to right size.

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

    I have been working at Dow Jones (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits and work/life balance. Company is trying to improve in a number of ways to get out of the troubles from the last 24 months.

    Cons

    Constant change, difficult to advance career, reorgs, layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what the company does best, embrace your staff and provide them with the resources they need to succeed and advance.


  8. Associate Editor

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    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Can't think of any to write

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  9. Senior Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Princeton, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are probably the only pros for working at DowJones

    Cons

    Salary increases are around 2%/year for intermediate level jobs.
    No bonus associated with this level job


  10. Helpful (1)

    Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for hands on work
    Good work/life balance
    Generous Salary
    Free Coffee

    Cons

    Miscommunication between management of paper.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees know the structure of management at the WSJ.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Application developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Your coworkers are good. Smart people. Some of projects let you work with newer technology (but most do not)

    Cons

    Layoffs happen often. Most projects are built on top of legacy systems, which is often limits what you can do.



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