Dow Jones Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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William Lewis
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  • 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. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, work environment and benefits. Managers allow for individual expansion of talents and seek advice and are supportive of recommendations. Very relax atmosphere and working conditions. Excellent senior management.

    Cons

    Poor starting salary for extensive experience. I would like to see a little more structure in the organizational charting. Seems as if requirements far exceed the original job descriptions which is fine as it allows for professional expression.


  2. Great Internship Experience

    Former Employee - Customer Service Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dow Jones (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The managers were excellent and gave us a diverse set of assignments where the interns could collaborate with many different departments. People in the NY office have a lot of integrity and take the work very seriously, but they are also interesting people who are fun to spend time with.

    Cons

    Media is becoming easier to produce and distribute. This is bound to affect the future of Dow Jones.


  3. Customer Service Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, the environment is fast and exciting, there are opportunities to grow. And the gym!

    Cons

    The salary for an entry-level job, the corporate hierarchy and the fact that the building is shared with FOX News.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, and pay attention, to those who really want to grow and have potential. Keep the structure as flat as possible (it doesn't count when you say you're flat but you really aren't).


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  5. Highly intelligent work group

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strategy meetings were productive and forward-moving with the group of creative and highly intelligent colleagues. Exciting times watching business plans evolve with team work.

    Cons

    Too much upper level turnover. Multiple reorganizations creating changes in strategy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Intern Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  7. Typical mega-corp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Nice Gym. Decent Cafeteria. Generally good people to work with.

    Cons

    Many people have been there for 20 + years and just stick around for their pensions - makes it hard for newer, younger people to really contribute in a meaningful way or to advance

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times


  8. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Good Benefits, low working hours.

    Cons

    No direction in company. Poor career paths.


  9. Helpful (2)

    PIB Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty laid-back culture, good people, brand name which is good when calling on accounts, fair pay.

    Cons

    Management changes their mind on everything they do, product organization cannot get the product right and sales people consistently lose deals because of this, every year or two they lay off half of the sales organization regardless of how good the sales person is. Dow Jones/PIB sales is an extremely challenged business with 3 CEO's in the last 3 or 4 years which is indicative of the business environment. Management thinks for themselves only.

    Advice to Management

    Build a long-term strategy and bring innovation back to the company. When things go wrong, management needs to be responsible not the salespeople who are merely executing on the directives outlined. Don't change your mind every 3 months on what the company should be doing.


  10. Great Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    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)


  11. Helpful (1)

    Digital Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Good title, and you learn a lot

    Cons

    Poor management, favoritism, not enough compensation

    Advice to Management

    New management



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