Dow Jones Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
294 Reviews
3.1
294 Reviews
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William Lewis
22 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The pay was on par - Work -life balance respected (in 25 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Providing training classes for employees (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Well it runs rampant under the CEO and others in Senior Management roles (in 19 reviews)

  • uncertainty as to what upper management is doing (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Crazy place to work for business people that doesn't have clear strategy or commitment to long term success.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    When I first joined in 2010 the company was in the process of making significant improvements on the product development side, circulation and marketing. There was significant coordination with the newsroom and product development.

    Cons

    The crazy, ex-CEO turned the company completely upside down within 6-12 months. In addition to firing dozens of people, anyone else that was any good immediately left. I choose to leave as soon as a potential opportunity arose since all of senior management was in panic mode to save their own jobs instead of being able to focus on the business strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I agree that new management is often needed to jump-start innovation however you need to identify folks that can help with that new strategy and engage them to be part of the new direction, solution, etc. Find a new CEO that will bring this company to the next level that cares about the business and people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Brunswick Terrace, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    learnt a lot and very good culture

    Cons

    no career growth and low salary

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting atmosphere, at the forefront of breaking news

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, interesting job scope

    Cons

    Can be stressful as need for speed and accuracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Awesome Vacation time/benefits
    Overall positive attitude in company
    Ability to contribute ideas from day 1

    The open environment is a huge step forward for the company. It definitely helps garner a better sense of community. We also have the option to work from home when necessary and you're given the freedom to determine how you want to work. As long as the work gets done correctly and on time, you can approach it anyway you want.

    Cons

    Recent regime changes make things seem unstable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive vibe and open door policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Hris Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Hris Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People very professional and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    The long hours can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive environment

    Recommends
  7.  

    System Integrity Manager | Eloqua | Salesforce

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly, good vacation time, helpful, understanding, Good benefits

    Cons

    uncertainty as to what upper management is doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Associate Review

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very good management and culture.

    Cons

    None that come to mind. I've enjoyed my stay thus far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great company in transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    great people and great products

    Cons

    new ceo, lots of changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    reporter

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    nothing to complain about at this company

  11.  

    Great working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are willing to help whenever you encounter a problem

    Cons

    A lot of new technology so you need to learn first, which is a fun process really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent, they have a flat office structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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