Dow Jones Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Senior Manager in Newswires area

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Dow Jones (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Nice environment.

    Cons

    Change is constant. Layoffs were annual when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be like Google.


  2. Software engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit and many vacation days

    Cons

    low skill development job

    Advice to Management

    listen to people


  3. Company in transition

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

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    New management is unwinding the bloomberg model

    Cons

    New management has old products to work and will take some time to turn it around

    Advice to Management

    Focus on product growth and innovate


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  5. Helpful (5)

    It could always be worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours, good people. My manager, personally was very helpful and easy to reach. The same cannot be said about all departments. - Free Snacks and fancy espresso machine - Decent benefits - Good hours (very role dependent) - Architecturally nice office

    Cons

    - Room for growth limited - Nepotism, everywhere. - Business cycles much shorter than elsewhere, in the two years that I've been here there have been 3 restructures - Senior management completely disconnected from workers - Lack of accountability and responsibility even though this is all that is spoken about with regards to "company culture" - Low pay compared to competitors - Owns the WSJ, the biggest problem in the business is lack of consistent delivery due to outsourcing to the lowest paying bidder. Issue is dismissed.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees at the very least. Make an effort to be involved and listed to constructive feedback.


  6. Director of digital marketing

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones

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

    Pros

    Great talents and great journalism

    Cons

    Lack of career advance opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  7. Helpful (3)

    A sinking ship

    Current Employee - Systems Support Operator in Chicopee, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Support Operator in Chicopee, MA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits by part time standards

    Cons

    Constant lay offs, working nights, no room for promotion, same boring task with the same people every day. The printing industry is slowly dying.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  8. Good Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Strategy in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Strategy in Princeton, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My department (Data Strategy) knows work and life balance. I love the SparkPlug events and will miss trivia games and cooking contests. My managers have the ideal management style for me - hands off non-interventionism with the expectation that things will get done. Realist idealism. If things have to change for better or for worse in this department, please keep the way that management is structured right now. Dress code was also pretty relaxed. Benefits are overall decent: generous 401(k) plan, lots of vacation time off (even for new hires!), on-site gym with great equipment. This company has brand name and publishes the Wall Street Journal. Enough said.

    Cons

    All the talk about vigorous cost management is off-putting. It would be great if upper management had more communication with those lower in the chain, maybe in the form of more site visits.

    Advice to Management

    As mentioned, my managers have the ideal management style for me - hands off non-interventionism with the expectation that things will get done. Realist idealism. If things have to change for better or for worse in this department, please keep the way that management is structured right now


  9. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Culture of innovation. Develop new products.

    Cons

    Lots of reorganizations. Shifting senior leadership team


  10. Helpful (5)

    Training Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Stay away from Dow Jones

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director Service Management in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Director Service Management in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

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

    Pros

    The brand name of Dow Jones - which in reality is a misnomer because the Dow Jones Industrial Average is owned by S&P.

    Cons

    The environment in general is toxic and extremely chaotic. Employees are demoralized and are helpless It is a perfect case study of M&A gone wild and wrong ; on top of that the business is losing money

    Advice to Management

    Please don't ruin other careers by hiring good people without changing the existing culture.



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