Dow Jones Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
303 Reviews
3.0
303 Reviews
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Pros
  • The salary was amazing, and the work/life balance incredibly fair (in 27 reviews)

  • At the time I worked there, there were very good benefits, vacation and work/life balance (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Well it runs rampant under the CEO and others in Senior Management roles (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor choice in Lex Fenwick as CEO.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Monmouth Junction, NJ

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company offers a seven hour work day and a fair amount of vacation in a relatively nice work place.

    Cons

    This company appears to be very age biased. The management is very bad at most levels. This is a union shop so no matter how hard you work it is difficult to get more than the Union agreed annual raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to base raises and promotions on skill instead of age and the buddy system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crisis of management talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Suitable for people who want to collect a paycheck and "coast" without doing much work

    Cons

    Strategy and direction are constantly changing for no justifiable reason except that it seems to change with each management regime. Talented, ambitious employees will not want to work in that unstable, unpredictable environment and without those employees, the company cannot possibly grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some stability in the management of the company. Without it, good employees will not stay and you will continue having a hard time growing the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a job

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    At the time I worked there, there were very good benefits, vacation and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Strange culture, poorly run. I recall many complaints of favoritism. Support staff was unappreciated/ignored. Pay was low across the board. Eventually bought by NewsCorp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really, there's no point - they were (are?) in their own world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Went downhill last several years...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    good vacation/personal time
    work life balance was good
    believed in the products

    Cons

    no bonuses
    union rewards laziness
    took away incentives from a lot of sales in recent years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop making inane changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Generally good people, good benefits, but "integration" is still rocky

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, particularly with the 401K and vacation time

    Cons

    Tends to be a lack of direction from above, with no clear sense of who our audience is or what our aim is as a company.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Company In Transformation

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career advancement and smart, hard working employees.

    Cons

    Business direction still a moving target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a plan and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company with excellent work and life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good brand names WSJ, Barrons and News Corporation

    Cons

    Constant change in the upper management

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, meager pay

    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 an year)

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits: Healthcare (including Dental), discounts on things like gym memberships, Apple products, Verizon/AT&T, etc. In addition, they have a free snack bar which gives fresh fruit 3x every day.

    Cons

    There are contradictions between what is said and what is done, in terms of how to move into different areas of the company.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long and unrewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability but you get lost in the crowd. Good benefits and profit sharing

    Cons

    Big on affirmative action. Meaning you could be the best person for the job but it you don't fill the quota you are outta luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at who is doing the work not kissing your rear end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hope they have become better organized

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Pros

    relaxed sales atmosphere, decent salary for inside sales.

    Cons

    disorganized, many sales people sought greener pastures elsewhere undr pressure from mgmnt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is much untapped talent and creativity on the sales floor that could be an asset to company.

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