Dow Jones Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Typical office with Fun Enviornment

    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits Co-workers are young and friendly Company values employee bonding

    Cons

    Low Pay Open Environment, no walls.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Take the good with the bad.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers. Too many hidden agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees the resources they need to do their jobs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    not terrible, but so much room for improvement

    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    benefits are good, things are starting to stabilize after a lot of change, smart people are starting to come on board

    Cons

    promotions are few and far between, company culture is not fun nor youthful, and feels like no one cares about anyone else or anything else except their 9-5

    Advice to Management

    Encourage collaboration and distribution of power, involving junior team members on projects to help both recognize young talent and create a pipeline for more senior roles. Don't be afraid to invest in and reward talent. There is no mentorship, training, guidance in place - so improvements in those areas would also be a huge help to culture as well as encouraging growth.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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

    Pros

    Good Brand name on resume, reputation is good.

    Cons

    news corp association can be good as well as bad sometimes. Newspaper side of business is challenged.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you employees more often.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Current employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good open culture across departments, and region.

    Cons

    Top management needs to simplify objectives and goals. Have it more realistic, instead of telling us 3 million and goal #3.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Job at a Great Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work-life balance here is one of the strongest assets. Dow Jones is incredibly flexible about giving time off, and it is rare to work overtime. The office culture is relaxed -- no corporate dress code, and the open office plan diminishes any sense of hierarchy.

    Cons

    The salary definitely isn't competitive enough to attract the absolute best. HR's personal growth standards, while admirable, are not sufficiently enforced and conveyed to management.

    Advice to Management

    -Raise salaries. -Provide more guidance to junior employees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Horrible Experience

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

    I worked at Dow Jones

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

    Pros

    Free snacks and free fruits (that is literally it)

    Cons

    no direction no opportunities for growth

    Advice to Management

    provide customer service agents opportunities for growth. all of these people are actually very smart and starting out their career.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Company in Flux

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising/Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising/Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Jones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Recognizable name (Wall Street Journal) hat carries weight on a resume and when networking. Work isn't that difficult since so many balls are in the air and it appears people aren't held accountable.

    Cons

    As of 2014, the senior and middle management was constantly in a state of flux which left most in a state of constant flux while everyone tried to tried to find footing in the midst of strategic changes. General harbinger of gloom and confusion while led to colleagues secretly performing job searches. Overall, the quality of work life isn't very good.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize business strategy. Create a consistent workforce by hiring long-term, full-time employees that are part of an ongoing team. Improve the internal infrastructure so it isn't as gloomy and dated.


  10. Helpful (3)

    The company has a reputation, but that's all...

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

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

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

    Pros

    With Dow Jones Newswire and WSJ on your resume, you definitely have an edge when you are thinking about career switch. The reputation of the company is something I value most when I thought about jumping into news industry.

    Cons

    the pay is below average, the training? Forget about it. NO TRAINING at all. You have to learn all by yourself. NO mentor system, no anything at all.

    Advice to Management

    Please raise the salary a little bit, please give us some useful training, we are in a changing industry so changes is everything here.


  11. It was a great run

    • 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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a distinguished company like Dow Jones has given me the chance to meet and network with some amazing people. Most of colleagues are extremely bright, hard-working, knowledgeable and willing to lend a hand.

    Cons

    Found it very difficult to get new ideas moving within the company. Ideas would move up the chain and then eventually get lost in a void.



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