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Internship at Dow Jones

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Former Employee - Finance Intern
Former Employee - Finance Intern

I worked at Dow Jones as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Worked with smart and hardworking individuals in a friendly and laid back atmosphere.

Cons

The internship program was relatively unstructured.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A once-great company ruined by the rubbish that floated to the top.

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    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter

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

    Pros

    The company name may still hold some cache (for those who don't know too much about financial journalism) on your resume - you will be surprised how many people equate Dow Jones with Wall Street, money and success. You may get to transfer abroad. You will have opportunities to write/edit broadly, and other (better) wires may come knocking. You will find a friendly but downtrodden bunch of reporters/copy eds workers who you can hang with in the bar to commiserate; post shift drinking, smoking and therapeutic moaning will become your life and you will cherish it.

    Cons

    Pay is poor. Promotions do not exist unless you've been there 5-10+ years. Many of those who have climbed into positions of responsibility have no idea what they are doing. Many do nothing, and are paid well for it. Some senior editors do not know anything about financial news. Many decisions are made for self interest, not for the greater good. During on-going integration with the WSJ, some managers (there is one in Singapore/HK notorious for it) will openly threaten staff with their jobs, in order to gain compliance. Long-serving staff have been callously treated in firings. Morale is non-existent. The new CEO is widely despised, and ridiculed. Reporters are always battling against better resources at other wires. For years there were too many managers and too few copy eds. This is still the case. The IT systems are beyond bad. Investment in training/development is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management - look at the middle managers and who promoted them, and ask your selves if they are who you would want running a company - some are truly terrible and are not qualified for what they are doing. Treat copy eds and reporters with more respect. Without them you have 0 product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    In a major transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    There is more energy with the new management. Silos are breaking down and the future of the company looks good.

    Cons

    The changes bring a lot of uncertainty so while the future of the company looks bright, the future of individuals in the company is more uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People need clarity more quickly about the future vision of products and departments. Entire departments seem somewhat paralyzed by uncertainty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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