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Good to have on your resume.

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Former Employee - Reporter in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Reporter in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

- Big-name news organization
- In-house training provided
- Good people to work with/work atmosphere
- London office located in the heart of the business district

Cons

- Now owned by News Corp.
- Petty time-off battles against Bloomberg.
- Very little succession planning (promotions to reporting positions arbitrary with little support given)
- Preference given to Americans for promotions or foreign assignments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Instead of trying to out-innovate Bloomberg, how about tackling news in a more aggressive manner (as Bloomberg does) and remunerate reporters based on how many times their items were read (as a bonus).

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not going through a good phase

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Some fabulous corporate products and a history of collaborative working with very bright, professional people who have an excellent rapport with, and concern for, their customers.

    Cons

    Frequent reorganisations. Top-level management not positively viewed, to put it mildly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinstate collaborative culture, show respect, listen. Focus attention on those parts of the business which really need radical change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Now Playing at Dow Jones, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Some professional Account Managers left in Institutional Sales but they are all trying to escape from the inexperienced Sales Management brought in by CEO LF. Now that CEO LF is celebrating his one year anniversary, the hope is that News Corp Pubs head RT will soon cut him lose to go and destroy another company. Should send him to Thomson Reuters or LexisNexis as a strategy to save DJ revenue free fall that LF created.

    Cons

    Just like watching "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". Dysfunctional Bloomberg management team has invaded the sales org. and snatched the hearts, souls and minds of a once creative, passionate and polished sales team. Now Sales and Product team is left to fend for themselves with no direction, strategy or plan for working with customers. LF's strategy was to "bleep" the customer and he is doing an excellent job at this. If you are a young, talented sales professional avoid DJ until LF is stripped of his role. At that point people will begin to gain their own minds, bodies and souls back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    News Corp Pubs leader RT must pay attention to all the bad decisions LF is making in Product/Sales teams and with Customers. Somebody at the top of News Corp must pay attention to his madness and insanity. Dow Jones needs real leadership, not the horror show that is now playing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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