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Too much change for the worse

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Former Employee - Director  in  Princeton, NJ
Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ

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

Pros

Great products, great colleagues, interesting work. Still have the chance to be great. New news company creates an oportunity for change.

Cons

Hostile and suspicion-filled atmosphere and culture fostered by senior management. Little to no change for advancement. Products in decline due to NewsCorp influence - no longer the objective bastions they once were. Over-simplistic marketing approach will erode products over time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rethink choice of CEO. Seek ways to grow careers and build from within. Let the best people lead the decision process rather than the serial cronyism that has been the recent history

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager  in  South Brunswick Terrace, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ

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

    Pros

    Benefits and salary were good. Co-workers were friendly. Work was exciting and challenging.

    Cons

    Executives were always fighting and grabbing for power. They never kept promises and never delivered anything on time. Treated employees poorly, without respect. When they ask someone who is cooperative to do something, there is no reason to be nasty about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of upper management. Listen to your employees. Respect your employees. Practice what your HR department preaches. Stop creating a hostile atmosphere. Stop trying to turn the WSJ into Fox. You are ruining the reputation of a once very well respected and trusted publication.

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

    Good people, crappy bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Interaction Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People here are very nice and caring, there is a snack bar, the hours aren't crazy.

    Cons

    As with any huge company, the level of bureaucracy and mismanagement are insane. A real downer when you're trying to get anything interesting done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hired us for a reason, let us do our jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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