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A shadow of its former self

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked 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

Good people
Interesting products
Great reputation
Good benefits
Vestiges of the old Dow Jones culture remain, and these civilize the indifference of the culture being created by the new management

Cons

Senior management is arbitrary and capricious, but without a clear vision of the future
Owned by a company (the new News Corp) committed to cutting $1.4 billion in expenses
Old school media company still unprepared for the Internet
No one is secure
Dow Jones was mismanaged before Murdoch bought it and it needed changing, but the current management has no idea what they're doing

Advice to Management

Reach beyond Bloomberg for future management hires. You need to find you own path and not create a pale imitation of the competition.

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  1. Career re-affirming.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Respect from senior staff, cohesion of purpose and competitive salary.

    Cons

    I wish the job was not temporary.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing because it works!


  2. Helpful (7)

    You Have Been Warned

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

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

    Pros

    Front Row Seats to Rodeo

    Cons

    The claim by DJ Senior Sales Leadership is that if you join Dow Jones Institutional Sales, you will be a maverick, innovative and transformative. You will love the progressive culture and have products the markets demand. Well people these are only lies and ploys to get you to back fill all the smart and successful sales pro's that have left DJ because they could not take the nonsense. Let me give you an honest dose of reality. The truth is that you will represent Sales Management that is clueless when it comes to managing a sales organization. The environment will be chaotic, hostile. depressing and a cowboy like atmosphere. You women be careful how close you get to those cowboys! Remember the Bloomberg lawsuits and stories of the past around favoritism, discrimination and sexism? Well it runs rampant under the CEO and others in Senior Management roles.

    Dad's lock up your recent grad daughters before sending them to the DJ NY office for their first job! Want more truth serum. Your customers will hate you because they are being held hostage to products and pricing they just do not want. That is why many have canceled their DJ contracts. If you want to make real money, apply to other news aggregators who are cleaning up on behalf of this failed experiment by the CEO. Once his contract is up, he and the rest of the inmates he brought in will be put to the curb for trash collection. You have been warned!

    Advice to Management

    Start Over.


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