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7 people found this helpful  

Smart people, but the company is a joke.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

Pros

Very intelligent people who are generally friendly and are truly interested in building great products.

Good benefits

Tons of vacation time

Free coffee and snacks

The team I work with is great; however...

Cons

...the organization itself is a bureaucratic nightmare.

- Zero transparency from the CEO or anyone in a C-level position for that matter.
- Communication between groups is often non-existent
- Money being spent on ridiculous items to make the office look cool, meanwhile a lot of people can't even get new computer equipment without a 10 phases of approval
- HR department is a joke. It takes months (literally) to convert a consultant to a full-time employee.
- CEO claims to put the customer first but spends money on very expensive office decor that has zero impact on our customer experience and does not improve employee morale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop trying to act like you're a Silicon Valley startup with some unique product. Please be more transparent about the company vision. Hire more than one person in HR to help with converting consultants to full time. Stop spending money on useless things that don't benefit employees OR your customers you claim to love.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good people, poor upper management and frequent reorgs. Company culture changed significantly after been aquired by Fox.

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    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good middle tier.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Top management full of Bloomberg people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    - Strong leadership
    - Transparency into high level company decisions
    - Focused on solidarity and working together toward a goal that benefits the company with clear messaging that this will in turn benefit the employees
    - Strong desire to get the most out of technology

    Cons

    - Not a con persay but, worth noting that this is a company in transition with a renewed focus on using technology and using it correctly. Be prepared to help be a moving piece in that transition.
    - Lots of antiquated technology that needs to be updated/replaced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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