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7 people found this helpful  

Smart people, but the company is a joke.

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  • Culture & Values
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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 an 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 products, no opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good products
    Nice people
    Good benefits
    Long vacation

    Cons

    no career opportunities
    salary increases <1 % to max 5% and significantly below the market
    no bonuses for mid-managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thinks about people, not just about yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Was a good place to work, recent changes are not good for the future of the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you worked under a good manager they let you do your job. However, quality managers are leaving at a very fast rate.
    Nice office spaces in NY/NJ.

    Cons

    Massive changes at all levels causes instability and less qualified people seems to be running the show.
    Constant reorgs of groups.
    Culture of fear about being laid off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves before you run us into the ground, it may be too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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