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

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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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    Current Employee - Applications Development Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Applications Development Consultant in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    great work environment to work.

    Cons

    Low Compensation & promotions are not easy & lot of politics

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  2. 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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