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Current Employee - Reporter  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Reporter in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

People are smart and work hard. They collaborate and are willing to take risks. Readers set a high standard for Dow Jones, and the work has been challenging and fun. The benefits are good too.

Cons

Salaries are mediocre--hopefully they will improve.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dow Jones is a big company--keep working on getting people to interact.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Free snacks, access to WSJ and Barron's

    Cons

    Senior Management makes decisions in a bubble with zero understanding as to how they will affect our clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Humble

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    A once great company ill-prepared for the future and slowly killing its products and credibility

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Very few. Good benefits. Quite a nice NY office (just don't visit any others around the country). Great brand names.

    Cons

    Offices around the country are still from the 1970s. Products are being slowly killed off and incompetent people in the product group can't build a product to sell. The new product launch has been a disaster, and once great products such as Factiva are being rolled into the new DJX product offering which has been priced way beyond market sensitivities.

    Clients can't escape quickly enough, and revenue is falling away almost as quickly as expenses have been cut. Senior management are running for cover and any of the great managers and leaders have left or been kicked out. If you're wise, you will avoid DJ and apply somewhere else.

    The WSJ is still stuck in the dark ages and even the app still tries to mimic the print edition. I would use the AP, BBC or even ABC News app instead. The CEO has no clue about the publishing or advertising business which is faltering, and institutional sales is getting worse as crazy commercial policies are being executed without any planning or analysis.

    One star ratings for this company in many respects should be considered generous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a CEO who knows what he is doing, along with anyone else running a business unit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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