Dow Jones

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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 (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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Verge of Collapse

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Monmouth Junction, NJ

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent vacation time, ok benefits, get a little worse every year, salary is below average for job/title/experience.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Lex and his Bloomberg cronies are focusing all the effort and money on development. All purchases are approved by Lex's boy Stephen Orban, and if it isn't related to development it probably won't get approved, whether it's necessary hardware, support contracts or needed software. If you are in IT and you can't do development, your days are numbered. The most baffling thing is how Robert Thompson and other Newscorp execs do not see how this company is being driven to the ground. Management does not seem to understand that though the print industry may be dying a slow death, it is the ONLY thing that brings in a profit at DJ. Upper and middle management not aligned with this division are leaving the company at an alarming rate and those left do not have a clue how to keep the company running. It is only a matter of time before they have a major outage that will take days to resolve. But hey, at least management keeps putting out plenty of tweets,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What can you really tell them? The old guard is gone, and the new guard neither knows nor cares how to keep the company running. Besides, in their own words, 'there is nothing that cannot be fixed by a developer'. OK then.

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

    No Strategic View

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Vacation time is great. 401K is average. Lot's of technology. Good place to learn.

    Cons

    Environment steals your soul. Zombieland. Politics abound. Rolling layoffs. Management with more than 3 years with the company leaving in droves. Pretty much all new management are ex-Bloomberg people. DJ wants to be a software development company rather than a publishing/data delivery company. Ticking time bomb. Do everything on the cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please develop a strategy before it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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