Beginning January 1, 2018, we are pleased to announce further enhancements to our global standard for paid childcare leave.
Today, our current policy provides for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers. We will increase the standard to 20 weeks of full base pay.
In addition, employees will now only need 6 months of service to qualify for paid childcare leave, instead of the 1 year of service previously required.
Dow Jones, as an organization, is firmly committed to providing our employees with programs and services designed to achieve work/life balance.
We’ve heard from our employees regarding the need for paid leave to care for family members who are ill and we’re proud to announce we're now including up to 4 weeks of paid FMLA when you need to be away from the office to care for your sick family members, which we will call Compassionate Care Pay. Previously, employees were able to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave through the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), available to employees who worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months of Dow Jones service.
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Every day, Dow Jones’ advanced data capabilities, award-winning journalism and innovative technology deliver news, tools and financial insight to move markets, inform critical decisions and power top companies and careers.
Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.
This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.
Our philosophy: holistic benefits package
Here at Dow Jones we care for our people holistically. Whether it’s yoga classes on our 3rd floor New York office, fresh fruit at The Wall Street Journal snack bar, or an on-site day care center at our Princeton office – we care about you AND your family.
It starts here at Dow Jones:
We’ve created an open space – devoid of walls, barriers and offices to create a sense of community among our employees. Our on-site events (Digital Journalism conference, Women in Communications panel), pizza days, Blue Bottle espresso offerings and volunteer opportunities connect you with the broader vision of who we are as a global 5,000 strong news organization.
It evolves with your changing lifestyle:
Happy people are more productive, more creative and more insightful. Though a gym may suit your needs now, in 20 years’ time you’ll be thinking about elderly care for your parents. We know this, which is why our coverage includes care-taking resources for the aging.
Your contributions matter. Our benefits package is just another way we say “thank you.”
I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (More than 3 years)
For an organization as large and old as Dow Jones, I have been pleasantly surprised by this company's ability to innovate and adapt to a rapidly changing media landscape. The people are smart, the leadership is strong, and the product is best-in-class.
There are many brilliant people at this company – journalists, technologists, business people, designers, marketers, and more. Most of the people I've met have been easy to work with and care about the product / quality journalism. I truly believe the work happening at this company is impacting the world in a positive way.
While the outlook for print media is poor, the result is a workplace full of opportunity and genuinely interested in your contributions. New ideas and approaches are encouraged and are given a chance to succeed. In my three years here, I feel I've been able to make a huge impact on the business and have seen tangible results. That's pretty exiting!
The office may not be the newest (although there's IS an amazing new gym), the perks may not be the flashiest, and the brand may seem a little dated, but there are good things happening at this company. You'll get to wear many hats and grow your career in the process.
The culture here is lacking. The people are great, but there are no opportunities to interact or meet employees outside of your direct team. That's a management problem, not a people problem.
Example: there has never been a real holiday party (or any celebration whatsoever in my 3 year tenure). That may sound whiny, but these sort of events are crucial to morale and employee happiness. How else will a technologist cross paths with an editor? They won't because this place is huge! It's a shame because that sort of mingling between departments is what would lead to ideas that would help this company thrive.
The office could also use a makeover. There are almost zero communal spaces, leading to a generally insular feeling around the workplace.
Advice to Management
Times may be tough, but small investments in culture will pay huge dividends.
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Princeton, NJ).
The Interview process took about 4 weeks. Got a call from HR, then interviewed with a hiring manager. Final interview was in person and involved a research assessment. the entire process was very straight forward. HR and the team were very friendly and applying to the position was a very positive experience.