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Dow Jones Overview

www.dj.com
Monmouth Junction, NJ
5001 to 10000 employees
1882
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our CEO Will Lewis on the future of investigative journalism, fake news, subscriptions, why 'Where You Get Your News From Has Never Mattered More'​ http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ5AI

    Dow Jones chief accuses Google and Facebook of 'killing news'

    Seated in the dining room of a Belle Époque-era London hotel, the chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Company briefly draws attention to his new vegetable-based diet before launching into a spleen-venting explanation of why he has had an utter bellyful of the two great gatekeepers of the modern media age, Facebook and Google, and accusing them of "killing news".

  • “Dow Jones is a company where you could spend your entire career with endless opportunity” http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXkG

    Inside Dow Jones: Innovative, Ambitious, and Very Family Friendly

    Photo credit:Courtesy of Dow Jones Dow Jones has a longstanding record of attracting and hiring bright, ambitious women. And despite being a 125-year-old company, they also have a record of fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, becoming a digital-first company on the cutting edge of technology.

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Dow Jones – Why Work For Us?


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THE ULTIMATE SOURCE FOR BUSINESS NEWS AND DATA

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.

undefinedOur 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.”



At Dow Jones, our dedication to enabling career growth provides employees with opportunities to gain new skills and perspectives by working cross-functionally with peers across the globe. We recognize the value in empowering our teams with continued training and tools to take on leadership roles throughout the organization.

Jessica

Jessica started with WSJ Asia in 2003 as a graphics reporter. Since then she’s continuously grown her career in the newsroom. She is currently the Global Head of Visuals for WSJ.

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“Every day brings new stories and with them opportunities to grow and try new things!”












 
Frank

Frank joined DJ in 2005 as a product manager. After stints in Product Development and UX design
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he is currently Head of Product Operations.



 

“Our industry requires us to remain agile which presents huge opportunity. I try to be poised for change at all times. Don't just tolerate change; be ready to take advantage of it by maximizing your awareness across Dow Jones. Meet people in other departments, learn another area, and ask a lot of questions. Be ready for the opportunities that change will bring.”







Carissa

Carissa joined DJ as a receptionist in 2010. She quickly assumed multiple roles within HR before
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moving on to a position with our Global Facilities team and has since been promoted to Executive Assistant to the CFO.



 
“Dow Jones has been the launching pad for my career. To me, it is a land of opportunity for those looking to build their knowledge in various areas of the business. I am humbled by all of the intelligent people I’ve met and great experiences Dow Jones has provided me over the past 5 years.”








David
David began his career with WSJ as a reporting assistant.  He’s also worked as a project and product manager and is now Director of Business Intelligence for DJ.
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“I have learned two broad things. The first is simply a wide skill set - how an advertising salesforce works, how software gets built, and how stories get edited. When I joined the company six years ago I never imagined I'd be introduced to so many things. The second thing is learning that teamwork is about understanding that different groups always have different perspectives.”

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    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Food, Cheap gym in the building (game changer for quality of life!), subsidized food (pretty decent food for cheap in the cafeteria), Challenging work environment, friendly coworkers, great product(s), the management are normal people and you can talk to most of them, the pay is good if you work hard, the benefits are AMAZING (Medical, dental, gym reimbursement, 4.5% 401K match on 6% contribution, the people are really cool it was fun to go to work every day at Dow Jones.

    Cons

    Tech projects take a long time to get through, moving up can be slow in some cases, the free food doesn't change in variety (this is probably the biggest con... I will never eat peanuts again), the temperature in the office fluctuates wildly (bring a tank top and a sweater), there aren't many happy hours but they are currently working on having more so this shouldn't be a problem for much longer.

    Advice to Management

    More happy hours, hire someone to help the tech team pump out projects, your gym reimbursement program should be able to be used to buy home fitness equipment, turn the electricity off at 5p.m. on a Friday, and you guys really need to throw a Christmas party.

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Dow Jones Interviews

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    Research Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Princeton, NJ) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for the job about 4.5 weeks ago and got a response from the hiring recruiter a week after I had applied. (I would say around March 22nd was when I submitted my application). I had a phone call with the recruiter that lasted around 15 minutes asking me general questions on my resume and my skill set and he had then recommended me to speak with hiring manager(s) the following week over the phone.
    The hiring managers came about 1.5 hours late after the scheduled phone conversation which I was ok about; but only 1 out of the two names mentioned spoke with me. It was again general questions about my resume, why I applied for the position etc. The individual then suggested me to the final round of the interview process which is an in person interview with a research test after.
    I am grateful that they were able to accommodate me on short notice. In the in person interview, it was with the hiring manager and another individual asking me in-depth resume questions and questions of my background + job scenario questions. The research test took around 1.5 hours to complete.
    They said the hiring process would be quick from there but it's been two weeks since I've gotten a legitimate response. I've contacted the hiring recruiter in regards to this and the individual had mentioned the two people who are to give the final decision were out of town last week and are catching up on emails...
    UPDATE:
    After over 2 weeks (the total process being one month) -- I received a mail from my hiring recruiter apologizing for the delay and stating they extended the offer to another candidate.

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Dow Jones Awards & Accolades

  • Excellence in Employee Engagement Award, ORC International, 2015
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

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