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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • There was a good work/life balance with not very long hours (in 48 reviews)

  • Great work like balance, good benefits and flexibility to work from home or at other offices when traveling (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is selfish, rude, and do not even talk to their junior-level employees (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management has no idea about what goes on or maybe they just don't care (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Not micro-managed
    - Fair compensation
    - Lots of flexibility from mgmt for work hours, time off, work location, etc

    Cons

    - Sales people should not be unionized. Makes it easier for people to abuse the company's generosity.
    - Commission structure could be better
    - Lots of upper management


  2. "Direct Sales Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation/ Personal Days, Work Life balance, Good exposure to various industries, collaboration with other departments, innovative products, nice location/ office space

    Cons

    Micro Management, constant monitoring, Boys Club (Predominantly only hire young men), Culturally Insensitive- Derogatory comments often made, Manager leads by intimidation, Unrealistic revenue goals, Nepotism, Favoritism, Disorganized, Low morale

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, improve on boarding and professional development, get rid of the old regime

  3. "Global Finance Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good colleagues

    Cons

    sloppy management and non direction management and lots of supervision


  4. "Mixed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries
    Good hours
    Some really nice people

    Cons

    Some very awful people - political, back-stabbing. Executive management does not have a good handle on what drives these businesses and why customers value the services. Rapidly changing from valuing

    Advice to Management

    Hire staff with experience in these fields instead of less experienced digital people with little understanding of your traditional customers. Value your people by retraining, increasing educational benefits instead of cutting.


  5. "Depressing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great peers to work with, high energy

    Cons

    Countless restructurings and refocusing of employees, low morale, things are very unstructured and messy


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Executive Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to partner with unparalleled brands as the company name opens doors

    Cons

    Low company morale and lack of clear career growth opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyalty, tenureship and hard work


  7. "Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Paid time off, strong brand name

    Cons

    Low salaries, rampant nepotism which limits growth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Former special writer at Dow Jones"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Writer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Special Writer in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great colleagues, well-known brand

    Cons

    Most jobs are not very flexible for working mothers; some managers are not good at managing people

    Advice to Management

    Please strive to find ways to allow more flexibility for working mothers and commuters.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not Worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Management is unsure which direction to take. There is no communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting managers who don't know how to manage.


  10. "Princeton Dow Jones office - software development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    cool office with gym and cafeteria

    Cons

    unwillingness to make investments in products

    Advice to Management

    make investments in products


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