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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated November 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "work life balance and progression" (in 54 reviews)

  • "Great work like balance, good benefits and flexibility to work from home or at other offices when traveling" (in 53 reviews)

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

  • "Low pay, limited upward movement" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Pleasantly Surprised, Changing for the Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, good campus,free coffee, humongous cafeteria

    Cons

    Collaboration, lack of team effort

    Advice to Management

    More collaboration

  3. "Good Place to Work"

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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

    Pros

    Good management and leadership.
    Opportunities for professional development and advancement.

    Cons

    Media industry in general is going through a period of transition and faces several challenges.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Design Director"

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    Current Employee - Design Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues and good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Shrinking industry and slow to innovate


  5. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Great people. For a big company, it has a family feel.
    Good benefits
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    There are no real cons.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits; subpar management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, some growth opportunities, nice office space.

    Cons

    Top heavy management that shows little follow through on strategy, which seems to change every quarter or two. Cliquey environment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with within the pear group.

    Cons

    Changing management constantly moving the target and redirecting funds from one project to suppoer another project.

    Advice to Management

    Define long term goals and direct project short term goals to be in alignment with the long term goals..

  8. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - N/A in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and the people

    Cons

    long commute no others really

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fabulous work!!!!


  9. "Senior Ad Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    - Rich history and solid brand with Wall Street Journal
    - Exposure to various business units and producs
    - Small company (in terms of # of employees) but big company benefits and brand recognition

    Cons

    - Due to the nature of media & ad industry the company is trying to find its value prop and compete with more nimble and innovative firms -- layoffs are unfortunately rampant
    - Top down passive aggressive culture that is driven by a few toxic executives who have not adjusted management style for the new generation of workers

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term employee and brand growth


  10. "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

    Pros

    - Flexibility with schedule
    - No micro-management if your numbers are good
    - Very friendly community
    - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Union makes it difficult to turnover poor performing/lazy sales people.


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