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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "work life balance and progression" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Great work like balance, good benefits and flexibility to work from home or at other offices when traveling" (in 52 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. "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!!!!


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Going through restructuring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones part-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were good. Like most media jobs, there was discouragement from taking your time off. The office is comfortable, coworkers are smart.

    Cons

    Communication channels were the strangest I have ever worked with. The right wing bias is difficult to take sometimes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "FP&A"

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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

    Exposure to senior management, hand on approach within the FP&A

    Cons

    Limited room for growth and development outside your function

  8. "Software Engineer"

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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

    It has been a great experience till now.

    Cons

    I don't find any cons!


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good progress being made in tech and data - housing the Wall Street Journal, the most trusted media brand in the U.S.

    Cons

    Can be a bit clunky - but lots of change happening

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, keep changing, keep communicating!


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Excellent vacation and co workers

    Cons

    IF you are one of the liked ones you will succeed. If you are of any color don't anticipate any growth within the company

    Advice to Management

    Stop being racist and learn that people are equal.


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