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Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • There was a good work/life balance with not very long hours (in 47 reviews)

  • Good benefits and smart people to work with (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management completely disconnected from workers (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management is totally disconnected right down to junior management (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A Human Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and kind. Managers are accommodating in the face of personal or family problems and offer flexible terms to work out of home or any other location.

    Cons

    The company used to be slow moving but it rapidly trying to fix that.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pace of decision making.


  2. "Good Entry Level Position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Good way to get foot in the door. Great co workers

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow. Company seems to be doing bad since they laid off quite a few people.


  3. "Morale is low, but the business is better than the rest of the industry."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Really smart, savvy people in general.

    Cons

    Smart people in wrong positions - lateral mobility is limited.


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  5. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, and great environment

    Cons

    Long commute for me from home


  6. "Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Team work, good work environment, team sprit

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none


  7. "Editor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Great company, talented staff

    Cons

    Hours are not 9-5 but such is the news business


  8. "Application Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Big group of professionals with high standards

    Cons

    Very detailed annual performance review of employees to maintain high quality employees


  9. "Reporter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun job because business reporting can be fun work

    Cons

    Tough job because you never know if you're going to be the next one laid off


  10. "Global Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Multimedia Account Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Global Multimedia Account Manager in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highest Quality Journalism in the industry

    Cons

    Difficult adverting environment as shift to digital continues to impact revenues


  11. "Doing Pretty well for struggling media"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Editor in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home policy, contingent on department
    Flexible hours
    Upbeat coworkers
    Data Strategy growing
    Great benefits/time off/unlimited sick

    Cons

    No job security in News
    All departments outside of Data strategy seem to be downsizing
    Definitely need more room for growth
    The IAPE contract is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Reallocate resources to growing departments, rather than trying to keep struggling ones afloat



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