Dow Jones Reviews | Glassdoor

Dow Jones Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
580 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
William Lewis
129 Ratings

580 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "work life balance and progression" (in 52 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 23 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good Company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    - Really feels like a family
    - People want to make positive change

    Cons

    - It takes a lot for people to get to know you


  2. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "Account Services Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Service Representative in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Service Representative in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair amount of work. Wasn't too crazy. Office was nice (although open layout).

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great. Wasn't the most challenging/fun work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, people were kind

    Cons

    old school approach to human capital


  6. "Marketing Coordinator - Sales Enablement"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Marketing team was very collaborative, always an interesting project to work on. Dow Jones has some good perks and benefits as well. You are surrounded by an overall intelligent and inspired group of people everyday, as well as a portfolio of brands you can truly be passionate about.

    Cons

    Lack of mobility - it was basically impossible for me to get what was a well-deserved promotion, even with the backing from my manager, because Dow Jones claimed to be "tight" on money. In addition, the sales team was at times rude, unappreciative and over-demanding of their marketing support with minimal regard to workload or strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel more valued for their hard work, otherwise you'll continue to lose great employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Culture of Fear"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    To some potential employers the Dow Jones name could be seen as appealing

    Cons

    Conservative politics. The WSJ and Fox News favor conservative politics, so be very careful about letting anyone know if you have liberal leaning political views.

    Rampant nepotism. The senior and middle management ranks are mostly UK expats that are close friends. This makes the culture very insular and cliquey. Most have little to no experience outside of News Corp and don't embrace outside experience. You will be intentionally excluded from information that can help you do your job and then be criticized that you didn't have the information.

    Autocratic management. The boss knows best is the primary management style. Best to keep your ideas and thoughts to yourself and do not challenge the status quo. You will be given little to no direction and insight to your job and managers are too busy to properly on board new employees. A lot of new employees are set up to fail and quickly become frustrated and disengaged.

    Excessive micromanagement and monitoring. It's common for managers to micromanage every aspect of a project and question every detail in private and in large meetings. Managers routinely monitor when you come in and leave and will openly question you about this. It's also common to receive weekend emails for menial reporting. The unspoken rule is that you be at your desk at 8:30 and don't leave before 6:00.

    Lack of privacy. The open office setting is on par with a new start up. You will sit at a very small desk without partitions and within two feet of co-workers on each side. This allows your manager to view everything you say and do all day long.

    Endless meetings. Expect to attend many 9am all hands meetings every week. If you're late you will be called out. You will spend at least 75% of your time going to status meetings to discuss the menial tasks. Managers often show up late and talk over for a half hour or more without any consideration for others.

    Low base pay compared to the industry. Expect that you will be low balled on your base salary which is typically 20 to 30% below what competitors pay.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Research Editor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good balance work and private life, good reputation, big company

    Cons

    No many career development options, repetitive tasks, fair motivation


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Global Financial Officer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Finance Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Global Finance Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Company with moderate benefits

    Cons

    Bad management because there are too many bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Need less management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Red Tape Everywhere -- All The Time"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building, free coffee & fruit

    Cons

    Just too many meetings all the time, too much red tape


Showing 580 of 638 reviews
Reset Filters