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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated March 6, 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. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and value them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company, Boring Work"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stayed as long as I did for the relaxed work environment and the team. I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the area and some of the perks were great.

    Cons

    Constant battle of red tape, meetings, poor management. All the typical issues for Software Engineers in large companies that aren't true Tech companies. The work was pretty boring and not very challenging.


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    "Good Entry Level Position"

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    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.


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  5. "Editor"

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    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


  6. "Application Analyst"

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    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


  7. "Global Account Manager"

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    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


  8. "Doing Pretty well for struggling media"

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    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


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people make the company! Relaxed culture -- they did not care if I came in to work at 8 am or 9.30 am as long as I finished all the work they would give me!

    Cons

    Struggling to grow with changes in media industry. We had budget cuts a couple months ago. Testing out new strategies to fight it though!


  10. "Great Platform"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great brand name, & access. Good platform to build on, or a good place to retire into.

    Cons

    Profitability has constrained budgets in recent years

    Advice to Management

    Make more money!


  11. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and an inviting atmospheres to work. Pay reflects performance. Management reviews are fair and professional. You have the ability to move around the company based upon your interests

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of - good place for any institutional sales person. You get out of this job what you put into it. So you you are not a hard working, do not expect much

    Advice to Management

    Hold the people who have been there for years accountable - Do not let managers work remotely. I had a manager that worked remotely and he worked half the time because he was not working in the same city as his manager - BIG Problem



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