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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • There was a good work/life balance with not very long hours (in 48 reviews)

  • Great work like balance, good benefits and flexibility to work from home or at other offices when traveling (in 49 reviews)

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

  • Upper management is totally disconnected right down to junior management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Development Consultant in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Applications Development Consultant in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very healthy approach to Work/Life Balance, friendly and casual environment. Company promotes and encourages creativity and initiative. Lots of opportunities to advance within the company.

    Cons

    Their cafeteria food is pretty good and relative inexpensive so it's easy to gain weight, but then they do have Gym on site

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "A Great Place, But Now What?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Professionalism of collegues. Folks are smart, courteous and helpful

    Cons

    Unclear future after News Corp. takeover. Vision isn't being communicated well directly to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Let folks know what the plans are!

  3. "Great place to work and develop a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great brands, great people and great culture. People work very hard and take pride in creating some of the best products in the media industry.

    Cons

    Tough industry. Because the growth is flat in the core newspaper industry, it takes the wind out of some growth efforts - i.e., two steps forward, one and half steps back. The company is working hard to change that dynamic by investing in new areas, new products and the faster growing digital parts of the business, but it takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing through the dificult times. Communicate as much as possible to reinforce the positive message we have to tell around here. People love to hear from management.


  4. "Great place to work. Salaries .... ehhh."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    The brand. The name "Wall Street Journal" gets your foot in the door just about anywhere on the globe, particularly in financial centers. Good benefits for health coverage and a fairly generous 401(k) matching scheme and a money-purchase plan.

    Cons

    Salaries. They are sharply lower than one might expect of the premiere newspaper brand in the world. Colleagues who flee for the NYTimes, Bloomber and other major news outlets, as well as financially oriented PR firms, are earning gobs more. Personal friends are often shocked at my level of pay, given the prestige the WSJ commands.

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees what they're truly worth and you won't lose them to the NYTimes and the PR field.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Got to work for true a true leader and innovator in the media business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for The Wall Street Journal was the highlight of my career.

    Cons

    Concerns for protecting the print business can sometimes hinder the potential for digital.

    Advice to Management

    While integration of print and digital sales has been huge success, be careful about focus on print...especially among leadership ranks. Digital is your future.


  6. "great learning environment and interesting industry to work in"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome coworkers and work environment. new york city is the place to be if you can afford it.

    Cons

    bit of a crisis in the newspaper industry means you will have to make tough decisions. it can be difficult to make those decisions if you're not fearless and confident

    Advice to Management

    decisions will be tough but we're trusting you to make the right call


  7. "Excellent compant to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional group of people to work with. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    Newspaper business in general is on a major down slide although DJ's publications are still making money I believe.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare to get cut loose from News Corp.

  8. "Lots of change, but amazing opportunities if you're new and want to do brave new stuff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Support for new ideas, appetite to do best new thing, incredibly deep and varied talent pool. Feel like you're part of something with big ambition.

    Cons

    Still alot to be done for all media companies today to survive and be successful. Dow Jones not immune.


  9. "A collaborative world where new ideas are encouraged and supported"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits; smart and approachable colleagues; open floor culture where cross-collaboration is encouraged; challenging work; strong and respected brand; access to leadership. If you're looking for challenging work and the ability to make an impact, Dow Jones is the place to be. Whether you're here for 30 days or 30 years, your ideas are welcome and supported. It's a place where if you can dream it, pitch it, and execute it, then you can do it.

    Cons

    Not so much a con but a challenge - keeping up with change (but seems to be change for the better). Need to be adaptable and independent to excel here.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working for the best News and Information Company on this green globe"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best thing about Dow Jones experiencing and being in the very exciting new environment that Lex Fenwick our CEO has planted into the Dow Jones garden of success. It is just the beginning and it will bloom into bigger and better things. You can feel the excitement in the air and and everyday is a new adventure. The new atmosphere of employees only brings more to the table; the word is FRESH. Coming into work is like opening the balcony door on a perfect breezy spring day.

    Cons

    Hard work is a key element in being successful at Dow Jones and going above and beyond is what is expected. Dow Jones employees are over achievers and if you are a "bare minimum" type, you may not like it here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and injecting the air with adrenaline.


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