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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated May 25, 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 47 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. "Project Manager"

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    • 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

    Career opportunities under News Corp umbrella

    Cons

    Company is not using 100% employers capabilities


  2. "A vous de voir... Je ne recommande pas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Groupe prestigieux et bien reconnu, une certaine autonomie, des locaux agréables, une bonne ambiance en local.

    Cons

    Gros groupe avec beaucoup de turnover, trop de changements de politique et d'objectifs, gestion RH inexistante . Très peu d'avantages sociaux. Impression d'être sur un siège éjectable.

    Advice to Management

    Moins de blabla et de beaux discours, plus d'écoute, une vraie gestion des RH, une prise en compte des particularités des différents pays.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Regret Accepting The Offer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Good name; it would help when transferring to another company.

    Cons

    Bad Management. My manager is horrible! I regretted accepting the offer during my second week at the company. As a new employee, the only way to learn is ask questions. Whenever, I asked my manager a question, she looked straight at me and turn without saying a word like I was invisible. I thought to myself, "the why hire me?" She did this multiple times and parent, she is known in the office for being rude. I now understand why HR extensively asked how I would deal with difficult people or situations. I don't know how long I can take this. It's going to be long one.

    Advice to Management

    Set up on boarding training and talk to your employees.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Dow Jones"

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    Former Employee - Senior Treasury Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Treasury Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits. 6 weeks vacation after 3 years, $600 gym membership reimbursement, $600 child care reimbursement, any position under management have to work through a union - and pay dues.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, constant change in reorg results in layoffs, salary not great unless you are Director level and above. Open floor plan sort of weird and no privacy.

    Advice to Management

    Always felt unappreciated and under used.. Not recognized for hard and dedicated work.


  6. "Average company"

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    Former Employee - Content Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Content Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They had good benefits and relatively long annual leave

    Cons

    Too much management changes causing directions to always change.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want and allow the same opportunities to ppl from different countries. Does not make sense that employees from the western countries can move between different countries to gain work experience but not the asian countries


  7. "Great Company!! Great Benefits!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the working relationships at this company, and the great family friendly benefits.

    Cons

    Stay on top of technology on your own. There is no professional training.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dow Jones"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent company benefits.
    Good people
    Decent products (aside from DJX)
    Generally can clock off at 5pm

    Cons

    Middle management is a large segment and growing which limits upward progression.
    Restructures happen almost annually for last 5 years - not a place to go if you want a stable job.
    Targets are large and unrealistic.
    Can get discerning looks for clocking off at 5pm
    Large established cliques and inner circles.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more effort and time developing existing staff rather than hiring more middle management.


  9. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Access to various news and technology systems for a multi-national company.

    Cons

    Work is repetitive and when it is not, you will not always have the tools needed to resolve matters in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees background. There are plenty of people in the company and departments that have a skill that can be utilized. Don't outsource or hand everything to the "favored employee". Give others an opportunity to shine.


  10. "Sales Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    It is a Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    the pay is quite low


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Data strategy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Ok brand name I guess, from employee development perspective you shouldn't work here for more than one year unless you're aspiring to become a journalist

    Cons

    - Below par compensation
    - non merit based promotion
    - unjustified "business travel" for managers
    - junior management corruption (senior people treats gift giver differently versus other employees, especially when it comes to promotion)
    - unprofessional and almost incapable HR/admin staff, quality below par versus other media firms


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