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Dow Jones Reviews

Updated September 7, 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 51 reviews)

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

  • Upper management has no idea about what goes on or maybe they just don't care (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Doing Pretty well for struggling media"

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    • 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


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Working for a well respected brand. Get to meet some nice people, good benefits, snacks around the office.

    Cons

    Multiple restructures and reorganizing of management, lack of clear goals and changing role responsibility. Bureaucratic management, displayed favoritism and nepotism. Work life balance is not emphasis across all departments.


  6. "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!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "More politics than Washington."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company Benefits (health). many days off, 401k, unlimited sick days. All Great. It's the management that's the problem.

    Cons

    Human Resources is a joke. It's amazing that division hasn't been cleaned out since the new CEO came in a few years ago. Completely operate on their own and the head of it takes business matter personally, doesn't investigate claims and should be canned.

    The News Corp level micro manages individuals and projects to the extent to where those working on them have no control and are at the mercy of the friends of execs who aren't qualified, but hired to do important tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out HR and let the company units do what they were meant to do (without micro management from News Corp). Letting execs poke their noses and bring in their friends on jobs does nothing but impede on jobs that could help pull the company out of the nose dive it's in.

  8. "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!


  9. "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy. Senior editors usually pretty accommodating for varied schedules. Good benefits -- though not as good as previous years but still better than many other places.

    Cons

    Long hours and job security.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more. You discard real talent in your yearly shuffle of employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, welcoming environment to work in

    Cons

    Low pay for the interns


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