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Dow Jones Sales Reviews

Updated Aug 27, 2019

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  1. "Partner"

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    Current Employee - Sales 

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Fun Culture and great people

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything

    Dow Jones2019-08-27
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Red Tape Everywhere -- All The Time"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice building, free coffee & fruit

    Cons

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

    Dow Jones2018-03-27
  3. "Great Work/Life Balance and Management!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great, global media company with a great reputation. Managers and VPs are all very helpful when it comes to career advancement. Great work like balance, good benefits and flexibility to work from home or at other offices when traveling. Overall, it's been an absolute pleasure to work for WSJ. This is one of the few jobs where I've been excited to wake up and go to work every day.

    Cons

    My department was very understaffed, and execs refused to hire until more senior positions were filled.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to assess hiring holds based on department rather than on overall company structure. If we do not have enough support in strategic planning & delivery, campaigns will suffer.

    Dow Jones2017-05-30
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing Associate <2 years"

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

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Food, Cheap gym in the building (game changer for quality of life!), subsidized food (pretty decent food for cheap in the cafeteria), Challenging work environment, friendly coworkers, great product(s), the management are normal people and you can talk to most of them, the pay is good if you work hard, the benefits are AMAZING (Medical, dental, gym reimbursement, 4.5% 401K match on 6% contribution, the people... are really cool it was fun to go to work every day at Dow Jones.

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    Cons

    Tech projects take a long time to get through, moving up can be slow in some cases, the free food doesn't change in variety (this is probably the biggest con... I will never eat peanuts again), the temperature in the office fluctuates wildly (bring a tank top and a sweater), there aren't many happy hours but they are currently working on having more so this shouldn't be a problem for much longer.

    Advice to Management

    More happy hours, hire someone to help the tech team pump out projects, your gym reimbursement program should be able to be used to buy home fitness equipment, turn the electricity off at 5p.m. on a Friday, and you guys really need to throw a Christmas party.

    Dow Jones2017-03-25
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Worst place I have EVER worked!!"

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

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits that start on day 1. However, this may seem like a "pro" when you start, but it isn't when you add in the misery of day to day life here.

    Cons

    The 7th floor (marketing and sales) is like high-school. Very clicky. They are CHEAP! They had NO company holiday party in 2016 to thank their employees, nothing!! Senior management is selfish, rude, and do not even talk to their junior-level employees. Everyone hates their job and openly talks about it, making it a very toxic work environment. Or, those who do not talk about diliking it, walk around looking... miserable. They pay less than any other competitor (NYT, Bloomberg, etc.) - far less! If you are in a sales role, don't expect to make good money - they make you fight for your money and try to screw you every quarter! There are no sales contest, or perks to ever hitting your bonus...you get nothing. By nothing meaning they try not to even pay you. Most sales reps are having to fight for their correct payout every-time - its such a shame.

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    Advice to Management

    Grow-up, look more put together, and do your job!

    Dow Jones2017-03-22
  6. "Great Benefits"

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    Inside Sales Specialist in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dow Jones for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work at and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization changes is a bit of a problem for stability.

    Dow Jones2016-09-04
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Advertising Sales Rep"

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    Advertising Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Solid 9-5 hours and good benefits - Easy job of meeting people, cultivating relationships, long lunches, entertainment, and time out of the office - Nice people with long tenures who care about the business

    Cons

    - A dinosaur compared to it competition - weighed down by its Print newspaper core. Tech changes are hard and slow, and its losing in the game of data, mobile, programmatic. - Good old boys network with much of senior and middle-management being chums from some-thing prior. No way of executing on meritocracy.

    Advice to Management

    This should not be and exercise in mitigating the migration to print but rather

    Dow Jones2016-06-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dow Jones"

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

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Make your own decisions and responsible for your own time/schedule/agenda -Great benefits -Management is easy to get ahold of and have a conversation with -Friendly organization

    Cons

    -Financial department can't seem to understand the concept of on-time and accurate commission payments.

    Dow Jones2016-06-24
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Sales positions: horrifically under compensated!"

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    Sales Representative in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dow Jones for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Benefits! White collar workers do benefit from the IAPE negotiated benefits if you're in a state that requires union participation

    Cons

    - I've never worked in a sales capacity where your incentive pay for selling represents such a low percentage of overall compensation. Provide motivation to actually sell and make it a win/win situation. - How can you not once, not twice, but three times in a row put in a non-sales person to run the sales division? The "finance person" didn't have a clue how to sell snow to an eskimo and the "marketing person" has... never spent a day in the field and thinks glossy collateral materials (that the field didn't like) should close the sale. Clueless managers = failure!

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    Advice to Management

    Put sales people in sales management roles! Pay sales people to sell!

    Dow Jones2015-12-10
  10. "Highly intelligent work group"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strategy meetings were productive and forward-moving with the group of creative and highly intelligent colleagues. Exciting times watching business plans evolve with team work.

    Cons

    Too much upper level turnover. Multiple reorganizations creating changes in strategy.

    Dow Jones2015-08-11
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