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Updated Jan 7, 2021

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Pros
  • "Good benefits, work life balance(in 74 reviews)

  • "Company looks after their employee very well, good benefits plan(in 66 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of upper management turnover that results in inconsistent job stability and overall confusion on many levels in terms of responsibilities(in 23 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Jul 2, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, professional development, friendly coworkers, leadership present, company sees the need for more of digital media presence and works toward it, good locations and offices.

      Cons

      Things constantly changing, software, departments, hr system, catering company, upper management all things that have changed since I started within a year.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Buckle Up

      Jan 7, 2021 - Client Partner in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great brands, talented editorial staff.

      Cons

      Depending on what sales team you're on, who your manager is, and if they're able to navigate the bureaucratic red tape, you might be able to avoid some toxicity. Very cutthroat sales environment with little mobility in roles. Lots of upper management turnover that results in inconsistent job stability and overall confusion on many levels in terms of responsibilities.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Customer Service

      Aug 9, 2017 - Customer Service in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice campus, free coffee and tea

      Cons

      Upper management has no idea about what goes on or maybe they just don't care. The titles for Upper Management change every few months and they only promote each other. The management team in general is very unprofessional and inexperienced. They do not speak or care to interact with the lower level employees. They treat certain positions as if you have to be a member of some "exclusive club" to get promoted. Getting a promotion is impossible unless you are friends with management or a brownnoser. In this case they will create a position for you. Management also loves to groom employees for positions that are posted. They will interview those who applied but it’s obvious who’s getting the position. Management is intimidated by lower level employees with experience. Their egos are too big to allow lower level employees get promoted and work beside them and come up with solutions they cannot come up with. But...will create "project after project” asking lower level employees to come up with solutions (that they are paid to come up with) and then present the employee’s ideas as their own and rewarding the employee with a pen or a hat. HR is horrible and doesn't follow the code of conduct nor do they follow up with employee concerns. They warn management when an issue is brought against them and coach management on how to get out of it, never backing the employee. This place is very unethical. And the pay is horrible

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      12 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great people, great potential, lacks clear and cohesive focus

      Jan 24, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great benefits. Wonderful work/life balance and flexibility. Was at company for many years, for the majority of those years, there was recognition and appreciation for hard work and new ideas were welcomed. Potential for career advancement.

      Cons

      In the past few years, tools and resources have become scarce, and appreciation and understanding from upper management of the work being done has stalled. Lacks clear direction, focus, goals and communication throughout company.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Needs a clearer mandate

      Apr 30, 2016 - Data Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good People, lots of Vacation, and a generally nice place to work. Dow Jones has a great work atmosphere - filled with British accents and positive slogans. Management tends to look out for their employees.

      Cons

      No strong direction, no clear initiatives, promotes the wrong people, and too many meetings. The company is full of smart well meaning people. Unfortunately these people aren't always successful at this company due to upper management cronyism (hiring their friends) and a powerful tenure-based culture. Employees we're kept around simply due to being relics - despite having very little contribution.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Place to Work

      May 1, 2015 - Data Strategy in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My department (Data Strategy) knows work and life balance. I love the SparkPlug events and will miss trivia games and cooking contests. My managers have the ideal management style for me - hands off non-interventionism with the expectation that things will get done. Realist idealism. If things have to change for better or for worse in this department, please keep the way that management is structured right now. Dress code was also pretty relaxed. Benefits are overall decent: generous 401(k) plan, lots of vacation time off (even for new hires!), on-site gym with great equipment. This company has brand name and publishes the Wall Street Journal. Enough said.

      Cons

      All the talk about vigorous cost management is off-putting. It would be great if upper management had more communication with those lower in the chain, maybe in the form of more site visits.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Oct 31, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great collaborative environment Overall positive attitude by most employees Opportunity to contribute from day Very flexible with work schedules Incredible work/life balance Phenomenal benefits

      Cons

      Alot of changes in upper management over the last two years has caused some unrest. Hopefully we have a solid team that will stick around for a while so plans can be seen through to the end.

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Used to be a great company to work for...now a leadership nightmare and with morale sinking faster than the Titanic!

      Nov 8, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some great people through the years that are still around that have a lot to share and for the most part are willing to. Paychecks still show up on time

      Cons

      New management team couldn't lead their way out of a paper bag No leadership or information flows from above Morale is the worse I've seen in 15 years Used to be a good internal culture, started to change when NewsCorp took over and went completely down hill once Lex and his Bloomberg buddies took over the upper management. Internal promotion is virtually non-existent, almost all positions filled by former Bloomberg buddies of Lex & his team

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Customer Experience Associate

      Aug 3, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone thinks this is a "prestigious" company so it will look good on your resume.

      Cons

      Customer Experience managers have NO experience whether it be work or education they lack that and common sense. They are selected through favoritism and the management styles are purely unprofessional. You have "Senior VP's" who gossip with associates worst than the associates gossip with each other. The titles for upper management changes every 3 months yet the quality of their skills remains the same, poor. The HR department does not remain neutral and/or support the Dow Jones code of conduct. This company will only get worse before it gets better and for that to happen they must remove the cancer. Professionalism and ethical conduct starts from the top and when the managers do not display that themselves then it speaks volumes to the employees.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Working for Dow Jones takes the taste out of my peanut butter.

      Sep 7, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unless you are part of management, there are no pros to working at Dow Jones. It is a cut throat company.

      Cons

      Incompetent, overpaid, out of touch redundant upper managers who are penny wise and pound foolish. Lower level workers, who actually understand and run the operation, are significantly underpaid. Upper management feigns concern for the safety of their workers. Company insisted on printing and sending out trucks in the middle of Hurricane Sandy, as if people were looking for the Wall Street Journal on their front step after their house was flooded and roof was blown off.

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      6 people found this review helpful
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