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"Internship at Dow Jones"

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Former Intern - Finance Intern
Former Intern - Finance Intern
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No opinion of CEO

I worked at Dow Jones as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Worked with smart and hardworking individuals in a friendly and laid back atmosphere.

Cons

The internship program was relatively unstructured.

Other Employee Reviews for Dow Jones

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A once-great company ruined by the rubbish that floated to the top."

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    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company name may still hold some cache (for those who don't know too much about financial journalism) on your resume - you will be surprised how many people equate Dow Jones with Wall Street, money and success. You may get to transfer abroad. You will have opportunities to write/edit broadly, and other (better) wires may come knocking. You will find a friendly but downtrodden bunch of reporters/copy eds workers who you can hang with in the bar to commiserate; post shift drinking, smoking and therapeutic moaning will become your life and you will cherish it.

    Cons

    Pay is poor. Promotions do not exist unless you've been there 5-10+ years. Many of those who have climbed into positions of responsibility have no idea what they are doing. Many do nothing, and are paid well for it. Some senior editors do not know anything about financial news. Many decisions are made for self interest, not for the greater good. During on-going integration with the WSJ, some managers (there is one in Singapore/HK notorious for it) will openly threaten staff with their jobs, in order to gain compliance. Long-serving staff have been callously treated in firings. Morale is non-existent. The new CEO is widely despised, and ridiculed. Reporters are always battling against better resources at other wires. For years there were too many managers and too few copy eds. This is still the case. The IT systems are beyond bad. Investment in training/development is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management - look at the middle managers and who promoted them, and ask your selves if they are who you would want running a company - some are truly terrible and are not qualified for what they are doing. Treat copy eds and reporters with more respect. Without them you have 0 product.


  2. "Anticipation,Gratification,Contentment, Disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -benefits comparable to other companies within the area
    -colleagues knowledgeable and willing to put in the extra effort needed to complete tasks
    -opportunities to contribute to high-profile projects
    -encouraged to think out-of-the box to find solutions

    Cons

    -work/life responsibilities imbalanced
    -lack of recognition from upper management
    -department culture can vary widely from overall corporate culture
    -no direct career path after reaching management level

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback from long-term employees. There is valuable knowledge to be gained from their insight. A proper mix of new and seasoned employees will benefit the company's bottom line through an infusion of fresh ideas and an avoidance of past mistakes.

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