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"Good to have on your resume."

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Former Employee - Reporter in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Reporter in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Big-name news organization
- In-house training provided
- Good people to work with/work atmosphere
- London office located in the heart of the business district

Cons

- Now owned by News Corp.
- Petty time-off battles against Bloomberg.
- Very little succession planning (promotions to reporting positions arbitrary with little support given)
- Preference given to Americans for promotions or foreign assignments.

Advice to Management

Instead of trying to out-innovate Bloomberg, how about tackling news in a more aggressive manner (as Bloomberg does) and remunerate reporters based on how many times their items were read (as a bonus).

Other Employee Reviews for Dow Jones

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not going through a good phase"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Some fabulous corporate products and a history of collaborative working with very bright, professional people who have an excellent rapport with, and concern for, their customers.

    Cons

    Frequent reorganisations. Top-level management not positively viewed, to put it mildly.

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate collaborative culture, show respect, listen. Focus attention on those parts of the business which really need radical change.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Changing Vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome work ethic within employees
    Some of the smartest people I've worked with
    An amazing brand that is well respected

    Cons

    Nepotism at the top
    CEO is still searching for a strategy that makes sense

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core capabilities and excel with them
    The world expects only the best from us - so lets deliver it

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