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"Too much change for the worse"

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Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great products, great colleagues, interesting work. Still have the chance to be great. New news company creates an oportunity for change.

Cons

Hostile and suspicion-filled atmosphere and culture fostered by senior management. Little to no change for advancement. Products in decline due to NewsCorp influence - no longer the objective bastions they once were. Over-simplistic marketing approach will erode products over time.

Advice to Management

Rethink choice of CEO. Seek ways to grow careers and build from within. Let the best people lead the decision process rather than the serial cronyism that has been the recent history

Other Employee Reviews for Dow Jones

  1. Helpful (7)

    "You Have Been Warned"

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

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Front Row Seats to Rodeo

    Cons

    The claim by DJ Senior Sales Leadership is that if you join Dow Jones Institutional Sales, you will be a maverick, innovative and transformative. You will love the progressive culture and have products the markets demand. Well people these are only lies and ploys to get you to back fill all the smart and successful sales pro's that have left DJ because they could not take the nonsense. Let me give you an honest dose of reality. The truth is that you will represent Sales Management that is clueless when it comes to managing a sales organization. The environment will be chaotic, hostile. depressing and a cowboy like atmosphere. You women be careful how close you get to those cowboys! Remember the Bloomberg lawsuits and stories of the past around favoritism, discrimination and sexism? Well it runs rampant under the CEO and others in Senior Management roles.

    Dad's lock up your recent grad daughters before sending them to the DJ NY office for their first job! Want more truth serum. Your customers will hate you because they are being held hostage to products and pricing they just do not want. That is why many have canceled their DJ contracts. If you want to make real money, apply to other news aggregators who are cleaning up on behalf of this failed experiment by the CEO. Once his contract is up, he and the rest of the inmates he brought in will be put to the curb for trash collection. You have been warned!

    Advice to Management

    Start Over.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, crappy bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People here are very nice and caring, there is a snack bar, the hours aren't crazy.

    Cons

    As with any huge company, the level of bureaucracy and mismanagement are insane. A real downer when you're trying to get anything interesting done.

    Advice to Management

    You hired us for a reason, let us do our jobs.


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