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Helpful (5)

"Good products, no opportunities"

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Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Dow Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Good products
Nice people
Good benefits
Long vacation

Cons

no career opportunities
salary increases <1 % to max 5% and significantly below the market
no bonuses for mid-managers

Advice to Management

Thinks about people, not just about yourself.

Other Employee Reviews for Dow Jones

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Awe full Management"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Currently, None. It had a few Pros before the CEO from Bloomberg took the leadership.

    Cons

    The new CEO has replaced experienced leaders with bunch of half baked potatoes from Bloomberg who seems naive to the point of being ridiculous. Company has no vision for the growth. No talent would stay here until current rotten management is replaced, however that would be dream come true if it happens before company sells itself or file for bankruptcy. I believe this company has self life of 2-3 years, not more than that.

    Advice to Management

    Get your fact straight and grow up. There are other ways to promote efficiency and save cost other than replacing talents with half baked potatoes from Bloomberg.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Smart people, but the company is a joke."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent people who are generally friendly and are truly interested in building great products.

    Good benefits

    Tons of vacation time

    Free coffee and snacks

    The team I work with is great; however...

    Cons

    ...the organization itself is a bureaucratic nightmare.

    - Zero transparency from the CEO or anyone in a C-level position for that matter.
    - Communication between groups is often non-existent
    - Money being spent on ridiculous items to make the office look cool, meanwhile a lot of people can't even get new computer equipment without a 10 phases of approval
    - HR department is a joke. It takes months (literally) to convert a consultant to a full-time employee.
    - CEO claims to put the customer first but spends money on very expensive office decor that has zero impact on our customer experience and does not improve employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to act like you're a Silicon Valley startup with some unique product. Please be more transparent about the company vision. Hire more than one person in HR to help with converting consultants to full time. Stop spending money on useless things that don't benefit employees OR your customers you claim to love.

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