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Updated March 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance, people are great, flexible" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great brand to work for in sales" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is not known as a true value" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Average pay for the job, constant uncertainty over job security" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Reporter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great place to work

    Cons

    Overall media environment and landscape


  2. "Collaborative work environment in fast-paced newsroom"

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    Former Employee - Graphics Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphics Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, hard-working colleagues; excellent vacation policy and paid leave

    Cons

    Hierarchical; little diversity in upper ranks; lower pay than other newsrooms of comparable size

    Advice to Management

    Do extensive exit interviews with employees of color who leave the company. I know quite a few who have been frustrated by the culture and opportunity for growth there, and have left as a result.

  3. "Great culture, but poor organization"

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    Current Employee - Graphics Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graphics Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall, there is a great culture here. And for being at a newspaper, it’s nice to know they’re not always cutting corners on expenses and benefits. The general atmosphere is a good one and this is one of the least stressful newsrooms I’ve worked in.

    Cons

    The organization structure is a mess and communication is virtually nonexistent. Lots of poor management. Unclear job responsibilities.


  4. "Great paper"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Impact, reach, access, and a lot of talented reporters

    Cons

    Management under Murdoch is not so swell.


  5. "Needs Stability"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Princeton, NJ
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are good to work with

    Cons

    Direction seems to be ever changing with turnover of CEO's, CIO's, etc

    Advice to Management

    Stability


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good-ish"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    Smart and very helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Management is not always truthful with employees

    Advice to Management

    Must communicate better between departments. Not easy to work on projects across various departments. Lots of interoffice politics slows down innovation to a crawl.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment but not a lot of support

    Cons

    Lot of work piled on you

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy everything is online now

  8. "Account executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and great co workers

    Cons

    Stale and frustrating slow to adapt


  9. Helpful (2)

    "graphics editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    It's an incredibly talented newsroom with access to interesting subjects and quality data.

    Cons

    Despite priding themselves on being a "digital first" publication, the newsrooms refuses to adapt to a digital workflow. Visual resources are drained by daily print demands. Lack of visual leadership and structure. Not a lot of room for upward growth.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great editors, smart co-workers and a vibrant news room. Prestigious name makes sources want to talk to you.

    Cons

    Average pay for the job, constant uncertainty over job security.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people on contract.