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Wall Street Journal Reviews

Updated January 21, 2018
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  • Not a lot of room for growth, tons of lay off and overall low morale amongst the departments (in 4 reviews)

  • Less job security as the business model of the whole industry is challenged (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "One of the world's great newspapers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A truly trusted source of information

    Cons

    Disappearing ad revenue. Editors who pay too much attention to readership figures

    Advice to Management

    Keep breaking news and writing the best features you can

  3. "Head of Commerce"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    Powerful media company. Great journalists

    Cons

    Big and moves slowly. Hard to get things accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Okay to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    Great brand name and content

    Cons

    Hard to move between departments to work


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Art Director"

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    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are very pleasant and always willing to pitch in

    Cons

    Talk of downsizing has me looking hard


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A place in the sun, but not always for long."

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    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's the Wall Street Journal.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations and "right-sizing" Don't expect to have much job security, despite what the union claims.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stimulating environment. Good colleagues. Competent editing. Emphasis on chasing big stories, not click bait.

    Cons

    I mean, it's journalism, no place is without its frustrations, especially these days with the economics of the biz what they are. But feel like this place handles it well.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great culture. was sad to leave.

    Cons

    regulatory limitations (unrelated to the bureau itself)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wall Street Journal part-time

    Pros

    Management in my department was wonderful

    Cons

    Senior management of location was restrictive to change.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "great place to learn; some troubling trends however"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    Great editors and colleagues, wonderful place to learn.

    Cons

    gender and race pay disparity an issue...

    Advice to Management

    Address the lack of diversity in the newsroom more directly.


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