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  • "Great people to work with(in 24 reviews)
  • "good benefits(in 14 reviews)
  • "Ability to write features and flexible work hours, great colleagues.(in 13 reviews)
  • "Pay is good(in 12 reviews)
  • "Great team and great journalists.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Work Culture

    Jun 10, 2021 - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Intelligent editors, great team spirit, quality journalism.

    Cons

    Lower pay than Bloomberg, technology could use upgrading.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Freelancer

    WSJ

    Oct 22, 2020 - Reporter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Talented reporters, video team and editors

    Cons

    Uncooperative colleagues at times, office politics

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  4. 4.0
    Former Intern

    Meaningful experience

    Jul 18, 2020 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work with many experienced reporters and editors, who are always happy to share advice and reporting tips. Good welfare management too.

    Cons

    Some stories may get sidelined and not published eventually.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great editing

    Aug 26, 2019 - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the best editors in the biz.

    Cons

    The CMS needs an upgrade.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Freelancer, more than 1 year

    A Very Cordial (Albeit Cold) Environment

    Apr 24, 2019 - Stringer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The editors are the Journal are complete pros. They're kind and patient... but also expect excellence from their employees. Plus, there's the job itself: I got to meet all kinds of interesting people and report all kinds of interesting stories.

    Cons

    The stringer job is pretty unstable... there's no schedule, so you're just on call for phone calls to work. Hourly pay was fine, but there were no benefits. I never met my editors, either.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great experience while it lasted

    Aug 8, 2018 - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    High standards, incredibly smart people, not great for mid-career

    May 8, 2018 - Reporter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The company hires talented, ambitious, resourceful reporters committed to facts and truth. It's a place where editors are reporters take neutrality and fairness seriously, never surprising subjects of stories before they're published. They company is relatively open to moving younger-ish reporters to foreign assignments. There was a fairly strong culture of growing great reporters from within.

    Cons

    Some editors at the top of the organization did not get there because they're the best. They're good at playing internal politics. They're often not very empathetic. It's still a very top-down culture, where editors know best. Raises are meager, and the paper often low-balls on salaries. Mid-career reporters often find themselve a bit stuck without room for professional growth and taking on new skills. Work-life balance is not known as a true value. If you're a reporter, you can have a doctor's hours, always on call, but nowhere near a doctor's pay. Company still doesn't fully understand the value it provides to its readers and customers.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Low pay, great journalism

    Mar 15, 2018 - News Reporter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Editors and reporters at WSJ are serious about delivering quality, trusted news. It's a great place for a journalist to just get the writing or videos done on any beat. The people who actually edit and write the daily news and features are among the smartest and kindest out there today. Incredible investigative reporters on staff.

    Cons

    This company does not know how to do media in the digital age. Revenue has dried up, layoffs ensued. Because the digital products and paywalls are so ridiculous, great work doesn't reach the audience it could. There are some truly awful bullies in management roles who have stayed and will be there forever. HR doesn't care to resolve such very real problems. They seem to just want to keep half-capable people employed, and underpaid, as long as possible.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    great place to learn; some troubling trends however

    May 4, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great editors and colleagues, wonderful place to learn.

    Cons

    gender and race pay disparity an issue...

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    4 people found this review helpful
  11. 5.0
    Current Freelancer

    Reporter

    Jan 30, 2017 - Anonymous Freelancer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    creative editors, intelligent reporters, supportive environment

    Cons

    Freelance pay isn't very generous

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