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Monmouth Junction, NJ (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1882
Subsidiary or Business Segment
News Outlets
₹50 to ₹100 billion (INR) per year
Competitors

Thomson Reuters, FactSet, Bloomberg L.P.

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years ... Read more

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    Learning experience is very good

    Cons

    work culture is ok not exciting

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Dow Jones Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Mumbai).

    Interview

    The selection process began with an informal discussion with the India Editor. I was asked about my previous employment and the reasons why I was keen on joining Dow Jones Newswires. He also asked me questions why would I prefer to join a newswire as it is very technical and based on templates. There were also personal questions on family background and future aspirations. This was followed by a three-hour long written test. The test was designed to test my basic math, news judgement, editing and writing also ethics. The news judgment section included headlines and I was asked to state how would the news headlines affect the market. The headlines included the death of the US Fed Chairman , A terror attack etc. The writing and editing questions were technical with conflicting statements and data. I was supposed to edit it and also leave notes for the reporter. The ethics section had questions on my sourcing abilities and would I rely on market rumours to report or flash a headline. The final stage was an offer letter which I accepted.

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    • The most difficult question was why do i chose to apply for a newswire. Most of the people join journalism as they find they have a knack of writing and storytelling. A newswire, unlike other media streams, relies on preparing in advance, making templates for a faster turnaround of stories. I found the question unexpected. If I were to be asked why Dow Jones Newswires, it would be an easy standard reply but the reason for joining a newswire was tough. I was thinking on my feet and replied that a newswire apart from a better paying job also has a stress on subject knowledge and precision. As a journalist, it would not only help me get a deeper insight in the subject, but I would be a better skilled professional.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Beginning January 1, 2018, we are pleased to announce further enhancements to our global standard for paid childcare leave. Today, our current policy provides for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers. We will increase the standard to 20 weeks of full base pay. In addition, employees will now only need 6 months of service to qualify for paid childcare leave, instead of the 1 year of service previously required. Dow Jones, as an organization, is firmly committed to providing our employees with programs and services designed to achieve work/life balance.

  • We’ve heard from our employees regarding the need for paid leave to care for family members who are ill and we’re proud to announce we're now including up to 4 weeks of paid FMLA when you need to be away from the office to care for your sick family members, which we will call Compassionate Care Pay. Previously, employees were able to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave through the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), available to employees who worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months of Dow Jones service.

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Dow Jones Awards & Accolades

  • Excellence in Employee Engagement Award, ORC International, 2015
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

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