Dow Jones Project Manager Reviews

Updated 24 Jul 2019

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5 Ratings
  1. "Great Company to Work For"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall the company was nicely run and work was often engaging and interesting. What I liked most about it was you were able to forge your own path and trajectory and manage successful outcomes with management being light touch. Co workers were mostly awesome people with a big heart. That alone made coming to work an absolute pleasure.

    Cons

    Since the News Corp acquisition in 2007, the company experienced significant transformations and a lot of employee churn. This was to be expected due to needed restructurings and realignment of business objectives. People who couldn't adapt to new and often changing operating paradigms did suffer, and more often than not opted to leave or experienced layoff due to reorganization. Executive and Middle Management was a revolving door in some departments which did create occasional periods of instability depending on your role in the organization.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great technology office with progressive company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dow Jones has provided me many new opportunities and tools for growing my career. They provide excellent benefits and allow for a sane balance between work and personal life. The Minneapolis office is energetic, innovative and inclusive. The software development teams are given the latitude to build working and sustainable software. I have never worked with such a thoughtful, intelligent and committed group of people. I love coming to work here.

    Cons

    Dow Jones is headquartered in New York. This means some traveling and the occasional feeling of being a bit dislocated.

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  3. "Project manager"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Dow Jones offers a lot of variety for project management opportunities. Exposure to many different aspects of the business keeps the job interesting.

    Cons

    The company is not very well organized and there is a lot of conflict, animosity, and competition rather than collaboration within senior management.

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  4. "Dow Jones is a great place to work!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have worked in a number of different roles at Dow Jones. Overall, one is respected for their contributions and the environment is quite friendly. Compensation is very fair and generally allowances are made for a pleasant and productive work/life balance.

    Cons

    The only downside were a couple of re-orgs although in a company of this size it's to expected once in awhile.

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  5. "Project Coordinator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Junior Technical Project/Product Manager in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People always willing to help, Great Culture, Great place to be

    Cons

    Could have a micro kitchen,

  6. "Great place to work, with amazing people!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Constant Change Great Benefits Open Environment Visibility to Leadership Fantastic Training Opportunities Desire to grow you Ability to transfer between office locations

    Cons

    Very demanding Will be expected to be available outside of normal office hours Things don't move as quickly as I may like

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting products and mostly nice, hard -working people despite appalling management (during previous CEO's tenure).

    Cons

    Lack of direction, huge problems due to previous CEO.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Take the good with the bad."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers. Too many hidden agendas.

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  9. "Too many senior management changes recently."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefit package is above industry average. If you like open office environment then you will love this place.

    Cons

    This company is not much into talent development.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Zero Sum Company"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong brand, interesting business Excellent benefits, salary is moderate Nice office. hours are OK Get to ride elevator with famous TV reporters

    Cons

    Career progress is only made by taking somebody else's job. Very political. Revenue, earnings, and hiring are flat/declining, so hiring one person means firing someone else. Growth/survival strategy not clear.

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