Dow Jones Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 22 Mar 2017

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  • "Lots of upper management turnover that results in inconsistent job stability and overall confusion on many levels in terms of responsibilities(in 23 reviews)

  • "Senior management is selfish, rude, and do not even talk to their junior-level employees(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "You Have Been Warned"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Front Row Seats to Rodeo

    Cons

    The claim by DJ Senior Sales Leadership is that if you join Dow Jones Institutional Sales, you will be a maverick, innovative and transformative. You will love the progressive culture and have products the markets demand. Well people these are only lies and ploys to get you to back fill all the smart and successful sales pro's that have left DJ because they could not take the nonsense. Let me give you an honest dose of reality. The truth is that you will represent Sales Management that is clueless when it comes to managing a sales organization. The environment will be chaotic, hostile. depressing and a cowboy like atmosphere. You women be careful how close you get to those cowboys! Remember the Bloomberg lawsuits and stories of the past around favoritism, discrimination and sexism? Well it runs rampant under the CEO and others in Senior Management roles. Dad's lock up your recent grad daughters before sending them to the DJ NY office for their first job! Want more truth serum. Your customers will hate you because they are being held hostage to products and pricing they just do not want. That is why many have canceled their DJ contracts. If you want to make real money, apply to other news aggregators who are cleaning up on behalf of this failed experiment by the CEO. Once his contract is up, he and the rest of the inmates he brought in will be put to the curb for trash collection. You have been warned!

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "At Dow Jones one can feel like an outsider if not well connected, resulting in a lack of fairly deserved promotions."

    4.0
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    Inside Sales in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Recommends

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Ability to learn new things, nice people, great name recognition and prestige, good benefit package.

    Cons

    Pay could be better based on previous experience and education, caste system based on the department you work for, some senior management appear to be aloof/out of touch with the average worker, unfair promotion practices.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Crazy place to work for business people that doesn't have clear strategy or commitment to long term success."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I first joined in 2010 the company was in the process of making significant improvements on the product development side, circulation and marketing. There was significant coordination with the newsroom and product development.

    Cons

    The crazy, ex-CEO turned the company completely upside down within 6-12 months. In addition to firing dozens of people, anyone else that was any good immediately left. I choose to leave as soon as a potential opportunity arose since all of senior management was in panic mode to save their own jobs instead of being able to focus on the business strategy.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, nice offices, company still has some prestige.

    Cons

    Constant strategy/organizational changes by detached senior management who won't bother to consult with the people who actually know what the customers want. Company now in dire financial situation due to all the business they lost. Company is responding to this with even more changes, which will undoubtedly result in another fiasco. Won't learn from the past mistakes. Too much admin, too much time lost with pointless assignments and unnecessary meetings. Talented people leave the company, salaries are consistently lower than elsewhere. New wave of redundancies has stripped the company from experienced people who have been rapidly snapped up by competitors. Career progression unlikely, unless you're a good sycophant and are prepared to wait for a very long time. Employees affected in their earnings by the company's bad results.

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  5. Helpful (14)

    "Worst place I have EVER worked!!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits that start on day 1. However, this may seem like a "pro" when you start, but it isn't when you add in the misery of day to day life here.

    Cons

    The 7th floor (marketing and sales) is like high-school. Very clicky. They are CHEAP! They had NO company holiday party in 2016 to thank their employees, nothing!! Senior management is selfish, rude, and do not even talk to their junior-level employees. Everyone hates their job and openly talks about it, making it a very toxic work environment. Or, those who do not talk about diliking it, walk around looking miserable. They pay less than any other competitor (NYT, Bloomberg, etc.) - far less! If you are in a sales role, don't expect to make good money - they make you fight for your money and try to screw you every quarter! There are no sales contest, or perks to ever hitting your bonus...you get nothing. By nothing meaning they try not to even pay you. Most sales reps are having to fight for their correct payout every-time - its such a shame.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "It could always be worse"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good people. My manager, personally was very helpful and easy to reach. The same cannot be said about all departments. - Free Snacks and fancy espresso machine - Decent benefits - Good hours (very role dependent) - Architecturally nice office

    Cons

    - Room for growth limited - Nepotism, everywhere. - Business cycles much shorter than elsewhere, in the two years that I've been here there have been 3 restructures - Senior management completely disconnected from workers - Lack of accountability and responsibility even though this is all that is spoken about with regards to "company culture" - Low pay compared to competitors - Owns the WSJ, the biggest problem in the business is lack of consistent delivery due to outsourcing to the lowest paying bidder. Issue is dismissed.

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  7. "High on freedom to take decisions and act on own initiative but also very political and lacking structure in key areas."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    A place where you can innovate and experiment; relatively flat structure; some amazing colleagues--both from professional and personal point of view; supportive atmosphere; generous benefits; good salaries.

    Cons

    Often lacking clear direction; generally poor communication from senior management; senior management decisions often appear arbitrary; cliquey; many company systems not up to grade; too high level of job insecurity; career paths lack clarity; internal rivalries can get in the way of achieving the best for the company; poor ethics.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "A shadow of its former self"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people Interesting products Great reputation Good benefits Vestiges of the old Dow Jones culture remain, and these civilize the indifference of the culture being created by the new management

    Cons

    Senior management is arbitrary and capricious, but without a clear vision of the future Owned by a company (the new News Corp) committed to cutting $1.4 billion in expenses Old school media company still unprepared for the Internet No one is secure Dow Jones was mismanaged before Murdoch bought it and it needed changing, but the current management has no idea what they're doing

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "New management putting company in dissaray"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good people. good salary. good benefits. very friendly people to work with. a Princeton office is a plus for NJ residents. NY is at the newscorp building and as long as you aren't on the 7th floor, everything is relaxed and easy going

    Cons

    New senior management turning company upside-down. I know change is usually a good thing, but the new management is changing without getting any direction from users or employees. have everyone hearded onto the 7th floor and act like that is the only floor in the building. "if you are not on 7, you don't exsist".

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Little known room for growth"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Research Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones

    Pros

    Lots of vacation and good benefits package. Young working environment with a lot of peers to relate to. Only required to work 35 hour work weeks as opposed to the usual minimum of 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Promotions are not based around any set criteria and given arbitrarily by senior management. No performance raises or even much praise for a job well done.

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