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

  • "Upper management has no idea about what goes on or maybe they just don't care(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (14)

    "Worst place I have EVER worked!!"

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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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    Advice to Management

    Grow-up, look more put together, and do your job!

    Dow Jones2017-03-22
  2. "Project manager"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Start recognizing the people who actually make projects successful rather than singing the praises of managers who take credit for the work of others.

    Dow Jones2016-05-17
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

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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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    Advice to Management

    Consult internally with experienced customer-facing staff before making any more abrupt changes that will just cost the company more money (and your jobs). Let the company stabilize and grow for a while before attempting any more disruptive restructures.

    Dow Jones2015-07-02
  4. Helpful (5)

    "It could always be worse"

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees at the very least. Make an effort to be involved and listed to constructive feedback.

    Dow Jones2015-05-06
  5. Helpful (4)

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

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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.

    Advice to Management

    I agree that new management is often needed to jump-start innovation however you need to identify folks that can help with that new strategy and engage them to be part of the new direction, solution, etc. Find a new CEO that will bring this company to the next level that cares about the business and people.

    Dow Jones2014-05-04
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hoping they can clean up the awful mess left by ex-CEO Lex Fenwick and his ex-Bloomberg minions."

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    Current Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Over the last few years constant (and not well thought out) change in senior management and strategy meant nothing but confusion for staff and customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing for the sake of change. Realize the value of the products you sell and why customers buy them. Stop hiring senior managers who have no idea what they are doing and do not value their talented staff. Listen to front line staff who best understand the products and the customers. Stop hiring Bloomerg rejects.

    Dow Jones2014-02-02
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free snacks, access to WSJ and Barron's

    Cons

    Senior Management makes decisions in a bubble with zero understanding as to how they will affect our clients.

    Advice to Management

    Be Humble

    Dow Jones2013-12-30
  8. Helpful (4)

    "A shadow of its former self"

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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

    Advice to Management

    Reach beyond Bloomberg for future management hires. You need to find you own path and not create a pale imitation of the competition.

    Dow Jones2013-07-09
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Too much change for the worse"

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    Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, great colleagues, interesting work. Still have the chance to be great. New news company creates an oportunity for change.

    Cons

    Hostile and suspicion-filled atmosphere and culture fostered by senior management. Little to no change for advancement. Products in decline due to NewsCorp influence - no longer the objective bastions they once were. Over-simplistic marketing approach will erode products over time.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink choice of CEO. Seek ways to grow careers and build from within. Let the best people lead the decision process rather than the serial cronyism that has been the recent history

    Dow Jones2013-06-30
  10. Helpful (7)

    "You Have Been Warned"

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Start Over.

    Dow Jones2013-07-19
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