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Dow Jones Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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William Lewis
150 Ratings
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  • "Upper management has no idea about what goes on or maybe they just don't care(in 22 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 (2)

    "Work/Life Balance - OK, Salary/Raises -Marginal, Staff Turnover - High"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is liberal Benefits ok

    Cons

    Below market salaries Raises for Satisfactory rating : 2017 - 2%; 2018 - 0% Churn - Since mid-2018 - at least 20% Rarely promote from within Subscriber churn Outsourcing initiatives

    Dow Jones2019-06-17
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    - Great place to work - Work life balance - good package

    Cons

    - None - None - None - None - None

    Dow Jones2019-04-08
  3. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Company Culture is great and with very good work-life balance

    Cons

    Reward system and career progression opportunities

    Dow Jones2019-04-05
  4. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Research Editor in Singapore

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Actually left the company more than 5 years ago but the earliest possible year in the drop down list is 2015, so indicated as that. Good work life balance. Have the option of working-from-home. Very fun-loving colleagues. Young team with people from different nationalities and language proficiency. A good stepping stone for fresh graduates as the company brand name is well-known.

    Cons

    Salary was not competitive then. Pay increment was not good. Lack of career advancement as the hierarchy was flat. Felt that there were lack of training for staff upgrading. Wonder if the situation is still as such.

    Advice to Management

    -

    Dow Jones2019-03-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Can be more organized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, work-life balance

    Cons

    Too slow making decisions, lacking clear company visions

    Advice to Management

    Less politics

    Dow Jones2019-02-22
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones full-time

    Pros

    Great people. For a big company, it has a family feel. Good benefits Good work/life balance

    Cons

    There are no real cons.

    Dow Jones2018-10-18
  7. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Data Strategy in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * great people and atmosphere * fantastic office * benefits (gym, pension plan, medical insurance, ticket restaurant) * Flexibility * little stress * good work life balance * if you have good ideas they will listen to you * events (depends on the team) * most of the senior leaders are smart and efficient

    Cons

    * salaries are rather low * most of the positions are extremely boring (copy paste) * limited spending on trainings * Bureaucracy * Slow HR

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the bureacracy ruin this great company and demotivate people.

    Dow Jones2018-09-16
  8. "sales"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Dow Jones full-time

      Pros

      work life balance and progression

      Cons

      non that i can think of

      Dow Jones2018-03-21
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great people, great potential, lacks clear and cohesive focus"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great people, great benefits. Wonderful work/life balance and flexibility. Was at company for many years, for the majority of those years, there was recognition and appreciation for hard work and new ideas were welcomed. Potential for career advancement.

      Cons

      In the past few years, tools and resources have become scarce, and appreciation and understanding from upper management of the work being done has stalled. Lacks clear direction, focus, goals and communication throughout company.

      Advice to Management

      Create a clear plan and goals and communicate that to everyone. Start making better decisions regarding products, and what clients really want and need, as well as how to support your employees who actually care about the work and quality of products. Provide the tools and resources necessary not only to maintain current products but to create and to innovate.

      Dow Jones2018-01-24
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great Stepping Stone for Recent Graduates"

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      Former Employee - Research Editor in Singapore
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Dow Jones full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Work-life balance and flexibility guaranteed for those working on content research (work-from-home policy requires employees to come to office only 2 days a week; encouraged to work in other Dow Jones offices around the world; etc.) - Healthy office culture (no office politics - in the Singapore office at least) - Relatively young and friendly co-workers (many are in 20s and 30s) - Great-looking office with great...

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      Cons

      - Pay is not as competitive as other companies (but decent benefits, though) - Opportunities for promotion is quite limited

      Advice to Management

      Offer more competitive remuneration to retain good talent.

      Dow Jones2017-12-12
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