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Updated Jun 13, 2019

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3.0
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51%
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33%
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K. Rupert Murdoch
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent journalism, great opportunities to report interesting stories, exposure to some great journalistic traditions(in 15 reviews)

  • "The editors are the Journal are complete pros(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some editors at the top of the organization did not get there because they're the best(in 7 reviews)

  • "Mid-career reporters often find themselve a bit stuck without room for professional growth and taking on new skills(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Correspondent in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You can learn a lot, see the world, have good mentors.

    Cons

    Current management has political bias that creeps into the newsroom

    Advice to Management

    they can figure it out

    Wall Street Journal2018-03-30
  2. "High Standards, Good Editors"

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    Current Employee - Editorial in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Editors put in the time to make sure work is of the highest quality - Authoritative take on the news - Strives to be the best

    Cons

    - Hyper focused on feeding U.S. readers. Despite decently-sized bureaus in London and elsewhere , it's hard to push through international news - Too many editors having a say on a story makes them stilted

    Advice to Management

    Give writers more freedom to write with a voice. Don't over-cook stories or they lose their energy. Allow more foreign stories to help grow international readership.

    Wall Street Journal2019-06-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative work environment in fast-paced newsroom"

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    Former Employee - Graphics Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart, hard-working colleagues; excellent vacation policy and paid leave

    Cons

    Hierarchical; little diversity in upper ranks; lower pay than other newsrooms of comparable size

    Advice to Management

    Do extensive exit interviews with employees of color who leave the company. I know quite a few who have been frustrated by the culture and opportunity for growth there, and have left as a result.

    Wall Street Journal2019-03-20
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture, but poor organization"

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    Current Employee - Graphics Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall, there is a great culture here. And for being at a newspaper, it’s nice to know they’re not always cutting corners on expenses and benefits. The general atmosphere is a good one and this is one of the least stressful newsrooms I’ve worked in.

    Cons

    The organization structure is a mess and communication is virtually nonexistent. Lots of poor management. Unclear job responsibilities.

    Wall Street Journal2019-03-11
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid this place at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    Generous vacation time and sick time

    Cons

    poor management, as a result there is high turnover. Lack of job stability-industry is on the decline. Noisy environment with little respect to others.

    Wall Street Journal2019-04-04
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great brand, terrible place to work"

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

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart people working at the company

    Cons

    Extremely political organization, no mobility. Total lack of transparency. Execs will say one thing and do something else. As soon as I arrived, I realized how much the company lacked in terms of values. Lack of diversity.

    Wall Street Journal2019-03-27
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great paper"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Impact, reach, access, and a lot of talented reporters

    Cons

    Management under Murdoch is not so swell.

    Wall Street Journal2019-02-04
  8. "Needs Stability"

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      Former Employee - IT Manager in Princeton, NJ
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      People are good to work with

      Cons

      Direction seems to be ever changing with turnover of CEO's, CIO's, etc

      Advice to Management

      Stability

      Wall Street Journal2018-12-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good-ish"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time

      Pros

      Smart and very helpful coworkers

      Cons

      Management is not always truthful with employees

      Advice to Management

      Must communicate better between departments. Not easy to work on projects across various departments. Lots of interoffice politics slows down innovation to a crawl.

      Wall Street Journal2018-10-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Intern"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Wall Street Journal

        Pros

        Great environment but not a lot of support

        Cons

        Lot of work piled on you

        Advice to Management

        Take it easy everything is online now

        Wall Street Journal2018-10-01
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