Women's Job Satisfaction

(5=very satisfied)
48%say women are treated fairly
and equally to men
61%would recommend
to other women

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    girlwhowrites EditorNewsroom

    Everything varies greatly depending on location and department. Some managers are more flexible than others, and some departments actually have female managers, although on the news side, the higher up you go, the fewer women in management you'll see. It also depends on your role. If you're a reporter overseas, you'll be expected to be available on-demand at all hours (because everything revolves around the New York time zone and editors have little respect for your personal life and the fact that you have one and it's in a different time zone). That's understandable when it's breaking news, but they won't make any attempts to edit your stories early even when they're features; they will put it all off until they day before the story runs and make you stay up until 3 a.m. to answer questions that could have been addresses weeks ago during reasonable hours. The recent union study obviously shows that men are paid better for doing the same work. Pay and benefits vary widely at the company, unforutnately, and there is no standard package. It just depends what you're able to negotiate at the time you come in (best bet is to take a job here in the fall, as the budget restarts July 1, and so there's never any money until the new budget year). There are a lot of opportunities to move about in the company, which is one of the good things about working here, and depending on your role, a lot of it can usually be done remotely, at least in theory. But moving up into a management position is more difficult and it doesn't seem that women make it very often. (For example, every single bureau chief in the Asia Pacific region is a white male.)

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    Lady Za

    I love working for this company and I especially love the people I work with. We have made a lot of positive change happen in the past few years. We also have many women in leadership positions, including C-suite, and they are all very supportive of women in the company. That being said, there have been issues. When I first started in the company, there was some horizontal movement made within my department. During this time, another person in my department (male) was "accidentally" given a slight raise - he started after me, had less experience and the same role. I brought this to the attention of HR and was told they would investigate. They followed up with one call after 5pm saying there was nothing to be done. If I had not accepted a position in another department, I would've pursued more. However, in my new position I am much happier and decided to leave it alone. I would still highly recommend this company. Their benefits alone are worth it. They also seem sincere in their attempts to rectify inequity within the company.

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    CherryBomb423 Customer Service

    There isn't much room for growth. They will tell there is but there isn't. If you and a man are applying for the same role, be prepared for the man to get it over you even if you are the more qualified person. There is a big issue going on now about how men are paid more then women here for the same roles. They give you the minimum raise and management can give more but they never do. They don't even give performance based raises. So if you work hard and and someone else does the minimum to get by, you are getting the same amount at raise time. The benefits aren't too bad which is about the only really good thing they have here and they do have a day care here so you can bring your child to work with you basically. If you speak your mind about things you don't agree with in the company and think are wrong, be prepared to get picked on by upper management.

Official Employer Information

  • Headquarters Location New York, New York (United States)
  • Number of Employees 1,001-5,000
  • Website www.dowjones.com

Dow Jones is an ambitious provider of global news and business information, delivering intelligence consumers and organizations can't get anywhere else.

We inform our customers through various platforms including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world's largest news gathering operations globally. We produce leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.

Crowdsourced Employer Benefits

  • Median / Consensus
  • 3

    PTO / Vacation Allowance (weeks)

  • 12

    Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)

  • ?

    Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)

  • 2

    Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)

Flextime, Healthcare, On-Site Childcare, 401k and more...

How do women feel about working at Dow Jones? 48% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 61% would recommend Dow Jones to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.3 out of 5. What are the benefits at Dow Jones? Dow Jones offers 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching and on-site childcare. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Dow Jones employees.

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