(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones, United States on Apr 9th, 2021
"good benefits (including backup childcare options) and maternity leave policy. but the culture depends on where in the company you work. in certain areas of the company there is definitely a feeling of a male-centric, old boys club, with only a few women at the top. my boss happens to be a wonderful woman with kids of her own who is very flexible about hours worked etc, but not everyone at the company is like that. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones, United States on Dec 22nd, 2020
"Dow Jones values their employees lives outside of the job - the work/life benefits are wonderful! There's a lot of flexibility, childcare benefits, healthcare, etc. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they really stepped up in offering work/life leave hours that one could use every week, a stipend for home office equipment, sending Tech equipment home to make you as comfortable and efficient as possible working from home. My only gripe about the firm is that its prevented from obtaining the right people because its held back by its union. Yeah, it has a union which I found incredible when I first started. For the reporters and printing press employees, unions make sense. However, for someone working in Finance or Sales, that's a huge conflict of interest. As a manager, I am restricted as to what type of compensation I can suggest for union employees, which ones I can keep or remove. It is completely unfair to the employees who go above and beyond. Other than that, it's a decent place to work."
"Benefits, including typical parental benefits as well as adjacent ones like reproductive health coverage, as well as time off in general, are excellent and lead the pack in comparison with similar organizations. Dow Jones has launched a few initiatives in the past few years to try to help women advance - however, the efforts don't seem to be genuinely supported by leadership or have roots in actual leadership opportunities, and as a result many of the women who've gone through these programs have ended up leaving, or want to leave but stay for the benefits."
"Great benefits and culture but pay and promotions aren't equal. Women are in entry level and very senior roles, but barely any in middle management. Promotions to middle management fall behind men considerably. To be promoted, you essentially need to be male or British."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones, United States on Mar 29th, 2020
"It's overall a good work culture, but the commitment to diversity is mostly talk and little action."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones, United States on Jan 3rd, 2020
"It's a great place to work for women, women with kids, very flexible and fair"
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones, United States on Jun 12th, 2019
"Company does a great job supporting womens iniaitves and leadership programs "
"I would recommend WSJ if she is cutthroat and ready to play mean. "
"Don't work here unless you're English, Australian or a tall white male. Although there is a female CMO, the culture is extremely male dominated. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Jan 16th, 2019
"Balanced amount of men and women and have a lot of women in senior positions who are supportive of other women"
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Jan 10th, 2019
"Lots of opportunities. A REALLY great product (The Wall Street Journal) but tough business headwinds. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Nov 14th, 2018
"Don't expect to be promoted based on merit; but on what friends you keep. Superficial."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Oct 18th, 2018
"Dow Jones has a good group of employees, but need to improve their middle managers."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Sep 20th, 2018
"It's constantly changing, so if you like that then go for it."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Jul 25th, 2018
"Be sure to negotiate your salary before you start, because you will never get a raise without a title change, and you will only get a title change if the men here view you as non-threatening or physically attractive. The publisher has been giving $1,000 bonuses to make up for the fact that numbers are great but salaries aren't, but that's like putting a bandaid on a malignant tumor."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Jun 18th, 2018
"Great for work life balance and has great parental leave benefits."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Jun 12th, 2018
"This is a great company to work for as a working mom. Between the flexibility and PTO, you really can balance work and home life. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 23rd, 2018
"Be sure to negotiate your salary and vacation time as raises are very difficult to obtain."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 14th, 2018
"- strong support services for women - family comes first basis - flexabile scheduling "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 7th, 2018
"Exceptional PTO policy and parental leave. Great benefits and resources. "
"You need someone to support your advancement - mentoring opportunities for females are hard to come by. "
"The CEO is very woke and into improving opportunities for women. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Dec 2nd, 2017
"This company will promote women but not unless you advocate for yourself. Lack of systematic efforts to identify and groom women for advancement."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Sep 15th, 2017
"There are a lot of women in management positions and at senior level. Our President is a woman and volubly is pro-female and feminist. The culture is not "laddish" generally but I still think a lot of male managers have pub or golf-course conversations about work issues that exclude women."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Sep 11th, 2017
"It's decent. Some good perks, benefits, gym reimbursement. Low salaries, not a lot of opportunity for growth, very minimal raises not dependent on performance. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 30th, 2017
"Fast paced. Different rules in different departments so it varies"
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Apr 19th, 2017
"It's a good place to work, especially the health benefits and maternity leave compared to many other places. However, there aren't many flexible policies as working from home is not encouraged in many departments."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Feb 20th, 2017
"Dow Jones is a great place to work, and there are women at the highest levels of the company, including in the C-Suite."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Feb 15th, 2017
"Not a great place to advance as a woman. Difficult to hobnob with the bosses, who are all men."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Feb 6th, 2017
"To do your job well at Dow Jones in the current culture, you are most definitely expected to sacrifice time with family. Everyone is very pleasant and supportive on the surface, but it's clear that you must be connected to work at all times. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Jan 25th, 2017
"There aren't enough women in senior leadership roles and it remains a very white male (and sometimes alpha) organisation, particularly in the newsroom. But the company does seem to want to change that. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Dec 25th, 2016
"Things are changing, hopefully for the better. This is a work in progress. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Nov 11th, 2016
"I have enjoyed the environment here and there are many opportunities for growth. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Oct 30th, 2016
"It's a tough time to be in this industry as it reshapes itself. For a younger employee, I would advise looking at digital media companies who are not struggling with the transition from print to digital."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Jun 3rd, 2016
"Day-to-day experience are largely dependent on your direct manager. Benefits are pretty good. Keeping an eye out on the results of the investigation into the disparities in pay for women and minorities. Upward mobility is very much an issue also."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 24th, 2016
"Policies vary depending on who your manager is and how willing they are to work with you to maintain your work-life balance. "
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 20th, 2016
"Insurance benefits are better than most. The company strives for equality, but fails because the infrastructure/systems/processes (to make it happen), is not here. This is an old establishment, and change is slower than start-ups. Regardless, I would encourage you to work here."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 17th, 2016
"day to day treated fairly but a lot of higher positions/growth opportunities/reviews are male focused"
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 13th, 2016
"There are some women in high-ranking editorial positions but there should be more. The process for requesting a merit raise is daunting, but not insurmountable. "
"Go for it, it's a great place to work for a woman (or man for that matter!)"
"Dow Jones is a great place to work, the people and the culture is great. There are lots of opportunities for women to grow in their careers and opportunities are equal, lots of women in executives positions. Compensation could be better but is balances with hours flexibility."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 11th, 2016
"The onboarding experience is poor and there is no concept of formal career development, although HR seems to think that offering training programs equates to this. There are lots of women in senior roles and opportunities to move around and progress."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 7th, 2016
"There are many women in executive positions and they do a lot for women coming up in the ranks to train for the next job. The family leave just got better, but in the States, we all still have a long way to go."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on May 6th, 2016
"Learn as many technical skills as possible. Project management is important."
"Paid time off benefit is outstanding which makes for a fantastic work-lif balance. However, compensation is very low for mid-leadership and below jobs."
"It is a workplace where my team is very diverse (ethnically) and predominantly female-comprised and female-led. "
"Customer Service is one of the most stagnant positions. Hardly any room for growth. "
"Dow Jones is a company where you could spend your entire career with endless opportunity. Dow Jones is a business with an entrepreneurial spirit, dynamic, innovative, and ambitious. Dow Jones has an open environment that thrives on candor, speed, risk taking, and transparency. No matter what department you work within, you are in control and your talents will shine. I could work anywhere but I â€˜d prefer to work at Dow Jones, a leader in news, content, innovation and technology. You just can't get this anywhere else!"
"Dow Jones is a well-rounded and respected brand name for journalism and world-class news; however, the attention for the smaller departments that are the frontline are not appreciated or compensated accordingly. I would recommend Dow Jones as an employer for name and compensation; however, in regards to promoting within and flexible hours, this is not the best place for it. "
"This is a great place to work if your first priority is maintaing a good work/life balance."
"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.)"
"This is a great place to work where you can see the management always have measures to improve women's worklife here"
"There are not enough women in leadership positions and that is very difficult if you're a young woman looking for guidance and mentorship. Big decisions still seem to be overwhelmingly run by white men and there is no real desire to change this it seems."
"Good place to work and seems like if I had children I could have a work/life balance. "
"Better than some employers that I have worked for in the past but there is a level of bias"
"It's a great place to work. I haven't encoutered any problems."
"It's a good company, but it could be great. Expect to be told what you want to hear to get in the door and then all of that goes out the window once you're actually on board."
"Fun, creative tech culture. Fantastic developers and architects but we need to add more women in those roles!"
"Dow Jones has a great work-life balance; management will work with you when unexpected emergencies come up. "
"Dow Jones has amazing products like the Wall Street Journal, but the newsroom leadership is dominated by men. As a recent study by the union showed, it's difficult for women to get fair compensation. "
"There are smart people working here, and we represent and produce great brands and products. If you have ambitions to advance in a career here, you must be prepared to consistently show results. However, you must also be prepared to continually flex and seek out clarification on how to measure success as objectives and deliverables shift often. "
"Facetime is huge. Ability to work from home is there, but not recommended. Women make it worse by bragging for driving in snow to make it into the office. "
"Overall, it is a good place to work. Like any organization, there are issues and concerns. My three biggest being: unequal compensation between men and women; terrible commissions plan; unequal promotion of women. During out last re-organization (back in August) only 1 woman was promoted a middle management postion. The rest were all maile. However, my co-workers are amazing and the culture is good. Every 2 years or so, we get a new CEO and the organization is restructured. I really like our current CEO, he seems to genuinly care about his people and strives to make DJ a good place to work. "
"The regional office I work in is very respectful of family commitments. I don't feel embarassed or guilty if I request to come in early, leave late or take a quick errand for something personal. "
"Make sure you get hired with a fair salary, it is much harder to correct once you are in the company"
"This is a great place for women with lot of benefits."
"Fabulous place to work if you're not ambitious. Great benefits, very flexible working hours."
"I think they are a family friendly company but I also think they assume people care more about flexiable hours/vacation/benefits for them and their families rather than paying them more accordingly. "
"There are good mentoriship opportunities if you search them out. "
"It's definitely a clique-ish environment. If you're not a millennial, or a man, it can definitely be a pretty isolating place to work. This is a review of the WSJ."
"I have heard the parental benefits are wonderful, but I haven't explored that personally. "
"Overall the support working mothers but they can always do more"
"This company has kept me engaged, adequately compensated and professionally satisfied for the last two decades."
"It's a bit of a boys club, but the women here are powerful and incredibly smart. "
"Know what you want and you can fight for it, but nothing will be handed to you. "
"It's tough to walk the line between aggressive reporter, advocate for your work and ideas, and likeable female colleague, and almost inevitable for you to get cast as a b**ch at different points in your tenure. DON'T let it discourage you, and build up as many positive moments of interaction, support, trust and care as you can with coworkers, bosses, anyone else in the company to help counterbalance the inevitable."
"I feel that women are treated as equally as men. They are also very flexible and understanding of work/life balance."
"Expect to see incompetency at the leadership level that does not promote healthy communication. The organization under the CTO is rife with dysfunction that encourages employees to undermine each other. It's a boys' club with good benefits for working mothers. "
"Enjoy working here, especially the people. Management leaderdership changes frequently and it makes it hard to be consistent with getting promotions. "
"There are multiple women who hold positions of power at this company. It is very inspiring, and really encourages you to try and move up in the chain of command."
"Lots of women here apart from the Technology team -- Technology really needs to add more women at the senior management level (there are none)"
"Culture varies from department to department so come see yourself and judge for yourself. "
"Good place to work, flexible work hours, poor communication at lower management levels."
"Depends on which department you work in - some are really great, others are not as flexible"
"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."
"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. "
"It is a very kind and supportive environment in my experience."
"There are a good amount of women in leadership positions, which is inspiring and motivating! This is a review of the WSJ."
"Somewhat of a mixed review. I do think there are many opportunities for women here but I don't believe we are compensated appropriately. Review for the Wall Street Journal"
"Women are regularly placed in leadership roles, which is good to see"
"I'm treated equally and fiarly, with wonderful flexibility in hours. Not my direct superior, but his superiors up the line for 3 or 4 positions are all women under 50, and are making big strides in our field."
"It's a nice way to start a professinoal career. Not a great place to grow. Limited oppportunities "
"The entrepreneurial spirit permeates across all levels and women are bold, strong, smart and above all kind. It's a company that rewards hard work and results. A huge thumbs up!"
"I would advise them to be weary, only due to the unfair pay wages for women."
"Terrible maternity leave and work-life balance. A bit of a boys club mentality on the sales side and management hasn't proven to deal well with inappropriate work-place behavior. Steer clear."
"There are a lot of women in senior roles here - but still a bit of a boys club at times. As long as you stick it out and prove yourself there's room to move up!"
"I have worked here for 5+ years and there have been a lot of improvements regarding opportunities for women. The executive level is dominated by men, but recently more women have been put in positions of power. I truly enjoy the work and this company otherwise I wouldn't have been there as long as I have, but hard/smart work is demanded."
"While there are a lot of women who work within the advertising sales and marketing department, mid-level employees skew on the younger side (read: not a lot of mothers) which made coming back from maternity leave that much more difficult as I didn't really feel like I had any allies. At 12 weeks paid, maternity leave is on the generous side for the U.S. but the company does little to help mothers re-adjust when returning to work. For example, I had to reach out to HR to ask where the pumping room was on my first day back."
Anonymous shared this review of Dow Jones on Apr 13th, 2016
"It doesn't pay much, and depending on the department the work-life balance depends on your boss."
"There are many women senior leaders at Dow Jones. I think it is a great place for women and am appreciative of the opportunities that I have had, as well as the broad base of support I have both from senior management and the entire HR/talent team."
"Although men and women seem to be treated fairly, there is little room for growth in general. Promotions and raises seem to be given to those who are favored by upper management and are not given to the most hard working employees. As a result, morale is often low at times among the over worked and under paid."
"While I do think that overall, especially the higher you rise in upper management, Dow Jones is a boys' club, my personal experience has been wonderful. The women who work there in executive roles that I have worked under have been supportive and understanding, and have made life as a working mom substantially easier."
"I think women are treated fairly in this company, and there are equal number of men and women in executive positions. Medical benefits and other perks are really great and work/life balance is supported by many of the managers that I knew."
"I spent 10 years at the company working up the ranks at various teams. I learned and grew a lot, but was at a point where I was stuck regarding where to go next when I was laid off. If you're enterprising, the sky's the limit, but remember that ceilings do exist. And that sucks."
"I've been here for a year and there doesn't seem to be much opportunity for growth. Currently at an entry level position, there are plenty of women that work hard and are pleasant to work with. Morale can get low and the bureaucracy often gets in the way. Most of the VPs of the organization and upper management are men, with a few shot-calling women who are pulling for good change. I can't speak to maternity leave here, but other health benefits are robust and vacation time off is as well. I know that child care subsidies are provided, but can't speak to their function. All in all, the company has been good (not great, not terrible) to work for in this past year. It just doesn't seems like the ceiling is very low."
"Its a company that is constantly restructuring and the people (men or women) who make it to the top are the ones that are in political favor at the moment. If you're looking for a job where you can have good hours, an easy-going culture and/or work-from-home opportunities, seek out a low-profile department doing something mundane and necessary and you will survive and have a good work/life balance."
"They recently updated the maternity policy to 12 weeks full pay - that's pretty awesome by US standards!"
"Getting better with more women in senior roles"
"The department is going through a lot of structural changes which make it difficult to focus on the specific needs of women in the work place."
"I only worked here for a bit over one year. Maternity leave was fully supported by management and employees but the worklife pace was also very, very slow."
"They definitely support women and have a lot of female leaders, but the culture overall is stuck in the 80s with bureaucracy, politics, and red tape."
"When I started at the company I was very pregnant and had to negotiate my maternity leave-- fortunately, my CEO at the time was very supportive. I was an executive with a global role in a company that was (and still is) going through a major restructuring, which meant I never stopped working, traveled frequently and had a considerable amount of stress. It was difficult balancing a hyper stressful career with a newborn, though I imagine women in similar positions within large corporate structures experience the same thing. Overall, I believe the companies really does try to offer a good work/life balance, but the company's constant transition makes this reality difficult."