We crowdsource Dow Jones's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on Dow Jones's employee reviews and anonymous tips from Dow Jones employees.

Dow Jones Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Dow Jones offers 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, 2 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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Media: News Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Media: News industry offer?

  • Median Average
  • 10 9
  • 6 6
  • 2 4
  • 8 8

Maternity Leaves Taken at Dow Jones

  • Lady Lyndon 6 weeks paid 6 weeks unpaid
  • Lady lam3nam3 12 weeks paid 12 weeks unpaid
  • Madam Mango 12 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
  • Pat Girl 8 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
  • Lady Sapphire 12 weeks paid 3 weeks unpaid
  • Lady gee 8 weeks paid 12 weeks unpaid
  • Lady copperboom 12 weeks paid 2 weeks unpaid
  • Lady Leigh 12 weeks paid 10 weeks unpaid
  • brooklyn23 6 weeks paid 4 weeks unpaid
  • anon1456 6 weeks paid 12 weeks unpaid
  • anon1450 12 weeks paid weeks unpaid
  • Journalista 12 weeks paid 4 weeks unpaid
  • username 8 weeks paid 4 weeks unpaid
  • 8 weeks paid 18 weeks unpaid
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Dow Jones Maternity Leave Comments

  • "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." - Lady Lyndon
  • "They recently updated the maternity policy to 12 weeks full pay - that's pretty awesome by US standards!" - Madam Mango
  • "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." - Lady Elisa
  • "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." - Lady Luna
  • "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." - Lady Leigh
  • "I was paid partial pay for those paid weeks, that depends on how long you've been at the company." - brooklyn23
  • "With my first, DJ offered 6 weeks of pay. With my second, DJ offered 12 weeks of pay." - anon1456
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