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Women who are reporters have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.3, 33.3% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $50k-$80k.

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rp2044

Dow Jones

Reporter

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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Nellie Bly

Dow Jones

Reporter

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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anon1452

Dow Jones

Reporter, Newswires

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. I think it's an amazing opportunity to work here, but I'm not sure it is flexible for mothers and see few women promoted internally in the newsroom.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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cinderella

Dow Jones

Reporter

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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Reporterette

Dow Jones

Reporter, Newsroom

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January 1970

I have heard the parental benefits are wonderful, but I haven't explored that personally.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. I don't know whether the pay challenges I've faced are limited to me or are widely applicable.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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anon1450

Dow Jones

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January 1970

Know what you want and you can fight for it, but nothing will be handed to you.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

    So thrilled the company now offers paid paternity leave, and that some men are actually starting to take it! Helps kill the stigma for women, too.
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Depends on how assertive they are. Generally, yes.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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anon1367

Forbes

Reporter, Editorial

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January 1970

There are women scattered throughout the company's hierarchy, but make no mistake: decisions, both editorial and business, are made by men. Men are on the cover of almost every edition of Forbes magazine; that patriarchal attitude permeates the culture.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. First I'd explain the 'boys club' nature of the company fully.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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Lady anon1240

TheStreet, Inc.

Reporter, Editorial

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January 1970

A lot in flux all the time. Women are given opportunities, but recently two women higher-ups have been ousted.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Pepe

Bloomberg

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January 1970

I've worked here for 4 years and I do see a few women advancing in their careers but they clearly work twice as hard as the men in their same positions. I believe there are guidelines in place for fair treatment of women, so I don't think it's an issue of company policy. But day in day out, I feel there's an assumption made by the men in the company (especially white and older ones) that the women are there to assist them. For example, I've been asked to transcribe interviews for male reporters less experienced than me, do meeting minutes that male reporters were never asked to do and be the one to have difficult conversations with women colleagues. These aren't terrible tasks per se, but it goes to show how sexism remains prevalent in the workforce.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. It's a big company, my experiences might not reflect those working in other offices.

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Lady journo

Politico

Reporter, News

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January 1970

Worked at Politico for almost three years. It's a very difficult place to work for members of any gender and worse if you are a woman. I tell men not to work there and practically beg women to stay away.

Job Satisfaction Level

1.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    11 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Only if you walk in knowing you can only survive a couple of years. They'll drive you crazy while you are there.

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