Wall Street Journal Reviews

Updated 5 Apr 2020

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
47%
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Wall Street Journal Chairman K. Rupert Murdoch (no image)
K. Rupert Murdoch
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent journalism, great opportunities to report interesting stories, exposure to some great journalistic traditions(in 16 reviews)

  • "Some of the best editors in the biz(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too many editors having a say on a story makes them stilted(in 8 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is not known as a true value(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Poor managers and little to no development"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being peripheral to an incredible newsroom of reporters and support from talented teams with rigorous journalistic standards

    Cons

    Verbal abuse and gaslighting, racist microaggressions, little investment in diversity or career development—they just want you to do their busywork, no one knows how to be a manager or cares about their reports. Most come from homogeneous, wealthy families, and this perspective hurts the content produced and its integrity. The treatment between white colleagues and non-white colleagues is like night and day. More concerned about their egos as writers than the team as a whole. This is specific to my team; I've heard other teams have it better.

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  2. "Very Good News"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal part-time

    Pros

    Good work day hours and schedule

    Cons

    Large work load - tight deadlines

  3. "great culture"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very professional, high standards, very collegial

    Cons

    media is a challenging environment

  4. "Great environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Audience Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong growth opportunities, smart colleagues, integrity, powerful journalism

    Cons

    Minimal schedule flexibility, no work from home policy

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Writer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Huge reach, great staff, experienced reporters.

    Cons

    Not many to speak of.

  6. "****"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    People People People People People

    Cons

    The stress of the job

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Case manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No working hours too much work experience

    Cons

    Too much work And zero work life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "losing good people for solid reasons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant News Editor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good insurance cover, exposure (it's rare)

    Cons

    no career progression line, little recognition on the job, know-it-all attitude, lack of communication, arbitrary management, lacks efficient feedback mechanism, local currency payment

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  9. "Great editing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the best editors in the biz.

    Cons

    The CMS needs an upgrade.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Planner 

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

    Pros

    Some of the most supportive people in the publishing industry work here at Journal. I honestly feel as though management cares about my career trajectory and overall growth within the company.

    Cons

    There are no paper cups!

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