Wall Street Journal Reviews

Updated 26 Feb 2021

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3.6
61%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
Approve of CEO
Wall Street Journal Chairman K. Rupert Murdoch (no image)
K. Rupert Murdoch
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Office, location, top journalism, prestige(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great brand to work for in sales(in 10 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. "Great experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Journalist in London, England

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to be included in

    Cons

    Less social time, always working

  2. "Cv"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Columnist in London, England

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    Good editors, great access to sources

    Cons

    US readership so some stories get less coverage than deserved


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Zero diversity, extremely toxic environment with no management accountability"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal

    Pros

    The pay was above industry standard The office was nice

    Cons

    The UK newsroom is very white and very male. POCs are a rare sight and are constantly overlooked and not taken seriously. Editorial standards is a hit and miss and solely depend on the manager/editor you work under. There’s no accountability for a bad manager/editor whatsoever.

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  4. "High Standards, Good Editors"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Editors put in the time to make sure work is of the highest quality - Authoritative take on the news - Strives to be the best

    Cons

    - Hyper focused on feeding U.S. readers. Despite decently-sized bureaus in London and elsewhere , it's hard to push through international news - Too many editors having a say on a story makes them stilted

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  5. 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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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Proceed with caution"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    Some great journalism and talented people

    Cons

    A poorly run company overall

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "The best newspaper in the world"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible access, good salaries, huge prestige. There is no finer newspaper in the world for which to work. Compensation is good. Ethical standards are exemplary and industry-leading.

    Cons

    Traditional and slow to react. Management tends to be conservative and resistant to change. You will be expected to work extremely hard and for very long hours. There is no work-life balance.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Freelance reporter"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Reporter in London, England

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

    Pros

    Freelance work is better paid than in most other media companies, very serious, professionale editors who give great feedback,

    Cons

    They tend not to hire freelancers for full-time jobs

  9. "Above Average"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours; stunning offices, free coffee/tea/snacks, great canteen, local area great for client meetings and after work drinks, reasonable wages

    Cons

    Communication between departments can be somewhat lacking, some times a cloak and dagger attitude when it comes to internal communications

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  10. "Brand Ambassador"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Brand Ambassador in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal for less than a year

    Pros

    Representing a reputable broadsheet, have journalists across the world

    Cons

    Not many that I can think of, but all my work was done on campus so didnt really experience the culture. Was thrown into the deep-end in terms of resources not coming when they said they would.

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