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. "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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. "Legacy publisher moving to digital"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time

    Pros

    Legacy title, lots of infrastructure and support, great offices

    Cons

    Because of the size of the company it was difficult to advance good ideas right up to the top.

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  5. "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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  6. "Politics"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter/Editor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Greatest ethical newspaper in the world

    Cons

    Deeply political, cliques, and a lack of understanding about regional news for a paper that purports to be global.

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  7. 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

  8. "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.

  9. 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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  10. 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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