Experience the Wall Street Journal
I had an amazing opportunity to visit the Wall Street Journal with my class. Wow! This was so exciting!
As you enter the building you are greeted by security guards who were kind, yet serious about their jobs. You cannot go there without some type of identification, don’t even try, they will not let you in.
I was very impressed with the layout of their office. What stood out the most to me was the blue laser like lights in one of the hallways and a blue-glass wall near the stair case. These gave the office a modern look and a warm feel. The floor that my class was, had a huge open office space.
But what made the experience so great was not the layout of the building but the people who worked there. They seem to be happy and passionate about the work they do. They were all welcoming, and friendly. The work environment was peaceful and positive over all. Erin Brown and David Cole, just to name a few made the experience great for us by bringing their positive vibe and passion for their work when we met with them.
We had a meeting in a conference room with a few of the people who collaborate to make the Wall Street Journal what it is today. There in the conference room I learned about how to use Snap Chat and I learned about the companies’ page on Snap chap, called Discover. I was very impressed with the layout and how they portray their stories. It was unlike anything I have ever seen before on social media. Talk about innovation!
I also learned that Wall Street Journal is trying to reach younger audiences, college age to be exact. I thought that was very impressive as well, because you don’t see that with any other mainstream news sources. I also learned that they use Alexia. Alexa is an “intelligent personal assistant” kind of like Siri but she is supposed to be better, more like a robot, then again Siri is like a robot but on your Iphone. I honestly didn’t expect to see that in the work place because I assumed it was for home. So now I know that Alexa can be used at work as well.
I don’t know what my future holds as far as my career, but I would love to work in an environment that I witnessed at the Wall Street Journal. They set the standard for a decent work environment because of the culture and values they live by.