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Tribune Company Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
150 Reviews
2.8
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Peter Liguori
29 Ratings

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Pros
  • Some great people to work with especially in California and Florida (in 13 reviews)

  • Really good at work-life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The low pay and no increases each year (in 7 reviews)

  • Frequent upper management changes (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tribune Company promotes a toxic environment that thrives on drama, lack of communication and an every man for himself a

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    Current Employee - Metro Editor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Metro Editor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tribune's publications still carry a certain level of respect and an industry-wide reputation for quality. It's a casual workplace with a satisfactory amount of independence.

    Cons

    No respect for long-term employees, strong belief that the publication should be your life, a general preference for doing everything on deadline. Employees are treated as the replaceable bodies they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that there's value in institutional knowledge. Foster creativity, promote more learning opportunities. Give your employees options about which department they work in and on what shifts. Care that your employees might have personal lives. Listen to suggestions from all areas. Have more group-wide brainstorming sessions and open lines of communication. Recognize that print media doesn't trump everything else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Find your career elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company with a rich history and very diverse.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth, too many ego-maniacs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    don't do it

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    None come to mind anymore. They use to be a good company to work for about 10 years ago.

    Cons

    poor work life balance, pay plans that change every year. Goals that are unachievable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It's an entry level place to start a career in journalism.

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    Former Employee - Photo Editor in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Tribune Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to gain experience for recent graduates. The coverage area provides for a variety of situations for young journalist to build their portfolios and develop skills.

    Cons

    The pay is below what the cost of living is for the area making it necessary to for some to have a second job. The editorial department is understaffed, forcing journalists to work longer hours. Staff is salary so there isn't overtime. Layoffs are common due to the nature of the newspaper business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Tibune

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    Current Employee - Video Editor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not very many. I actually can't think of any. Interns welcome!

    Cons

    Low pay, mangement is terrible. Nobody here really cares about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue to whats going on!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    wished I had turn down the offer when they offered it to me

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    a job that pays the bills

    Cons

    no growth or development within the company when people hear I work for Tribune they think I make good money NOT!!! no raise since before bankrupty; no challenges same work load every week;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop talking about how well the company is doing when you are not giving raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Poor Management, Lack of Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribune Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to work on projects independently, good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management. Trickery at the upper levels. Broken promises for advancement. Low employee morale.Constant lay-offs. No healthy food in cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting slackers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Happy to be laid off from this sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Interactive Sales Planner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Interactive Sales Planner in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tribune Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Iconic office building and used to get discounted Cubs tickets

    Cons

    poorly managed company, politics, no room for growth, unreasonable expecations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change with the times, treat all emplyees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Confused Workplace

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    Former Employee - Market Services in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Market Services in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tribune Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company with a lot of smart people

    Cons

    It was a complete Boys club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the work and the business objective of your company. Forget the frat-house mentality and get the job done instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    tribune review

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    Current Employee - Safety Inspector in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Safety Inspector in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    friendly environment that allows for decent scheduling

    Cons

    very little advancement, no promotions possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to find more advancement venues for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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