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Tribune Company Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
150 Reviews
2.8
150 Reviews
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Peter Liguori
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Good company, good people, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Video Editor
    Current Employee - Video Editor

    I have been working at Tribune Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy working here, and the people are all great. The pay isn't the best, but I shouldn't expect much out of my first real job.

    Cons

    As mentioned, a pay increase would be awesome, as I can't even begin to live off of what I get now. There also seems to be very little room for advancement as promotions are filled from the outside instead of internally.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Adops

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adops in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Adops in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good team environment, benefits not that bad, convenient location

    Cons

    benefits could be better, sales & clients need additional training

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Tribune Company Associate Producer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Current Employee - Associate Producer

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time

    Pros

    Good experience, great exposure to the field. Great chance to jump in and learn.

    Cons

    They work you like crazy. 50 hr weeks are not uncommon. You'll work weekends. Working 7 straight days also not uncommon. Your weekend will change constantly, so don't make plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least act like you care about the people who work for you, or maybe they won't leave so frequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company stuck in a losing industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time

    Pros

    Sharpened decision-making skills and sense of urgency. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Company in a declining industry with an extreme focus on cost-cutting. No raises in the last 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information with all levels of management. Disingenuous to spin how well we're doing one day and lay off employees the next. Good ideas are not only found at Senior Management level. Entry and Mid-level managers who are closer to the day to day activity could provide insight on how best to reorganize or trim operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but could be way better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company

    Pros

    Prestigious, great national identity. Fun perks.

    Cons

    Promotions are damn near impossible without leaving the company. Bonuses or anything merit related is a pipe dream. You can stay forever as long as you turn in mediocre work all the time. Way too much management to get anything actually done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being risk-averse because you're afraid of rocking the boat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tribune Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with team work.
    great balance work / life
    Standard benefits of a big company.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity to move up.
    Because of consolidation of departments.
    little if any training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to open opportunities to advance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Jury is still out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Large well-intentioned company.

    Cons

    Company recently acquired many new tv stations and it seems that they are still trying to figure it all out. Thus far there hasn't been anything new and positive brought to the table.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once great beacon now struggling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time

    Pros

    great people and challenge selling products

    Cons

    Tarnished reputation, no growth, outdated take on technology. Things are not done strategically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Went from great company to sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tribune Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Challenging work
    -Good colleagues
    - Very good benefits
    - Good location
    - Nice offices

    Cons

    - No training or development
    - Stagnant salary
    - Bankruptcy caused massive layoffs, staff changes and increased workload
    - Low morale
    - Company is slow to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say you want to have an open policy and be transparent, but the overall vision for the company is one big secret and it's just a wait and see game for what's going to happen next. Treat employees with respect, develop their careers so it's a win-win situation and reward their hard work with competitive salaries.

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

    Good benefits, decent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Director
    Current Employee - Research Director

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent perks and good benefits. People care about each other and like what they do. Management is approachable and it seems that they care about staff opinions.

    Cons

    Company needs to invest in its staff a bit more with better pay instead of focusing on acquiring more tv stations. Being underpaid was a huge result of our company survey and I hope they make changes.

    Approves of CEO

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