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Chicago Tribune Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall very fun experience a great young work evniroment. not tons of room for growth but positive exp overall

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    Current Employee - Account Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Work life balance was very fair. management was fun and the day itself was a good time. great co workers and fun atmosphere for an entry level role

    Cons

    not tons of room for growth. pay was not the best need to hit all goals to make good commision which isnt very easy and a lot depends on which book of business you are given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing the issues stem way above sales managers. managers seem to want the best for their teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting experience of what real work feels like

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Tribune

    Pros

    Benefits are great, excellent health care plans

    Cons

    Difficult to balance work and family life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Learn, then move on

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    Former Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Tribune full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tribune draws people who feel a civic responsibility. There's a code of ethics, but no one really needs to be told. Everyone works at a high level, and many have creative off-hour pursuits.

    Cons

    Departments hire young and tolerate turnover. Not much mobility beyond attrition and lateral transfers. Pay doesn't rise much, so make your best deal at the start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The business model's broken - why resist change? Be realistic about what's essential, and where you can lead and not run in place. You hire smart people, so treat their development seriously.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience, bad pay, heavy bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Working for the Tribune has given me an opportunity to be deeply embedded in the goings-on in the world. I've met people I would have never come into contact with before, and I feel like working in the news gives one a unique perspective on the media and world events.

    Cons

    The Tribune is a giant company with a giant corporate structure that usually gets in the way of progress or innovation. Workers aren't really empowered, and that goes for their bosses and their bosses bosses as well, as decision making seems to happen far away from where the action happens, with little input from the folks on the ground and in the trenches. Oh, and few to no folks have received raises in years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they're worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A good way to get your foot in the door

    Current Employee - Internal Communications Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Internal Communications Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Tribune as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    In an excellent location, and the starting pay is great. Everyone is welcoming and willing to assist when asked for help.

    Cons

    I was brought in as a contract hire through an agency, and Tribune is very unclear whether or not this will become a permanent position.

  7.  

    Newsroom

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Tribune full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Motivated and talented staff focused on doing great journalism.

    Cons

    Expects a lot of work for the compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could do a better job recognizing and showing appreciation for talent in the ranks, as opposed to the "stars."

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I've learned a lot

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    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Have learned a lot from the seasoned employees

    Cons

    New job titles created to give raises to management, but non-management continue with no raises or bonuses which management do receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house! Lot of lazy employees that need to go. Too much favoritism.

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

    Chicago Tribune Review

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Tribune full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay if you have been with the company a while. There is so much racism and unfairness in upper management towards people of color.

    Cons

    No raises, racist, good ole boy network, low bonus, no diversity. The company is on the down swing but keep giving bonus only to the higher ups on the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity and be fair to tenured employees of color.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    More Good days than Bad

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    Current Employee - Press in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Press in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Overtime. Different work on different days keeps thing fresh.

    Cons

    Politics can be overwhelming at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Am Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Am Supervisor in Park Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Am Supervisor in Park Forest, IL

    I worked at Chicago Tribune part-time

    Pros

    Work in the warehouse in Forest Park Il part time mornings good facility nobody over your shoulder good pay for part time .

    Cons

    no benefits had to work 7 days a week rain or snow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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