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Star Tribune Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
20 Reviews
2.9
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very good organization to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great leadership
    Innovative thinking is encouraged, management is always open to new ideas
    Positive work environment
    New building will be very nice, location in downtown Minneapolis is great

    Cons

    Tough industry to be in
    Not a lot of room for growth within the company, salaries are very limited
    Occasional communication issues between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and innovation. The newspaper needs to continue to evolve with the times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    First rate company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Star Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Management is engaged, advancement opportunities, culture and values. The company focus is on long term growth. Stable.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of overlap in departments.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a Top Workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Star Tribune full-time

    Pros

    New pending owner. There is hope.

    Cons

    Hard to work for an organization that features two vp who can't stand to be in the same room with one another. If one says yes, the other says no. These two are the epitome of bad management.

    In the past six years, one cost of living raise was offered. Meanwhile at least one senior exec has received numerous pay raises/incentives to stay.

    iT dept that's a complete joke. Conversion to a new order entry/ billing system that will be a miracle if a single accurate bill goes out the door.

    Leadership that lies to employees as it relates to quota setting.

    Leadership that fails to disclose major downward trend to new hires leaving them with the impression they're joining a company that is on a solid path to financial success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace existing senior management from sales, to web dev.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people and products - micro management in the sales department

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive Advertising Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive Advertising Sales in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The Star Tribune has a great sales team and a diverse product and client mix. The position has provided me the opportunity to learn about print, digital, direct marketing, and sponsorship marketing. The products provide strong results for clients.

    Cons

    Opportunities for career advancement is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase opportunities for promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Real Estate Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Inside Real Estate Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    My co-workers and all the support I needed to get my job done

    Cons

    I was laid off due to the financial state of newspapers :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved my job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    carrier

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    Current Employee - Carrier
    Current Employee - Carrier

    I have been working at Star Tribune as a contractor

    Pros

    you get a free paper every day that you deliver. The people are fun. You get to see the stars, sunrises and the northern lights.

    Cons

    lousy hours, really low pay, contract work so no benefits. This is difficult work, hard on your body and your vehicle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the department i work in was great

    Cons

    I have nonething bad to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be rigth with other

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    It's alright.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Star Tribune

    Pros

    Fun place to work.
    Subsidized parking.
    Well oiled machine.

    Cons

    Upper management keeps people in the dark.
    Too many cheifs, not enough indians.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Star Tribune

    Pros

    Nice people, good location, iconic

    Cons

    Some desperation to capture non-print revenue sources.
    Some lack of direction and communication.

  11.  

    great opportunities, great pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sports Clerk in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sports Clerk in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The Star Tribune gave great opportunities to advance and take on more hours and responsibility. I was only a part-time employee, but they treated me great.

    Cons

    There isn't much improvement in the number of hours offered or pay scale offered. All in all, though, it was a good experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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