Tribune Company
2.7 of 5 119 reviews
www.tribune.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Tribune Company Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.7 119 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Liguori

(14 ratings)

31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "great people and challenge selling products"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Really good at work-life balance"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "The low pay and no increases each year"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Newspaper industry is going through a very hard time so there were many layoffs while I was there"
    in 5 reviews
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Job that pays the bills

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tribune Company

ProsJob that pays the bills

Consnot challenging; not a very professional work place

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Tribune Company has lots of potential, but is afraid of trying things.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tribune Company full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat people.
Lots of opportunity to do interesting things.
Your work will be seen and used by millions of people.
Really good at work-life balance.

ConsHigh turnover.
Projects constantly rejected by management.
Management heavy organization.
Difficult to get things done because you always have to submit tickets for other people to do work, then explain to those people how to do the job they were hired to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have some great engineers, let them show you what they can do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, environment, and culture. Upper management and career growth issues.

Lead (Former Employee)

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

Pros-Great people
-Relaxed working environment
-Flexible working arrangements

Cons-Too many reorganizations
-Frequent upper management changes
-Future of company and positions not certain
-Business revenue and profits declining

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to find someway to increase morale
Need to innovate to increase revenue and profits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Market Services (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsBig company with a lot of smart people

ConsIt was a complete Boys club

Advice to Senior ManagementThink about the work and the business objective of your company. Forget the frat-house mentality and get the job done instead.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company in flux, but still profitable & with opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsTribune provides annual training. This company is respected by its media industry peers. Tribune is made up of forward thinking, iconic business units. Tribune provides its advertising sales force with laptops, I Pads and I Phones. The vacation and benefits packages are very good. There are healthy competition and teamwork.

ConsThe Newspaper divisions are operated on a tight budget. The print industry continues to seek stability. Such improvement ultimately may or may not come. Time will tell. Having recently come out of bankruptcy, Tribune has put up for sale its 6 daily newspapers and the subsidiaries of those papers. Employees hope new owners will invest in product quality, improve revenues and lift spirits. Tribune is at a crossroads.

Advice to Senior ManagementEven as the world turns to digital, don't forget the significant value of your print product. Insist on negotiating and receiving prices that are commensurate with the current size of your reading/shopping audiences. What was once worth $10 is today worth $4; but insist on getting what your product is worth. You are not getting enough.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Positive experience with a somewhat unorganized company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Tribune Company part-time for more than 3 years

ProsOffers a good amount of flexibility, at least in IT.
Bonuses are awarded.
Get to see your work go into publication and everyday use.

ConsUnorganization at times. Lack of communication. Often times lack of authority, allowing coworkers to get away with slacking off most of the time, making your job more difficult.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company - Slow to change

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tribune Company full-time

ProsGreat company with a long history of excellence
Great culture
Great people to work with and for

ConsCompensation
No investment in technology to stay competitive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Struggling to keep up with the times. Could be innovative if it got out of its own way.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsLarge media company with leverage and mass to sustain thru the changing lanscape.

ConsToo large to get out of its own way and not innovate quickly enough to keep ship afloat.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in innovative thinkers and let them develop without the bureaucracy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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More potential than they know what to do with

Assignment Editor (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsSome very talented people call this company home.

ConsAlways trying to do more with less. Efficiency is one thing, stretching to the point of poor quality is another.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your people. Believe in them. They will surprise you and repay your in spades.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Tribune Company

ProsGood & positive morale and inclusive atmosphere.

ConsToo much restructuring and realignments of roles/responsibilities.

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