Tribune Company

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Tribune Company Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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2.7 137 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Liguori

(22 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 6 reviews)

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    Happy to be laid off from this sinking ship

    Interactive Sales Planner (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIconic office building and used to get discounted Cubs tickets

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

    Advice to Senior Managementchange with the times, treat all emplyees with respect

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

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    Good company,troubled industry

    Accounting Supervisor (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsHarmonious staff
    Good work life balance

    ConsTroubled industry
    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement

     

    Just a job, not a career.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReally enjoyed the people I worked with.

    ConsBad corporate culture resulting in bankruptcy.

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    Account Executive (Former Employee) York, PA

    ProsGreat learning experience to get in to the broadcast industry
    You are doing the whole sales process from start to finish

    ConsUnder appreciated
    Cold calling all day every day - local businesses who do not have money to spend
    All of the big local spenders are already given to other AE's so you can't get them or call on them

    Advice to Senior ManagementDivide the major accounts evenly
    Appreciate employees
    Do not micro manage

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

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    Unbalanced workloads, poor personnel management, no mobility

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to work with some great people

    ConsExpectations of employees constantly increasing without a lot of incentive and very little direction. Management exhibits favoritism toward a select few. Little chance for upward mobility.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Job that pays the bills

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    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)

    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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    Confused Workplace

    Market Services (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    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)

    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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