Tribune Company
2.7 of 5 130 reviews
www.tribune.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Tribune Company Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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2.7 130 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Liguori

(19 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Really good at work-life balance"
    in 7 reviews
  • "great people and challenge selling products"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "The low pay and no increases each year"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Frequent upper management changes"
    in 6 reviews
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    Great place to Work

    Technology Support (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to open opportunities to advance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe flexibility of being able to work remote. Also working for such an Historical Company. I enjoyed working with many different people, collaborating with cross functional teams. The Managers and people were great.

    ConsMy Con was not being able to still work there due to the lay offs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI enjoyed working with upper Management, keep striving to make Tribune the best it can be

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dedicated, talented staff working ridiculously hard to succeed at what they do

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart, passionate colleagues to work with and learn from. Significant responsibility, depending on the position, which ensures that the work is interesting and the job is never boring.

    ConsLow pay and unorthodox hours sometimes makes for a difficult work/life balance.

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

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    Jury is still out

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge well-intentioned company.

    ConsCompany 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.

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

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    Once great media industry gutted by greed.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome great people to work with especially in California and Florida. Office is in a convenient location and there can be flexible work conditions.

    ConsCompanies are only as good as their employees. Tribune drove out all their great employees through career killing assignments, health degrading working hours, demotions and finally layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide support and training for your remaining employees so they can grow their careers and provide value to your company. Set reasonable deadlines so your remaining employees will get the needed rest and family time needed to stay healthy and reduce your health benefits cost. Provide salaries commensurate to the value an employee brings to the company. Executives do provide value to a company but certainly not 300 times that of the average employee salary. Pay equity will attract and keep valuable employees.

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

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    Old fashioned, stagnant culture

    Manager IT (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsA handful of smart, energetic, talented people who have not yet left

    ConsCulture - old, stagnant, politicized, defeated
    Management - good'ol boys club, upper management does not understand technology and innovation and the necessity of risk taking. ZERO leadership.
    Business - declining, no vision for the future

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to replace current leadership with fresh, open minded, risk taking leaders

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

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    Tons of opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance. Management good at providing feedback to sales reps.

    ConsHard doing your job when someone's constantly looking over your shoulder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your sales reps some space.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork environment is very friendly
    location
    work-life balance

    ConsDoes not use latest technologies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    one of the best jobs I ever had

    TV Traffic Announcer/Feature Reporter (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsIn the beginning, the people in charge took chances and helped me grow into something I never thought possible. That was and will be one of the highlights of my woking career.

    ConsI think that some of the newer faces that came in to manage never fully realized or recognized that loyal employees are hard to come by. I fully believe opportunities could still be had for those employess if they really looked, but alas, it is quickly becoming a trend to always go the way of just one person's thinking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for growth to happen and demand it of your employees. They will respond like no other.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Large company with many opportunities to move upward.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat growth potential and recognition in the industry as a top media company.
    Like to travel? They have many investments throughout the country.
    Many of the business units are centrally located and positive work environments..

    ConsToo much micro-management.
    The process can be slow for some necessary purchases and upgrades.
    The downsizing craze of the past two years seems to be done or on the back burner for now.
    But those that still have remained with the company feel insecure in their future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust the people in your local divisions to know what they're doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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