Tribune Company Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
139 Reviews

3.0
139 Reviews
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Peter Liguori
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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 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Worst company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Incompetent people, Bad leadership, Zero Innovation

    Cons

    Too much internal politics, Pathetic Leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better CEO / President

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I got out before it got really bad!

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

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

    Pros

    The people were great. The facilities were great. The location is great!

    Cons

    The work is confusing, with no direction, constantly changing leadership, and low morale. :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together. You are a mess!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Out of Touch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Free parking on weekends
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Coming is splitting into 2 companies and with this leads to the politics and layoffs. The Tribune had every intention of ending the newspapers off to die, but lied to us about job loss. We were told they were maintaining the staff in technology that they have, but yet are doing sniper layoffs to stay out of the news.

    Also, the systems while good, are a mess, departments work in Silos and there is no communication, therefore systems such as the data warehouse get impacted by changes to other systems and the warehouse jobs fail because nobody could reach out and include us in the change. It was a fun place to work when they were a strong company, but as soon as the split started, it has gone downhill with layoffs of people and others leaving. If yo uare not going to the new Tribune Media side, I would stay away from Tribune publishing....it is being sent off to wither away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue about things, your employees are an asset! You would have no company without employees, how about treating them better than giving 1 day notice of a layoff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but could be way better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company

    Pros

    Prestigious, great national identity. Fun perks.

    Cons

    Promotions are damn near impossible without leaving the company. Bonuses or anything merit related is a pipe dream. You can stay forever as long as you turn in mediocre work all the time. Way too much management to get anything actually done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being risk-averse because you're afraid of rocking the boat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Support  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Support in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to open opportunities to advance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once great media industry gutted by greed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribune Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Companies 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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old fashioned, stagnant culture

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Culture - 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to replace current leadership with fresh, open minded, risk taking leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart, 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Jury is still out

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Large well-intentioned company.

    Cons

    Company 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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