Tribune Company

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Tribune Company Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
150 Reviews
2.8
150 Reviews
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Peter Liguori
29 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Learned a lot!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tribune Company

    Pros

    Smart people with a ton of talent

    Cons

    Tough industry, confusion about long term value

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tribune Company promotes a toxic environment that thrives on drama, lack of communication and an every man for himself a

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Metro Editor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Metro Editor in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Tribune's publications still carry a certain level of respect and an industry-wide reputation for quality. It's a casual workplace with a satisfactory amount of independence.

    Cons

    No respect for long-term employees, strong belief that the publication should be your life, a general preference for doing everything on deadline. Employees are treated as the replaceable bodies they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that there's value in institutional knowledge. Foster creativity, promote more learning opportunities. Give your employees options about which department they work in and on what shifts. Care that your employees might have personal lives. Listen to suggestions from all areas. Have more group-wide brainstorming sessions and open lines of communication. Recognize that print media doesn't trump everything else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, good people, good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Video Editor
    Current Employee - Video Editor

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working here, and the people are all great. The pay isn't the best, but I shouldn't expect much out of my first real job.

    Cons

    As mentioned, a pay increase would be awesome, as I can't even begin to live off of what I get now. There also seems to be very little room for advancement as promotions are filled from the outside instead of internally.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Adops

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    Former Employee - Adops in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Adops in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good team environment, benefits not that bad, convenient location

    Cons

    benefits could be better, sales & clients need additional training

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Tribune Company Associate Producer

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Current Employee - Associate Producer

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time

    Pros

    Good experience, great exposure to the field. Great chance to jump in and learn.

    Cons

    They work you like crazy. 50 hr weeks are not uncommon. You'll work weekends. Working 7 straight days also not uncommon. Your weekend will change constantly, so don't make plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least act like you care about the people who work for you, or maybe they won't leave so frequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Getting Worse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company is just going downhill. Imagine the parent company stripping the publishing companies of their assets and making them pay for it

    Cons

    Too much workload, constant layoff. Constant change in organization and structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all need to go back to the drawing board, except you all don't care anymore. Remember employees are your most valuable assets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Company stuck in a losing industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time

    Pros

    Sharpened decision-making skills and sense of urgency. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Company in a declining industry with an extreme focus on cost-cutting. No raises in the last 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information with all levels of management. Disingenuous to spin how well we're doing one day and lay off employees the next. Good ideas are not only found at Senior Management level. Entry and Mid-level managers who are closer to the day to day activity could provide insight on how best to reorganize or trim operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tribune Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Here are the pros:
    Good coworkers
    benefits
    own work space

    Cons

    Here are the cons:
    Pay
    Overworked
    Unappreciated
    Too many hats to wear
    underpaid
    company always seems to be on the brink of being shut down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Company as a whole is to unorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Find your career elsewhere

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

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company with a rich history and very diverse.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth, too many ego-maniacs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very long hours for very little recognition

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Company is trying hard to reinvent itself. They are looking for talented employees and want to find the next great idea that will keep them alive. There are opportunities for hard working, smart, talented individuals.

    Cons

    The hours were long and the expectations were unreasonable. It often felt like everyone was rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic because the senior management team didn't really know where they were steering the ship. The benefits were average, but seems to be getting worse as the performance of the company worsened. They pay was generally average, but could be above average if you were willing to work the long hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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