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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribune Company full-time (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
  2. 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 (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
  3. 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 (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
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  5.  

    Tons of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribune Company

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your sales reps some space.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company

    Pros

    Work environment is very friendly
    location
    work-life balance

    Cons

    Does not use latest technologies

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    one of the best jobs I ever had

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TV Traffic Announcer/Feature Reporter in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - TV Traffic Announcer/Feature Reporter in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    In 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Large company with many opportunities to move upward.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company

    Pros

    Great 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..

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people in your local divisions to know what they're doing.

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

    Used to be a great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    There are still some dedicated employees here, they will likely be laid off when the publishing side is sold to the highest (or only) bidder.

    Cons

    Company has been on the slide for years. No chance this industry recovers. Tons of turnover throughout the years and over 4 years of bankruptcy. Major brain drain over the years with the smartest people leaving for other opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep selling the idea that the company stands for something until you line up your next job. Sounds like upper management will benefit financially when the paper is dumped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once great beacon now struggling

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time

    Pros

    great people and challenge selling products

    Cons

    Tarnished reputation, no growth, outdated take on technology. Things are not done strategically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Services Representative
    Current Employee - Account Services Representative

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

    Pros

    Hands on experience and an opportunity to learn from veterans was a blessing.

    Cons

    Compensation wasn't as high as it probably could be. Loosen up the purse strings a bit more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard working individuals a bit more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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