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Tribune Company Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
144 Reviews
2.9
144 Reviews
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Peter Liguori
27 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    don't do it

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Tribune Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    None come to mind anymore. They use to be a good company to work for about 10 years ago.

    Cons

    poor work life balance, pay plans that change every year. Goals that are unachievable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A delight

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Company

    Pros

    I enjoy my co-workers

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good support, so many products to sell from in portfolio, great environment, compensation, perks, fitness gym in building

    Cons

    Training - I felt like I was thrown in and didn't get enough training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Went from great company to sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -Challenging work
    -Good colleagues
    - Very good benefits
    - Good location
    - Nice offices

    Cons

    - No training or development
    - Stagnant salary
    - Bankruptcy caused massive layoffs, staff changes and increased workload
    - Low morale
    - Company is slow to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say you want to have an open policy and be transparent, but the overall vision for the company is one big secret and it's just a wait and see game for what's going to happen next. Treat employees with respect, develop their careers so it's a win-win situation and reward their hard work with competitive salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome team environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deployment Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Deployment Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Freedom, great work environment, very structured, awesome family work balance

    Cons

    Coming out of bankruptcy, multiple systems to do the same thing, rework

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in professional developement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, decent company

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    Current Employee - Research Director
    Current Employee - Research Director

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

    Pros

    Decent perks and good benefits. People care about each other and like what they do. Management is approachable and it seems that they care about staff opinions.

    Cons

    Company needs to invest in its staff a bit more with better pay instead of focusing on acquiring more tv stations. Being underpaid was a huge result of our company survey and I hope they make changes.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience is pleasant and worthwhile

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    Current Employee - Advertising Representative  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Advertising Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The rapport among co-workers make a positive work environment

    Cons

    The low pay and no increases each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stand behind your word.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Large multi-faceted company facing industry challenges and trying to make a profit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    New leadership appears to be trying to save the company and adjust for current day challenges for a media company that was once a giant in the print industry.

    Cons

    The company is notoriously cheap, Even before their long, drawn-out bankruptcy, they paid employees poorly and failed to spend money on decent equipment. They do not invest in talent and would rather see them walk out the door than give pay raises. There are alot of unhappy employees who are over-worked and miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees feedback and reward those who work hard and have talent. Also, improve your benefits, especially maternity leave benefits. You have one of the worst maternity leave policies in the country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Digital Media Specialist

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Specialist  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Digital Media Specialist in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Full Benefits
    Competitive Software & Tools
    Lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Completely Sales Driven
    Very Cut-Throat amongst other employees
    Cutbacks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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