Tribune Media Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Peter Liguori
33 Ratings

Pros
  • Great people to work with team work (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. My review.

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

    I have been working at Tribune Media (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have the opportunity of meeting different people and gaining new ideas.

    Cons

    Working with Tribune company has helped me learn a lot.


  2. It's ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Tribune Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money if you are a senior employee

    Cons

    Management is a bunch of know-it-alls


  3. Helpful (1)

    Traffic Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many different areas where mgt does not include other departments in communication.

    Cons

    Very stressful jobs which require employees to be always to be perfect in every aspect of any position. Can be terminated at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Need to open the door to communicate and drop the glass ceiling of playing favoritism.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Could be great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Media full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Large company, good benefits, fair salary

    Cons

    No real leadership from high up, no clear direction, never seem to have any money

    Advice to Management

    To compete, you need to spend like your competitors do, investing in tech and good people. You sure aren't doing any of that, and consequently, you're not competing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Photojournalist review.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - News Photographer
    Current Employee - News Photographer

    I have been working at Tribune Media full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You get to film breaking news, work on stories with reporters and occasionally there is long periods of down time, which you can either sit around or make yourself productive and learn more on the editing system and other programs. Reporters are all friendly, producers for the most part are understanding, and the managers seem to genuinely care.

    Cons

    Pay is low and even individuals with experience are still paid the same as new entry employees. Schedule changes, sometimes without notice. If you had plans, be prepared to cancel at a moment's notice. Management is serious about working hard during ratings period, but no compensation if the station improves.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a compensation plan for all the employees if the station improves in statistical areas of viewership. Emails are sent out to congratulate everyone on a job well done, but that's enough. Employees want to see action, not talk. Create an incentive plan for when ratings increase.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Huge but not rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Media full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with many offices

    Cons

    Low salary, very cheap company, no job growth, don't reward employees for good work, too much work &expectations with unreasonable deadlines, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, raise salaries, give bonuses, recognize good employees, hire more mid level employees instead of milti million dollar managers, setup company events for employees to meet each other and destress


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Tribune Media (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working for Tribune Media. Great perks and great employees.

    Cons

    Below market pay scale and a disconnect between all departments

    Advice to Management

    Below market pay scale


  9. Helpful (2)

    Poor management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Editor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Tribune Media (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Company rewards team players, even if they are bad at what they do.

    Cons

    Management routinely makes really shady and illogical hiring decisions, doesn't value or maximize employees' existing strengths and unique skillsets and prefers to promote based on personality rather than experience.

    Advice to Management

    Announce all job openings and take applications from within departments. This would make for happy, productive, trusting employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Innovative company but in a state of constant change, especially at my unit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Tribune Media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting environment with a station group that is experiencing ratings growth. opportunities for growth with expansion and job security. Lots of creative and hard working people that make that place succeed.

    Cons

    Pays below market rate. Expansion means an almost unbearable workload for some. Can be very stressful at times working for two stations. State of constant change leads to uncertainty about what the future may bring

    Advice to Management

    Start paying people fair market rate, or come up with some other incentives to try to make people happier, and mitigate the sometimes brutal working environment.


  11. Learned a lot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast Pace, Great Location, Good sense of their history

    Cons

    Sometimes missing focus, penny wise and pound folloish



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