Trinity Mirror

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Trinity Mirror Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
24 Reviews
2.4
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good times at Trinity Mirror

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

    I worked at Trinity Mirror full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work is Interesting, different challenges every day. Great people to work with. Decent salary & benefits. Flexible working which is a big plus point.

    Cons

    Rubbish at communicating between sites & departments. Head Office (Canary Wharf) aloof from rest of the company. Inefficient because people don't know what is happening at other sites/departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication, communication, communication. To be fair, this has improved a LOT since Simon Fox joined Trinity Mirror.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Demanding but not very rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Support in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Trinity Mirror full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not many good things to say about the place but there are some good/nice people there.

    Cons

    A company in a declining market, cost cutting is a continuous process, compensation for people who have been here less than 10 years is not good. An inherently aggressive culture at the management level with little clear leadership and very short term thinking - would not know innovation if it was gift wrapped and delivered to the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-focus, consolidate, innovate and lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Popular company, passionate staff

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Popular company, always new projects being taken on. Staff competitions and new opportunities

    Cons

    Communication between departments could do better. Staff could be more enthusiastic about about their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Bad But Must Do Better!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in Newcastle, England (UK)

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The general sales workforce are as committed to the cause as they come. Good induction training!
    Some characters there and a general camaraderie when things are going good. Representing a brand like Trinity Mirror makes you feel proud, especially with the heritage of some of the brands. The company are doing their best and integrating digital advertising options to take the company further.
    At present, there is a good mix of loyal, experienced staff and new talent coming in to the company.
    Those who perform well are recognised and rewarded appropriately with cash awards and other benefits.

    Cons

    Sales has always been a tough industry and nothing is different at Trinity Mirror.
    Even in a declining print industry, targets are still high and are often increased in order to appease more senior personnel at Canary Wharf.
    Generally the team managers are good, but there are a few "bad apples" who put their teams under unwarranted pressure towards the end of the month. Maybe some man-management courses are needed.
    On joining Trinity Mirror you are told "the customer always comes first", but in reality, customers are relentlessly contacted in order for sales to meet targets. Most sales staff resent this, as some firm business relationships have been built over the years and are put at risk. Many sales staff have commented that their customers sense an "air of desperation" near the end of the month....not good. It's all about "the targets"!
    A "must mention" is the annual "voluntary" anonymous staff survey. No changes since the last one and the general feeling is that they know who say's what, hence more neutral answers are given and true feelings not expressed.
    As mentioned on previous reviews, there is no communication between different departments often leading to last minute panic and arguments when close to print deadlines. Some business opportunities are also missed out on because of this.
    Many staff are looking to leave with lower-level managers jockeying for position when office politics raises it's ugly head, which can be quite often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There have been many changes (redundancies, streamlining, re-structuring...call them what you want)over the years but the result is, Trinity Mirror is still a labouring dinosaur desperately trying to change without making up much ground. Please listen to your staff and they'll help you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Love it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Oldham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Oldham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people, the environment the whole work ethos at trinity is very good

    Cons

    there are no real negatives as far as i have experienced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to look at recruitment advertising prices

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

    Poor management, overt bullying and lack of organisation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writer in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Writer in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I worked at Trinity Mirror full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a large, well recognised company, with offices in central locations.

    Cons

    There was a lot of bullying behaviour, that began with the top ranking manager and filtered down. Staff were expected to work late without extra pay or flexi time. There was no recognition but a lot of criticism. Needless to say, the particular sector of the company actually failed, resulting in a lot of redundancies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise in public, reprimand in private.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A poorly led company that lacks direction, vision and, sadly, talent as good staff cannot wait to leave

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    Current Employee - News Journalist in Oldham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - News Journalist in Oldham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The only good thing about the company is the fact they pay on time - although the wages are not great

    Cons

    The Oldham office has lost two team leaders in a matter of months and the management left has little or no experience in working on a national paper. The office has a creepy atmosphere and I will be glad when my current conract comes to an end as the job cannot be described as journalism in any way. No interviews are done for stories, in fact management's idea of story generation is simply looking at what the Mail website has done and then rushing to copy it - and then sticking a poll on the end. Shocking place to work. Adverts for new staff are a permanent feature on recruitment websites as the turnover of people is huge. Anyone with any talent leaves quickly to get a proper job in journalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ more experienced people as the huge turnover of staff proves your current plan is rubbish. A clear out of the team leaders might not be a bad idea too.

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

    Well meaning company :)

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    Current Employee - Distributor in Stockport, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Distributor in Stockport, England (UK)

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They give their employees all the correct benefits, holidays, wages, health and safety consideration, which is a huge plus- especially for those on low part time hours, such as myself. They deserve great credit for this.

    Cons

    Possibly a bit disorganised now and then!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating employees as you currently do, with respect and consideration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Disjointed management with ever-changing strategy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Journalist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Journalist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I worked at Trinity Mirror full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's still journalism and there are still a few excellent people left. By and large most of the people are decent and good to work with.

    Cons

    Constant cost cutting, redundancies and strategy changes. Lack of investment means plummeting quality and circulation for print publications while even though digital viewing figures are rocketing, the company has no real clue as to how to make money from that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a plan and stick to it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started off well enough....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Controller in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Credit Controller in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The location is great and you'll meet a lot of great people who work for Trinity Mirror.

    There's a little gym which can be used at your convenience and they sometimes have these flash sales of the old giveaways they did in the papers.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no communication between departments, so nobody knows what is happening. If a client knows what's happening before you, then there is something wrong.

    Staff turnover is high due to reluctance of management to reward staff sufficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please overhaul the culture of non-communication within the company. Its the single biggest problem with the company.

    Please also get rid of the political manoeuvres that have plagued the business. Uncertainty causes a lot staff dissatisfaction and keeps morale low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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