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  1. "Not great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Chicago Tribune Media Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      great office working environmen t

      Cons

      Long hours bad pay n

      Chicago Tribune Media Group2019-04-29
    • "Editorial"

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      Former Employee - Editorial in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Chicago Tribune Media Group full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The company name is still gold.

      Cons

      Rare cost of living raises that don't keep pace with inflation, anyway; no such thing as merit raises: next-to-zero chance for advancement; ancient, tiresome and truly stupid "do more with less" mantra; and God help you if you're an older, white male employee. You WILL be kicked to the curb.

      Advice to Management

      Why? It's nothing anyone would listen to, anyway.

      Chicago Tribune Media Group2018-08-18
    • "Marketing Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Chicago Tribune Media Group full-time

      Pros

      Iconic Company Journalistic mission Impactful work

      Cons

      Constant changes in leadership

      Chicago Tribune Media Group2018-06-14
    • "Advertising Operations"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Chicago Tribune Media Group full-time

      Pros

      Some managers are very laid back

      Cons

      Do not expect a raise, that does not happen around here No room for growth or career advancement Systems and computers are old

      Advice to Management

      Along with the lengthy review employees are asked to complete a merit raise should come with that. Employees are not motivated to work any harder knowing there will be a review at the end of the year with no raise.

      Chicago Tribune Media Group2018-02-06
    • "Advertising finally heading in the right direction!"

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      Current Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Chicago Tribune Media Group full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      I have worked at Tribune for many year under lots of different leaders in Advertising. The last 2 1/2 years has seen a lot of change and ups & downs but it is finally turning around for the reps and it seems like the company too. There were a few very polarizing and bad Directors that lead by rewarding their friends instead of performance. In the last year the new regime has turned the local team around. Reps are...

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      Cons

      Ever changing world and if you dont like change, then you cant keep up. However, a lot of the change seems exciting and provides opportunity if you want to work. Change is also in Digital. If you dont know or want to know digital outside of print, then you are not towing the company line and you wont be successful. Tronc even certified all the reps with iab. Iab was very difficult to pass for certification for a...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep making change and thinking of your reps first and the money will come. Clients love your reps and they need to be taken care of above all. Fix the comp plans once and for all. Try and get the other groups and Directors in advertising to come together as a team as the regional territory reps. Allow our managers to help grow the other teams so there are not groups of reps with different attitudes and ways of working....

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      Chicago Tribune Media Group2018-01-19
    • "Financial Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Chicago Tribune Media Group full-time

      Pros

      Casual dress and work place environment, many great people.

      Cons

      Narrow scope - predominantly deals with expense and cost management & analysis Lack of meritocracy - don't be surprised if a manager/superior takes credit for your work.

      Chicago Tribune Media Group2017-03-21
    • "Regional Account Executive"

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      Current Employee - Regional Account Executive in Chicago, IL
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Chicago Tribune Media Group full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      *Direct regional management really cares about individual employees feelings and values their feedback. I cannot say much about corporate management, however, as there is never any real direct contact with them. *Great colleagues who share best practices and respect each other for the most part. *Well respected brand name in the media industry with a very diverse product offering spanning across multiple media...

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      Cons

      *Print/Newspaper industry in an overall decline and the company is still struggling to position itself as a "digital first company" *Career advancement opportunities are not very frequent as many of the mid level and senior level positions are held by individuals who have been with the company for many years. Currently there is not a clear cut path of progression per say. *Constant change, which can be a good or...

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      Advice to Management

      *Continue to innovate and listen to the feedback/feelings of your front line sales reps. *Create multiple career paths with plans of advancement.

      Chicago Tribune Media Group2017-02-16
    • "Sales Employee"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Chicago Tribune Media Group for more than 9 years

      Pros

      It was once a great company to work for but now it is just a good company to work for if you are social media savvy. Company is focused and moving forward on presenting news in digital format and killing the printed word. If you have a digital only mentality, then you will work well in this company under current management.

      Cons

      Company has experienced tremendous ownership turnover and employees are caught in the middle of ownership transitions making it difficult to remain focused on company mission. Downsizing was a daily event and company has not given raises to employees for several years. The company would ask more from you and give you less and less.

      Advice to Management

      Stop playing bidding games for ownership and get back to the business of news. Good employees are being burned out and leaving due to your downsizing and expense reduction. Decide to keep or sell but stop all the games

      Chicago Tribune Media Group2016-12-09
    • "Sales Rep"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Chicago Tribune Media Group full-time

        Pros

        Develop relationships with clients, it's not a job where you have to sit behind a desk all the time. there can be nice perks.

        Cons

        Capped commissions, there can be changes made to your job without any notice.

        Chicago Tribune Media Group2016-10-18
      • "Great Place"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Chicago Tribune Media Group

        Pros

        Fast paced environment with room for advancement.

        Cons

        Seven day work week, cost of living increases

        Advice to Management

        Pay people what they are worth.

        Chicago Tribune Media Group2016-07-27
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