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Updated November 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and good working environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Challenging work surrounded by good people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no professional development and little chance of advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management constantly changes, pulling the company in lots of different directions without much thought (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Tribune full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very tech-savvy co-workers, with strong knowledge of what is actually happening in the country and world.

    Cons

    Industry is changing, meaning an extremely uncertain future.

    Advice to Management

    Publicly display wages based on specifics of job, not on negotiating skills.


  2. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Caring management. Trying to do things differently around here.

    Cons

    Gotta roll with the punches cause of all the changes

  3. "Worked in Classifieds Division"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service, Classifieds in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service, Classifieds in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Tribune full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Tribune building, the location, there are some cool and friendly co-workers. Company name familiar to many. Fun party of Chicago.

    Cons

    Pay, morale, management had no idea what was going on. Many higher ups appeared to do zero all day. Tried to instill culture of fear. Zero chance of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Don’t take out the industry’s problem on entry level employees. Trim managerial fat.

    Chicago Tribune Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate your acknowledging your outstanding colleagues. The Chicago Tribune is in the midst of an ongoing transformation as we respond to changes in our rapidly... More


  4. "Tribune review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    * Tribune is nationally known and has a great reputation, which means you don't have the same challenges as reporters who work for smaller media outlets.
    * Despite the issues facing the industry, the Tribune has strong ethics and won't force you to sell your soul to please readers and advertisers.

    Cons

    *Too much complacency and not enough fresh ideas.
    *Before accepting a salary, make sure to get it in writing. The things I've seen...


  5. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chicago Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different directions you can go in.

    Cons

    Lack of professional business development.

    Chicago Tribune Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree – there are ample opportunities to do great work at our company. We are proud of the initiatives underway to support our employees. We’ve made critical... More


  6. "Salesman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork was really good
    experience
    sales
    managers
    good time

    Cons

    Not too good during winter.

    Chicago Tribune Response

    Jan 31, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. Glad to hear you had a good experience.


  7. "Great opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Chicago is an amazing place, and the stories to tell are all there. If you hustle and do good work, I think you can have a great experience at the Trib. There are phenomenal folks working there by the bushel.

    Cons

    It's a newspaper in 2016, so it's heading upwind. That entails a lot of financial challenges that, inevitably, put pressure up and down the newsroom.

    Advice to Management

    Double down on the things people look to newspapers for - great investigative journalism, great storytelling, and great community integration. That last one might be the biggest key right now.

    Chicago Tribune Response

    Nov 15, 2016 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your comment. We agree – there are opportunities to do great work driven by our dedicated employees.

  8. "Great team members, rude & pushy salespeople"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people - talented group

    Cons

    Let sales have direct access to agency team members which created chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Better management of sales team members needed. Some were very rude.

    Chicago Tribune Response

    Nov 15, 2016 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Our employees across all functions of the business are important to our organization’s success. We value your input and will look to improve quickly.


  9. "Mostly good."

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

    Pros

    Challenging work surrounded by good people.

    Cons

    At times can be a stressful environment given publishing industry status.


  10. "Long term short sighted"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, flexible working conditions.

    Cons

    Many of the departments operate in silos. Interested to see where new management takes the company...corporate name change takes away from iconic status of the product.

    Advice to Management

    If it isn't broken it doesn't need to be fixed or eliminated.


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