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Chicago Tribune Reviews

Updated December 2, 2018
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  • "Great culture, great team atmosphere, great location downtown" (in 6 reviews)

  • "You get to work with and learn from a lot of talented and hard-working people who really care about their work and helping the world" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Account manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Tribune full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great team and perks and great location

    Cons

    none the company was great to work with


  2. "Not what it once was"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Staffer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Editorial Staffer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, hard-working colleagues and shared mission.

    Cons

    Short staffed, current hiring freeze, trying to do more with fewer people.

    Chicago Tribune Response

    Oct 31, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and your service. We are a company built on the commitment to excellence in journalism. We understand that our employees are critical to our success and attracting and... More

  3. "Worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Tribune full-time

    Pros

    The Benefits ( Medical, Dental)

    Cons

    The Schedule and the equipment need improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to suggestions from workers.

    Chicago Tribune Response

    Jun 8, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Your input and the feedback you provided is vitally important to us as we strive to create collaborative work environments.


  4. "tronc"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Tribune full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location. Great co-workers. People have computers.

    Cons

    work environment, cockroaches, trust in employees

    Advice to Management

    work on team building

    Chicago Tribune Response

    Feb 13, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging your great co-workers and office location. Regarding the work environment, we strive to create an environment where all employees can take... More


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Worked in Classifieds Division"

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    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

  8. "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...


  9. "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


  10. "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.