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Pros
  • "Great people to work with and you never work overtime, so you can manage a personal life" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good people, great location, good product" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "This is one of the worst comp plans I have ever been on so make sure you fully understand what "commission only" means" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Micromanaging narcissistic lazy management style" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journalist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Journalist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great, test, test, test, test

    Cons

    classic newspaper problems, typical pay

    Advice to Management

    Focus on good journalism


  2. "OK"

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

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Talented co-workers and good journalism work

    Cons

    Lack of growth potential in job and company's future

    Advice to Management

    Try to take care of remaining employees

    San Diego Union-Tribune Response

    Dec 22, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging the talent of your colleagues and the award-winning journalism of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Our employees are the greatest asset and... More

  3. "Tough gig in a shrinking vertical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of great people as employees and managers and was lucky enough to be on a team where we could flourish, but since the Tronc takeover I'm not sure what it's like now within a larger corporation.

    Cons

    It's a newspaper, and unfortunately both the print and digital areas have difficult futures. But if you are up the challenge, then go for it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing in your staff and let them know they are appreciated. It was a tough road with so many layoffs and ownership changes, and those still left might still harbor past pain.

    San Diego Union-Tribune Response

    Nov 29, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate your colleagues and managers. We understand that our employees are critical to our success and attracting and retaining top talent remains a priority as we... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Management hanging on to their pay by squeezing worker bees"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great real life example of how to run a company into the ground The building is nice I have been prompted to write me here...not really anything else to say

    Cons

    Everything. Pay is substandard even though they claim it is competitive. They keep rewriting the comp plans to avoid paying out. Micromanaging narcissistic lazy management style. Completely understaffed. This is because printing is dragging everything down

    Advice to Management

    Top heavy management. Cut management at least by half and stop the bullying and micromanaging.

    San Diego Union-Tribune Response

    Nov 29, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. While many are focused on the challenges the industry faces, we believe the San Diego Union-Tribune has a tremendous opportunity to capture. Our management team is... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard workers, demoralizing management/owners"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Business team was a bright spot – had relatively positive outlook and attitude.
    Trying new things to stay relevant in an evolving industry.
    Great direct boss/manager.

    Cons

    Lack of focused direction from management.
    Disinterested owners who tried to insert themselves into news process.

    San Diego Union-Tribune Response

    Oct 6, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. In an evolving media landscape, the credibility and trust of our award-winning journalism remains exceptional and we are focused on serving our customers and advertisers... More


  6. "Multimedia account representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Great training! Very helpful Co workers

    Cons

    Career stability uncertainty. Account disbursement not equitable.


  7. "Multi media representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Paper was selling and most people lost their jobs

  8. "Advertising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good People to work with.

    Cons

    Industry, and opportunities are shrinking


  9. "account executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time

    Pros

    medical benefits were good and affordable

    Cons

    management was not on the same page

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees with the same respect that you treat other managers

    San Diego Union-Tribune Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and acknowledging our comprehensive benefits program. We believe all of our employees at all levels in the organization are vitally important to our success and continue... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Tough Industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Work with some of the smartest people you will ever know. Good work is appreciated. Solid benefits package.

    Cons

    The newspaper business is slowly crumbling, and the threat of layoffs is very real and very stressful.

    San Diego Union-Tribune Response

    May 30, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for acknowledging your outstanding colleagues and for your contributions to the team. tronc is in the midst of an ongoing transformation to increase... More


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