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2.8
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44%
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43%
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Jeff Light
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with and you never work overtime, so you can manage a personal life(in 6 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. "Things have changed at The San Diego Union Tribune for the better."

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    Current Employee - Digital Advertising in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The building downtown is nice and open with amazing views. The floor is an open layout with desks that lift if you prefer to stand at some point in the day. The San Diego Union-Tribune & The Los Angeles Times were just bought by a billionaire named Patrick Soon-Shiong last June and some really positive changes have been coming down the pipeline. The company shows positive signs for 2019's elevation of The San Diego...

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    Cons

    Parking is tiered for how much you make which is only a con if you make a lot and then if you're making a lot you really shouldn't complain. If you don't live in or close to downtown the commute can be a bit of a hassle. Communication between departments needs a little work like most companies.

  2. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Great history and a wealth of resources in the form of great and interesting people.

    Cons

    The pay isn't competitive and low

  3. "SDUT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Decent pay + benefits are good

    Cons

    This ship is sinking. Nobody knows what to do

    Advice to Management

    Update your resumes

  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Journalist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great, test, test, test, test

    Cons

    classic newspaper problems, typical pay

    Advice to Management

    Focus on good journalism

  5. "OK"

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      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

      December 22, 2017Talent 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 critical to our success. Our performance review process has been improved to ensure employee ...

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    • "Tough gig in a shrinking vertical"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time for more than 20 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

      November 29, 2017Talent 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 continue in our transformation.

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

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      Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Diego, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time for more than 4 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

      November 29, 2017Talent 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 committed to transforming our Company by increasing innovation, leveraging technology and ...

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      "Hard workers, demoralizing management/owners"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves 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

      October 6, 2017Talent 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 with distinction, while finding new ways to engage our growing digital audience. We ...

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    • "Multimedia account representative"

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      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.

    • "Multi media representative"

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      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

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