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San Diego Union-Tribune Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • You will work with amazing, dedicated and hard working people (in 2 reviews)

  • Some of the best talent (management, executives, reporters, artists,etc (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management only promotes/helps their "friends" and good performance gets overlooked (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of lay offs for the past 8 years (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful & supportive co-workers.

    Cons

    Senior Management tends to micro-manage staff.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the sales people to do their jobs.


  2. "Full of Passion"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is so passionate about their work! I absolutely love working here! Great collaboration!

    Cons

    Company is in a business that is shrinking.


  3. "Great co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Diego Union-Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, hard-working, loyal people work at the Union-Tribune. Besides the lay-offs, the work environment and management improved after Doug Manchester left.

    Cons

    A downside of working at the Union-Tribune, is the fear of being laid-off at any moment. Some departments should be re-evaluated. There seems to be unnecessary positions in some areas and too many lay-offs where they are already short/under-staffed.

    San Diego Union-Tribune Response

    Nov 22, 2016 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for highlighting our highly committed workforce. Our success is dependent on our employees.


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  5. "Pretty good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New beautiful office located in Downtown, San Diego with great views, every floor has its own kitchen and a huge fridge. Free Starbucks coffee. Free parking.

    Cons

    Lots of lay offs for the past 8 years. It doesn't matter if you are a great employee if they don't need you then bye bye.

    Advice to Management

    More training.


  6. "Disaapointed"

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

    Pros

    Easy and repetitive good cooworkers

    Cons

    No promotipns..no incentives...no training...nosalary invrease. No grow

    Advice to Management

    Work for the future


  7. Helpful (1)

    "OK, but not for long term"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've worked with. Really kind and positive, even some upper management actively take the time out to get to know you.

    Cons

    Job security is near non existent. After getting bought by the Tribune, it's like most days you really are worried that its going to be your last.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the transparency in what's going on in the company. Appreciate your employees more.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Big Company - Not sure of direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excellent benefits and central location

    Cons

    company is a dinosaur and moves very slowly. not a lot of opportunity for advancement


  9. "It used to be a great place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    co-workers are great and dynamic is fun

    Cons

    Upper management only promotes/helps their "friends" and good performance gets overlooked

    Advice to Management

    Recognize hard workers and come up with incentives for support staff not just the sales team.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Marcos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good place to work

    Cons

    constant change over the years

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term plan.


  11. "Journeyman Pressman"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Better than minimum wage and you help produce a non detrimental product. Non Union employees enjoy a 4% 401K match.

    Cons

    Employees suffered several pay cuts or lay offs over the years due to declining circulation. The industry does use a lot of trees. Management appears to hate Unions.

    Advice to Management

    Since The Tribune co. has taken over quality of content has improved but the quality of production has not. Improve color registration.



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