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Star Tribune Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Michael J. (Mike) Klingensmith
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Pros
  • The work life balance is also manageable (in 4 reviews)

  • Workers help out new workers and you have "mini" breaks after loading newspaper bundles (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Lastly, there isn't a lot of diversity in the upper management roles and still feels like a "good old boys club" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Treat employees like adults"

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

    I have been working at Star Tribune full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pays well for hard workers, treat employees fairly, and great Location.

    Cons

    Hard to change direction and respond to marketplace. Need to innovate more quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Solid management


  2. "Good part time job"

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

    I worked at Star Tribune part-time

    Pros

    Workers help out new workers and you have "mini" breaks after loading newspaper bundles.

    Cons

    - Management was bad
    - Your shift is over when it's over so you never actually know when you get off work.
    - Workers are late from time to time.

  3. "Fleet Loader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Star Tribune part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is kind and helps out. Pay rate is also good. The workplace is diverse.

    Cons

    Have very limited work hours to choose from and due to that, it might have you work a lot more less hours than you actually want to.


  4. "carrier"

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    Current Employee - Carrier
    Current Employee - Carrier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Star Tribune (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over night hours, besides that nothing

    Cons

    bad pay, you have to pay for your own gas and repairs

    Advice to Management

    Pay the carriers more, you raise the rates for your customers and pass nothing on the your carriers who do all of the work


  5. "Senior Account executive"

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

    I worked at Star Tribune full-time

    Pros

    Strong news paper company that is driven to maintain its foothold in minneapolis

    Cons

    Historical debts holds company back


  6. "Newspaper"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Solid company, great co-workers, just moved into new offices, bringing in new technologies. They treat you like part of the family while you are there.

    Cons

    Newspaper slow to react to changes in the market, trying to adapt new technologies without understanding how they can be best used, not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Continue to adapt and change, bringing in new technology will help. Don't lose sight of the values the company has and what has gotten you to this point.


  7. "Company Review"

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture. The work life balance is also manageable.

    Cons

    Sometimes thrown right into work without the proper training.

    Advice to Management

    Full training week before work instead of train as you go.

  8. "Decent Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, good training/mentorship, nice folks.

    Cons

    Pay relatively low, some lack of structure, some lack of morale with budget cuts.


  9. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Awesome coworkers/mgmt, solid work/life balance, fun benefits (ie. client entertainment)

    Cons

    - Not able to work from home, Downtown parking is expensive


  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Star Tribune full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    positive team culture - great management team, good work/life balance, comp plan options (great earning potential), I've been in this industry for quite a few years. There is a direct correlation to time invested = $$$ earned. If you're motivated and have drive, you're be successful here.

    Cons

    it's fun working downtown but the parking is $$$ - we do have the option of making a pre-tax contribution to pay for parking


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