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TEGNA Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Progressive, forward-thinking company with an emphasis on disrupting the old news of yesteryear (in 8 reviews)

  • You'll work with some great people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Pretty low pay with little options for growth (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours, work not always defined, and have to be a self-starter and aggressive to get ahead and drive ideas forward (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Assignment Editor"

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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 TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    We challenge ourselves everyday to try to tell stories differently.

    Cons

    We can get a lot done with few people, but sometimes we can have too much on our plates.

    Advice to Management

    Keep creating an encouraging environment for employees.


  2. "Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very innovative. Company also has a great handle on the digital side of media production.

    Cons

    Management comes across dishonest and often disrespectful to employees.

    Advice to Management

    I can only speak for one particular station. You will continue to lose decent employees if you don't treat them fairly. It would be nice if you could address a discriminatory work culture. While vagueness may be best for liability, employees will lose respect for you if they often get the run around. Skipping things like an exit interview also portrays red flags.

  3. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Producer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Producer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As far as media companies go Tegna is awesome. They give their employees the freedom to explore and experiment which is very unusual in local TV.

    Cons

    The pay isn't amazing, but could be worse.


  4. "Innovative Company!"

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

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    TEGNA is a very innovative and forward-thinking company compared to many of our competitors in the broadcast industry. I enjoy working with our consultative sales people who earn the trust of local businesses by tailoring our TV, digital and OTT marketing solutions to business needs and ultimately helping businesses thrive!

    Cons

    Relatively new brand (TEGNA, formerly Gannett) that still needs to be strengthened in the industry.


  5. "The Worst Place I Have Ever Worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    It's a large company and there are good benefits as a result- like good health insurance, a car wash in the parking garage and bagels on Friday.

    Cons

    I worked at their WKYC office in Cleveland, Ohio. From the start, it was a very catty place to work with a cutthroat environment in the sales department. If you like to celebrate ignorance and lose IQ points, I would consider a job here. Management is inept and will go behind their employees back to get their (very large) bonuses and take credit for others work constantly.

    I have worked in this industry for over 10 years and have always felt that I have learned things from jobs and I can honestly say that the only thing I have learned to do while working at WKYC/Tegna is what not to do. The sales team is full of people who are not educated on the products they sell and the management has unrealistic expectations on how accounts will perform because they are too busy going out to get drunk during the day than to educate themselves on the proudcts they sell.

    Also, time to upgrade the old Dell laptops that weigh 45 pounds...

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to work as a team. Learn how to respect your coworkers. Stop throwing people under the bus. Educate your employees. If you treat people like they matter and really see your employees, you will have success. Unfortunately nobody there sees talent. All they see is how much time till happy hour.


  6. "Not a bad place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    You'll work with some great people.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are lacking

    Advice to Management

    Don't over work your employees.


  7. "TCO"

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    Current Employee - TCO in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - TCO in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, gym on site

    Cons

    Work in a cube, not a lot of interaction with other employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Digital! Digital! No regard for on-air!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TEGNA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I cannot really think of anything positive for this company.

    Cons

    This company does not value its employees. From the low pay to the long hours to the terrible health care package. If you get too old they will push you out. If you make too much money you will not get a raise. A very selfish company that's focused on pushing out sub-par news content on any digital platform they can get their hands on!

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring kiss ups and get people who know how to lead and manage hard working staff!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great time to join the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Collaborative environment; employees are always ready to help and assist each others
    - Open door policy
    - Management is open to discussing new ideas and encourages creativity
    - Welcoming diversity
    - Forward thinking
    - Employee centric approach
    - Great opportunities to learn and make a difference
    - Nice offices - collaborative work areas
    - Decent work/life balance
    - Free parking
    - PTO is okay and increases after 3 years
    - Real efforts are made to walk the walk

    Cons

    So far, cannot think of anything except benefits: could have better healthcare plan and could offer more days off

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employees


  10. "Digital manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. They put alot of money into training management.

    Cons

    Local management drives away great talent

    Advice to Management

    Question why great local talent keeps leaving.


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