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TEGNA Reviews

Updated February 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Progressive, forward-thinking company with an emphasis on disrupting the old news of yesteryear (in 9 reviews)

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

Cons
  • bad healthcare coverage, low pay (in 9 reviews)

  • Compensation was low for employees who work incredibly hard and very long hours (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "TEGNA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    TEGNA is a forward thinking company

    Cons

    Nothing really to report. Company is solid.


  2. "Editor"

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

    I worked at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people I worked with were nice.

    Cons

    The equipment was around six years old. Management didn't care for behind the scene employees. Benefits are garbage. Training was nonexistent. Everything I learned I taught myself/watched how-to youtube videos.

  3. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - CORP in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - CORP in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TEGNA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and a nice building

    Cons

    There is an unclear future in broadcast television.


  4. "TEGNA - Not Gannett"

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

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large footprint and a focus on broadcast and digital media.

    Cons

    Still finding their way in a changing business. A bit on the cheap side.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more time to be with their family.


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TEGNA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great leave policy/Nice workspace/Fast paced/Energetic/Flexible/Structured

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in key positions/Ambiguity in upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Make diversity a real priority and enforce the mission throughout the ranks.


  6. "Editor"

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

    Pros

    good support; great managers; great coworkers

    Cons

    little support from the actual company in regards to proper staffing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financially solid, great co-workers, helps the community, interesting industry

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, benefits weak, company does not communicate to all impacted internally. TEGNA, formerly Gannett treats all staff as average during reviews--I do not think TEGNA hires average people. Outdated non-news software. Lays off people all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Update your software for non news areas. Switch to Paychex, your internal payroll process is not efficient. Capital would be better with "Best" software. Lawson needs update. Corporate may be top heavy. News room on contracts is stressful. Go back to local, would improve customer service, stop regionalizing and nationalizing. Ask internal employees vs paying outside consultants.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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

    Pros

    There are a few good opportunities

    Cons

    Bottom feeder, inept management, lack of recognition


  9. "Forward-thinking 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

    Thinks long-term, cares about innovation and staying ahead of the curve. Great coworkers

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not competitive


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth working here"

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

    I worked at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to move up in the organization.

    Cons

    Compensation was low for employees who work incredibly hard and very long hours. It's embarrassing how unsupportive and loyal higher management is at TEGNA. There is very little recognition, which make all of your handwork feel absolutely pointless. Favoritism is completely evident and not at all avoidable. Culture is horrific. I do not recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Serious change up top needs to be made, including support from the top down.


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