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TEGNA Reviews

Updated January 6, 2019
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  • "Pretty low pay with little options for growth" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Compensation was low for employees who work incredibly hard and very long hours" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best places I’ve ever worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nicest colleagues around. Great company benefits. A truly loving, caring culture. Cool location in downtown Dallas. Ample resources with other Tegna colleagues available and more than willing to help. Fun activities and celebrations. A station that cares about the community as well as its employees. Challenging, meaningful work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels as if there isn’t a true HR department, confusing to know where to go for what. Also, location does not have a cafeteria and limited food options nearby.

    Advice to Management

    Have a true onboarding/orientation process for new employees, done by Tegna.


  2. "It's Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    They like to promote within the company, put money into stations they think are worth it.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a raise.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work 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

    - being employed is the only pro

    Cons

    - management is not transparent, company has terrible performance but will tell you everythings great
    - not growing so you wont get an opportunity to either. the only growth they've seen is through acquisitions and that barely offsets the decline in revenue
    - mostly unqualified management, no matter how bad they are performing nothing changes
    - layoffs
    - low comp


  4. "Good for gaining experience."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Turnover, turnover and more turnover not to mention the layoffs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate HQ"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow skills, bring big ideas. Female CEO Martore was hard working and treated staff well. At a corporate event, I saw her bringing food to the Security Staff and seemingly enjoying talking to them more than the C Suite staffers. Some of the corporate marketing staff are not the brightest people. HR was not very organized and my pay benefits were messed up for a while. Events were well attended and well done, good food. New incoming CEO did not seem to respect people, all about the bottom line. He does not seem like a Leader as the former female CEO ran the company.

    Cons

    Culture, people were operating in groups, silos, fake and gossip filled the hallways.

    Advice to Management

    People, your brand is about your people not how expensive the cars your executives drive.


  6. "A match made in heaven."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    Training, career advancement, exciting. Take these reviews with a grain of salt. I can’t speak for other locations but my experience does not match the ratings on Glassdoor. I have found that Tegna is a fantastic place to begin a career in the media industry.

    Cons

    Would like to be more hands on with creative.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on where you are"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    Some good people
    Decent work experience if you’re in the right place

    Cons

    Culture is toxic in places
    Clueless, stubborn leadership who can often be MIA

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs to be intentional, and there’s nobody at the top driving that

  8. "Stay Away"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for internal promotion within station or company

    Cons

    Overall, a lack of dedication to quality journalism. More concerned about social media. Young, inexperienced staff.


  9. "Digital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    Nothing really... Some good coworkers

    Cons

    Awful pay, management, station is cheap


  10. Helpful (1)

    "On your own and vulnerable."

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

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    Drink the kool-aid and you'll be fine.

    Cons

    These past two years have been so awful that many TEGNA station newsrooms are unionizing. Low pay, low morale, rampant bullying and a poor management team at the top are the common factors. They're quick to encourage you to try something new, but run away when you step on too many toes. They also love to fire people for no ethical reason. They are loaded with poor management and are horrible judges of character. They also host the worst healthcare service and coupled with low.pay and rare raises, you end up losing more money year. They care nothing for their employees and often employ intimidation.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees respect and it will be returned. Berate us, and the consequences will continue. Your ivory tower is crumbling at the base and is getting ready to fall.