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TEGNA Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "TEGNA is a very innovative and forward-thinking company compared to many of our competitors in the broadcast industry" (in 10 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Pretty low pay with little options for growth" (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and corporate culture! TEGNA is very innovative and works in front of the curve!

    Cons

    Due to the size of the company, there is not a lot of synergy between offices.

    Advice to Management

    More corporate events that bring people together from across the country.


  2. "Good place to develop"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Tysons, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Tysons, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TEGNA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot at TEGNA, and was surrounded by very smart and caring people. The company has strong beliefs in a world of "fake news" and I was proud to work there. A strong focus on innovation gives me hope for the company's future in a mature industry.

    Cons

    Financial reporting sometimes requires long hours and tight deadlines (which got better over the 4 years I had been there). On my team there wasn't much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Constant, measurable feedback is important. Try to inspire your coworkers to perform better by making them feel like their contribution matters.

  3. "The company is evolving and learning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    This company is well positioned to survive the transition from broadcasting to digital

    Cons

    Workload is increasing at a rate that may not keep pace with salary increases


  4. "Love this place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and they truly care about you.

    Cons

    None I can think of


  5. "Worst company I have ever worked for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your role the pay is OK.

    Cons

    Everything else. They are driven by IT with a overly driven security centric model even if it impacts people’s ability to do their jobs. Disagree with them and get termed. Steer clear of this company unless you like working in a toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Lost cause. They are not listening as it's run like a dictatorship.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking, smart executive leadership that are good people.

    Cons

    As great as the executive leadership is, they are unfortunately very unaware of how many bad leaders they have in the field managing their TV stations. They are too insulated from the troops on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just rely on your direct reports to understand what's really going on at your properties. Dig deeper. Talk to more employees who are doing the work. It's too easy to "manage up" in your company and obscure your view of reality.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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

    I have been working at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    Great entry level position

    Cons

    More work than worth the pay

    Advice to Management

    Value the position and people more

  8. "Sales Manager of Large Accounts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TEGNA full-time

    Pros

    Employee Benefits and large number of properties

    Cons

    Lack of focus on personal development


  9. "Great experience!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking. Knows how to treat journalists. Loves to innovate and reward it's employees.

    Cons

    Corporate needs to connect with stations more. The difference in aura and work environment between McLean and the stations is drastic.

    Advice to Management

    Have corporate employees work at stations periodically and learn how news works and how the stations run


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Multimedia Journalist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multimedia Journalist in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Multimedia Journalist in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to be creative, work independently and learn the journalism biz.

    Cons

    Upper management only wants to make money and doesn't care about its employees or their lives. Horrible compensation and benefits package. Healthcare package is decent but time off is ridiculous.


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