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TEGNA Reviews

Updated March 7, 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. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Engaging work in a laid back environment.

    Cons

    None for my individual work situation.


  2. "Engaging and fast paced"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leadership team and employees have been welcoming, human and fun to work with.

    Cons

    None yet but I have been here less than a year

  3. "Great entry level opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Young people, fresh graduates, team environment

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Do more to retain employees and offer opportunities for growth


  4. "Fine company depending on the station"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are great and lots of opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Working in news sucks. It’s depressing and it’s your every day.

    Advice to Management

    Offer mental heath services to newsroom staff. They see the worst of the worst.


  5. "love it"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and be creative

    Cons

    none i can think of


  6. "Not A Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The type of work I do, which really isn't exclusive to Tegna

    Cons

    Micro management, unqualified managers, always in fear of my job because current leadership is vengeful and petty. And absolutely underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    I'm afraid to give it, they might fire me.


  7. "Get your experience then run far away"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of my coworkers, decent benefits, creative control on work, open to new ideas, and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Embarrassingly low wages for the amount of work being done. (Get your experience then run far away) Raises are a complete joke. I got better raises working in retail. Too many lies from management when asking for a decent raise. You tell workers there is not enough money to pay them then turn around and promote others or create new positions.

    I don't know about other TEGNA stations but the one I worked at had a very hostile work environment. Management allowed for it and some colleagues were very insecure and thought too highly of themselves. Too focused on getting accolades but not really caring about being a good journalist.

    I saw a lot of racial and gender discrimination. A lot of people who clearly had no experience in certain areas were getting management positions. New positions titles were made up out of thin air. It was insane.

    Incompetence and laziness are allowed. From what I've seen, the worse you are professionally and personally, the higher up you go in the ranks.

    Advice to those looking to get work for TEGNA - Get your experience and move on to a different company.

    Advice to Management

    Control your newsroom and don't allow for a toxic work environment
    Stop using gimmicks to draw in viewers. Just report the news. No need for infotainment.
    Value your staff and support them with their career goals and aspirations.

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

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    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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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