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Updated February 15, 2018
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Pros
  • I worked with some really great people who were excellent at what they did (in 19 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Always room to move up and around within the company (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay/no raises for a few years (in 15 reviews)

  • No clear vision from upper management and company is for sale (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrific place to work"

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    Current Employee - Producer
    Current Employee - Producer

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the people are terrific and the environment is conducive to growth.

    Cons

    There are truly no cons.


  2. "Pay is barely enough to live on, NOT enough to thrive on."

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    Current Employee - Video Editor in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Always room to move up and around within the company.

    Cons

    An eminent buyout, Moving HQ to NWA.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivise employees to move North, assist them with the transition, whether with a bonus or a raise, but the move will be hard on hourly full-timers.

  3. "NOt a great deal for sales emloyees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good programming with good ratings. Strong in the market.

    Cons

    My starting account list included prospects that had never advertised with us before. Bonus is set such that mostly, no one ever gets the bonus. Commission sales downside is weak months, which is supposed to be offset with fat bonuses when you knock it out of the park. I did, and the fat bonuses were not to be seen, as I earned with other companies in the past. Poor morale too. Company seemingly has no problem with high turnover, so efforts for morale are minimal and mostly lip service.

    Advice to Management

    Given when I left. Real cash bonuses are a must; you cannot let your people starve.


  4. "You don't work in this field to get rich"

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    Current Employee - News Producer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - News Producer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting Day-to-Day, Good way to build career early on

    Cons

    Low pay, very little vacation time.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Freelance Writer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribune Media part-time

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, good dedicated people.

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, abysmally low pay.


  6. "Stepping stone or a tomb stone"

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    Former Employee - Digital Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with some really great people who were excellent at what they did. They made the off hours and days not as terrible.
    It's a company where people can stay and get their hands on many things to learn.

    Cons

    Management is very unstable with absolutely no vision for the product. General managers seem to be in a two-year revolving door and spend all of their time gutting what the previous one did. Despite all the changes, the ratings are still horrific and egregious errors are common due to a lack of training.
    Pay is way under market rate. The saying "you get what you pay for" could not be truer than it is at the NYC Tribune Media station, WPIX.
    There is really no upward mobility, people learn their craft and then leave.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and not just as machines.
    Provide actual training for employees because the product looks like it's done by people who do not know what they're doing.


  7. "director"

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

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time

    Pros

    Great reputation. The power if Tribune gets you in the door.

    Cons

    Top Heavy and mismanaged. Too much micromanaging and there's alot of cooks in the kitchen. Favoritism abound.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good entry level job, terrible environment"

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    Current Employee - News Photographer in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - News Photographer in Fayetteville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to meet and go to some pretty cool places
    Hours are nice and there is always opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    Not a team
    People are rude
    Work conditions are terrible
    No communication
    Management feels like they fight for power. Some people don’t know how to work in pairs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    sense of independence
    good salary
    superiors listen to your complaints

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to perform


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tribune Media (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong benefits, heavy investment in technology, the company felt like they could see a strong future both in cable and broadcast

    Cons

    Long hours, vacation policy just standard, not special


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