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Tribune Media Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Reputation for not being able to keep their employees: low pay, little room for growth, unprofessional and ineffective management (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management is not personable (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Room for Advancement"

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

    I have been working at Tribune Media full-time

    Pros

    Although the competitor in the area is offering slightly higher wages, there is room to grow at Tribune Media.

    Cons

    This is a HUB and the work load can be very heavy at times.


  2. "Lost its vibrant culture"

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

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are relatively nice and friendly

    Cons

    Low compensation, average benefits, strategic direction unclear


  3. "Opportunities abound"

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    Current Employee - News Reporter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - News Reporter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tribune Media has allowed me to advance my career in broadcast journalism. The company is bold when making decisions and expanding traditional newsrooms.

    Cons

    Not necessarily of the company but of the news business overall-- we must keep good photojournalists employed.


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  5. "Good for your first job"

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

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

    Pros

    Good for entry level. Most people I work with have had the ability to change job titles and gain experience. The atmosphere is fairly laid back, but this depends on the department and the location.

    Cons

    Low pay relative to the market. My particular location still uses computers from 2009 and video editing software from 2007. Corporate is only willing to support the newer software that employees don't want and is incompatible with our workflow. Large market stations are run like small market stations. Smaller markets get more funding and are puzzled by larger market stations' lack of equipment and personnel.


  6. "Steer Clear of this sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard-working, personable worker bees willing to show you the ropes. Some people with heart and great ideas willing to make things work despite challenges.

    Cons

    Green upper management that says one thing and does another. It's often run like a high school student council.
    Direction, when given, is ambiguous at best. Often left to figure things out and then berated when it is not perfect.
    Communication is unclear or poor and you're often left in the hurry up and wait scenario. Approval processes are inefficient and in need of a major change.
    This place has a way of taking passionate people and breaking them down.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and reality check yourself in the process. Stop playing the blame game and get back to innovation.


  7. "Tribune Media...Eh"

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    Current Employee - Photojournalist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Photojournalist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is ok and the benefits are good

    Cons

    The hours and really long and the balance between life and work is skewed towards work.


  8. "News environment is unforgiving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Tribune Media full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, ok to ask questions and be wrong, people are driven in most departments, everyone want to do well to make the most money for the station and in turn their bonus. If you make allies, they can help you for your whole career because it's a small industry.

    Cons

    Being the best is always on top of mind in News, but other departments settle for getting by. Egos are everywhere-people look out for themselves and try to get ahead rather than help each other grow

    Advice to Management

    Set some standardized goals across all stations. Plan ahead already! Quit making stations deal with fires because corporate forgot to plan for audits or projects.


  9. "Associate Producer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Hands on learning.

    Cons

    Pay below average, and hard to make moves up the ladder. Lack of communication from corporate.


  10. "Overworked, but fairly paid"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Editor in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time

    Pros

    great colleagues and an entrepreneurial spirit

    Cons

    micromanagement, top heavy, not much experience in the middle

    Advice to Management

    stop spreading people too thin


  11. "News"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pace is crazy like comicbooks

    Cons

    Sociopathy is rampant amongst lots

    Advice to Management

    Safety first



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