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Tribune Media Reviews

Updated May 8, 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 16 reviews)

  • lack of communication and lack of leadership from senior management has caused a demoralized work force (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Photojournalist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Photojournalist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fabulous people to work with

    Cons

    More work, not enough pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the work horses of the station more for what you put them through. Its not enough to live on on in san diego.


  2. "Has been in financial trouble for years"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Editor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork involvement and employees seem to get along well.

    Cons

    Pay raises very low and opportunities almost nonexistent. Company is being absorbed by Sinclair

  3. "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot and given a lot of flexibility over time

    Cons

    Management constantly shifted blame off of themselves; culture of fear

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility


  4. "Tribune used to be a great place to work."

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, standard benefits and vacation. Raises (can be embarrassingly low even if performance is high. ) Growth depending on location.

    Cons

    Acquisition. No one knows what's happening. Acquisition is common in this industry, what's not common is the major media involvement (Sinclair, need I say more) and the length of time this has been going on. People are leaving, many more want to , or, they fear they will be let go. The environment is unhealthy because of the unknown factors.

    Advice to Management

    Read the cons above.


  5. "If you like low pay and a lot of work, this company is the one for you"

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, positive attitude

    Cons

    Below market pay, microscopic raises, company is in the process of being sold. Revolving door staff

    Advice to Management

    Pay good employees better to stop the revolving door, get rid of dead weight


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    "Don't expect to move up or be listened to"

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    Former Employee - Assignment Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Assignment Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co workers most of the time.

    Cons

    Little and limited time to take vacation, management doesn't care about you or your concerns. There is no upward mobility. They perfer that ypu not have a life outside the newsroom.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Do not pigeon hole employees into a position where they've been for too long. Hire more people instead of piling more work onto the current employees.


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    "Don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Tribune Media part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Casual, fun work nature, flexible hours

    Cons

    They fired valuable employees of 20+ years, starting from the top because of company's budget cut. They're clearly not doing great on that front. Trivial and repetitive news content, amateur graphics, content creators don't bother to renovate newscast quality.

    Advice to Management

    Come down to the studio and witness in person how things go especially in the control booth and News room, how certain so-called "leaders" think too tremendously of themselves and where low standards are condoned to be the new normal...

  8. "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.


  9. "No Future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment, friendly staff

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for growth


  10. "Digital Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Digital Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, Good TV products and alot of news options. Sports Sports Sports

    Cons

    zero direction from all aspects of management. Since the announcement of the merger people are leaving in droves and no help from corporate


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