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Tribune Media Reviews

Updated January 8, 2019
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  • "Low pay, very little vacation time" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Lack of communication from corporate" (in 7 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. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting for an entry level position

    Cons

    Micro managing and no sales process

    Advice to Management

    Upward growth

  3. Helpful (2)

    "On the way to merger with Nexstar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tribune Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Locally I have autonomy, good staff, understanding mgr who trusts me and lets me do my job.

    Cons

    Corporate wants out with their nice fat payoffs. Local GM looks out for self and one wonders if it wouldn't be possible to share more of the wealth (when things are going well) with the hard-working staff (and not just bonuses for mgt).

    Advice to Management

    Stop expecting employees to take part in charitable giving from their own pockets when you don't sometimes give them a deserving bit of extra, too (besides clothing with station logo). Would do wonders for morale.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Thankfully out of TV Broadcasting with the sale to Nexstar"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Photographer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good colleges, and excellent middle management.

    Cons

    The company is run by some of the most crooked upper management I've dealt with in my time working in the news industry. They show no loyalty to employees and have no regard for anyone working in the field doing the hard jobs they don't seem to appreciate or understand. The best thing Tribune Media could have done is sell out to Nexstar. While not a perfect organization they may actually manage what they have properly and not squander the talent that works for them.

    Advice to Management

    Get right with whatever higher power you believe in. Treat people like you'd like to be treated.


  5. "Fantastic Place to Work!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Smart coworkers. Caring Company. good benefits and a fun demeanor.

    Cons

    The pay could be better


  6. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tribune Media (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lackadaisical work environment
    Little management oversight in creative process
    Excellent support from management
    Management often hires from within

    Cons

    CEOs keep trying to sell the company
    Old, worthless equipment
    Raises are far and few in between and not that much.
    We're the lowest paying station in the market
    If you're good at your job, you'll get more work assigned with less compensation

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the product and the people.


  7. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice people and good working conditions

    Cons

    Change in corporate structure and decentralization of staff

  8. "Tribune Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are very friendly and easy to get along.

    Cons

    There seem to be a high turnover


  9. "Tribune is planning to sell to highest bidder, so you could soon be out a job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to learn some cool stuff in editing and production departments

    Cons

    Will take full advantage of staff to do more than their job titles.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell your employees they can be replaced by people from Best Buy like one manager said on multiple occasions.


  10. "captioning assistant"

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

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time

    Pros

    Work independently, at home with minimal supervision. There was overtime available. Average pay for the industry. Provides one laptop.

    Cons

    Although average pay, did not pay enough. Have to pay for 2 phone lines. Job requires 2 laptops.

    Advice to Management

    Increase quality standards.