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Tribune Media Reviews

Updated March 22, 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. "Awesome Media Company"

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    Current Employee - News Producer in York, PA
    Current Employee - News Producer in York, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Good Management
    Good Network of Stations to access TV content from
    Have had no issues with Corporate
    Quickly respond to and handle issues for whatever reason

    Cons

    They're being swallowed by Nexstar, so you'd either have to work for them or get eaten by some other big company (or crappy company)
    Only 5 Sick days, I got 10 at my last job (but pay and vacation deal makes up for it)
    It would be nice if the company had a Washington Bureau

  3. "Unappreciative, Stagnant Company with almost zero chance of advancing"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They gave me a chance when no one else did out of college. PA's, Production Assistants, and Directors are all awesome to work for. The Production Manger is also great and wonderful to work for. The Production Assistants are also super cool, hard-working people who are fun to work with. The benefits are also solid despite being a little expensive.

    Cons

    The shift gets old. The pay is low for a college graduate job and doesn't improve much over time. Also, the company almost always hires from the outside rather than promoting people within the company. When they do, they're usually favorites of the upper management. They also would not bring me back on board when my new job laid me off despite my relentless hard work, dedication, creativity, and almost never calling in sick in my almost four years working for the company, leaving me unemployed.

    Advice to Management

    Production Managers, keep doing what you do. You're understanding and easy to work for. People higher up than that, learn to hire from within and give some sort of appreciation to employees who gave you everything they had.


  4. "KDVR Production department needs a lot of work..."

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    Current Employee - Newscast Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Newscast Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tribune Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a fun job working in live TV

    Cons

    Stress and some of the worst people I have ever worked with


  5. "Who will mess it up next?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free paper and great bulding

    Cons

    Great product, but a collection of increasingly crazy owners...


  6. "Glory days are over"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tribune Media full-time

    Pros

    1. You learn a lot from the executives, all are approachable, down to earth.
    2. Pays pretty good, and okay work life balance.
    3. Good coworkers, although a good amount has left
    4. Newer office

    Cons

    1. Being sold to competitor
    2. All the interesting work no longer exists
    3. Zero opportunities to move up, unless execs are worried you’ll quit and then you’ll get taken care of(kinda)
    4. Finance team has no real chemistry left

    Advice to Management

    Put VPs in place that know how to lead & motivate a team.
    Help develop team even though the merger is pending


  7. 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

  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. "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