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Tribune Media Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Coworkers are overall great people, particularly in the newsroom (in 17 reviews)

  • Great Work - Life Balance for carerre (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Reputation for not being able to keep their employees: low pay, little room for growth, unprofessional and ineffective management (in 12 reviews)

  • No clear vision from upper management and company is for sale (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Former Employee"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work to learn the field and try networking with others in the same field.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees should be your most valuable asset, take care of them.


  2. "Good coworkers, sad corporate"

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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

    Pros

    - built good skills
    - well-known name on resume
    - great managers

    Cons

    - very corporate
    - low pay/no raises for a few years

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Going through change"

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

    Pros

    People are nice and have alot of institutional​ knowledge
    Good work environment
    Leadership has been with the company for a long time

    Cons

    The company is going through many changes. There are constant system changes and people don't know how to handle them.
    They pay below market salaries


  4. "Production Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant
    Former Employee - Production Assistant

    I worked at Tribune Media part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Liked that you got to see all aspects of production

    Cons

    Very hard to move up- even to being a full time production assistant


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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. Helpful (2)

    "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. Helpful (2)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "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


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