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Tribune Media Reviews

Updated April 19, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Newsroom understaffed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Producer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, attentive EP, good benefits. Nice location. Not a lot of yelling. They are starting to care about staff happiness

    Cons

    Understaffed and unable to compete with better stations in town, not a lot of parking. They hire people who aren't super qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Be more creative and loyal to viewers


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Ambition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tribune Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, OK Benefits (vacation for example), 401k match, good location in Chicago (although with the sale of TT this may be temporary)

    Cons

    Lack of direction, ambition and focus. No follow up by Managers to team to ensure staff/employee engagement and involvement. Company is looking to monetize assets to increase share price at the expense of long term prospects and stability.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your staff and listen to them. Make sure the company plan and direction is understood by all throughout the organization.


  3. "Workday Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Workday Integration Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Workday Integration Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tribune Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning skills and friendly environment in the company

    Cons

    Nothing for the disadvantages of the company


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  5. "Senior Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company with historical brand

    Cons

    Very few growth opportunities, management micro manage and pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees


  6. "Change and Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tribune Media is continually looking for new and improved ways to run the company. Very knowledgeable team member that will help you advance within the company.

    Cons

    High turnover from top management


  7. "Marketing Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Multi Media Training

    Cons

    Political atmosphere, downward spiral with rumors of pending sale

    Advice to Management

    Focus, stay positive and follow within company culture


  8. "TribuneMedia Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broadcast Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Broadcast Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They hire great talent and they produce a great product

    Cons

    Being a news agency/TV station, the hours can vary quite a bit.


  9. "Mixed Overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good. There were side perks and the position offered some autonomy. I enjoyed my co-workers and there was a good level of camaraderie.

    Cons

    There was a lot of workplace politics. Also, I was not great at this job, but there was not a lot of guidance and support to help me do better. Instead management would typically try to motivate me by letting me know my performance wasn't cutting it and fostering a general fear of losing my job.

    Advice to Management

    More assistance/training could be provided. Also, it would be good to discover the strengths of each person and focus on utilizing those instead of pushing everyone toward everything. I would be much more inclined toward selling certain packages over others because I could see more value in them myself, but I was pushed to sell things that I could not see much value in at all. Potential customers can see right through that.


  10. "Corporate America"

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

    Pros

    Experience, the people, the atmosphere

    Cons

    Corporate, hard to move up, pay, managers

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty


  11. Helpful (8)

    "CHRO is Awful!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belle Harbor, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belle Harbor, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none about this HR leader!!!

    Cons

    She is imbalance, unfair, inconsistent on how she treats her staff. There have been 7 - 8 terminations in her organization and its mostly due to her lack of leadership, guidance and consistency. Someone should look into her practices but she is getting away with murder.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate her. Talk to all in her organization not just her corporate subordinates. Complaints have been made against her and nothing has changed. Terminate her.

    Tribune Media Response

    May 21, 2016 – EVP Human Resources

    We would like to correct a misstatement in this review. There has only been one person terminated in this organization and we know from the location of the reviewer, that she has a very strong ... More


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