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Tribune Media Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Coworkers are overall great people, particularly in the newsroom (in 17 reviews)

  • Autonomy, Good benefits, staff who had been there for a long time and could guide you through the politics of the company (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Reputation for not being able to keep their employees: low pay, little room for growth, unprofessional and ineffective management (in 13 reviews)

  • No clear vision from upper management and company is for sale (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Lack of leadership all around"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Lack of diversity
    Poor Benefits

    Advice to Management

    Work on creating a positive culture


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Nightmare Company"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Producer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'll let you know when I think of something positive to say.

    Cons

    I have never NEVER worked for a news station that flat out lived to make people's lives miserable. The news director singles people out that speak up. Human resources is a joke. H.R. has no clue what is going on in the station and immediately goes with the news director without seriously investigating. She also is rarely ever in the building, because the station doesn't have an H.R. person in the building. I don't know where they put the H.R. people, but it isn't in the same state as the news station I worked. When I was at the station a number of employees couldn't even tell you the H.R. person's name. Employees actually have a running jokes about H.R.

    Stay away if you can! STAY AWAY! I'd go to McDonald's to work, before I'd go back to Tribune Media. This from someone who has bachelors degree!

    Multiple people left the station in a short period of time while I was there. It isn't uncommon for people not to spend more than a year or two at a station, but some weren't even at the station a full year and they were begging to get out.

    I suggest that young people starting out avoid Tribune Media. You want to go to a station where you feel management is on your team and will help you succeed.

    I want to know how this company can continue to get away with treating people like this.

    Advice to Management

    Discrimination is never okay. Talking to people like they are dogs is unacceptable. I can assure you no one wants to work at a station where they are constantly belittled and talked down to. Your "leadership perspective" to call people out of their mistakes in front of everyone is nothing more then a way to make people feel little. Playing favorites is what high school cheerleaders do- management should know better!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - International Editor in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - International Editor in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and flexibility are great.

    Cons

    Poor Management, bonus too low


  5. "Room for Advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "dinosaur age"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribune Media full-time

    Pros

    the tower is really pretty

    Cons

    you have to do expenses for vp's - it's like 1980 there


  7. 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.

  8. "Lost its vibrant culture"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are relatively nice and friendly

    Cons

    Low compensation, average benefits, strategic direction unclear


  9. "Opportunities abound"

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    Current Employee - News Reporter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - News Reporter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tribune Media has allowed me to advance my career in broadcast journalism. The company is bold when making decisions and expanding traditional newsrooms.

    Cons

    Not necessarily of the company but of the news business overall-- we must keep good photojournalists employed.


  10. 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.


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