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Tribune Publishing Reviews

Updated January 5, 2019
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  • "Since 2007 there have been no raises and people are getting laid off left and right" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Some upper management have little to no people manager experience" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "software engineer iii"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work culture in the team

    Cons

    Usage of proprietary front-end frameworks


  2. "Multimedia Producer"

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Producer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Multimedia Producer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented and amazing team to work with.

    Cons

    No cons that I have personally experienced

  3. "Good people, difficult circumstances"

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    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very dedicated staff and management. Cooperation and collaboration among departments is high -- it's necessary as the ranks get thinner. People believe in the business and are rightly proud of what they achieve.

    Cons

    The newspaper business is continuously shrinking. The sharks are circling. It's painful to watch.

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the review and your service. Although many are focused on the challenges of our industry, our organization remains committed to become a digital company in a quickly evolving news... More


  4. "In transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good salary.

    Cons

    Organization seems to be lacking.


  5. "Floundering company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tribune Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, low insurance rates and pto

    Cons

    No room for growth because the company is suffering, work perks started to disappear

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Jan 4, 2019 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the review. Tribune Publishing is dedicated to helping you be successful and fully engaged in both your personal and professional life. We do this by offering our employees a... More


  6. "Good place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Account Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Depending on your team, your managers and co-workers can be very friendly and helpful
    - Good company to start at if you're getting your career started up
    - The new downtown office is fantastic
    - So long as you put in the work, there can be opportunity for growth, provided you are patient

    Cons

    - With any sales role, there are good periods and bad periods
    - Some members of upper management have no right being in leadership positions
    - The nature of half base/half commission can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you do all you can to nurture talent when it comes around and understand that not everyone wants to stay in one entry level position for their entire career


  7. "Event Manager"

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

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, 401K matching, good health Insurance options, great people

    Cons

    Lots of change and restructure, strategy in flux, lots of changes in senior management, recent employee downsizing

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving strategy and invest in rewarding current employees and hiring more great talent

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Nov 5, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your review and service. Our organization continues to transform as we respond to changes in the industry while being strategic about our growth and mission here at Tribune Publishing... More

  8. "Tribune Publishing business plan: Centralize, outsource. Repeat."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time

    Pros

    They finally dropped that asinine tronc name, so there's that... Sounded like a robot bumping its head in a doorway.

    Cons

    Company is very top-heavy, with numerous Directors, VPs, SVPs, etc.
    Rank and file employees on lower tiers are more often than not replaced with centralized roles in regional locations for business operations, while technology positions are outsourced overseas.

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Nov 13, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your review. Our overall goal at Tribune Publishing is to accelerate our Company’s transformation into a truly digitally-focused enterprise – one that can sustain the meaningful... More


  9. "accountant"

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

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time

    Pros

    everything is great about the company.

    Cons

    none of i can think of


  10. "Transition after acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time

    Pros

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    Cons

    Deceptive Management and inability to lead

    Advice to Management

    Honesty

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Oct 31, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the review. Our organization is going through a transformation as we respond to changes in the industry while being strategic about our growth and mission here at Tribune Publishing... More