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Tribune Publishing Reviews

Updated April 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance was probably the best I've ever had" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Great workplace - great people - great work/life balance" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "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. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "You can't cost-cut your way to profitability"

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    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tribune Publishing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company attracted good quality people, talented and personable individuals.

    Cons

    Corporate management had no clue what they were doing.

    Advice to Management

    You can't cost-cut your way to profitability, not when you pay the CEO $15M to use his own plane. Stop trying. You have to spend money (on the business, not residents of the C Suite) to make money.

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Apr 19, 2019 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the review. As an organization, we continue to accelerate our Company’s transformation into a truly digitally-focused enterprise while extending our print runway. While many are focused... More


  4. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow and develop. People are willing to take chances and allow you to learn from your mistakes.

    Cons

    Did not give raises often. Need to keep morale up in order for people to stay.


  5. "good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good environment, great boss

    Cons

    team building made me give 4 stars


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Aloof bosses, huge pay discrepancies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly great co-workers who care about the journalism.

    Cons

    Bosses are aloof and distant. Policy changes are simply issued without discussion with affected editors.

    This reply to another Glassdoor review is a lie:

    "We apply consistent and market-competitive compensation practices so we may attract, reward and retain high-performing talent."

    They low-ball locals, then pay 20-30% more to attract those from out of town.

    Advice to Management

    Add 6 outside directors to the board. Cut executive compensation to reasonable levels. Fix the pay discrepancies.

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Apr 19, 2019 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your review. Our management team remains committed to evaluating and strengthening our culture. One way we have done this is through our 2018 employee engagement survey. Our leaders... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing employees. Very hard workers

    Cons

    Poor management, no care for their employees

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Apr 4, 2019 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your review. In January, our new President and CEO, Tim Knight, shared with all employees organizational changes he’s made to better allow Tribune Publishing to make progress against... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing beats the PTO Policy"

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    Current Employee - Content Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Content Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, job is interesting and never boring

    Cons

    No room for growth, no salary increases, constant change

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Mar 1, 2019 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the review. We are committed to creating a performance-based culture that engages and develops our employees, while driving operational results for the company. To support that... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Up and Down Company - Constant Fire Drill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Creative workplace - remote opps - benefits

    Cons

    always a fire-drill - no work life balance - management is inconsistent

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Feb 20, 2019 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your review. As a company we strive to create a dynamic environment where all employees can take pride in their work, collaborate with others to meet their shared objectives and be... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great entry level opportunity"

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

    Pros

    Awesome office space. No other pros.

    Cons

    Compensation plan is complete garbage
    Expected to quadruple work for months without any incentive to do so
    Senior management pick favorites
    Hostile work environment
    Salary and expectations are too “sensitive” to discuss
    No/minimal raises
    No recognition for good work

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about compensation plans
    Pay employees appropriately based on compensation plans
    Treat all employees fairly

    Tribune Publishing Response

    Mar 1, 2019 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback and your service. As a public company with aggressive revenue goals, we are committed to creating a performance-based culture that engages and develops our employees, while... More