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Tribune Publishing Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2019

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2.4
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24%
Recommend to a Friend
41%
Approve of CEO
Timothy P. Knight
7 Ratings
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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 

      I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great work culture in the team

      Cons

      Usage of proprietary front-end frameworks

      Tribune Publishing2018-08-12
    • "accountant"

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      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

      Tribune Publishing2018-09-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Leadership acts in self interest"

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      Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Attracts talented people below VP level. Many of the day to day workers are super smart and dedicated.

      Cons

      It’s impossible to be a good manager here. It takes a year (literally) to secure modest raises for your team. They don’t support top talent. Leadership makes decisions that benefit them personally, rather than the company.

      Tribune Publishing2019-06-09
    • "Great Place to Start Career"

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

      I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      If you are starting your career in ad operations this company is a good place to start. Extensive two week training with hands on exercises.

      Cons

      Not much room for growth without moving to another department.

      Tribune Publishing2019-04-29
    • Helpful (3)

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

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      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 for 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 Publishing2019-04-11

      Tribune Publishing Response

      April 19, 2019Talent 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 on the challenges the industry faces, we are excited and focused on inspiring our ...

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    • "Great place to learn"

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        Former Employee - Account Executive 

        I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time for 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.

        Tribune Publishing2019-03-21
      • Helpful (4)

        "Aloof bosses, huge pay discrepancies"

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

        I have been working at Tribune Publishing full-time for 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 Publishing2019-04-11

        Tribune Publishing Response

        April 19, 2019Talent 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 have been working with their teams to review these local results with their teams and ...

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      • "good place to work at"

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

        I have been working at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Flexible schedule, good environment, great boss

        Cons

        team building made me give 4 stars

        Tribune Publishing2019-03-06
      • Helpful (2)

        "Amazing employees"

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

        I have been working at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Amazing employees. Very hard workers

        Cons

        Poor management, no care for their employees

        Tribune Publishing2019-03-13

        Tribune Publishing Response

        April 4, 2019Talent 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 our strategic pillars of inspiring our people, driving revenue and growing our audiences. ...

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      • Helpful (2)

        "Nothing beats the PTO Policy"

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

        I have been working at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Unlimited PTO, job is interesting and never boring

        Cons

        No room for growth, no salary increases, constant change

        Tribune Publishing2019-02-23

        Tribune Publishing Response

        March 1, 2019Talent 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 commitment, our performance achievement process promotes an ongoing dialogue between teams ...

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