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Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Great people, great brand loyalty, good benefits, hardworking but fun (in 7 reviews)

  • Great work life balance - everyone arrives at 9 and leaves at 5 (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Digital News Room"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trinity Mirror full-time

    Pros

    Great collaborative working experience. A curious mix of veteran journalists and young, new media content creators.

    Cons

    Inconsistent standard of content. More interested in creating populist, engaging content than important culturally significant work.

    Advice to Management

    Employ more young people. Merge creative with archaic, antiquated, old world journalism


  2. "Good first job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team and work life.

    Cons

    Management could be better and less favoritism.

  3. "Content Curator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great benefits, good holiday and look after their staff we’ll.

    Cons

    Long hours. If a job is left unfinished no one is going home on time.

    Advice to Management

    Give a clear career path for your younger staff members to follow. Provide mentors and training.


  4. "Ok...."

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    Current Employee - Commercial
    Current Employee - Commercial
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Trinity Mirror is a company that appears to value a strong work/life balance with flexible hours & home working. The benefits are also good. The main 'Pro' is the people, the majority are great human beings.

    Cons

    The main problem with Trinity Mirror is very much an internal problem. Orders are sent down the line with little or no thought given to the consequences on the people expected to carry out those orders. Far too many large scale changes that not only have a massive impact on staff but also on customers and clients. Another huge issue is the way the company structures it's KPI's for sales staff. Because the expectation VS reality is not in tune at all, it creates a culture of 'Box ticking' for the sake of it. The main problem is that commercial targets are only met by achieving KPI's, but the KPI's are not only not realistic but do nothing to forward the business. So you then get a situation where boxes are being ticked but the data being inputted is either not correct or rushed. This just creates headaches for everybody involved and really needs a rethink. Progression seems to be granted to those that are friends of others. STOP HAVING MEETINGS ABOUT HAVING A MEETING!
    Last issue... commercial targets. The rewards are great if you hit, but please don't make it too difficult to hit as then you get bad staff moral and the circle of negativity goes round and round.

    Advice to Management

    Please please please stop making enormous changes to operational processes. Please stop annoying the very businesses that support our operation through advertising by constant changes for no reason.
    Stop blaming commercial and editorial staff for slower revenues, this is why a lot of people leave... end of. Please make sure that your management team understand the roles of their staff. There seems to be a huge disconnect between what is expected, what is achievable and what is understood about a role.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror full-time

    Pros

    No stress, good with holidays, good with sick days/maternity leave.

    Cons

    Low pay, often times with barely any work, boredom takes over. Near impossible to progress.

    Advice to Management

    More work load, a way to feel you can progress in the company


  6. "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Trinity Mirror full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great learning opportunities
    - Constant adoption of new technologies
    - Nice people
    - Management flexible and friendly

    Cons

    - No major cons overall

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and always strive for great employee satisfaction!


  7. "Decent company but lots of pressure"

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    Former Employee - Media Sales Advisor in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Media Sales Advisor in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Mirror (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of training opportunities upon starting work

    Cons

    Too many meetings to attend, most of which don't apply to junior staff and reduce amount of time dedicated to actually selling
    Managers often unavailable/away from sales floor due to meetings with regional staff
    Lots of backstabbing amongst team members - management promote 'family-like' team mentality but in reality only certain personalities can thrive within it due to lots of misplaced arrogance and favouritism
    Managers and team claim they do not believe in selling things that the customers don't need, but this goes out the window as soon as new targets come through

    Advice to Management

    Control team dynamic better, pay more attention to how people behave towards one another.
    Stick to values/beliefs and do not target customers in the knowledge that a product isn't right for them

  8. "Good stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror full-time

    Pros

    Good perks, great people, great location

    Cons

    Atmosphere can be quite heavy...which leads to a high turnover of staff

    Advice to Management

    Be more positive and encouraging to your staff members


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Commercial in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Commercial in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, but that’s it

    Cons

    Inept managers, no career progression and poor pay for those that work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Simon Fox. Review all of your directors and managers. Ask the lower paid staff what we think. Listen to us. It’s a horrible environment. Nobody in the commercial sector is happy. Members of staff are sabotaging their employees efforts. Management turn a blind eye to this. Senior management don’t have a clue, everything is just swept under the carpet whilst money just goes to money. There is ZERO career progression and even if there was it’s a case of if your face doesn’t fit. Positions are filled on favourites not merit. There is too much bad mouthing, whispering and backstabbing going on in your regional division and that’s just management.
    Speak to those that work hard, not the ones you pay the most.


  10. "Digital focused"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Norwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Norwich, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Mirror full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large portfolio, ahead of competition

    Cons

    A lot of redundancies and cost cutting, too digital focused


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