Mail Sorter (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 13, 2015
on a typical day we would sort through mail put in envelopes.i learned how to pelletize and work in small groups. management not to good not to bad i one manager who really took the time to show me the ropes. i worked very good hard working people fun energetic trustworthy. the hardert part of working there was the paper jams..the best part was meet in new people
Production/ Postal Coordinator (Former Employee) – Northlake,IL – March 16, 2015
Worked in a fast pace environment at times, worked in many departments. Started as a Quality Control Clerk also worked in Production in more of an office setting worked in Shipping and worked with the US postal service as well.
learned so much there, was with the company for many years
Productive work place, even though i worked with a private contractor
Route Driver Helper, Sales (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 2, 2015
Organized and moving fast to be prompt at all times and assertive hard working. Very organized from the top on down co-most are good to get along with , when you get to know them. The weather and conditions Meeting people, making them smile outdoors.
breaks when you feel you needed them, total freedom as long as you did your job properly.
Technical Project Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 8, 2014
Environment has many applications not fully integrated as there have been constant acquisitions. There was a very big cut at the end of 2013, in preparation for the publishing spin off. System environment is in desperate need of operational process maturity. Some seasoned agile process pockets exist in app dev.
many new tools on the way as company continues to evolve
may not be sufficient long term funding to realize fundamental change
Product Manager (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 13, 2014
Tribune Company is really in a state of transition. The company came out of bankruptcy last year, is the process of splitting the publishing and broadcasting sectors, and meanwhile, is trying to find the best ways to deliver news in a world where print is steadily declining, and no one seems to really have the key strategy to monetizing online content.
Working in the Digital group, there's lots of coordination between the various groups in Publishing (marketing, advertising, editorial to name a few) and technology teams to deliver online products that support the websites of our 8 major newspapers. Product teams work to analyze the challenges within Publishing and devise ways to improve content delivery using metrics and revenue reports as main drivers.
Overall, the company has some great, smart people at all levels. It's an interesting time to be in the media/publishing industry in general because of how technology continues to change the way we consume news. The past year has been challenging, especially in Digital/Technology with leadership changes and layoffs. Management seems to do the best they can to relay strategy from the top down, but there has continued to be a lack of clear direction, or perhaps the belief that those not in management positions simply don't need to know. Additionally, there are struggles with folks who still have an old, print mindset and don't quite understand technology and digital consumer behaviors, which causes confusion when working on a project where they are the main stakeholders. However despite those kinds of difficulty, I think the companymore... can really only go up from here.less
smart people willing to help you learn, relatively laid back environment, great for self-starters who don't require a lot of training
disorganized technology department, lack of communication from upper management, lots of projects that seem to be low-priority to stakeholders
Enterprise Architecture Intern (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 31, 2014
I am getting a lot of experience at the Tribune Company. It is a little crazy since they are through some major changes but there is always something for me to do and something to help with. My superiors are very nice and willing to help me. It's a very laid back atmosphere. I am very grateful for the opportunity.
VP–Enterprise Business and Technology (PMO) (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 27, 2014
The Tribune is a difficult place to work. Revenues decline every year, which is followed by staff cuts. There doesn't appear to be a clear vision from the top as to how this organization is going to survive the decline of the newspaper industry
A typical day begins with a review of the Google Share document so to create an outline of reports, screenshots, and basic up-keep of campaigns for the day. Throughout the day basic duties are related to the creation of new billing accounts and the direct communication with Sale Representatives for accounts.
co-workers are fun and easy-going; individuals are able to work at their own pace.
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Queensbury, NY – January 25, 2014
It started as two competing privately, locally owned television listing companies in the same town. In 1985, Tribune Media Services acquired Torrington/Tribune Data. In 2001, Tribune Media Services acquired TVData Technologies. Both Torrington/Tribune Data and TVData Technologies were great companies to work for and the environment was quite familial-like. Tribune Media Services has evolved into a unstable, unprofitable company that has seen no one retire voluntarily since their takeover in 2001. Tribune Media Services is management top heavy and managers are to follow orders from Chicago, which are often not in line with the best interests of the customers, employees or company division.