Tribune Company Employee Reviews

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fun work place
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 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
Pros
weekly pay checks
Cons
long hours long standing periods
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Fast Pace Environment
Production/ Postal Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Northlake,ILMarch 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.
Pros
learned so much there, was with the company for many years
Cons
the language barrier at that location
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Great place to work until most of the work was moved overseas
Agency Collections Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Lewisville, TXMarch 12, 2015
company was great in the beginning however when emergence from bankruptcy completed, most of the work was moved overseas.
Pros
free sodas
Cons
no possibility for advancement
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If you want to be frustrated, come here!
Sales & Customer Support (Former Employee) –  ChicagoFebruary 24, 2015
if you want to be swamped with menial work and be "managed" by people just as clueless as your peers, then come join the tribune classified department.
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Tough to see the end goal
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 19, 2015
With the way the business is changing, Tribune has been scarping to get by. I don't see enough positive changes to make me want to continue my career there.
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Productive work place, even though i worked with a private contractor
Route Driver Helper, Sales (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 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.
Pros
breaks when you feel you needed them, total freedom as long as you did your job properly.
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Technical Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 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.
Pros
many new tools on the way as company continues to evolve
Cons
may not be sufficient long term funding to realize fundamental change
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Excellent place to work
Senior Editor (Former Employee) –  QueensburyJuly 22, 2014
Great advancement, educational options, comfortable environment
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Company filled with good people working hard to do a great job
Controller WDCW/WPMT (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 19, 2014
Had opportunity to travel and see how other business units operated.
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Great people, uncertain future
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 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 company
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Pros
smart people willing to help you learn, relatively laid back environment, great for self-starters who don't require a lot of training
Cons
disorganized technology department, lack of communication from upper management, lots of projects that seem to be low-priority to stakeholders
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Productive and Easy Going Management Needs Work
Senior Remittance Processing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 12, 2014
Friendly and fast pace management is was not solid and structured well.
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A great learning experience.
Sales/Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 8, 2014
A great learning experience.
Fast paced and high intensity.
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Great place to Intern
Enterprise Architecture Intern (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 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.
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Great opportunity for me to take the initiative and make things happen
Director, Workforce Development (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMay 4, 2014
Great opportunity for me to take the initiative to make things happen and get involved in many projects.
Pros
opportunities
Cons
hr team dynamics
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Excellent Work Environment
Platform Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 29, 2014
Dynamic Team centric work environment. Ability to grow with your abilities and strengths.
Pros
good compensation and health benefits, fun work environment
Cons
news organization
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Too much uncertainty
VP–Enterprise Business and Technology (PMO) (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 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
Pros
the people are exceptionally dedicated
Cons
no leadership / vision
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Productive and relaxed work place.
Campaign Specialist (Current Employee) –  Tribune TowerFebruary 20, 2014
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.
Pros
co-workers are fun and easy-going; individuals are able to work at their own pace.
Cons
current position is temporary.
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A flailing company
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Queensbury, NYJanuary 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.
Pros
interesting work. comfortable work space.
Cons
no job stability. minimal chance for advancement.
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Temporary Work Assignment
Contract Assignment (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 12, 2013
This was a temporary work assignment, however my co-workers for extremely nice.
Pros
got to work back downtown
Cons
temporary work assignment
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Engineer (Current Employee) –  ChicagoNovember 8, 2013
Pros- excellent work life balance
very flexible
lots of projects to work on
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