High turn-over rate, horrible management, earnings are not enough for the responsibility/high stress. Typical new hire will work over-night shift until they are proven worthy to advance to 2nd shift. Getting to day shift is like waiting on someone to die. A lot of isolation in Master Control, communicating with other departments are frowned upon. Management loves to micro-manage and really doesn't care about you as a person. You do what you are told. Calling in sick, everyone was treated like a slacker ... felt bad for calling in for actually being sick because of the negative feedback from managers and co-workers when returning. When you call in, management doesn't have coverage...more work for everyone (resentment). You may think this review is pretty one sided ... but trust me, I put in several years and saw management come and go and there isn't a lot of positive to say, for a job that should be fun, rewarding and enjoyable this truly isn't. I saw this place go down hill fast and continued to stay at the bottom. If you're looking for a job to get you by ... go for it. You'll understand what I've posted here in time if you work for Tribune. Good luck finding something...broadcasting is a dying industry due to the internet. Go Information Technology/Business if you can.
plenty of cons, low pay, hours worked, poor management, benefits, isolated