Structure and training is needed in the accounting department. Supervisor was not very helpful or hands on. The entire AURA in the finance department was depressing and I have never worked for a company where co workers don't socialize or unable to socialize with one another. There are nice people in the company but the entire finance department need restructuring.
Configuration and Release Manager (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – June 27, 2018
The everyday work day is constantly met with challenges and amazing people. Our team was hand-picked to create a harmonious environment. I know that sounds like a promotional ad, but after retiring from active duty, working in government contract work and other civilian opportunities, I have never enjoyed the team I work with as much as I do here. There is no internal conflict on our teams and our personalities were definitely considered when building this team. We work hard and produce instant results and publish a number of web products for our stations. Amazing support and customers.
Multimedia Coordinator (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 4, 2018
On the surface, TEGNA seems to be an ideal and fun place to work. It seems to offer large growth potential and opportunities to climb within the news industry. Once you’re in, however, you will realize very quickly that this place is a game of serious office politics. You’re either in it, or you are disliked, ignored and forgotten. The individual(s) who put forth the most effort and show willingness to grow and learn will be made to work even harder with no extra pay, while those who show minimal interest or care will be promoted and prosper. You will never receive a raise in pay even if you are handling duties well outside your job description. It is genuinely one of the most demoralizing things to see / live. The company repeatedly and knowingly elects people into positions because of who they are and not what they are or what they can bring to the table. If you are hired for a certain position, do not expect to move roles as TEGNA does not believe in hiring from within. Management is very poorly chosen for certain individuals, and again, not chosen to see you prosper, but to micromanage you. During my quarterly review, I was asked to “show where I had grown in the company”. I blankly stared at that statement for 20 minutes and couldn’t think of a single thing to write as I felt complete stagnancy and zero growth or improvement in the year and a half I had been with the company. Another thing that really bothered me is the intolerance shared by people who don’t share your same view politically. News and politics should never be mixed at work- but this place shoves its viewsmore... in your face. If you have a different opinion than what they think you should believe, you should stay quiet or you will be disliked and ostracized even more.less
Free food on occasion, access to certain events
Micromanagers, poor management, low pay, no growth potential, political, no raises in pay
Employee (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – March 5, 2018
It's hard not to love KVUE. It's one the best newsrooms to work in with incredibly bright and talented journalists. However, like most medium markets, there comes a time when you realize you've outgrown the place. It's a shame because Austin is a great town, but it's also really expensive. And unfortunately, the low pay will eventually make you want to pack your bags up for the next gig. Managers should also remember to provide positive feedback as much as the negative.
DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 10, 2018
This company did not allow women to have ideas and when you came forward with ideas, it was taken on by the men in the company as their own. Also it was very much about who you were friends with, perfect example is that it was discovered that a male temp was paid a dollar more as their female counterpart for doing the same job.
free lunches, working from home, flexible with appointments or sick days
Not being recognized for hard work if you didn't play the smoozi
Accounting Manager (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – December 6, 2017
great company to work for, depending on the department/team. promotion potential is bottleneck at a certain level. job security is currently low, due to restructuring, mainly for individuals outside of corporate.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – United States – July 10, 2017
Trying to be a digital company in a television world doesn't really work! Really low pay, terrible management and lack of care for employees with lots of experience. Offered buy out to employees 55 and older with 15 years tenure, the smart ones took it.
Fun place to work but Management changes too much and they are not committed to see others grow especially minorities. I love my career and my clients I work to provide them excellent customer service.
Video Editor (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – May 2, 2017
Seems like a forward thinking Media Company trying to navigate an ever changing landscape" (in 6 reviews)
"TEGNA has provided a stable, yet friendly and balanced work environment" (in 5 reviews)
Approves of CEO
I have been working at TEGNA full-time
Flexible work environment, great co-workers, awesome benefits and a very down to earth leadership team. They acknowledge good work and reward employees for their efforts. Also, in my dealing with Sr. Leadership - they care a lot about their employees and are always proactively looking for ways to be a better employer - they treat people like family and not just another "Employee Number."
VERY big - so there can be some disconnect between departments and "branches" of the tree, but they are aware of that and seem to be working to improve cooperation and communication.
Advice to Management
Focus on engagement and ways to boost employee interest in staying with your organization for the long-term - increase mentorship/leadership programs. You have smart, young workforce that will be loyal to you if you show interest in their futures.
Video Editor (Former Employee) – Washington State – April 29, 2017
Worked under Tegna for two years. They paid us next to nothing, even with several years of prior experience. The raises and bonuses were a joke. Management did not know what they were doing and were placed as a result of corporate giving early retirements out to those who had been working with the stations for decades.