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Productive and Fun Work Place
Contracts Administrator (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 27, 2018
Great place to work and opportunities for growth.
I recommend the company to individuals interested in the media.
Benefits and salaries are competitive.
Pros
Opportunites for growth
Cons
Salary Freezes
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2.0
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Downhill
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 20, 2018
Top management are only concerned with squeezing out every last penny of value before they leave. Middle management treats you like you're easily replaceable.
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Tribune
Packaging Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 13, 2018
I was crossed trained to run a printing press, drive a fork lift and jog papers. Making $10hr, working 7am-3pm. Completely overworked and I still work in the industry, making more money and doing less work. This place is terrible.
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A failing industry..shrinking daily
Senior Circulation Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTApril 3, 2018
The atmosphere of TRONC is that of a sinking ship. As sales decline and the company transitions from newspapers to online media, the company is quickly losing its knowledge base. Each round of layoffs causes new problems, as contacts and reports disappear without notice. To keep moving forward, employees must take on more an more responsibilities without compensation.
Pros
The people are great
Cons
Failing industy
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3.0
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Ok as an entry level position however you feel a bit like a machine and it's not very fulfiling
Inbound Advertising Representative (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 2, 2018
Call center position; it can be difficult balancing the workload between constant phone calls and assignments being sent to you with approaching deadlines. Also, co workers can slack which can fall back on the next person which can be extremely frustrating and make the day more stressful.
Pros
don't have supervisor breathing down your neck
Cons
stressful, lazy co workers
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3.0
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Legacy Brands Pivoting To Stay Relevant
Sales Director (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 13, 2018
Progressive culture, publicly traded company, downsizing, constant disruption, strong legacy brands tied locally, digital emphasis, smart people, looking to reinvent and stay relevant
Pros
Smart people, good benefits, progressive culture
Cons
silos, changes literally constantly, little security
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Dieing and depressing environment
Account executive (Former Employee) –  Hartford CTMarch 11, 2018
There is a feeling of doom and helplessness within the environment. Management constantly pushing quotas but reality i is very few buy news print and there is many avenues to buy digital. Low starting salary and commission mostly with difficult achievement on unrealistic quotas every month. Valumail is on 100% commission which is a revolving door for new reps.
Pros
A job with benefits while you can stand it
Cons
Many, including 90% turnover for new reps which speaks for itself
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Very old-time corporate structure
eCommerce Marketing Analyst (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 8, 2018
Good company to be left alone to do you work. A lot of turnover and movement, especially in upper-management. No salary or position increases even when deserving.
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5.0
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Fun place to work
Angular Js Developer (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CADecember 14, 2017
nothing much to say, cool place to work ad friendly staff and environment located at heart of LA downtown. small and pleasant office. good place to grow yourself in coming years.
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I have respect for the brand
Ad Account Associate/CSR (Sales support) (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 11, 2017
The work of the editorial department remains top-notch despite difficulty. The changing of processes every three years or so has worn down many long-time employees in Production.
Pros
Individual employees and some depts. are like family
Cons
ownership over the past decade has created difficulty
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4.0
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Thriving newspaper
Assistant sports editor (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MOOctober 7, 2017
Professional work place with managers doing a good job delegating work to employees and allowing employees to fulfill those duties to prove themselves.
Pros
Professional
Cons
Bad location in Columbia
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no summary to provide
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 30, 2017
no longer employed there so i cannot provide current information about the work environment, salary, or management as information would no longer be timely or accurate.
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Struggling company
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Allentown, PA USAMay 13, 2017
Tronc is a retooled version of the former Tribune Publishing Company. As most print media companies, Tronc is struggling on how to monitize digital assets. Every year there has been a decline in revenue, which has lead to downsizing.
Pros
Technology friendly
Cons
Ever increasing workload, decressing pay and benefits
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Toxic culture in a dying industry
Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 13, 2017
Little more has been done other than to manage the decline over the past decade, and through multiple rounds of layoffs, it has become quite top heavy. There is a major disconnect between management and the real world.
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4.0
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Overall positive working environment in an uncertain industry
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 27, 2017
tronc, Inc (formerly Tribune Publishing), offers an overall positive working environment in an uncertain industry. During my time there, I felt that my work was rewarded and always felt valued, appreciated and supported. The company is undergoing a lot of changes recently, but the people make it an enjoyable place to be. If you work hard, you will learn a lot from a such a well recognized media company.
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Fast paced environment working in the Print Industry at the Los Angeles Times.
Sr. NetBackup Administrator Data Center Ops (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 14, 2017
Working at the Los Angeles Times has been a truly great experience working with many different departments while learning the print business. Over the years I was fortunate to be able to collaborate with very talented people and in turn it helped me advance my career.
Pros
Free Los Angeles Times newspaper
Cons
parking downtown
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3.0
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Creative and fun place to work
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  Deerfield Beach, FLJanuary 23, 2017
The newspaper business was a fun and fast paced industry. A typical day would include, design and build advertising for all newspapers, magazines, print collateral in the Tribune Publishing organization. Develop relationships with advertising sales representatives and external clients using customer focused consultative approach.
Pros
Fun group of people to work with.
Cons
When the cafeteria staff left.
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Newspaper iindustry struggling to survive
Project Manager Master Data Management (Former Employee) –  Lewisville, TXJanuary 26, 2016
Tribune is the typical newspaper industry struggling to survive. The only way they can grow the business is to acquire other publications which they can consolidate and into the Tribune systems and cut costs. The atmosphere is that of a slowly sinking ship.
Pros
Casual atmosphere
Cons
Negative atmosphere
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5.0
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Great company to work for.
Creative / Production Designer (Current Employee) –  Deerfield Beach, FloridaOctober 20, 2015
I love my job, but unfortunately, after 5 years, it is coming to an end to a massive layoff at Tribune Publishing.
Having a night schedule is not an easy task, but working alongside wonderful people and management makes it a lot better.
Pros
Love the work
Cons
Night schedule
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Out of bankruptcy...
Sales (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 12, 2015
If you're starting out your career, then this is a fine place to learn about lean budgets and widespread lay-offs.
Working at the beautiful and historic Tribune Tower has its benefits. People think it's very interesting to hear about the changes within my company. However, it's like opening another wound to talk about how many of my friends have lost their job in the last 6 months.
You will learn about the publishing industry and why it's important to evolve as a marketer. You will not feel confident that your job will be there tomorrow.
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