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Reviews for TRIBUNE TECHNOLOGY

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 1 reviews No parking Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 1 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 1 of 1 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 1 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 1 reviews No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 1 reviews No flexible spending account No paid time off Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 1 of 1 reviews No relocation allowance No life insurance

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 30.Sep 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Pleasant enough place to work.

Support from management

14 Managers in 7 years, same position. No managers were new hires.

Teamwork

Teams worked together fairly well, management was barely involved at all.

Freedom to work independently

Great, because management doesn't care.

Internal Communication

My last 2 managers there (six months each) talked to me once each.

Gender Equality

I don't think they tried or didn't, I felt it was a truly unbiased environment.

Attitude towards older colleagues

While I don't think there was a conscious age bias, older workers were often the object of downsizing.

Career Development

earlier on there was advancement potential, later it was a lot of management jockeying. Many layers of management were added between managers and C level people.

Overall compensation for your work

No raises for many years (bankruptcy), but base salaries were fair for market. However, layoffs were common and frequent.

Office / Work Environment

Went from offices, to tiny cubicles so they could rent out building for movie shoots.

Environmental Friendliness

It's a newspaper company, what does that mean?

Work-Life Balance

pretty good

Company Image

When I started company made a lot of effort in branding, later on, none, towards the end of my time there small efforts were made, but honestly the product quality, quantity and presence was always worse than it was the year before every year.

Job Security

Layoff policies were indiscriminate, managers were asked to rate employees by numeric order, and the ones with the lowest numbers were laid off regardless of performance or business need.

Challenging Work

Work was actually fun, and good people, challenging.

Inclusive / Diverse

Yes, there was an effort (or maybe it was really a lack of management) to let the technical people build the right solutions.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop trying to save the company, and just part it out to local entities that care about the local brands for the icons they are in their local communities. You can't build an empire by buying more respected brands and cheapening their products... while raising the purchase price, oh and then trying to support it by selling advertising in a product that you have since given up on promoting. It really is twisted logic.

What I like about the company

The technical people were mostly top notch, some managers were good but the best ones, the ones that fought for their team didn't last long. Upper management expected management to motivate teams knowing well ahead of time they would be doing staff reductions.

What I dislike about the company

Upper management expected management to motivate teams knowing well ahead of time they would be doing staff reductions. Kind of like, "if that team doesn't meet unrealistic expectations for our industry, we will cut X number of employees from your team. Because of this you had a strange culture of highly motivated team players that cared about the company and really wanted to see projects complete. However there was a constant overtone of fear uncertainty and doubt.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    TRIBUNE TECHNOLOGY
  • City
    Los Angeles
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT
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