Media General Reviews
good pay and benefits, flexible schedules(in 3 reviews)
Everyone works hard to meet the common goal of a meaningful daily newspaper(in 4 reviews)
Crying out to upper management for help produced no results(in 3 reviews)
Still a newspaper, old school mindset to doing business that has been dead for at least 15 years(in 5 reviews)
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Pros – Most coworkers make it a fun and enjoyable place to work.
Cons – Don't take a job as an inside sales rep. The call center is managed by people that will tell you what you want to hear at the interview, and then it's "their way or the highway" once you're hired. They micro-manage you to death. They use fear and intimidation to beat down the rank and file. If you have talent and can produce, you will ultimately be looking for another job once again. You can't even move to another department, as they will squash all attempts. Their egos will not allow you to get the better of them. At the interview, be sure to ask about the "Dialing for Donuts" room.
Advice to Senior Management – There are too many people in supervisory positions that did not get to where they are through hard work and merit. Politics and the good old boy network are destroying your company. Do something before the Tampa Bay Times becomes the only paper in Tampa Bay. Listen to your employees at the lowest level. Don't rely on your managers to give you the real story.
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Pros – The compensation is decent, the co workers are great, and they have excellent on the job training.
Cons – It starts with the interview process for the Classified Department. The 2 managers that are in charge make you think that you will be treated like an adult professional. Then when you start they micromanage you to death. When you try to approach them about this they say it's our way or the highway. Not a professional way to handle your employees concerns. Combine that with the fact that if you do manage to stick it out you go nowhere in the company.
Advice to Senior Management – Dump the mid level managers that have been in the same position for more than 10 years and bring in people that have a fresh perspective and some empathy for their workforce.