Media General
2.6 of 5 50 reviews
www.mediageneral.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

Media General Reviews

Updated Jan 31, 2014

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2.6 50 reviews

                             

18% Approve of the CEO

Media General President, CEO, and Director Marshall N. Morton

Marshall N. Morton

(34 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Account Executive (Former Employee)
Lake Norman of Catawba, NC

I worked at Media General full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people. Good pay. Very good management. Loved working there. Wish I was still working there.

ConsIn sales the down side is always missing goals. But, the goals were pretty fair.

Advice to Senior ManagementHappy with management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at Media General

ProsSupport staff, Management who genuinely care about their employees, and growth potential in the digital medium.

ConsPrint industry is in trouble.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My experience was very good.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Tampa, FL

I worked at Media General

ProsColleagues are wonderful, interesting people. Working in same building with TV station WFLA and website TBO.com provides good multimedia experience. Building is in nice location downtown with picture windows overlooking the Hillsborough River.

ConsAtmosphere a little depressing due to state of newspapers, shrinkage in newsroom staffing and news hole and continued threat of layoffs.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is probably doing everything it can in a difficult situation. It could perhaps do more to let employees know how much they are appreciated.

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Good place to learn and grow

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Tampa, FL

I worked at Media General

ProsLhigh number of assets to be competitive in the market

ConsToo many initiatives and constant change. There is not opportunity to see if the current path is successful before more change is implemented.

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It has been a learning experience.

A/R & CREDIT MANAGER (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at Media General

ProsThey have management that are very good and communicate with their employees.

ConsThe media industry is having a hard time and they have had to lay-off people recently.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to see MG look at each business unit individually and make decisions based on their profitability.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a bad place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Charleston, SC

I worked at Media General

Prosnice location
produced a good news product
great coworkers
new building in a great location
good communication from corp
pay was good

Consvery aggressive with contracts
advertising dependent, leads to job cuts in lean times
very newspaper focused
requiers lots of paperwork for reporting

Advice to Senior Managementi think management does a good job managing the company. The decline of newspaper circulation has really hurt the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Only thing constant is change

Copy Editor (Current Employee)
Lynchburg, VA

I have been working at Media General

ProsMiddle-management is supportive and helpful, benefits are good for entry-level work. Facility is clean and well-cared for, town where I work (Lynchburg, Va.) is safe. Newspaper editors have a good grasp of what is relevant to their communities, and care deeply about good work being done.

ConsThere is a sense that the higher-ups are scrambling to deal with the economy's effect on the biz. Plans for progress seem to be shifting. Makes you worry they'll decide next year that your job, what ever it may be, is too expensive, and chop it abruptly. Also, there is so much turnover! People who know what they're doing are leaving or being fired in droves.

Advice to Senior ManagementTell us how you plan to pay for our jobs, in specifics. Too many meetings/memos are full of generalities, like "We will incorporate Twitter into our newsgathering" or "Online sales are the future" without any hard numbers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenges are Met With Opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at Media General

ProsOpportunities as it expands business and begins making progress in the internet sector. Excellent networking opportunities and experience/growth available with the support of a professional working environment. The organization and different divisions within the company allow plenty of ways to migrate into other related careers. Certainly a great place for a variety of experiences.

ConsPublishing and newsprint is a difficult market to be in. There is opportunities for the publishing division to be innovative, but they are resistant. Publishing is definitely not dead, but new ideas seem to be. Decentralized management, giving individual papers/locations relative autonomy makes it difficult to be effective in a support or management role.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in new ideas and begin centralizing the management. Have all divisions share a vision and purpose and push this, along with initiative from the top down. We can then minimize investment in resources, share and adopt best practices across the board and spend less time working on individual obstacles and focus on growing the business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Circulation Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Media General

ProsHelping people in customer service. Good company benefits.

ConsWorking early morning hours at any day.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more positions so that the job is not so stressful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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