Media General Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. great field

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    Current Employee - Media in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Media in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Media General full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good experiance in media field

    Cons

    nothing downside in media fieldq

    Advice to Management

    no i m not intrested

  2. GREAT they really care

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get gifts, sick days and a lot of vacation days. very laid back

    Cons

    The board that controls the company is not the best.

  3. Great Company & Management, but low wages.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is still profitable.
    Has money to reinvest
    Depending on the division you work for there are lots of really smart and talented people working here.
    Great Management team.
    Lots of change

    Cons

    Declining business model
    Low compensation
    Very, very, very corporate. Think "Office Space".

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the good people, and start clearing out the dead wood in your local properties.

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  5. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Media General full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Individual stations have an excellent work environment. Employees are all of good spirits

    Cons

    All about the bottom line.

  6. I have a pleasant opinion of Media General.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Media General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working with my coworkers. I actually look forward to going to work. The work itself is not that stressful. My work site is in the South, amongst mild weather and low cost of living standards.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is shift stabilization. Weekly schedules are rarely stable; most department employees are expected to maintain flexiblity as we run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. But this is to be expected in this type of environment.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay with more responsibility. Better healthcare benefit packages.

  7. Good people, good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Print industry is in trouble.

  8. It has been a learning experience.

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    Current Employee - A/R & CREDIT MANAGER in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - A/R & CREDIT MANAGER in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  9. Circulation

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    Current Employee - Circulation Manager
    Current Employee - Circulation Manager

    I have been working at Media General

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping people in customer service. Good company benefits.

    Cons

    Working early morning hours at any day.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more positions so that the job is not so stressful.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Only thing constant is change

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    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Middle-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.

    Cons

    There 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 Management

    Tell 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.

  11. Challenges are Met With Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities 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.

    Cons

    Publishing 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 Management

    Invest 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.

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