Media General

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My experience was very good.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

I worked at Media General

Pros

Colleagues 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.

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management 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 people but company is in rough waters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Media General

    Pros

    The people there are great and the atmosphere is relaxed. They are going through cutbacks. For someone lacking job experience and not looking for top dollar they are a good opportunity to build your resume.

    Cons

    MG is a media company in a bad economy and there have been many cutbacks. In the second half of 2011 they mandated 15 furlough days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've been giving yourself raises while the company is going down the tubes. What does that do for morale? I bet you could find a better CEO for less than half the money. Evaluate the products that Digital Media is turning out.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    In four years I learned that Media General will not get past their news paper mentality.

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    Former Employee - Central Broadcast Controller in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Central Broadcast Controller in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Media General

    Pros

    They are spread out nicely around the south eastern united states. They have some nice perks for working in media and have lots of way to help other people.

    Cons

    They have tons of debt, tons of news papers, and no plan on how to make money. Their is little growth and constant threat of lay offs and furloughs. Internal transfers are never followed up on and would rather hire local less qualified people then keep current people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need a clear plan forward and stop asking employees for ideas or their money.

    Disapproves of CEO
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