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Too Many Managers who manage nothing but their personal lives

Account Executive (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

ProsGreat Place to grow professionally. There are many benefits to working for #1 Newspaper, #1 TV station and #1 Local News Website.

ConsWith so many changes in 2011 managers and employees were left wondering if their job would exist in the next week. They recently laid off 165 employees a week before Christmas. If you have a great year and bring in revenue over your annual budget you will pay for it the following year. To save money and even the playing field your percentage paid will be scaled down. You must work twice as hard to make the same as the previous year.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrim middle management, empower and create incentives that motivate your employees, effectively combat regional competition, and invest in younger employees through management training.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Man Overboard

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    I worked at Media General

    Pros: The job was interesting, varied and informative. My colleagues were the company's best… Cons: Sadly, no one is buying newspapers anymore so there is a sense of futility in the newsroom. Waves of layoffs have sunk morale to a… Advice to Senior Management: Reassess your approach to keeping the newspaper a viable product. Rehire some of the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Shambles!

    Inside Sales Account Executive (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    I worked at Media General

    Pros: There are a few good mid-level managers left, who somehow survived the lay-offs, and these… Cons: Massive waves of lay-offs have contributed to a cynical, dog-eat-dog culture. The pay is terrible and… Advice to Senior Management: Concentrate on creating more niche market and hyper-local publications, online or print. Also, a restructuring of the entire classified advertising section is needed. … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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