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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.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Too Many Managers who manage nothing but their personal lives

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Media General

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    With 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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (2)

    Man Overboard

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

    I worked at Media General

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The job was interesting, varied and informative. My colleagues were the company's best asset. Everyone works hard to meet the common goal of a meaningful daily newspaper.

    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 level of hopelessness. Management lays off productive, dedicated, long term employees like they were old news. Management doesn't have a clue how to save the newspsper so they lay off workers to boost the bottom line rather than cut the high paid decision-makers. As a result the newspaper suffers because there aren't enough people to produce meaningful content. Management is cold and clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess your approach to keeping the newspaper a viable product. Rehire some of the seasoned journalists you've laid off and reduce the number of highly paid upper management.

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