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Helpful (4)

Media General produces good journalism, but the company was not prepared for the digital age.

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Former Employee - Digital Media in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Digital Media in Richmond, VA

I worked at Media General full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Media General continues to be a good place to develop young talent among reporters and producers.

Cons

There is no financial strategy for company web sites, so Media General depends on seasonal events like political campaigns and the Olympics as revenue generators.

Advice to Management

Please develop a digital strategy to take advantage of the growth opportunities that exist in that medium.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Bait and Switch

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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 full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation is decent, the co workers are great, and they have excellent on the job training.

    Cons

    It starts with the interview process for the Classified Department. The 2 managers that are in charge make you think that you will be treated like an adult professional. Then when you start they micromanage you to death. When you try to approach them about this they say it's our way or the highway. Not a professional way to handle your employees concerns. Combine that with the fact that if you do manage to stick it out you go nowhere in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Dump the mid level managers that have been in the same position for more than 10 years and bring in people that have a fresh perspective and some empathy for their workforce.


  2. Helpful (5)

    It started good, got bad, then tripped down the rabbit hole to hit the awful bottom.

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    Former Employee - Producer in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Producer in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Active TV news industry; Health Insurance Better than Average; Vacation Days; High news numbers; Sold off Newspapers!

    Cons

    No raises; Furloughs; No opportunity for Growth; No bonuses; Pay is not competitive with market; Mismanagement and lack of communication within departments.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. Not adaptable to changes in technology/ways of doing things. Still run on "old school" notion -- news flash, newspapers do not run the media industry anymore. Focus on things in specific markets. Utilize Social Media more.


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