Media General

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Don't go down with a sinking ship

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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 5 years)

Pros

Product at one time was great. Nice people to work with. could have been a lifelong career.

Cons

Management has no clue about changing times, the paper is not what it use to be.. They sit there and say we are the trib and advertisers need us. This company for years has been reactives as opposed to proactive. Through mismanagement from the top all the way down to the local sales managers has given the St. Pete Times the opportunity to take over the Tampa Bay market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look for new jobs because It's too late. This company will be shut down and the building and land will be sold. You handed over the market to the Times, hope you enjoye!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Brief but fun!

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    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Media General as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked briefly at a Media General station that was piloting hyperlocal social media. At the time, it was a very exciting and dynamic environment. There were a lot of talented and bright people that were very dedicated to this innovative project.

    Cons

    Media General corporate seemed very disconnected from individual properties (stations/papers) and thus seemed out of touch with what was and wasn't working with each one. Very strict IT policies on what can be installed makes it difficult to set up an effective web development enviroment.

    No opinion of CEO
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    A company going to the pits

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Media General full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice folks who genuinely know the business and really works hard.

    Cons

    Good ol' Boys and Girls club. All taking care of each other until they retire in the next 5 to 10 years. No reason to take chances or innovate.

    Board is completely useless.

    The person who runs the Columbus station is a big loser and everyone in corporate wonders why he doesn't get fired. CEO is a loser, has no vision or backbone. Incoming CEO has no experience and is a genuine prick. The company has no future and they know it. It looks like they are getting ready to sell off the rest of the business in the near future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stopping fooling yourselves. You have no innovation in your blood.

    Stop lying to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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