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Still too many self-interested middle managers counting till retirement. Incapable managers remain.

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Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Web Developer in Richmond, VA

I worked at Media General part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good place to learn for a short time, work on your skills and try to numb yourself to inevitable M.T. Suits which remain after new owners.

Cons

Company has such a history of mismanagement and indifference to employees that any manager with 10+ years would have to be removed and that isn't likely. Not a single word from any company rep or source could be trusted. Every encounter with management forced one into a defensive position -management very confrontational. Exhausting micro-management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Until old management has reached their retirement or been ousted, little positive change can occur unless forced upon them by new owners.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    okay to work there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Media General

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, flexible schedules

    Cons

    not personal, not understanding, not caring

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst place I ever worked, bar none!

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Media General full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and helpful co-workers who cared about the product. The product was a great one to sell. The compensation was very reasonable.

    Cons

    Managers are inept as it gets. Good ole boy system alive and well in their linen suits. Upper management is absolutely clueless. Middle management is just trying to hang onto their jobs. While I was there, middle managers were partying with reps and handing accounts out to the girls they partied with. Upper management was receiving reports of Peyton Place and they would shoot the messenger. The place was so bad they bought a traffic system that was virtually unusable. No body bothered to check it out before this huge corporate purchase? Thousands upon Thousands of dollars lost in advertiser dollars because they could not figure the system out. Departments were not allowed to talk to other departments unless they went through Department heads. If this company makes it through the decade, color me surprised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Already given and rejected. They prefer to ride this wagon till the wheels fall off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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