Media General

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Bait and switch

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Media General

Pros

Good ratings in the industry, fair benefits

Cons

They have a great "pitch" to get you on board. Beware of the details they don't share. Be sure to ask how many people are there this year versus last year. Management style is from the '50's. The "boys club" reigns and double standard is rampant: men vs women. The exception is the female senior manager that has even the rank and file quaking in their boots; just because she can. They have absolutely no sense of customer service either. Digital journalists are hired and fired with not even 90 days to prove themselves. They do not have a progressive disciplinary policy; no warnings, just " they are gone" with little or no reason.
Absolutely without doubt, the most inefficient, poorly managed operation I have ever encountered.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I can't begin to give advice. My advice to applicants regardless of job function is look elsewhere.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok Place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great boss to work for, promoted several times. Was able to work with the growing digital group.

    Cons

    Downsizing, good ole boys (promote those who aren't qualified to find a space for them. Few female leaders. Terrible CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Took too long to realize and make needed changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Locked in the movie "ground hog day"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Sales in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, that's about it!

    Cons

    Companies lack of desire to move forward with the 21st century. Inability to have freedom to be creative with ads as client desires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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