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Not Employee-friendly

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
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Former Employee - Reporter in Florence, SC
Former Employee - Reporter in Florence, SC

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

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

Pros

There was room for creative license, a flexible schedule, relaxed newsroom environment

Cons

Low pay, no room for advancement, budget cuts that diminished the quality of the publication

Advice to Management

Needs to consider allowing more employee input and funnel more profits into employee compensation rather than the bigwigs in Richmond. Also, publications need to be laid out in community newsrooms rather than central locations where copy editors have no connection to the community paper.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Behind the Times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Wear multiple hats, direct link to senior exectives

    Cons

    not enough staff for the work, horrible work-life-balance, laughable relationships between colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are people, too. They can't counteract the deplorable state of your industry just cause you stomped your feet and told them, too.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Memo to Media General: It's the 21st Century Now.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

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

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

    Pros

    My division was liquidated, so any pros experienced during my tenure are likely no longer existent there. It's possible, however, that the new owners of Media General (Berkshire Hathaway) are much more competent.

    Cons

    Poor handling of finances and a inability to respond to the 21st century's new media landscape contributed to the collapse of my division.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully, the new owners were able to honestly evaluate the weaknesses of this company and make better choices. (Berkshire Hathaway has many more resources, so I assume this is the case.)


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