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Not Employee-friendly

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Former Employee - Reporter  in  Florence, SC
Former Employee - Reporter in Florence, SC

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Behind the Times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Media General full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Memo to Media General: It's the 21st Century Now.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Media General full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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