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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
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Media General full-time (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 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. Helpful (1)

    Not Employee-friendly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Reporter in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (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 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.


  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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (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 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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