Media General

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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 (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 (more than an 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
  2.  

    Lots of opportunities as news employee. Lots of micromanaging

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    Current Employee - Photojournalist
    Current Employee - Photojournalist

    I have been working at Media General full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I always had a fair amount of freedom. Do your job and you won't get bothered much. 3 weeks vacation after 3 years, 4 weeks after 10 years. You usually have what you need to work with, not much more. Pretty good benefits and PTO policy.

    Cons

    Lots of changes at the corporate level, not sure if good or bad at this point. Small raises. Typical news media company. Lots of decisions being made by people who may not understand them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate restructuring currently going on - so not sure how that will change things. Make more of an effort to retain good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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