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Helpful (1)

Overall good experience in an unstable field.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - News and Content Producer in Myrtle Beach, SC
Former Employee - News and Content Producer in Myrtle Beach, SC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Media General full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Lots of opportunity to grow and have new responsibilities Company is a well-known name in news field From what I remember, the benefits were decent

Cons

Furloughs and staff reductions (2008-2010) High-paid execs, but that seems to have been taken care of in the last couple of years It's not so much the company but the news field in general, overworked and underpaid employees

Advice to Management

Recognize and appreciate what the people at each station do to keep the company going. Many people work around-the-clock, on holidays, and vacation for this career ... and are rarely compensated adequately. A little extra money, time off, or a pat on the back helps a lot.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  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
    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.


  2. 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.


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