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Blind leading the blind

District Manager (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

ProsIf you get in the right department low level "old timers" will try and take you under their wing and train you.

ConsWorked 80+ hour weeks for the pay of 40 hour weeks.
Had to take a furlough pay reduction but still had to work on the days I was supposed to be off for it.
Was told by the state circulation manager that I was not working hard or long enough even though I worked 10 to 12 hours a day 7 days a week to keep my district from collapsing.
Anyone above the district manager level including state manager, metro manager, and vp of circulation does not know what it is really like in the field and will chew you out when they don't understand common situations.
When I started I was promised training that was supposed to happen weekly, which ended up never happening after the second week.
People are commonly laid off and their positions eliminated even when that person is needed to support others.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more selective about the postions that are eliminated.
Have senior management experience at least the lower level management positions before being hired from other areas where things are run differently.
Stop chasing the experienced guys out especially those that are forced to retire.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    District Supervisor, salaried position, work 50 plus hours per week with no additional pay. Work all hours of the nigh

    District Supervisor (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    I worked at Media General


    Pros: Nice office space, good location. Cons: Day and evening hours with no extra pay for all hours worked… Advice to Senior Management: Raise salaries No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Blind leading the blind

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Media General


    Pros: Initially seemed like they were committed to multimedia journalism; decent benefits… Cons: It's corporate journalism to its very core, which ultimately means it's a bean counter-driven operation. Any talk of "multimedia" inevitably came down to a way… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your employees at the worker level. Respect their input and don't put all… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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