Media General

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Media General Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
57 Reviews
2.7
57 Reviews
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Media General President, CEO, and Director Marshall N. Morton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay and benefits, flexible schedules (in 3 reviews)

  • Active TV news industry; Health Insurance Better than Average; Vacation Days; High (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Crying out to upper management for help produced no results (in 3 reviews)

  • Still a newspaper, old school mindset to doing business that has been dead for at least 15 years (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experie4nce at Media General was great

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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

    Pros

    If you do what you are supposed to do for the most part they leave you alone & let you do your job

    Cons

    No cons. I really didn't have any problems while I was employed there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management was very approachable. Mr. Bryan seemed to be able to call everyone by name & I really appreciated that.

    Recommends
  2.  

    great field

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    Current Employee - Media in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Media in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Media General full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good experiance in media field

    Cons

    nothing downside in media fieldq

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no i m not intrested

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    GREAT they really care

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Pros

    You get gifts, sick days and a lot of vacation days. very laid back

    Cons

    The board that controls the company is not the best.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company & Management, but low wages.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Pros

    Company is still profitable.
    Has money to reinvest
    Depending on the division you work for there are lots of really smart and talented people working here.
    Great Management team.
    Lots of change

    Cons

    Declining business model
    Low compensation
    Very, very, very corporate. Think "Office Space".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring the good people, and start clearing out the dead wood in your local properties.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Media General as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, Good people, forward thinking

    Cons

    print company, went thru some hard times,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good experience in an unstable field.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - News and Content Producer in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - News and Content Producer in Myrtle Beach, SC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Norman of Catawba, NC

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

    Pros

    Great people. Good pay. Very good management. Loved working there. Wish I was still working there.

    Cons

    In sales the down side is always missing goals. But, the goals were pretty fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy with management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Pros

    Support staff, Management who genuinely care about their employees, and growth potential in the digital medium.

    Cons

    Print industry is in trouble.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was very good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Media General

    Pros

    Colleagues are wonderful, interesting people. Working in same building with TV station WFLA and website TBO.com provides good multimedia experience. Building is in nice location downtown with picture windows overlooking the Hillsborough River.

    Cons

    Atmosphere a little depressing due to state of newspapers, shrinkage in newsroom staffing and news hole and continued threat of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is probably doing everything it can in a difficult situation. It could perhaps do more to let employees know how much they are appreciated.

  11.  

    Good place to learn and grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Media General

    Pros

    Lhigh number of assets to be competitive in the market

    Cons

    Too many initiatives and constant change. There is not opportunity to see if the current path is successful before more change is implemented.

    No opinion of CEO

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