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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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2.6 55 reviews

17% Approve of the CEO

Media General President, CEO, and Director Marshall N. Morton

Marshall N. Morton

(36 ratings)

26% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Everyone works hard to meet the common goal of a meaningful daily newspaper(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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    great field

    Media (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Prosgood experiance in media field

    Consnothing downside in media fieldq

    Advice to Senior Managementno i m not intrested

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GREAT they really care

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Roanoke, VA

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

    ConsThe board that controls the company is not the best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company & Management, but low wages.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsCompany 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring the good people, and start clearing out the dead wood in your local properties.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good experience in an unstable field.

    News and Content Producer (Former Employee) Myrtle Beach, SC

    ProsLots 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

    ConsFurloughs 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 Senior ManagementRecognize 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Executive (Former Employee) Lake Norman of Catawba, NC

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHappy with management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Richmond, VA

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

    ConsPrint industry is in trouble.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was very good.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsColleagues 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.

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

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

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    Good place to learn and grow

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsLhigh number of assets to be competitive in the market

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

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    It has been a learning experience.

    A/R & CREDIT MANAGER (Current Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsThey have management that are very good and communicate with their employees.

    ConsThe media industry is having a hard time and they have had to lay-off people recently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to see MG look at each business unit individually and make decisions based on their profitability.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Circulation

    Circulation Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsHelping people in customer service. Good company benefits.

    ConsWorking early morning hours at any day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more positions so that the job is not so stressful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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