Media General Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Ok Place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great boss to work for, promoted several times. Was able to work with the growing digital group.

    Cons

    Downsizing, good ole boys (promote those who aren't qualified to find a space for them. Few female leaders. Terrible CEO

    Advice to Management

    Took too long to realize and make needed changes.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Good the bad and the ugly

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Media General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is ok, and they have air conditioning inside.

    Cons

    In sales you will be surrounded by snakes, more everyone will smile in your face and then bite you in the ass if you let your guard down. Also It is one of the places that when you start and a assistant then you will stay as one. The only way to move around to something new here is to leave.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Still too many self-interested middle managers counting till retirement. Incapable managers remain.

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Media General part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn for a short time, work on your skills and try to numb yourself to inevitable M.T. Suits which remain after new owners.

    Cons

    Company has such a history of mismanagement and indifference to employees that any manager with 10+ years would have to be removed and that isn't likely. Not a single word from any company rep or source could be trusted. Every encounter with management forced one into a defensive position -management very confrontational. Exhausting micro-management.

    Advice to Management

    Until old management has reached their retirement or been ousted, little positive change can occur unless forced upon them by new owners.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    okay to work there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Media General

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, flexible schedules

    Cons

    not personal, not understanding, not caring

  6. Helpful (4)

    Worst place I ever worked, bar none!

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and helpful co-workers who cared about the product. The product was a great one to sell. The compensation was very reasonable.

    Cons

    Managers are inept as it gets. Good ole boy system alive and well in their linen suits. Upper management is absolutely clueless. Middle management is just trying to hang onto their jobs. While I was there, middle managers were partying with reps and handing accounts out to the girls they partied with. Upper management was receiving reports of Peyton Place and they would shoot the messenger. The place was so bad they bought a traffic system that was virtually unusable. No body bothered to check it out before this huge corporate purchase? Thousands upon Thousands of dollars lost in advertiser dollars because they could not figure the system out. Departments were not allowed to talk to other departments unless they went through Department heads. If this company makes it through the decade, color me surprised.

    Advice to Management

    Already given and rejected. They prefer to ride this wagon till the wheels fall off.

  7. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good experiance in media field

    Cons

    nothing downside in media fieldq

    Advice to Management

    no i m not intrested

  8. Helpful (4)

    Don't go down with a sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Media General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Product at one time was great. Nice people to work with. could have been a lifelong career.

    Cons

    Management has no clue about changing times, the paper is not what it use to be.. They sit there and say we are the trib and advertisers need us. This company for years has been reactives as opposed to proactive. Through mismanagement from the top all the way down to the local sales managers has given the St. Pete Times the opportunity to take over the Tampa Bay market.

    Advice to Management

    Look for new jobs because It's too late. This company will be shut down and the building and land will be sold. You handed over the market to the Times, hope you enjoye!

  9. Helpful (4)

    A company in decline ... retrenching and holding fast to outdated business models

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    Former Employee - Online Editor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Online Editor in Tampa, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive in the market

    Cons

    Playing a losing game in today's media marketplace

    Advice to Management

    There is more to news delivery than the paper that lands in the driveway and the news you put on TV based on your schedule ... get with the times

  10. Helpful (4)

    A company going to the pits

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Richmond, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some nice folks who genuinely know the business and really works hard.

    Cons

    Good ol' Boys and Girls club. All taking care of each other until they retire in the next 5 to 10 years. No reason to take chances or innovate.

    Board is completely useless.

    The person who runs the Columbus station is a big loser and everyone in corporate wonders why he doesn't get fired. CEO is a loser, has no vision or backbone. Incoming CEO has no experience and is a genuine prick. The company has no future and they know it. It looks like they are getting ready to sell off the rest of the business in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Stopping fooling yourselves. You have no innovation in your blood.

    Stop lying to your employees.

  11. Brief but fun!

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    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Media General as a contractor (Less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked briefly at a Media General station that was piloting hyperlocal social media. At the time, it was a very exciting and dynamic environment. There were a lot of talented and bright people that were very dedicated to this innovative project.

    Cons

    Media General corporate seemed very disconnected from individual properties (stations/papers) and thus seemed out of touch with what was and wasn't working with each one. Very strict IT policies on what can be installed makes it difficult to set up an effective web development enviroment.

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