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

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    Good the bad and the ugly

    Sales Assistant (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

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

    ConsIn 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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 retrenching and holding fast to outdated business models

    Online Editor (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsCompensation is competitive in the market

    ConsPlaying a losing game in today's media marketplace

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't go down with a sinking ship

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementLook 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsMost coworkers make it a fun and enjoyable place to work.

    ConsDon't take a job as an inside sales rep. The call center is managed by people that will tell you what you want to hear at the interview, and then it's "their way or the highway" once you're hired. They micro-manage you to death. They use fear and intimidation to beat down the rank and file. If you have talent and can produce, you will ultimately be looking for another job once again. You can't even move to another department, as they will squash all attempts. Their egos will not allow you to get the better of them. At the interview, be sure to ask about the "Dialing for Donuts" room.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are too many people in supervisory positions that did not get to where they are through hard work and merit. Politics and the good old boy network are destroying your company. Do something before the Tampa Bay Times becomes the only paper in Tampa Bay. Listen to your employees at the lowest level. Don't rely on your managers to give you the real story.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bait and Switch

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsThe compensation is decent, the co workers are great, and they have excellent on the job training.

    ConsIt starts with the interview process for the Classified Department. The 2 managers that are in charge make you think that you will be treated like an adult professional. Then when you start they micromanage you to death. When you try to approach them about this they say it's our way or the highway. Not a professional way to handle your employees concerns. Combine that with the fact that if you do manage to stick it out you go nowhere in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDump the mid level managers that have been in the same position for more than 10 years and bring in people that have a fresh perspective and some empathy for their workforce.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too Many Managers who manage nothing but their personal lives

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsGreat Place to grow professionally. There are many benefits to working for #1 Newspaper, #1 TV station and #1 Local News Website.

    ConsWith so many changes in 2011 managers and employees were left wondering if their job would exist in the next week. They recently laid off 165 employees a week before Christmas. If you have a great year and bring in revenue over your annual budget you will pay for it the following year. To save money and even the playing field your percentage paid will be scaled down. You must work twice as hard to make the same as the previous year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrim middle management, empower and create incentives that motivate your employees, effectively combat regional competition, and invest in younger employees through management training.

    No, I would not 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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