Young Broadcasting

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  1. Young Broadcasting (now merged w/Media General) about on-par with rest of industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Young Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    With the fairly recent merger with Media General, the overall group equals about 70 stations. There is some strength in numbers, but the corporate management strikes me as being more reactive.

    Cons

    Because of the Young/Media General merger which will be followed around the first of the year by that group merging with LIN Broadcasting, the outlook is questionable. Salaries are roughly average for the market. Promotions within the station are few and far between (Exception: News PAs often get promoted to show producers, then move on after 1 or 2 years.)

    Advice to Management

    Come to a decision re: creating a working plan for the future, or continue doing things "on the cheap."

  2. One of the best broadcast companies to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Young Broadcasting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is a sense of family with this company. Management is really good to the employees. Employees work together to get the job done.

    Cons

    Not the newest equipment; but upgrades being made throughout the company.

  3. very disorganized, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Young Broadcasting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    no pros working for this company

    Cons

    most unorganized and mismanaged company I ever worked for.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    It was a great learning experience... wish I had taken better advantage of it

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    Current Employee - Reporter in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Reporter in Lafayette, LA

    I have been working at Young Broadcasting

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great learning environment, chance to hone your skills

    Cons

    lot of LONG hours, crappy schedule

    Advice to Management

    General Manager is stuck in a time warp, following the "Good ole boy" mantra.

  6. Running it in to the ground

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Young Broadcasting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the money was competitive and my coworkers were very nice.

    Cons

    senior management is incompetent to the point that is like comedy. they should make a sitcom called - our leaders fall asleep in meetings.

    Advice to Management

    well it's too late now for that I think.

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