I worked at Media General full-time (More than a year)
Great coworkers, very knowledgeable about design work
Very friendly atmosphere (love, love, LOVED the people I worked with then)
Pushed to learn more/grow
Shift work made it hard to balance a work/personal life depending on your shift (9am-6pm, 2pm-11pm, 12am-9am)
Sometimes had to work off-hours/holidays because of the nature of it running 24/7 (but you did get double pay on those days)
Pay (due to it's quick expansion before being bought out by Nexstar, they needed the bodies and chose to cut pay for new hires to only offer a very meager salary)
No real room for advancement in position
Now owned by Nexstar Broadcasting (lacks communication from upper management, no growth, cut benefits, once the company was bought out by them the layoffs started happening immediately leading to a very high turnover rate for anyone left -- basically any negative reviews you read about them are all unfortunately true)
Advice to Management
Actually invest in your employees instead of cutting things left and right or outright ignoring what you've bought out just to have as a money cow, and maybe you'd actually see a return in quality and happiness.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Media General (Richmond, VA).
I was asked to fill-in for another temporary associate that did not return to company. Found the managers to be approachable, likable, and professional. My impromptu temporary assignment ultimately led to a full-time offer.
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