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Richmond, VA
5001 to 10000 employees
Unknown
Company - Public (MEG)
Media
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Media General

With interests in publishing and broadcasting, this company generally has the media covered. Media General publishes more than 20 daily newspapers in Alabama, Florida, North and South Carolina, and Virginia, including its flagship papers the Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia ... Read more

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Media General President and CEO Vincent L. Sadusky
Vincent L. Sadusky
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  • "I enjoyed my time working here but new management has negative outlook for future"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, very knowledgeable about design work

    Very friendly atmosphere (love, love, LOVED the people I worked with then)

    Pushed to learn more/grow

    Cons

    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.

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Media General Interviews

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Media General (Richmond, VA).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions were asked as this opportunity was to replace another temporary associate that did not return to complete her assignment.   1 Answer
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