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"Epic Disappointment for ambitious sales minded professionals"

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

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

Pros

Good Coffee, exceptional hours, good parking, professional atmosphere.

Cons

Antiquated system and technology, poor management, lack of ingenuity. Takes two weeks to access reports. Too many chiefs, not enough indians. Far fetched expectations with out a firm foundation to work from.

Advice to Management

Open your minds and doors to new ideas and spend some time and money in IT.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. "Good people, good company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Support staff, Management who genuinely care about their employees, and growth potential in the digital medium.

    Cons

    Print industry is in trouble.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Too Many Managers who manage nothing but their personal lives"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    With 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 Management

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

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