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"Bait and Switch"

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Media General full-time (More than a year)

Pros

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

Cons

It 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 Management

Dump 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. Helpful (5)

    "It started good, got bad, then tripped down the rabbit hole to hit the awful bottom."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Producer in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Active TV news industry; Health Insurance Better than Average; Vacation Days; High news numbers; Sold off Newspapers!

    Cons

    No raises; Furloughs; No opportunity for Growth; No bonuses; Pay is not competitive with market; Mismanagement and lack of communication within departments.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. Not adaptable to changes in technology/ways of doing things. Still run on "old school" notion -- news flash, newspapers do not run the media industry anymore. Focus on things in specific markets. Utilize Social Media more.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Epic Disappointment for ambitious sales minded professionals"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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