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"Media General produces good journalism, but the company was not prepared for the digital age."

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Former Employee - Digital Media in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Digital Media in Richmond, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Media General full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Media General continues to be a good place to develop young talent among reporters and producers.

Cons

There is no financial strategy for company web sites, so Media General depends on seasonal events like political campaigns and the Olympics as revenue generators.

Advice to Management

Please develop a digital strategy to take advantage of the growth opportunities that exist in that medium.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A company going to the pits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice folks who genuinely know the business and really works hard.

    Cons

    Good ol' Boys and Girls club. All taking care of each other until they retire in the next 5 to 10 years. No reason to take chances or innovate.

    Board is completely useless.

    The person who runs the Columbus station is a big loser and everyone in corporate wonders why he doesn't get fired. CEO is a loser, has no vision or backbone. Incoming CEO has no experience and is a genuine prick. The company has no future and they know it. It looks like they are getting ready to sell off the rest of the business in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Stopping fooling yourselves. You have no innovation in your blood.

    Stop lying to your employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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.

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