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"A company in decline ... retrenching and holding fast to outdated business models"

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Former Employee - Online Editor in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Online Editor in Tampa, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Compensation is competitive in the market

Cons

Playing a losing game in today's media marketplace

Advice to Management

There is more to news delivery than the paper that lands in the driveway and the news you put on TV based on your schedule ... get with the times

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Worst place I ever worked, bar none!"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and helpful co-workers who cared about the product. The product was a great one to sell. The compensation was very reasonable.

    Cons

    Managers are inept as it gets. Good ole boy system alive and well in their linen suits. Upper management is absolutely clueless. Middle management is just trying to hang onto their jobs. While I was there, middle managers were partying with reps and handing accounts out to the girls they partied with. Upper management was receiving reports of Peyton Place and they would shoot the messenger. The place was so bad they bought a traffic system that was virtually unusable. No body bothered to check it out before this huge corporate purchase? Thousands upon Thousands of dollars lost in advertiser dollars because they could not figure the system out. Departments were not allowed to talk to other departments unless they went through Department heads. If this company makes it through the decade, color me surprised.

    Advice to Management

    Already given and rejected. They prefer to ride this wagon till the wheels fall off.


  2. "Brief but fun!"

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    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Raleigh, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked briefly at a Media General station that was piloting hyperlocal social media. At the time, it was a very exciting and dynamic environment. There were a lot of talented and bright people that were very dedicated to this innovative project.

    Cons

    Media General corporate seemed very disconnected from individual properties (stations/papers) and thus seemed out of touch with what was and wasn't working with each one. Very strict IT policies on what can be installed makes it difficult to set up an effective web development enviroment.

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