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"Still too many self-interested middle managers counting till retirement. Incapable managers remain."

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

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

Pros

Good place to learn for a short time, work on your skills and try to numb yourself to inevitable M.T. Suits which remain after new owners.

Cons

Company has such a history of mismanagement and indifference to employees that any manager with 10+ years would have to be removed and that isn't likely. Not a single word from any company rep or source could be trusted. Every encounter with management forced one into a defensive position -management very confrontational. Exhausting micro-management.

Advice to Management

Until old management has reached their retirement or been ousted, little positive change can occur unless forced upon them by new owners.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. Helpful (4)

    "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 retrenching and holding fast to outdated business models"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


  2. 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.

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