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"I worked at a station under Media General."

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Former Employee - Business Department
Former Employee - Business Department
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

They usually would let employees leave a little early the day before holidays, pretty good pay, great insurance, and pretty good paid time off.

Cons

The biggest con is the management at the station level. Crying out to upper management for help produced no results. Management needs to be firm.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees. The reason many are leaving is due to management. Hello! Why would employees be looking for other jobs! Please, MG, look in the mirror.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Bait and switch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good ratings in the industry, fair benefits

    Cons

    They have a great "pitch" to get you on board. Beware of the details they don't share. Be sure to ask how many people are there this year versus last year. Management style is from the '50's. The "boys club" reigns and double standard is rampant: men vs women. The exception is the female senior manager that has even the rank and file quaking in their boots; just because she can. They have absolutely no sense of customer service either. Digital journalists are hired and fired with not even 90 days to prove themselves. They do not have a progressive disciplinary policy; no warnings, just " they are gone" with little or no reason.
    Absolutely without doubt, the most inefficient, poorly managed operation I have ever encountered.

    Advice to Management

    I can't begin to give advice. My advice to applicants regardless of job function is look elsewhere.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Locked in the movie "ground hog day""

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    Former Employee - Sales in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Sales in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, that's about it!

    Cons

    Companies lack of desire to move forward with the 21st century. Inability to have freedom to be creative with ads as client desires

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