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"Good products terrible senior management"

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Former Employee - Broadcast and Interactive Sales Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
Former Employee - Broadcast and Interactive Sales Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Worked mostly on broadcast television and online side in sales as both an AE then management and they have valuable advertising products. They also value their clients and focus on service is good at the local level

Cons

Still a newspaper, old school mindset to doing business that has been dead for at least 15 years. Too much old guard in decision making roles

Advice to Management

Invest in identifying and developing your local and general sales managers. As these people go so go your sales revenue. Additionally break down the walls between on air, creative, engineering and sales, crazy how little we were allowed to collaborate inter department.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Good pay. Very good management. Loved working there. Wish I was still working there.

    Cons

    In sales the down side is always missing goals. But, the goals were pretty fair.

    Advice to Management

    Happy with management


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Career employee that left after seeing the same old mistakes and don't care attitude by Mgmt."

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the stations did let their employees go early on holidays and had station parties.

    Cons

    pay is not the best, the management is terrible ( good old boys network alive and well ), people who were in tight with "movers and shakers" got key jobs that otherwise would never get even considered, lots of pressure to "produce" and watching consultants parade in and out of the stations giving them the same tired and unproductive advice and walking out with LOADS of cash

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying about YOUR pockets and start worrying about your employee's pockets. You worry about cost, yet your poor pay and conditions force employees to leave. You then hire a new person and they make mistakes and errors in learning that cost you MONEY.

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