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"Lots of opportunities as news employee. Lots of micromanaging"

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Current Employee - Photojournalist
Current Employee - Photojournalist
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Media General full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

I always had a fair amount of freedom. Do your job and you won't get bothered much. 3 weeks vacation after 3 years, 4 weeks after 10 years. You usually have what you need to work with, not much more. Pretty good benefits and PTO policy.

Cons

Lots of changes at the corporate level, not sure if good or bad at this point. Small raises. Typical news media company. Lots of decisions being made by people who may not understand them.

Advice to Management

Corporate restructuring currently going on - so not sure how that will change things. Make more of an effort to retain good employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. 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.


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