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"Great Company & Management, but low wages."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Company is still profitable.
Has money to reinvest
Depending on the division you work for there are lots of really smart and talented people working here.
Great Management team.
Lots of change

Cons

Declining business model
Low compensation
Very, very, very corporate. Think "Office Space".

Advice to Management

Keep hiring the good people, and start clearing out the dead wood in your local properties.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Only thing constant is change"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Middle-management is supportive and helpful, benefits are good for entry-level work. Facility is clean and well-cared for, town where I work (Lynchburg, Va.) is safe. Newspaper editors have a good grasp of what is relevant to their communities, and care deeply about good work being done.

    Cons

    There is a sense that the higher-ups are scrambling to deal with the economy's effect on the biz. Plans for progress seem to be shifting. Makes you worry they'll decide next year that your job, what ever it may be, is too expensive, and chop it abruptly. Also, there is so much turnover! People who know what they're doing are leaving or being fired in droves.

    Advice to Management

    Tell us how you plan to pay for our jobs, in specifics. Too many meetings/memos are full of generalities, like "We will incorporate Twitter into our newsgathering" or "Online sales are the future" without any hard numbers.


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    "They will cut you off at he knees."

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    Current Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are just starting out in your career, you should work here because you will get some decent experience.

    Cons

    Senior management decided to put all the sales people on straight commission. This would not be such a big deal except for the fact that the sales department is so disorganized. They hire whole departments and then decided to get rid of everyone in 6 months. There is no training and the managers are always changing their mind about what to focus on. Almost everyone in sales is looking for a job some place else.

    Advice to Management

    Sales people pay your salary start treating us with a little respect and dignity.

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