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"Challenges are Met With Opportunities"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Opportunities as it expands business and begins making progress in the internet sector. Excellent networking opportunities and experience/growth available with the support of a professional working environment. The organization and different divisions within the company allow plenty of ways to migrate into other related careers. Certainly a great place for a variety of experiences.

Cons

Publishing and newsprint is a difficult market to be in. There is opportunities for the publishing division to be innovative, but they are resistant. Publishing is definitely not dead, but new ideas seem to be. Decentralized management, giving individual papers/locations relative autonomy makes it difficult to be effective in a support or management role.

Advice to Management

Invest in new ideas and begin centralizing the management. Have all divisions share a vision and purpose and push this, along with initiative from the top down. We can then minimize investment in resources, share and adopt best practices across the board and spend less time working on individual obstacles and focus on growing the business.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. "Media General is a fair and balanced workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time

    Pros

    The management team is employee-focused and cares about the overall product

    Cons

    Periodically staff positions remained open too long

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to keep staffing levels at capacity


  2. "Path to mediocrity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Operations
    Former Employee - Digital Operations
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good, talented people want to work hard and win.

    Cons

    Hard to get things done when upper management is just waiting for the next merger.

    Advice to Management

    Let your talented people shine.

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