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Media General Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2019

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Media General CEO Vincent L. Sadusky
Vincent L. Sadusky
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, very professional working environment, opportunity for growth and finding connections, great location(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and great collaboration(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Voluntary" furloughs, employees didn't feel they were very voluntary at all(in 9 reviews)

  • "Working through multiple mergers has been challenging(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER in Hattiesburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Media General full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Growing company that has had many mergers lately with a new company taking over this fall. Lots of growth and changes but they have been mostly positive.

    Cons

    Lots of changes to processes that have not all been positive. Quick growth has caused a few issues with processes.

    Media General2016-08-18
  2. "Nothing Special"

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      Current Employee - Meteorologist in Savannah, GA

      I have been working at Media General full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      It was fine, nothing great or awful

      Cons

      They don't exist anymore anyways

      Media General2019-04-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Furloughs and empty promises (2009- 2015)"

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      Former Employee - News Anchor in Birmingham, AL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Media General full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great co-workers. Loved working with the 'team' but management and owners couldn't really be trusted.

      Cons

      "Voluntary" furloughs, employees didn't feel they were very voluntary at all. One married couple with kids both had to take furlough. Terrible situation. Meanwhile higher ups padded their wallets. Females were underpaid compared to their six figure male counterparts.

      Media General2019-02-11
    • "Editor"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Media General full-time

      Pros

      Journalism is an amazing career- meeting people, unlimited access to all kinds of people and events

      Cons

      Horrible pay long hours no flexibility - very little support or coaching

      Advice to Management

      Managers need to be willing to support- financially and in their personal lives

      Media General2018-05-19
    • "Great place tod work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Media General full-time

        Pros

        The company cares about the employees and focuses on teamwork and adding value.

        Cons

        Not much in the way of work / life balance.

        Media General2018-03-19
      • "Media General"

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          Former Employee - Web Editor in Raleigh, NC

          I worked at Media General full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Great people and some terrific managers.

          Cons

          Lack of resources overall for level of market.

          Advice to Management

          More investment in key technologies.

          Media General2018-02-15
        • "Sr Manager TV Station Distribution"

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

          I worked at Media General full-time

          Pros

          Learning new technologies and launch of new content kept job interesting. Pays well.

          Cons

          Constant industry consolidation, downsizing results in low morale

          Media General2018-01-11
        • "Editor"

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          Former Employee - Editor in Columbus, OH
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I worked at Media General full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Great place to work in teams and collaborate with others on projects. Fast-paced environment 365 Days a year. Everyone pulled their own weight to get the job done.

          Cons

          A lot of management and ownership changes meant that there were always changes in rules and expectations. Vacation time could always be expanded to help ease stress of the jobs.

          Advice to Management

          Vacation time could always be expanded to help ease stress of the jobs. When a team manager takes over, having a group meeting with upper management and the new manager and his or her employees would be a good concept to consider.

          Media General2017-10-02
        • "Media General"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Media General full-time

          Pros

          The Healthcare package improved once they switched from Cigna to Blue Cross

          Cons

          There were no significant pay raises

          Media General2017-09-26
        • "General Manager"

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          Former Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Media General full-time for more than 8 years

          Pros

          Media General was a highly organized and professional environment. I enjoyed working with a respectful management team employing a solid development curriculum. The company culture was positive with an emphasis on work/life balance.

          Cons

          Subsequent to several mergers, the company name and logo was finally retired and is now Nexstar TV. Not having worked for Nexstar I cannot weigh-in on any issues with that company, but some of the interim mergers were marked by leadership challenges and an overall lack of communication to middle-management and staff.

          Advice to Management

          The management team in charge of the M&A process is no longer in place as is my understanding, however clear and concise communication about company targets and goals is always appreciated.

          Media General2017-09-12
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