Media General Reviews

Updated Oct 8, 2019

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2.9
36%
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66%
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Media General President and CEO Vincent L. Sadusky
Vincent L. Sadusky
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to learn the ins and outs of news production(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, very professional working environment, opportunity for growth and finding connections, great location(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. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Traffic Manager in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Media General full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall great place to work.

    Cons

    Wish pay raises were better.

  2. "Abandoned its duty to serve a community and shafted dedicated journalists"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location and health benefits were good, but not much else.

    Cons

    Executives made poor financial decisions that benefited themselves while lying to employees. Their greed resulted in lost jobs for hundreds of hardworking, talented and dedicated community newspaper journalists and support staff members.

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  3. "Nothing Special"

    3.0
    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

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Furloughs and empty promises (2009- 2015)"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  5. "Editor"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  6. "Great place tod work"

    4.0
    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.

  7. "Media General"

    4.0
    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.

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  8. "Sr Manager TV Station Distribution"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. "Editor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  10. "Media General"

    3.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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