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Media General Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Media General President and CEO Vincent L. Sadusky
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Pros
  • Good benefits, very professional working environment, opportunity for growth and finding connections, great location (in 6 reviews)

  • Lots of good, talented people want to work hard and win (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Crying out to upper management for help produced no results (in 6 reviews)

  • Constantly going though changes acquisitions and lay offs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great management - allows flexibility to find solutions
    - Good feedback on performance
    - Allows telecommuting on formalized schedule
    - Variety in tasks-not micromanaged

    Cons

    - Somewhat structured - changes on the horizon unsure of impact locally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep current staff up-to-date on changes


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Mount Pleasant, SC

    Pros

    Good to learn from ... tons of professionals who can assist in getting your career on track ... good benefits

    Cons

    Constant uncertainty due to merges .. sometimes lack of information on ongoings of company... needs way to involve employees in that dept

  3. "Great Culture, Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Media General full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very busy environment so tasks are often new or infrequent which keeps them interesting and not too repetitive. Great upper management

    Cons

    This station has a lot of technical issues

    Advice to Management

    Fix the technical issues-it will keep viewers happy


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Digital"

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    Current Employee - Digital Sales Manager in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Manager in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Media General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They give you the tools, and when you use those tools to succeed everything is pretty good!

    Cons

    Working through multiple mergers has been challenging...


  5. "Digital Media Manager"

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very digital oriented. Lots of opportunities for growth. A lot depends on local station management.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of change.

    Advice to Management

    Look at ways to boost morale by not overworking staff.


  6. "Master Control"

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    Current Employee - Master Control in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Master Control in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Media General full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers. No micromanagement. Great benefits. One of the first hub facilities in the country. Company Kitchen break room with free coffee and hot chocolate.

    Cons

    No chance of advancement. Like most master control positions the only thing to hope for might be an occasional supervisor opening with time. That comes with it on set of problems. Not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Buy Meredith. Stay away from Nexstar.


  7. "Media General Graphics Intern"

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    Former Intern - Graphic Artist in Richmond, VA
    Former Intern - Graphic Artist in Richmond, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Media General as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship program was very well organized and managed- allowing for maximum learning and real-world experience.

    Cons

    Some of the deadlines were very quick and could be hectic while still learning the process and design style

    Advice to Management

    None, the internship program is very much a well oiled machine. I felt like I got enough individual attention from my mentors and integrated into the team.

  8. "Good people"

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    Former Contractor - Sales in Tampa, FL
    Former Contractor - Sales in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Media General as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, Good people, forward thinking

    Cons

    print company, went thru some hard times,


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good experience in an unstable field."

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    Former Employee - News and Content Producer in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - News and Content Producer in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow and have new responsibilities
    Company is a well-known name in news field
    From what I remember, the benefits were decent

    Cons

    Furloughs and staff reductions (2008-2010)
    High-paid execs, but that seems to have been taken care of in the last couple of years
    It's not so much the company but the news field in general, overworked and underpaid employees

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and appreciate what the people at each station do to keep the company going. Many people work around-the-clock, on holidays, and vacation for this career ... and are rarely compensated adequately. A little extra money, time off, or a pat on the back helps a lot.


  10. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Good pay. Very good management. Loved working there. Wish I was still working there.

    Cons

    In sales the down side is always missing goals. But, the goals were pretty fair.

    Advice to Management

    Happy with management


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