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Media General Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, very professional working environment, opportunity for growth and finding connections, great location (in 6 reviews)

  • Great place to work in teams and collaborate with others on projects (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Senior management lost sight of their employees, during each merger (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Avoid at all costs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Media General full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many -- all of the pros left when the company was acquired by Nexstar.

    Cons

    New management at Nexstar doesn't care about employees


  2. "It was a good place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Media General full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, very professional working environment, opportunity for growth and finding connections, great location.

    Cons

    too many acquisitions, lack of job security.

  3. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Media General full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and learning structure

    Cons

    Constantly going though changes acquisitions and lay offs


  4. "Tech Media Op"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Media General full-time

    Pros

    Good communication leads to much better product.

    Cons

    Wages typical of industry standards.


  5. "Uncertain Future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Media General full-time

    Pros

    I have worked with a wonderful group of really talented people. Great managers over the years have helped me advance my skills. Great flexibility. There may be more opportunity for advancement in the larger Nexstar.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, now that MG is no more, the future is uncertain. It seems like every merger brought changes that were mainly for the worse. Nexstar seems like less of a "family" to me. We shall see though.

    Advice to Management

    Continue challenging employees and providing opportunities for them to advance.


  6. "Terrible management with no accountability and will no only get worse after merger"

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    Former Employee - Multimedia Producer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Multimedia Producer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time

    Pros

    Because the management is so bad there is no one supervising employees and most days there is no work to be done because there is no one creating projects or delegating work to do that more often than not you will have 4-5 hours a day free to work on freelance projects, and search for a better job.

    Cons

    Awful management makes progress impossible. There is no way this company can compete or keep up with Scripps, Sinclair, or Meredith when it comes to the future of local TV news. The upcoming merger with Nexstar will only make things worse. None of their stations are 1 in their markets and sadly at this point even keeping the handful of stations in 2nd place seems impossible.


  7. "News reporter"

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    Former Employee - News Reporter in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - News Reporter in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Media General is now Nexstar My experience with MG is relatively good. Benefits were as good or better than other media companies I've worked for.

    Cons

    Reporters are overworked with many new positions coming as one-man-bands.

    Advice to Management

    respect your employees on a day-to-day basis. Too many managers take for granted the work your people do.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Media General full-time

    Pros

    Company has some of the highest rated television stations in their markets, with leading talent, staff and programming

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions resulted in loss of key employees and leaders.


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