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Media General Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Pretty good benefits and PTO policy (in 4 reviews)

  • good pay and benefits, flexible schedules (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Crying out to upper management for help produced no results (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Not a bad place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Something new every day. Get along well with co-workers

    Cons

    For a company that's in the communication industry, we're pretty bad at communication


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Media General full-time

    Pros

    A leader in Broadcasting and Media. A staple in the communities we service. An ever-changing, growing company with plans to become number one in the industry are all good things in my book!

    Cons

    Furloughs and layoffs ran rampant in the late 2000's and early teens. No real structure. The corporate ladder is hard to find. Seems like a lot of wealthy execs are at the top but haven't tried to connect with the every day workers since Marshall left the helm.

    Advice to Management

    Create a real path to greatness. Employees need to know how to move up to the next level, having these standards will create a better company, bring in more revenue, reduce lay offs.


  3. "Advertising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Media General full-time

    Pros

    Independent to work on your own and your ideas are heard. Less meetings so more time to work on your projects. Great location, can walk downtown for lunch. Company trying to bring comrade together by creating monthly fun events for us all.

    Cons

    Shortage on garage parking access. Some park around homeless shelter can be a bit discouraging. Pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    To actually use and implement the ideas created from their employees.


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  5. "Master Control"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Digital"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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...


  7. "Digital Media Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great work atmosphere
    Great job

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    Lack of overtime


  9. "Great Culture, Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Administrative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People. Teams were collaborative and fully vested to each other and company to deliver solid results.

    Cons

    Senior management lost sight of their employees, during each merger.

    Advice to Management

    Truly value the employees more through solid benefits and pay.


  11. "Sales Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, day hours

    Cons

    Sales staff demanding, long hours, office politics



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