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Media General Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, very professional working environment, opportunity for growth and finding connections, great location (in 5 reviews)

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

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

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

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team work environment from Upper management on.

    Cons

    Extra amount of work outside of work hours


  2. "Not really about the people, more about efficiency."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Traffic Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Traffic Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are flexible with needing to work around personal appointments. Medical benefits are pretty good. Working to keep up with technical advances.

    Cons

    I think if they would motivate people to want to do a better job they would get better results. Happiness makes a better place to work.


  3. "Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great.

    Cons

    They are stuck in the 90's.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade everything.


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER in Hattiesburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Media General full-time (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.


  6. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Media General full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company to work for, at this time I have not experienced any reason to dislike them.

    Cons

    Currently I have no Cons for this company.


  7. "Has been a good company, but future is hazy."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and 3rd week of vacation relatively quickly. Huge network of stations for potential to start at small market and move up steadily. Lots of creative, resourceful people who genuinely want to be a news resource for their market. Huge company size means lots of bargaining power.

    Cons

    Latest acquisition by Nexstar leaves a lot of uncertainty for "legacy" MG stations as far as management styles, staff retention and budgets are concerned. Pay isn't great and some managers would rather hire a parade of cheap rookies than invest in experienced talent. Maybe wait a year or two for the transition to take full effect before you join a Media General station. Pay more attention to the Nexstar reviews on Glassdoor than MG.

    Advice to Management

    I hope Nexstar doesn't try to fix things unless they're broken but I have a feeling shareholder profit will be the highest priority even if the news product suffers and employee morale suffers. Vince Sadusky gets a neutral rating in this review because he's on his way out.


  8. "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


  9. "Overall, good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Media General full-time

    Pros

    room for advancement and growth
    culture is great

    Cons

    pay can vary
    parent company has changed in 4 years


  10. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people in my office were fantastic!!

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in my office..


  11. "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.



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