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Media General Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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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 and great collaboration (in 6 reviews)

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

  • Not much vacation time, that's not unusual though (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • 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.


  2. "Good company"

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    • 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.

  3. "Sales Assistant"

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    • 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


  4. "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Media General full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone you work with has the same feeling. Some clients are great and some really are not. The team works well together sometimes.

    Cons

    There is no autonomy as an outside sales person-your time is micromanaged, constant last minute fire drills due to poor planning on management's side, inflated budgets that become unattainable. There is no real training to help you achieve your goals and promises that are not kept.
    Awful life/work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing with a FEAR mentality. The workers will respect your more if you actually praise them for their hard work instead of being unfriendly and unhelpful and not pleasant to be around. Be motivating instead of de-motivating.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Look hard at your GM/GSM Managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Forward thinking company with expanding footprint nationwide.

    Cons

    Too many subsequent mergers have corporate/upper management too worried about "landgrab/musical chairs" and if they will have a job or not to notice what is happening at individual units where employees have become a revolving door due to poor/often hostile work environments due to the impact of poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    Don't be blinded by historical BCF figures when coming into a new corporate position....need to look at the details on how many and why so many mid mgr and AE changes are happening.


  6. "Overall, good company"

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    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


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

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    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. "Administrative"

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    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.


  9. "Good Company"

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    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..


  10. "Great, but Public company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Designer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Digital Designer in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and environment, social culture, and now, a new volunteering initiative that appeals to me. Fun parties and events. Nice equipment / tools.

    Cons

    Public company, so sometimes it feels like the people in control only care about the stakeholders and bottom line. Not much room for growth, at least in corporate positions. Pay is not great. Raises only come to those with title changes. Underwent 2 mergers.

    Advice to Management

    Try to genuinely show care towards your employees. Be as transparent as possible! Offer equal opportunities for promotions. Not just the favorites.


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