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Media General Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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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. "Good company"

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    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.


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "media general"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A large, well managed company

    Cons

    Benefits costs and lack of training


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "MG"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Media General (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good management, great communications between staffers and leadership

    Cons

    Slow on pay increases. Not much chance for advancement.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bonded by Low Morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time

    Pros

    Had some nice freedom at times, enjoyed many of the employees, the atmosphere could feel like family sometimes, the station manager was wonderful. Sometimes they had an ice cream truck show up on hot days in summer to show worker appreciation, as a wonderfully nice way of saying thank you. Gave me flexibility on my hours. Allowed people to move into other depts.

    Cons

    Departments were stingy about raises,(which left people feeling stuck and unappreciated) and then the station would buy lots of new stuff, even though they couldn't keep the things in place working properly or to just replace new things that they thought weren't good enough months later. Sometimes it felt like there would only be one person to fix a rather large problem. Also egos were seemingly an issue and sometimes stood in the way of progress. Not much vacation time, that's not unusual though.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees skills and loyalty and you'll be surprised what you get back in return. Tokens of gratitude are a nice way to show you care, but years without raises while people absorb more responsibility becomes an issue.


  10. "National Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Media General full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good culture

    Cons

    Kind of catty environment in the TV station


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