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Media General Reviews

Updated September 12, 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)

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

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  1. "Content Manager"

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

    Pros

    Developing young reporters, teaching them the journalistic ropes

    Cons

    Long hours, resources stretched too thin inside news departments. News morale low

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people who work for you not just sell for you


  2. "Mostly stable but stuck in the past"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is strong and fairly stable considering the amount of mergers and changes that have happened. We have one of the best CEOs in the industry.

    Cons

    There is little forward thinking and low standards are set by leadership outside of the CEO, preventing him from doing what he could do for the company. Every process and standard could use an upgrade.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up on employees when changes happen.

  3. "Great Culture, Great People"

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    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


  4. "It was an OK job."

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Photographer in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    To make a living with good coworkers. To work with newer equipment and good trucks. To work at a pro golf tournament.

    Cons

    Low pay, low morale, low upward mobility. Tiny pay raises. Too much interference from management outside of the station. Little consideration for everyday workers.

    Advice to Management

    Increase raises to at least cost of living.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Media General full-time

    Pros

    Great team-great products to sell

    Cons

    Getting to be too corporate, to much campaign management rather than selling.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they are worth


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great work atmosphere
    Great job

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    Lack of overtime


  7. "HR Generalist"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great, talented people that value their craft and understand the importance of providing informative and honest journalism.

    Cons

    Turmoil at the corporate level from years of financial problems, sale of a significant part of the business, and a number of mergers made it difficult to function at the field level.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better support and systems for the field level. Trust those in the field to do their jobs without micromanagement.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Digital"

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    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...


  9. "Digital Media Manager"

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    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.


  10. "Broadcast Production Technician"

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn the ins and outs of news production.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to move up.


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