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Media General Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, very professional working environment, opportunity for growth and finding connections, great location (in 5 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 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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


  3. "HR Generalist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Digital Media Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Digital"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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. "Broadcast Production Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "good exposure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    upward mobility. Multi market, multi media potential

    Cons

    company focused. need time to focus on clients

    Advice to Management

    protect clients


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Producer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - News Producer in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - News Producer in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, I worked as a News Producer in Jackson. The executive producer will teach and help you learn everything about producing.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, get time you requested off. You will get stuck producing 1 show. I worked 12 hours shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Salary for producers is not enough.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre company in a struggling industry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photojournalist
    Former Employee - Photojournalist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local management appears to care. Decent benefit package, 401k match, quite a bit of time off (especially if you are a legacy employee). Occasionally some extremely fun and exciting days, but becoming fewer and further between.

    Cons

    Merger after merger. Understaffed, at least in my local market. Corporate seems to have very little knowledge on benefits and how to fix any kind of payroll issues. If I remember correctly I received 3 amended W2s this year, one after April 15. Overall lack of organization. Very shortsighted goals, presumably just trying to get through the next acquisition and keep spending at a bare minimum. Sales ruled the roost and would have more impact on the news department than ethics would dictate.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions that will make you a leader in your market. I understand that you have an obligation to the board and shareholders but there will be a time after the quarter or FY that you have to remain competitive in order to remain relevant. Give employees a reason to want the company to succeed.


  11. "Master Control"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


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