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5 people found this helpful  

It started good, got bad, then tripped down the rabbit hole to hit the awful bottom.

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Former Employee - Producer in Spartanburg, SC (US)
Former Employee - Producer in Spartanburg, SC (US)

I worked at Media General full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Active TV news industry; Health Insurance Better than Average; Vacation Days; High news numbers; Sold off Newspapers!

Cons

No raises; Furloughs; No opportunity for Growth; No bonuses; Pay is not competitive with market; Mismanagement and lack of communication within departments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get new management. Not adaptable to changes in technology/ways of doing things. Still run on "old school" notion -- news flash, newspapers do not run the media industry anymore. Focus on things in specific markets. Utilize Social Media more.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micromanaging and herds of middle managers impede work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Media General part-time

    Pros

    Benefits are okay, not remarkable. It's a starting place: a place to grow skills, learn new software programs and the like.

    Cons

    Lurking supervisors, weak middle managers who have had their jobs forever. Notably outdated company culture and management trends. Little value is attributed to outstanding performers. Staff reductions of those who actually do the work are commonplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With new owners it is hoped that there will be a major improvement in managers and morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Epic Disappointment for ambitious sales minded professionals

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at Media General full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Coffee, exceptional hours, good parking, professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Antiquated system and technology, poor management, lack of ingenuity. Takes two weeks to access reports. Too many chiefs, not enough indians. Far fetched expectations with out a firm foundation to work from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your minds and doors to new ideas and spend some time and money in IT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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