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Bait and Switch

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Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Tampa, FL (US)
Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL (US)

I have been working at Media General full-time for more than a year

Pros

The compensation is decent, the co workers are great, and they have excellent on the job training.

Cons

It starts with the interview process for the Classified Department. The 2 managers that are in charge make you think that you will be treated like an adult professional. Then when you start they micromanage you to death. When you try to approach them about this they say it's our way or the highway. Not a professional way to handle your employees concerns. Combine that with the fact that if you do manage to stick it out you go nowhere in the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dump the mid level managers that have been in the same position for more than 10 years and bring in people that have a fresh perspective and some empathy for their workforce.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 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 for more than a 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
  2. 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
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