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A company going to the pits

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

I worked at Media General full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Some nice folks who genuinely know the business and really works hard.

Cons

Good ol' Boys and Girls club. All taking care of each other until they retire in the next 5 to 10 years. No reason to take chances or innovate.

Board is completely useless.

The person who runs the Columbus station is a big loser and everyone in corporate wonders why he doesn't get fired. CEO is a loser, has no vision or backbone. Incoming CEO has no experience and is a genuine prick. The company has no future and they know it. It looks like they are getting ready to sell off the rest of the business in the near future.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stopping fooling yourselves. You have no innovation in your blood.

Stop lying to your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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
  2. 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
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