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"Sad"

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL (US)
Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL (US)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Media General full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Most coworkers make it a fun and enjoyable place to work.

Cons

Don't take a job as an inside sales rep. The call center is managed by people that will tell you what you want to hear at the interview, and then it's "their way or the highway" once you're hired. They micro-manage you to death. They use fear and intimidation to beat down the rank and file. If you have talent and can produce, you will ultimately be looking for another job once again. You can't even move to another department, as they will squash all attempts. Their egos will not allow you to get the better of them. At the interview, be sure to ask about the "Dialing for Donuts" room.

Advice to Management

There are too many people in supervisory positions that did not get to where they are through hard work and merit. Politics and the good old boy network are destroying your company. Do something before the Tampa Bay Times becomes the only paper in Tampa Bay. Listen to your employees at the lowest level. Don't rely on your managers to give you the real story.

Other Employee Reviews for Media General

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Media General produces good journalism, but the company was not prepared for the digital age."

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    Former Employee - Digital Media in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Digital Media in Richmond, VA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Media General continues to be a good place to develop young talent among reporters and producers.

    Cons

    There is no financial strategy for company web sites, so Media General depends on seasonal events like political campaigns and the Olympics as revenue generators.

    Advice to Management

    Please develop a digital strategy to take advantage of the growth opportunities that exist in that medium.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Media General full-time (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 Management

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

    Stop lying to your employees.

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