Media General
2.6 of 5 50 reviews
www.mediageneral.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

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

Producer (Former Employee)
Spartanburg, SC (US)

I worked at Media General full-time for more than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Micromanaging and herds of middle managers impede work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Media General part-time


Pros: Benefits are okay, not remarkable. It's a starting place: a… Cons: Lurking supervisors, weak middle managers who have had their jobs forever. Notably outdated company culture and management trends.… Advice to Senior Management: With new owners it is hoped that there will be… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Epic Disappointment for ambitious sales minded professionals

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

I worked at Media General full-time for more than a 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. … Advice to Senior Management: Open your minds and doors to new ideas and spend… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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