Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Not a place that I would recommend.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None, There is nothing about this company worth bragging about.

    Cons

    People play favorites. Those that are liked do what they want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Be careful what you wish for

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    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you have experience selling Radio or Television it would be a 50/50 shot

    Cons

    Little or no training, No guidance, no mentor program. Guppies will be eaten by sharks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage new hires, or don't hire those with little or no experience in TV
    No one manages talent they manage via spreadsheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    Run out the door, DON'T WALK.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is a free soda pop cooler, and a free coffee machine. You can pick the equipment you prefer to use.

    Cons

    Management is directionless, lost promises, claims to be open source friendly - but a completely adverse to investing into open source. Management is young, and unproven. As leaders they leave a lot to be desired for Senior and Seasoned engineers/developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some real talent in the management pool. Stop pretending to foster a culture that care, and actually implement it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Horrific. Unqualified management. Company can not make up it's mind on where they want to go!!!

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money - well , before they increase your quota and then lower your commission.... for the third time in a single year.

    Cons

    Constant change. I had 4 managers and 3 VP changes is just under 2 years. Fraternity/sorority like behavior as far as getting ahead. If you are completely unqualified for an advanced position it's OK! You're hired!! - as long as you are "besties" with the person hiring for the position. VERY unprofessional conduct in meetings - directors and managers would CRY in meetings and constantly yell at the sales staff It was embarrassing to watch. NOT ONE PERSON will ever hold themselves accountable for their mistakes because they are too afraid of getting fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional. Be passionate. MAN UP. Take responsibility. Stop blaming others for your terrible management skills. Start noticing the employees that work hard and genuinely care for the outcome of the client. There are so many talented and hard working professionals that are really good at what they do and deserve to be promoted. I saw too many people who deserved promotions getting passed over for an employee who had far less qualifications and experience. Let the sales staff do their job - stop calling 3 to 5 last minute meetings a week to discuss how poorly they are doing when the sales staff needs to be out in the field getting the job done - how do you expect them to work when you keep them in the office listening to you complain about their numbers?? My ultimate advice - CLEAN HOUSE OF UPPER MANAGEMENT. Get rid of them. it's the only way to prevent the same cycle of sorority sister and good 'ol boy type behavior. Bring in optimistic and REALISTIC personalities who have recently worked in the field. Marketing is constantly changing and the old school mentality is not a good fit for the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Pfffff.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    90% of the people you'll work with are great

    Cons

    Management is APPALLING and there is no acknowledgement of loyal past with the company. Upper Management's biggest flaw is that they have awful middle-management that micromanages every task and allows for no recognition of positive achievements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show a little respect for the loyal employees that you pay garbage to, even after several years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Last Place You Want To Work

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Base salary is ok if u can like on 40k

    Cons

    Old products, over priced, poor training, always new flavor of the month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Job Security isn't the problem

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have enough work to keep me busy for years

    Cons

    Not enough time off from work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evenly balance out the amount of work you have to employee ratio.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Bad Pay for Account Executives and terrible management

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Security and sales training program

    Cons

    Company does not back its account executives and pays terribly. Looks to always side with client and does not go to bat for its own workers. Too much micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees and treat them as workers and not just robots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Weak Management

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team building exercises. Investment in developing talent.

    Cons

    No follow through on promoting talent. Lots of lip service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get managers to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Get specifics on internal promotion stats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Hard Working Employees Beware

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    Former Employee - Promotions in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Promotions in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job on your resume. You meet some cool people along the way. You can score free tickets to events.

    Cons

    Instead of a real bonus, you'll get a book about the company founder -that was published by Cox. And free ham! Real classy.

    People who kiss the management's behinds endlessly, but have no management skills whatsoever, will slack off and still get promoted. While people that are more deserving are stifled in hourly jobs with no respect.

    Morale is low, because management doesn't promote the people that deserve it and doesn't fire the slackers that they love... no matter how much work they create for everyone else. Raises are stuck at a paltry 2%... and good luck getting salaried jobs. So you only are motivated to work hard enough to not get fired, while looking for external career opportunities.

    You can work your tail off -and your boss still will deny you the promotion/raise they dangled in front of you, while also working politically to keep you from transferring to a better job in another division. Because they know things will go to pot when you leave -but they're still unwilling to pay you what you're worth to make you happy.

    Management is rife with men that make sexist comments about female staff. So unless you're part of the "boys club" -just know that they're making misogynistic comments about you behind your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop shooting yourself in the foot by not promoting the people that actually work hard for you and care about details/quality. Promote people that are actually respected by their peers -not your buddies that suck up to you, but are totally incompetent. It makes everyone else realize they're going to get the shaft too.

    Morale is LOW. You can't keep treating your support staff like garbage and expect to get efficiency or quality out of them. Give people the raises/promotions they earned. Don't not pay bonuses and then give some tacky gift instead (very Christmas Vacation Jelly of the Month Club). And when employees do something to save the company money, REWARD THEM! Treat every one your employees like gold, and I promise, it will improve work ethic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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