Cox Media Group

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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
108 Reviews
3.2
108 Reviews
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Pros
  • They seem to care about the employees providing good benefits and pension (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits that come with the job, health/dental/vision (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • At times hard to communicate with upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • Very little recognition and low pay (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cox Media Group

    Pros

    Good benefits and good company reputation

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities in the field of expertise

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Its A Check

    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cox Media Group

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great CoWorkers. Nice Location.

    Cons

    Low Morale. Managers treat you like pre school. Very Cutthroat.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    They Train the Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    A good place to gain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the television spot sales industry. Anywhere else you go in this industry you are likely to meet people who came out of this company. It is a the subsidiary of privately owned company, and as such puts a great deal of value into employee benefits, and job security is sound. The sales training program is recognized as the gold standard within the industry. If you are planning a career in television sales this is a good place to get your start.

    Cons

    Private companies, like this one, can only count on the capital that they create through their own industry. That means that employee compensation, particularly for low level employees, is generally tempered by other financial concerns. If you are not on a sales track in your career, opportunity for advancement withing the company is severely limited. Work stations are also very cramped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of lip service payed to employee involvement in innovation within the company, but the tread where the rubber meets the road is inconsistent at best. When you say that you are opening up new opportunities for experienced employees, and then shut them down before they've even had an opportunity to compete, that is not a great way to get them on board. If you say you are looking at internal candidates, you ought to give them a fighting chance. The company has a lot of good people at all levels, but some of the talent is being undervalued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good introduction into the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Cox Media Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really, the only word that comes to mind is "family". The culture in this building is really unlike any other. Everyone is extremely willing to help if you ever need it. There is also a lot of opportunity to try different things while you are working part time promotions. It is not uncommon for PT promotions employees to get trained at the front desk or in programming. You can also take advantage of all the experience in the building! If you work hard, you will get noticed and you will be able to make lasting business connections.

    Cons

    When I was officially hired (I started as an intern) I was told that CMG loves to hire/promote from within. At this point, I have applied for 5 different full time positions, all of which I was completely qualified for, only to get the same "we need someone with more experience" line each time. Also, I've seen and experienced them put a full time work load on part time employees without ever promoting them to full time. It was sometimes difficult to balance work and life because it was not uncommon for the promotions department to need last minute coverage. They will work you to the bone if you let them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is some amazing talent in the building that's being overlooked. Instead of adding on more work for the existing employees, promote existing part time employees who have proven they want to be there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Bag.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Traffic/Continuity in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Traffic/Continuity in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Immediate supervisor was outstanding. Loved my co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay was marginal at best. Upper Management sorely out of touch with what goes on in the trenches. Worst HR Manager I have ever worked with in 25 years of work experience. Lots of cuts while I was there but in all the wrong places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting support staff and start axing some superfluous middle management.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun, fast pace

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Moraine, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Moraine, OH

    I worked at Cox Media Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast pace, make your own money

    Cons

    Keeping up with quota no base pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get your foot into the door if you're looking to get into this industry but do not get stuck!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The Hours, the Location, the fact that there was a NYSC gym in the building, part of a larger organization that offers amazing benefits to their employees

    Cons

    No room for growth, no perks, no summer Fridays, a "Boy's Club" mentality that you will only grow if you're favored or related to senior management. Very old-school mind set. NO ONE gets promoted....sure they'll give you more projects and work but compensation-wise, you get jack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate of standard corporate company policies. Communicate with your team. Allow internal growth and advancement and recognize smart and talented young professionals that want to succeed in this industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A decent internship experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Cox Media Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good group of people that were very caring. Upper management was always willing to speak to the interns. Good place to start your interning process.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity of try new things. Don't believe the interns were always treated fairly, as far the events they were able to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your interns and employees more opportunities to better themselves within the company. Allow them to access different areas aside from promotions.

  10.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Actually "doing" my job was fun, politics were not

    Cons

    Everyone is trying to move up and will do anything to do so

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for gaining experience, not good for longevity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The "family"-like atmosphere is inviting and teamwork is always encouraged. The benefits package is quite generous as well. The company allows you to learn a myriad of skills through their web site, which is great for those just starting out and in need of experience. There are opportunities to get tickets to concerts, events, shows and movie premieres for free. Free food is constantly coming into the building, if you like that sort of thing.

    Cons

    A massive push towards selling digital feels too little, too late in a world that has already adapted to these changes. Too much power is given to the sales staff. Creative people are not truly valued and are often stifled by churning out ads within very tight deadlines, which kills innovation. Communication within the company is very poor and major morale issues are either never addressed, or simply ignored. The salary is lower than average and due to this fact, it is difficult to hire new talent. Management is quick to talk about how well our company earns, and what high standings we have within our industry as a whole, yet that never seems to translate to raises and bonuses for support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the seemingly constant superfluous training sessions which focus on pushing initiatives that for employees in the 20th century, should already be common knowledge (example - if an employee does not understand the value of diversity and inclusion in the present workforce, then they have no place in the corporate world. It is not something to be "trained").

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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