Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Excellent organization with a true family atmosphere and an appreciation for good work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Cox Media Group

    Pros

    Being a privately-held corporation allows Cox to move in very creative ways, allowing for ventures into new businesses and industries, creating new opportunities. They reward entrepreneurial attitudes, and reward those who create new revenue streams.

    Cons

    Management can be risk-averse. Different organizations underneath the Cox umbrella are run as unique entities, creating inefficiencies and communication issues. Can be quite cliquey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a culture that rewards efficiency and those employees who are transformative. Get rid of the deadwood within the organization and delve into the lower levels of the operation to root out those who cling to the status quo. Cox needs to remain stealthy to maintain a leadership position in the information delivery industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Programming Intern in Milford, CT
    Former Intern - Programming Intern in Milford, CT

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

    Pros

    Cool office. Nice/relaxed management. Many learning opportunities available for interns if you are proactive enough to seek them out.

    Cons

    Lack of structure. No compensation for internships. (School credit only)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    This is the best company I have worked for in my career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits including healthcare and pensions are the best I've seen. They give you all the tools you need to do your job. Great technology.

    Cons

    Management needs to recognize good talent when they see it, not just because they like certain people who are their friends. Easy to get pigeon holed into one position and stay there because they don't see you in a bigger role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay more attention to work/life balance. Need to stop paying so much attention to research and go with your gut instincts. Anyone can manipulate research to make it sound like they're living up to their exorbitant fees. Need to look beyond your friends and advance others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Producer / Editor

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    Former Employee - Video Producer/Editor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Video Producer/Editor in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, low health insurance costs, pension, decent budgets for expenses and capital purchases, great talent pool. Cox Media Group was parent company - fantastic parent company to work for. Would recommend anyone working for them anywhere in the country.

    Cons

    Management-centric attitude. Developed, groomed managers while non-revenue generating employees viewed and treated as commodities that could be replaced at any time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. Great company to work for- easy to move up if you show that you are a had worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Care about employees
    -Management open to lower level staff walking in and asking questions or asking for career advise
    -Great insurance and 401k benefits

    Cons

    -can become too corporate (big brother is always watching)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask for employee input more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Intern, reporter.

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Pros

    Good experience. Good direction. Made plenty of connections and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Worked for the news channel and was obviously not as important as the music side.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great Training

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cox Media Group

    Pros

    Great group of people, excellent training, and a culture that values the work/life balance.

    Cons

    Although a great company, media sales was not a good career fit for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase sales incentives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. A great place to learn, earn and grow

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of support to help you with a project. They really care about us and they show it.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Too much top down direction as opposed to listening to the little people. They really will stay on you till you secede.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage the long time employees more as you embrace the young and dumb.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Understanding company structure and operational needs

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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

    Privately owned companies have much more freedom to run their businesses as needed. CMG has only been organized for five years under Cox Enterprises and has shown incredible growth. The formation was a consolidation and right-sizing event which resulted in hundreds of layoffs. Bitterness from former employees is understandable.

    Cons

    Navigating Cox Enterprises is challenging externally and internally. I see negative reviews for Cox Media Group (broadcast, publishing and digital) that are clearly intended for Cox Communication (cable, internet, phone). When employees do not clearly know for whom they work, there are obviously internal communication problems. Internal movement is nearly impossible. Once hired into a position, an employee is there to stay. There is security in stability, but some people never grow to their full potentials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is actively working to change things. Movement within any company can only be justified through growth or restructure. If the businesses are working well (and they are), there is little need to change. Quarterly employee meetings are held. They are very informative and inclusive. Management members at all levels are approachable. That is rare and it is a quality in which CMG excels. CMG and Cox Enterprises (parent corporate entity) manage cutting edge technologies and growth opportunities. It would be assuring to employees to see management looking from within to staff these areas instead of using external recruiters. The Most Wanted site and internal employee referrals are encouraging work tools. Some employees register with Cox recruiters for opportunities to move. That is dysfunctional and discouraging. For the most part, the management teams are in-sync and they work well together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Media Group

    Pros

    The company is very straight forward about what they want from employees. It has always been a great work environment.

    Cons

    Buy-outs! Over the years Cox has sold serval different parts on the company and employees never know which market is next, so it makes things a little hostile and give that crabs in a bucket feel.

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