Gray Television
2.2 of 5 20 reviews
www.gray.tv Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Gray Television Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

Gray Television Vice Chairman, CEO and Director Hilton H. Howell, Jr.

Hilton H. Howell, Jr.

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22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hard work, good experience

    Reporter (Former Employee)

    ProsI was a reporter at one of Gray's entry-level, small stations. Once you get benefits after the first 90 days they are amazing. The management at my station was very smart and supportive. Good company culture.

    ConsLow pay. Long hours. Working holidays. One-man-banding all my stories. But that's media nowadays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop updating the editing systems every year and hire some photogs.

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    Old technology, supportive News Director and Asst News Director

    Production Assistant (Former Employee)
    South Bend, IN

    ProsGood leadership in the newsroom, ND and Asst. ND were very involved and supportive of the staff.

    ConsNotre Dame is all that mattered. Seemed like PR arm of university. Dated equipment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more money into the technology, competitor was tapeless and high definition in the field while we were up converting off of tape using technology from the 90's. Please invest more money in your on-air product and equipment in the field. Felt hindered by the old, outdated cameras, editing system and workflow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience

    Meteorologist (Current Employee)
    Eau Claire, WI

    ProsEasy going work environment and friendly

    Conslow pay scale and not much opportunity to move up

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great first job in the field

    Production Assistant (Former Employee)
    Panama City, FL

    ProsExperience. They gave me a chance when no one else would.

    ConsPay. I asked if I could be trained for weekend director, and they informed me that I'd have to learn other jobs that will be phased out first. They are going HD some time this year, and will be reducing the staff. My position was only part times you can not exceed 29 hours a week. But, being there at 4AM, you're too tired to do anything else. If you can live with your parents, or get support elsewhere, it may be worth it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was great! They are always doing things for employees. It's not their fault that behind the scenes people don't matter enough to get paid more money and treated differently.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An interesting job that will not lead to any promotions whatsoever.

    Technical Media Producer (Current Employee)
    Harrisonburg, VA

    ProsIf you have an interest in the way that TV station works, its a great job.

    ConsYou will not make very much money or have great benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay the TMPs more. They do a lot of work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun work, terrible pay

    Production (Former Employee)
    Lincoln, NE

    ProsThe television industry by nature is a fun industry to work in. It's a fast-paced environment and you learn a lot in a small amount of time. Your co-workers know what they're doing and it's a great team environment. Gray has high standards for their stations, and that definitely helps you in the long run, especially if you don't plan on working there the rest of your life. It's a good place to learn the ropes.

    ConsYou get paid horrendously for the work you do and the hours you put in. I worked on the morning broadcast for a while, which meant getting in by 4 a.m. every day. For that I got paid under seven an hour. You better have another job, savings or generous parents before you take a job with Gray. Many of my co-workers, as well as myself, had a second job to make ends meet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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