Cox Media Group Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
18 Interview Reviews

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    Digital Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cox Media Group in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    No phone calls, which was nice. Met face to face a few times, and did some sample work for the higher-ups. The waiting period was tough, though; it took weeks to finally get an answer, and then more so yet to finally begin working.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cox Media Group in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very nice people and they were kind enough to tell me that I was not selected and WHY (makes a huge difference). Even though I wasn't hired, the people and process made me like the company more.

    Interview Questions
    • What percentage of project management is art and science?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Packaging Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Franklin, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Franklin, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Cox Media Group in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very quick process. The lady found my resume online. She contacted me and set me up with a interview. When I was here there was 25 other people having the same interview. So you could call it a group interview I guess. She then gave us a tour of the place. The next week I started. Let me tell you, this is a very fast paced job. You are expected to know how to do everything proficiently the first day of training.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating. They do offer pay increases quit frequently.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Cox Media Group in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Employee Referral, very easy to get hired here if you know someone.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, entry level salary take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cox Media Group in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very Straightforward. 1st interview was with office manager, 2nd with the Sales director that ran the office. No weird questions or anything

    Interview Questions
    • "Where do you see yourself in 5 years"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Ha, no.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Rigorous and absurdly outdated consisting of at least a dozen interviews that seemed to be almost 50% fraternity hazing and 50% 1960s ad-exec role playing a la Mad Men. If you can't "sell them this pen," you seem unnatural and are bullied by middle management. For relocation, when you're offered a pay increase, it only gets calculated into the very complicated compensation/commission system and you may not actually be receiving any more money.

    Interview Questions
    • Even though you're selling to established clients on an agency list, you may be asked to sell your interviewer a pen. That's on the off-chance that the person interviewing you has any sales experience themselves.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Digital Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Cox Media Group in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially approached on linkedin.com by a recruiter. She scheduled a phone interview which lasted 1 hour and was scripted questions. She did not comment on any answers and the entire call was recorded. From there, she recommended me to the local hiring manager who then scheduled a 3.5 hour in person interview with 4 different people. After that, I had another 2 hour phone interview/question and answer test; again recorded. I then met in person with the General Manager and then the Sales Manager. The hiring manager and I then had two separate meetings at Starbucks to go over details and answer any questions that I had.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were very unexpected because I feel they were more personality/character type questions. Example: You get on an airplane and shortly after take off a baby in front of you starts to cry. What do you do? Do you like to be in control? Do you like persuading people to join your point of view? Are you organized? More so at your home or work place?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes. I did negotiate the salary and I was able to get what I wanted because I provided an added benefit/ training that was considered valuable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cox Media Group.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is very lengthy. First you might be contacted by recruiter to screen and ask several questions which are recorded for the manager to listen to she how you answered. "Weird".

    If they feel that you are a possible match they will send your resume to a manager. If you get a interview with the manager it is very lacked and non intimidating. If they feel you are good fit they will schedule a time for you to interview with the VP.

    Once you meet with the VP and he/she feels that you might be a good fit for the organization he/she will have you setup a time for take a recorded call to answer several employment personality questions. This takes about an hour.

    Cox Media is very big on this test and will not hire you based upon some of your answer. I find this to be a very negative approach to hiring. I understand why they do it but to turn down a proven qualified candidate due to a few question baffles me.

    Overall, I felt the interview process was normal and the managers and VP were very friendly and easy to speak with. Best of luck and hope this helps.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Plant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Cox Media Group in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Not pleased with lack of establishing exactly what they are looking for. Recruiter said one thing but mgmt said another. I waited in the lobby for 30 minutes and one of their assistants came down and like a restaurant patron to a server with the index finger wave signaled me over and was kind of rude.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you prejudiced against. They were referring to a group of people, Really? Who asks that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Production Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Cox Media Group.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted on the phone by the person who I was to meet to discuss a job opening at a local television station. The programming dept. head met me and we sat down to discuss the opening. After taking the time to fill out a regular application, the real questions began with the usual ones. Later a scenario styled question was thrown into the mix.

    Interview Questions
    • Big weather system is on the way and you have to be here early the next morning. What do you do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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