Cox Communications

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Cox Communications Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
765 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They truly do have a good work/life balance as a whole company (in 39 reviews)

  • Benefits- subsidized cable and internet are good (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is lower in the call center than other similar companies nearby (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management has their own agenda without giving clear strategy to the team (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

     

    A career at Cox Communications

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The working environment at Cox Communications is team focused. Everyone is welcome and always willing to lend a hand.

    Cons

    Overall the company is great to work for. At times the commission structure can change which can be slightly frustrating month to month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Wonderful atmosphere. It seems like Cox really care about there employees. Very fair unlike their competitors.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Lots of team building events. Open door policy. Friendly peers.

    Cons

    Constant change. Your job or dept can be eliminated at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating with your staff. It keeps up morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A wonderful environment full of creative people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Voice Engineer in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Voice Engineer in North Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cox Communications

    Pros

    Incredible culture that is driven by executive management who truly believes in the staff. Great place to grow and prosper.

    Cons

    Almost none! Very difficult to find a Con especially when there are so many pros !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your owners culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Designer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cox Communications

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment

    Cons

    Not very challenging jobs, not lot of hands on..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop depending on vendors on everything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fabulous company, great values, autonomy and work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cox Communications

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've ever worked with --- mature, ethical professionals who know their stuff, not afraid to disagree, sometimes vehemently, without it becoming personal. Contractors smile when they remember working at CCI.
    Terrific, open & transparently, humanely managed IT organization in a company with solid values you actually believe in. They mean it sincerely when they say they care about employees.
    Lots of room to move up if you've got the chops and can learn your way through the organization. Okay if you stay where you're happiest, too. Compensation above market for skilled positions. Pension with five-year vest.

    Cons

    Large organization, with all that entails. Organizational maturity is uneven, and some areas quicker to move than others.
    There's a bit of an old-boy network, and you'll feel excluded if your team isn't run by someone who's part of it. It's not a big deal; just buck up and do your best, people will take note.
    On multidivisional projects, not always clear who's driving. Possible to get around obstacles, but why not just remove them?
    Two weeks vacation is hard to adjust to if you're a senior resource accustomed to more like four. You'll get back up to three pretty quickly, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let market pressures take your eye off the focus on supporting employees.
    Don't change your values, ever. This is a great company; that's even harder to hold on to than it is to build.
    Keep doing what you're doing, and double down on delivery speed for key initiatives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Communications

    Pros

    Great environment. Hard work will be recognized. I have built lasting relationships here. People have bright personalities and sense of humor. Leaders of all levels engage with everyone regardless of pay grade. People truly learn names and the longer you work here the more you feel part of a family.

    Cons

    I wish there were more team functions or team builders. They seem to penny pinch big time. Could be due to the costly competitive market. Nation wide, solid company but the very noticable shrinking staff in Northern Virginia is a concern. Many opportunities available but must be willing to relocate which is not a con but it is an option not ideal for all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparent with the goals and vision of future company endeavors. It would reduce nonsense circulating rumors and assumptions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to stay with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst I in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Analyst I in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Cox Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, training provided, a lot of promoting from within. Benefits include college reimbursement, discounts on Cox services, fair to good medical, 401K matching, and a pension plan.

    Cons

    Employee discounts include a lot of restrictions and rules. Also some policies are so strict that there is no room for any leeway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management needs to be sure to keep in touch with lower levels personally, just not taking only the information from their immediate subordinates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    COX Communication

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Communications

    Pros

    Great skill acquired, if you work hard

    Cons

    forced overtime, heavy with occurrences aquired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Cox Communications

    Pros

    Benefits from day one, competitive commission!!!

    Cons

    Being open til 7 is lame

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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

    It's has been a rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Retention Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Customer Retention Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Cox Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cox is one of the few companies that still pay a retirement pension.

    Cons

    There really haven't been any negative experiences working with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use less third party agencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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