Cox Enterprises

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Cox Enterprises Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
52 Reviews
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52 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company highly values the work/life balance and treats employees very well (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits package, Cox is involved in the community (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management can be hesitant in taking risks, and is satisfied with the status quo (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not exciting, but steady work.

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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 Enterprises full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, with good telework policy and opportunity for advancement if you go the extra mile with your work. The facilitates include a well stocked cafeteria, and a nicely sized gym. Moreover, the employee benefits are 2nd to none.

    Cons

    The work can be monotonous, and if you are the type that likes be involved in different areas, then you may find yourself getting bored (as I did).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote from within and to work toward employee work \ life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cox Enterprises is the best company!

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

    I have been working at Cox Enterprises

    Pros

    The company is financially solid and really cares about the emoloyees. Leadership doesn't just say they care -they prove it with action. The employees are like family. The facilities are top notch. Base salaries are competitive, but not the highest; however, the bonus plans are very generous. The insurance plans are amazing and the company offers 401k matching AND a well funded pension plan...which is unheard of these days!

    Cons

    There can be downsides to any company, but I can't think of any that are worth mentioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Enterprises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cox has the best benefits of any company I have ever worked with, and the cost is extremely low as compared to other companies. Great work/life balance. The family is very supportive of its employees.

    Cons

    Upper management can be hesitant in taking risks, and is satisfied with the status quo. It can be difficult to move ahead due to entrenched leadership in some areas of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A place people retire from

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

    I have been working at Cox Enterprises full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really put their money where their mouth is when it comes to employees. From the Employee Relief Fund to keeping benefits and wellness at the front... it's nice to see a company that cares.

    Cons

    When HR doesn't understand what a position is even if it's defined, it is very difficult to get them to pull compensation to match the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going in a positive direction and really listentin to the employees. It's working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company vision - poor un-trained management

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

    I worked at Cox Enterprises

    Pros

    Excellent company vision and overall benefits.

    Cons

    Excellent company vision extremely diluted by poor un-trained management. Many EEOC laws broken due to uninformed and untrained management. HR relies on employee ignorance to enforce discriminating policies based on uneducated, un-trained management level decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hire/promote employees to management, not just based on good performance in current job, popularity, or excellent brown-nosing skill. (this does not automatically make them an effective manager). Instead, hire/promote management based on formal management training in order to foster positive skills that increase employee performance, build trust and employee/management relationships, and gain a better understanding and adequate knowledge of the relationship between ethics and law.
    - Make sure policies are fluid across the company. Individual/team/group/division policies should not exist, but they do.
    -Hire HR teams that are competent to perform in the area of expertise that they are expected to perform or employ an organizational consultant firm to improve this function within the organization.
    -Make tests and assessment a mandatory component for promoting the best talent to management positions.
    -Make management/ethics training mandatory before hiring/promoting talent.
    -Annually perform employee feedback of individual management performance that is anonymous and without fear that there will be repercussions for honest feedback.
    -Finally, employ those EXPERIENCED formal training teams to train employees...Do not expect employee to employee training to be a successful method of training. There is much more to developing employees and developing a successful training program than watching random, un-trained co-workers do their jobs.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Family Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Cox fosters work/life balance allowing remote working and flexible schedules, great people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Slow to move, innovotion is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A clear defined plan for progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not sure how to manager change

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cox Enterprises

    Pros

    The part time job did not interfere with day time

    Cons

    no paid time off so lost money when time was taken off.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    My overall experience at Cox was amazing. My senior manger were great communicators and very direct.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cox Enterprises as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture is great at COX. Everyone is very friendly and it is great working on teams is always enjoyable. The pay at Cox is very competitive as well.

    Cons

    I would change the project integration work. I think that Cox should create a program that allows a group of interns to work cohesively as a group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Nice experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Cox Enterprises part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a good place for you to work or intern. The people are very nice and patient and always willing to help you.

    Cons

    The people sometimes are not very efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company that believes in staying involved with the community

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cox Enterprises full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to volunteer in the community and company provides a great work/life balance.Company culture promotes an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Promotions, lateral moves may be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share the vision of the company with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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