Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. The company has changed over the years and is trying to get on the corporate bandwagon which is appreciated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company and you get a pension and are fully vested after five years. it's 70% base which is nice. Most TV Ad sales jobs are 100% commission.

    Cons

    Lack of training when it comes to digital. They just want you to select it and have outrageous goals that are unattainable. Thus ensuring that you won't make your full salary. They should offer a lot more trainings to employees--not just in digital but period.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people. Don't invest in new companies to get in line with the future and not invest in employees that have been there.

  2. Helpful (1)

    They Train the Industry

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

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to gain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the television spot sales industry. Anywhere else you go in this industry you are likely to meet people who came out of this company. It is a the subsidiary of privately owned company, and as such puts a great deal of value into employee benefits, and job security is sound. The sales training program is recognized as the gold standard within the industry. If you are planning a career in television sales this is a good place to get your start.

    Cons

    Private companies, like this one, can only count on the capital that they create through their own industry. That means that employee compensation, particularly for low level employees, is generally tempered by other financial concerns. If you are not on a sales track in your career, opportunity for advancement withing the company is severely limited. Work stations are also very cramped.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of lip service payed to employee involvement in innovation within the company, but the tread where the rubber meets the road is inconsistent at best. When you say that you are opening up new opportunities for experienced employees, and then shut them down before they've even had an opportunity to compete, that is not a great way to get them on board. If you say you are looking at internal candidates, you ought to give them a fighting chance. The company has a lot of good people at all levels, but some of the talent is being undervalued.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Get your foot into the door if you're looking to get into this industry but do not get stuck!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Hours, the Location, the fact that there was a NYSC gym in the building, part of a larger organization that offers amazing benefits to their employees

    Cons

    No room for growth, no perks, no summer Fridays, a "Boy's Club" mentality that you will only grow if you're favored or related to senior management. Very old-school mind set. NO ONE gets promoted....sure they'll give you more projects and work but compensation-wise, you get jack.

    Advice to Management

    Be considerate of standard corporate company policies. Communicate with your team. Allow internal growth and advancement and recognize smart and talented young professionals that want to succeed in this industry.

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  5. Good for starting out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place to start your career in Media and learn the ropes.

    Cons

    CMG had limited growth potential. If you did not want to go in to sales, there's really no other place for you to move to.

  6. Decent place to start

    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting point for research and a good bunch of people to work with in the New York Office.

    Cons

    No real room for advancement, pay is not reasonable for living in the city.

  7. Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot to learn about business, good insight into Nielsen system and how ratings work. Management on my team was great but I was the exception not the norm.

    Cons

    Hours are 8:30-5:30, not fun. Casual Friday is not very casual, same outfit minus the tie.
    The pay is not enough to live on, most people in my age range (low-mid 20's) who libe on their own either barely scrape by or have more than one job, which is extra difficult because of the hours.

  8. Helpful (1)

    great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding company with great pay!

    Cons

    At times hard to communicate with upper management!

  9. Fun company...no room for movement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in West Babylon, NY
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in West Babylon, NY

    I worked at Cox Media Group part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Lots of chances to learnand expand professional knowledge.

    Cons

    Lots of opportunities...just don't expect to benefit from them unless you're friends with someone high up in the food chain.

    Advice to Management

    Work on keeping quality employees instead of hiring more filler.

  10. A place to start a career in the television sales industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the biggest companies in the industry.

    Cons

    Non-sales positions have little opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to the employees on the analyst level. Do not assume they will learn everything you know without having formal training. Don't keep secrets to devalue the support staff.

  11. Bad Pay for Account Executives and terrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security and sales training program

    Cons

    Company does not back its account executives and pays terribly. Looks to always side with client and does not go to bat for its own workers. Too much micro management

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees and treat them as workers and not just robots

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