Cox Media Group

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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
96 Reviews
3.2
96 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seem to care about the employees providing good benefits and pension (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits that come with the job, health/dental/vision (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • At times hard to communicate with upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Very little recognition and low pay (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Understanding company structure and operational needs

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

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

    Pros

    Privately owned companies have much more freedom to run their businesses as needed. CMG has only been organized for five years under Cox Enterprises and has shown incredible growth. The formation was a consolidation and right-sizing event which resulted in hundreds of layoffs. Bitterness from former employees is understandable.

    Cons

    Navigating Cox Enterprises is challenging externally and internally. I see negative reviews for Cox Media Group (broadcast, publishing and digital) that are clearly intended for Cox Communication (cable, internet, phone). When employees do not clearly know for whom they work, there are obviously internal communication problems. Internal movement is nearly impossible. Once hired into a position, an employee is there to stay. There is security in stability, but some people never grow to their full potentials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is actively working to change things. Movement within any company can only be justified through growth or restructure. If the businesses are working well (and they are), there is little need to change. Quarterly employee meetings are held. They are very informative and inclusive. Management members at all levels are approachable. That is rare and it is a quality in which CMG excels. CMG and Cox Enterprises (parent corporate entity) manage cutting edge technologies and growth opportunities. It would be assuring to employees to see management looking from within to staff these areas instead of using external recruiters. The Most Wanted site and internal employee referrals are encouraging work tools. Some employees register with Cox recruiters for opportunities to move. That is dysfunctional and discouraging. For the most part, the management teams are in-sync and they work well together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to learn, earn and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of support to help you with a project. They really care about us and they show it.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Too much top down direction as opposed to listening to the little people. They really will stay on you till you secede.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage the long time employees more as you embrace the young and dumb.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Media Group

    Pros

    The company is very straight forward about what they want from employees. It has always been a great work environment.

    Cons

    Buy-outs! Over the years Cox has sold serval different parts on the company and employees never know which market is next, so it makes things a little hostile and give that crabs in a bucket feel.

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  5.  

    Fun, but the pay...

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    Current Employee - Digital Producer  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Digital Producer in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Good people, fun, rewarding work. Benefits are thorough, and there are some cool perks. the biggest strength is definitely the people.

    Cons

    The pay - or lack thereof. Dismally minuscule compensation, coupled with a complete inability to advance makes for a pretty glum experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline advancement opportunities. Look out for talented employees. And - full time employees need better compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A decent internship experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Cox Media Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good group of people that were very caring. Upper management was always willing to speak to the interns. Good place to start your interning process.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity of try new things. Don't believe the interns were always treated fairly, as far the events they were able to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your interns and employees more opportunities to better themselves within the company. Allow them to access different areas aside from promotions.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good experience as a consultant on several projects over last several years.

    Current Employee - Media Consultant
    Current Employee - Media Consultant

    I have been working at Cox Media Group as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart managers, open to new ideas. High quality of communication. Good cooperation from every employee involved in the research, exercise or training program. Company clearly sets high standards for professionalism from everyone. Have kept in touch with several for networking and mentoring; and happy to do so.

    Cons

    60-90 days turnaround time on payment. So high up-front investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was impressed to hear - and see - commitment to development of staff and their career opportunities. Also, this company is giving more than lip service to work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    The company invests in the tools the sales people need to win! They do a lot of hiring from within which is always a plus if you want advancement. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Nothing stands out as something that can't be expected with working with a growing company. Lots of changes, but all for growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to fight for your sales reps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Consultant  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Media Consultant in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    The culture, employees, and opportunity to make really decent money.

    Cons

    Middle-management seems a bit lost on the direction and how to figure out revenue producing initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good employees are leaving left and right because there is a constant sense of uncertainty in their daily roles. The job itself is stressful enough- no one wants to wonder whether or not their position will still exist day-to-day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cox Media Group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cox Media Group

    Pros

    If you live in the Cox zone you get employing pricing on all of their services. Nice office, good location, good coworkers.

    Cons

    Over promised and under delivered in the hiring process, no training, very negative unhealthy working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sales management should actually have sales experience, out on the streets sales experience, preferably from within the market. Sales management should know the market and have a much better understanding of the market. This market is somewhat quirky and being managed out Phoenix that is an entirely different market doesn't really work.

    No opinion of CEO

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