Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated May 6, 2015
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Pros
  • Co-workers pretty friendly; good benefits (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 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Sales Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good medical benefits, interesting at first.

    Cons

    Huge disparity between management pay and assistant pay. Nowhere to move up. Pay is the same regardless of cost of living, and well below market value for similar jobs. Competent employees are overworked while incompetent ones are kept on at the same pay and given less work to do.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees accordingly, with real raises (not just "cost of living" 1% that EVERYONE gets) and opportunities to grow.


  2. On Air

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good and fun radio stations to work on.

    Cons

    Management have big ego's and pay is small.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Decent pay but no work/life balance; corporate owns you.

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    Former Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits but no work/life balance. Once you are locked in, you have no life. Corporate owns you.

    Cons

    Corporate management have no regard for the well-being of the employees. You're just a number. Corporate managers go about boasting all the wonderful things they have accomplished for the company but it is just words coming out of their mouth. They claim to listen to the plights of the workforce but I'm sure they get so many complaints that they simply ignore them. Corporate is all about the profit; cutting jobs and lumping more work on the ones that are left behind so that management can line their pockets with bigger bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth and hire more people so that your "valued" employees actually have a life while working for your company.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great employee suporter. Lots to learn with lots of training

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, Good spiffs and treats

    Cons

    Group think, Top down not bottom up decisions. Too many meetings. Too many special projects. Too much rah rah. Not enough bonuses, valued prizes and real fun things to do.

    Advice to Management

    Company reeks of insincerity. Get real, be real. Don't play favorites. Don't favor the young and "hip or cute", over the older, more experienced, and proven. If I were a recruiter, with a little investigation, I could gather enough material to use to pull all the key people out, including middle management.


  6. Unorganized

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cox Media Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with top grade equipment and professional looking people

    Cons

    This company makes millions but can seem to only pay $9.00 a hour for part-time

    Advice to Management

    One hand doesn't know what the other is doing, you should fix that


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great company if you enjoy the corporate machine. Everyone is running out the door.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Remote Work, Some of the people who are still here

    Cons

    In a year, the corporation has turned the technology division upside down. Most of the talent who has been around for years have left. There are so many levels of management that it's hard to figure out who reports to who. So many decisions come from up above and its a lot like the telephone game played as a child. They are abandoning everything exciting for developers and have killed the "startup-like" culture that once made this company a joy to work for.

    Advice to Management

    For a corporate machine with billions of revenue, the technology division should pay their employees a bit more; especially if they're supposed to be mindless drones who have little creative control in the design process and work one small, poorly defined ticket at a time. The future of the employees is not clear; regardless of what that might be, it should be made apparent. Developers need more than a paycheck; they need room to grow, expand, evolve, and build skills that will allow them to move around if they so choose. Business decisions are understandable but the breadth and depth of these decisions imposes severe constraints on the developers and it appears they are perceived as replaceable. In my opinion, the business decisions that have led to the current state are based almost solely on the fact that this company treats their developers as disposable resources.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Cox Media Experience

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    Former Employee - Media Consultant
    Former Employee - Media Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good products on the cable TV side, not bad digital offering if only buying locally. Vacation time builds up quickly. Deep discount on Cox Communications services.

    Cons

    Compensation plan that takes a mathematician to understand. Keep trying to play people less and less for billing more and more. Marketing people who have never done sales jobs telling the sales staff what they do wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Be a marketing agency or be a sales organization but there is no integrity in being both. If you go the marketing route then don't penalize reps who spend time developing big plans for clients and they don't come through on time. If you going to be a sales driven organization then let sales people lead it, not marketing people who wouldn't work on commission if their lives depended on it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Fun, but the pay...

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    Current Employee - Digital Producer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Digital Producer in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    Scheduling Nightmare

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    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company consolidated all traffic positions in the city of Atlanta in an effort to make things more efficient - I applaud this effort.

    Cons

    It seems when the campaign fulfillment center was started it wasn't quite thought out. There were not enough people hired and your scheduled changed every month, with shift start times ranging from 6 a.m. to noon, which makes it very hard to live life outside of work if you have to be at work at 6 a.m. one month and noon the next.

    Advice to Management

    More consistency toward processes. Don't work the employees to death to make the markets happy and be more open to what employees are suggesting.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Inexperience confused by the modern age.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full-time telework and flexible work hours are fantastic. Very friendly team. The old-timers are willing to help new hires learn and grow. Great place to start your career out of school. Good starting pay and benefits.

    Cons

    This is a company of ancient relics racing toward a destination they don't understand in an attempt to outrun obsolescence. Project leaders have never worked in big software before - setting unreasonable deadlines and punishing the team for not meeting them. All the key knowledge and responsibility is placed on only a few of us, yet we are not rewarded at all. Countless 60-70 hour weeks with no bonus, no raise, no promotion - nothing. Going the extra mile on special after-hours projects is ignored and sometimes even discouraged. The organization has recently introduced a massive layer of completely unneeded middle management to help grease the wheels on modernizing their CMS product. The problem is that none of the people they hired to run the show have any background in big tech - and I mean absolutely none. All from small outfits with only a few years experience with large software systems - if any at all. This is classic case of message passing and 'delegating' to appear looking busy, when the bulk of the actual work is done by a very small corp of us. This is well known in the team too and demonstrated by very high turnover - let me put it this way, an 'old-timer' is someone who's stuck around over 2 years. Sad. Don't look for career advancement here - there is none.. at all. There are some who have been waiting for their shot at management for many many years and were completely passed up for inexperienced new hires who talked a good game, but are proving to be totally incompetent and overbearing. Proof that the hiring process is laughable at best.

    Advice to Management

    Sever all this wasteful and antagonistic middle-management. Layers and layers of 'managers' who contribute nothing but get all the power. Require reading the following of all management: The Mythical Man-month by Fred Brooks. Also, top leadership should consider reading The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong - because it exactly outlines everything you are doing wrong and how you are not the first to make these mistakes. You had and still have a lot of great talent in your ranks, but you have no idea what to do with them - better figure it out soon before the rest of us leave too.



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