Cox Media Group

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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
111 Reviews
3.2
111 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 6 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  2.  

    A decent internship experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Scheduling Nightmare

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Experience

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

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Actually "doing" my job was fun, politics were not

    Cons

    Everyone is trying to move up and will do anything to do so

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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 (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
  7.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (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
  8.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful what you wish for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    If you have experience selling Radio or Television it would be a 50/50 shot

    Cons

    Little or no training, No guidance, no mentor program. Guppies will be eaten by sharks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage new hires, or don't hire those with little or no experience in TV
    No one manages talent they manage via spreadsheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very tough sales, pays well but a high level of stress. Only the top 5% of salespeople can perform well enough here.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, product offering, management, benefits.

    Cons

    Stress level, monthly quota (it's about what you did this week) some very shady salespeople allowed to wrk here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more professional salespeople who perform as part of the team, more support on leads, give more kudos to the few individuals who actually do meet quota and support the company. Reduce the stress level, provide more valid leads direct to the performing salespersons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for gaining experience, not good for longevity.

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

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

    Pros

    The "family"-like atmosphere is inviting and teamwork is always encouraged. The benefits package is quite generous as well. The company allows you to learn a myriad of skills through their web site, which is great for those just starting out and in need of experience. There are opportunities to get tickets to concerts, events, shows and movie premieres for free. Free food is constantly coming into the building, if you like that sort of thing.

    Cons

    A massive push towards selling digital feels too little, too late in a world that has already adapted to these changes. Too much power is given to the sales staff. Creative people are not truly valued and are often stifled by churning out ads within very tight deadlines, which kills innovation. Communication within the company is very poor and major morale issues are either never addressed, or simply ignored. The salary is lower than average and due to this fact, it is difficult to hire new talent. Management is quick to talk about how well our company earns, and what high standings we have within our industry as a whole, yet that never seems to translate to raises and bonuses for support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the seemingly constant superfluous training sessions which focus on pushing initiatives that for employees in the 20th century, should already be common knowledge (example - if an employee does not understand the value of diversity and inclusion in the present workforce, then they have no place in the corporate world. It is not something to be "trained").

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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