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Used to Be Great

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great company history and started in Dayton.

Cons

Costly Insurance, Low Pay, Huge Downsizing, Play Favorites, Products have become irrelevant for clients (both readers and advertisers). Newspaper readership declined by 35% the last 10 years...revenue had similar decline. Hanging on by a string...recently out sources creative to India. Cares about staying a float regardless of who they have to fire. Company future is very uncertain. Directors and up are way out of touch of what changes need to be made.

Advice to Management

Quit. The boat isn't going to stop sinking.

Other Employee Reviews for Cox Media Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    New Business Multimedia Manager hired to create a team of 4 to cold call on Austin and surrounding area businesses

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multimedia New Business Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Multimedia New Business Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cox has a long standing reputation for taking care of it's many nationwide employees by providing continuous motivational training sessions and corporate support

    Cons

    The downside was the point at which I joined the team as the Austin American Statesman has been in the middle of a rebuilding phase, testing various programs to help contribute to achieve their $66.9M budget for 2012

    Advice to Management

    The current management structure was hired to replace the age old team that, according to those who were let go, was a wonderfully supportive and caring team. The replacements came from outside Austin and did not bring an open attitude to what the locals had to offer and only had an eye on the budget and not the employee.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Decent salary and benefits, but poor leadership and communication

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good salary and benefit package compared to similar jobs elsewhere; open door policy with most senior management, good opportunities for training

    Cons

    Poor coordination between departments, "ivory tower" thinking in senior management as well as a lack of effective leadership, very low morale


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