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Fun work, terrible pay

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Former Employee - Production  in  Lincoln, NE
Former Employee - Production in Lincoln, NE

I worked at Gray Television

Pros

The television industry by nature is a fun industry to work in. It's a fast-paced environment and you learn a lot in a small amount of time. Your co-workers know what they're doing and it's a great team environment. Gray has high standards for their stations, and that definitely helps you in the long run, especially if you don't plan on working there the rest of your life. It's a good place to learn the ropes.

Cons

You get paid horrendously for the work you do and the hours you put in. I worked on the morning broadcast for a while, which meant getting in by 4 a.m. every day. For that I got paid under seven an hour. You better have another job, savings or generous parents before you take a job with Gray. Many of my co-workers, as well as myself, had a second job to make ends meet.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your employees more.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    It's a great place to work, if you are willing to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Gray Television

    Pros

    The senior management is by far the best I've ever worked with, they actually care about their employees. From the president on down, all are very approachable. Benefits aren't bad, full medical and dental, a 401(k) plan and an employee stock purchase program. Unlike a lot of companies, this is one you can see yourself retiring with, no matter where you are in your career.

    Cons

    Money, or lack of it, always seems to be an issue in the company, at all divisions. Projects tend to be shot down under the premise "there just isn't enough money to do this," or "the ROI isn't high enough for us." Same applies for hiring additional staff. It's not uncommon that an employee is doing the work of two or more. This is really a company where you need to be resourceful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees, if we feel that you have our backs, we'll have yours.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    It varies from station to station

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gray Television

    Pros

    The better Gray stations have excellent work environments. Benefits are very good. Ownership seems solid. At the corporate level there is very little turnover.

    Cons

    The work environment is not good at several of the stations. There is high absenteeism and turnover. It has been noted that some senior and mid-level managers don't trust happier employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a strong look at long term individual station performance. It is likely that the stations with the best ratings and earnings also have the lowest turnover. Reward your superior General Managers by placing them over the poor performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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