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  1.  

    A good place to be and good people doing good work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at KOCO-TV

    Pros

    Great people, exciting atmosphere in that news and current events are top of mind, opportunites are always coming around if you want them, opportunities to move within Hearst family of media nationwide. If you want to build a career, KOCO and Hearst are a great place to do this.

    Cons

    Seems to take a long time to get rid of poor employees which cost the station the loss of some very good ones. Not related to previous comment, but key - losing some key staff positions puts undue stress on remaining employees and won't necessarily balance out with budget savings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really understand the value of a job position before removing it - the devil is in the small details that get dropped. Pay closer attention to why some staff aren't succeeding - is it that they are not trying or being managed in less-than positive & supportive ways.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be prepared to work your behind off!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at KOCO-TV full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was okay, but time off policies included a blackout time for Feb., May, July, and Nov.

    Cons

    They are under staffed, as I was working up to a month without a day off. Pay was low compared with market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Chewed up, thrown out, nobody cared if you were knocking on deaths door, live local latebreaking

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Treated Like An Animal in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Treated Like An Animal in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at KOCO-TV

    Pros

    You got to meet some amazing co-workers, people who were talented and have some great skills. You got to see the in's and out's of a TV station. You got to cross train a lot and learn some great things.

    Cons

    Trial by fire on most things, poor scheduling, frequent 12 hour work days followed by an 8 hour turn around. Managers play favorites when it comes to holidays. Just don't expect to ever get one. Paid under $10 to deal with major decision that effect entire station. Frequent un-needed breaking news to get ratings....always being blamed for things out of the workers control. Very High turnover. Lost over 7 people in the course of 2 months. People walking off the job because they are fed up with injustice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and value your employee not only the on-air ones but the one that keep the station running 24/7. How about a raise to all workers not just the general manager. Also give a worker at least 1 day off a week..its hard to do all you need to do for the entire day when you are working 7 days a week. Also when people do finally find a better job, because they will, don't jip them on hours worked and vacation pay outs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete Waste of Time

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at KOCO-TV

    Pros

    Programming is great. Strong potential for growth long-term as a station.

    Cons

    Local management does not care about clients. Completely unethical - do not fulfill what they promise to clients. Do not believe anything they offer unless it is written.

    Extreme bias in the sales department - if you are a man, you may have a chance of doing well. Offers made are complete fiction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the local manager. He screams at employees, calls them names - and has an awful reputation in the market. Does not create a teamwork environment - pits salespeople against one another and creates a hostile work environment. He regularly loses revenue by getting involved when unnecessary. MICROMANAGER. Does not work to maintain a positive relationship with clients or employees. Regularly distributes call ins and accounts based on his personal relationship with sales people instead of having fair distribution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad place at all

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Content Reporter/Producer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Web Content Reporter/Producer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at KOCO-TV

    Pros

    For the most part the people at KOCO are great but like any workplace there are your exceptions. People are always there to help out and it's a very laid back place to work.

    Cons

    The middle management at times seems to not understand the market and what would make them successful. Some of their hires are questionable at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the Oklahoma City market, if you stay local with talent that people recognize and continue to develop new ideas that will keep the viewers interested and ingaged, you'll improve the station's performance.

    Recommends
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