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Updated Apr 25, 2014

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2.6 5 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

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Brent Hensley

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A good place to be and good people doing good work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsSeems 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 Senior ManagementReally 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Be prepared to work your behind off!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Treated Like An Animal (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsTrial 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Complete Waste of Time

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

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

    ConsLocal 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place at all

    Web Content Reporter/Producer (Current Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsFor 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementIn 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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