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Cox Enterprises Overview

Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
1898
Company - Private
IT Services
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution ... Read more

Mission: For more than 100 years, Cox Enterprises has been guided by a simple belief: do the right thing for our employees, our customers and our communities.

Company Updates

  • "The fun part of having super great talent around you, is being able to work with them. That's fun!" - Meet Moya, VP of Sales at Cox Media Group http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQMrg

    Meet Moya Neville

    "What people will tell you when you come to Cox is that people really care about your professional and personal development." - Moya Neville, VP of Sales for Cox Media Group. Learn more about the opportunities to grow with Cox at jobs.coxenterprises.com.

  • One of Cox’s most exciting new investments –BrightFarms– serves the Ohio supermarkets of Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati. This startup is all about improving the health of society and the planet by growing food in the local communities where it’s consumed. Learn more about this fresh and tasty partnership. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQQo5

    BrightFarms to Ohio: Lettuce Serve You

    Now serving the supermarkets of Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati.

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Cox Enterprises – Why Work For Us?


“We invited a diverse mix of employees from across the whole company to join in to share their stories about what makes Cox special. There were many. But what tied them together is the belief that we’re part of something more than just a paycheck. We’re part of something better. We’re a collection of people from around the world with varied backgrounds, ethnicities, skills and talents. Although we each have different roles and responsibilities, we realized we share a common purpose at work, which is to Empower People Today to Build a Better Future for the Next Generation.” – Cox Enterprises President and CEO Alex Taylor

In the words of our CEO and President Alex Taylor, at Cox we believe these words capture the spirit of Cox today.

What We Stand For

Do the Right Thing. Always.

We are guided by a simple belief: Do the right thing for our people, the company and for the planet.

Lead by Example

We live by our values to treat everyone with respect, be accountable, be present.

Bring Out the Best in Everyone

For nearly 120 years, one thing at Cox has remained constant: We put our employees first. We tell our story, recognize great accomplishments, and listen.

Make a Little Music

The office might be where work gets done, but it’s also where co-workers build friendships, enjoy group exercises and balance work with fun. We make today count; with a special, personal touch.

Do it All in the Spirit of Cox

We have a determination that our company should be a force for good in the world, a brave entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of giving back.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, our businesses operate throughout the U.S. and across the globe. With more than 60,000 employees and $20 billion in revenue, we believe that taking bold action and staying true to our values enables us to create a thriving business. Our major operating subsidiaries are Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group; and our national consumer brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. With fourth-generation family leadership, we invest for long-term growth within all our divisions. Learn more below.

Cox Communications is the third-largest U.S. cable provider in the nation, serving approximately 6 million residences and businesses. We are well known for our high-capacity, reliable broadband delivery network as well as our ability to provide superior customer service. For us, it's not about being the biggest; it's about being the best. In today’s constantly evolving media and technology landscape, we are leading the way with innovative products and services that connects our customers to what’s most important to them.

 

There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic and groundbreaking consumer brands like Autotrader ® and Kelley Blue Book®, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com ®, Manheim ®, NextGear Capital ®, vAuto ® and Xtime®.

Guided by our passion and courage, our team at Cox Media Group (CMG) is creating innovative ways to deliver news and information, tell entertaining stories and hold the powerful accountable. Alongside our integrated market strategy and cross-platform advertising solutions, this positions us well to build the future of media. As an award-winning team of broadcasters, journalists, digital media experts, publishers and account executives, we reach more than 52 million Americans weekly in more than 20 markets. And, with a full suite of local, regional and national advertising solutions, we offer unmatched reach for businesses, and unrivaled opportunity for our employees. So, connect with us today, and let’s build the future of media.

 

We are proud to take a leading role in accelerating and supporting innovation within our industries. Our investments keep us energized, connecting us to the next generation of talent and creating a culture of innovation.

Wherever you are in your career exploration, Cox likely has an opportunity for you. With careers in dozens of fields and industries we offer a wide range of opportunity for our employees to chart their course in career growth and development, encouragement to move throughout the company, exceptional benefits and the chance to work alongside the best people you may ever know.

Visit our careers site to see how you can build a career at Cox:

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide.

60,000 EMPLOYEES, ONE GOAL: LEAVE THE WORLD BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT

When it comes to helping others, our actions speak volumes.  At Cox, giving back is a vital part of our culture. For more than 100 years, Cox Enterprises has been guided by a simple belief: Do the right thing for our employees, our customers and our communities.  Every year, ‘Team Cox volunteers’ rack up tens of thousands of volunteer hours. We believe in rolling up our sleeves and getting to work in the communities we serve and call home.

Our contributions can be seen in many ways, and these are just some of our efforts to give back.

  • Team Cox Ocean Cleanup with Ocean Conservancy https://vimeo.com/205254948
  • Cox Enterprises partnership with KaBOOM! to build playgrounds at Genesis Shelter and Legacy Housing’s Shamrock Gardens
  • Cox and The James M. Cox Foundation have given more than $2 million to Habitat for Humanity over the past 25 years. Team Cox volunteers, 600+ employees build homes in southwest Atlanta.
  • Cox employees work with American Rivers to remove more than 16 tons of waste and debris from rivers and riverbanks in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Driving Positive Environmental Change

Driving positive environmental change — inside our company and within the communities we serve — is one of the most important things we do.

In 2007, we launched our national sustainability program, Cox Conserves, and over the past decade we’ve made meaningful progress in our journey to become a more sustainable company.

Our Cox Conserves goals are to send zero waste to landfill by 2024, and to be carbon and water neutral by 2044. With more than $100 million invested in sustainability and conservation projects, we’re on track to meet our aggressive Cox Conserves goals.

We focus on alternative energy, community engagement, employee engagement, energy conservation, waste diversion and recycling, and water conservation.

We operate our businesses in ways that reduce our impact, and we encourage our employees, customers, suppliers and partners to do the same.

Our Approach

Building a diverse and inclusive workplace is a vital business imperative at Cox — and the right thing to do to reflect the world in which we live. Diversity nourishes engagement and respect among our employees, our communities, and the people and businesses we serve. Moving toward a more diverse and inclusive workplace leads to a richer, more creative and team-oriented work environment, and helps us build strong relationships within our communities.

At Cox, one of our guiding principles is to bring out the best in everyone; this is felt through our diversity councils, roundtable discussions and grassroots support of 15 Employee Resource Group chapters across the globe. We provide team members opportunities to engage locally and embrace similarities and differences of people, culture and ideas.

More Than One

It often takes more than one individual or one company to make lasting change. We are dedicated to promoting diversity and advocating for the needs of minorities within the communities we serve. To do that, we support like-minded national and local organizations, whether through employee volunteering, corporate and individual giving and sponsorships or by offering in-kind services. Together, our work impacts our communities for the greater good.

Learn more about our National Diversity Partners

Diversity Among Our Employees

We work to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We honor the unique perspectives of our people, and know that incorporating a variety of insights and backgrounds allows us to better respond to our diverse customer base. In recognition of the company's diversity policies and diverse makeup, Forbes magazine named Cox to its first-ever list of America's Best Employers for Diversity in 2018. We are also a recognized annually by Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

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    Pros

    Lots of great benefits and perks - particularly if you work at the Atlanta campus where there is a gym, cafeteria and other nice amenities. Fun atmosphere, lots of employee engagement events like spring socials (where Zak Brown played last year) and the company is big into providing community volunteerism opportunities.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to leave! The salary is very competitive for the region and the opportunities internally are nearly endless since you can transfer between divisions.

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Cox Enterprises Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cox Enterprises (Atlanta, GA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Met various other associates in the department and was asked questions concerning my previous work experience. Took a critical reasoning test and had a group test that included other candidates to solve a hypothetical situation.

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Cox Enterprises Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes 2018 Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2018
  • 2016 Outstanding Community Partner, Earthshare, 2016
  • Internal Communications Campaign of the Year, North American Excellence Awards, 2017
  • Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award (Golden Isles Conservation Center), Environmental Leader, 2017
  • E3 Awards: Clean Tech Innovations, E3 Business Awards, 2016
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