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Cox Enterprises Reviews

Updated August 4, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance and great place to work" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Flex time - great benefits - great people" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons that I can think of" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Not much diversity and mobility for diverse employees in the Talent Acquisition Department" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Enterprises full-time (More than 10 years)

    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.


  2. "Sr Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Enterprises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    They really do care about employees
    A fun place to go to work every day
    Many amenities on the campus
    Great job security

    Cons

    People do not leave the company so advancement opportunities are few

  3. "Ok company to work with. Management doesn't listen to new ideas."

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    Former Employee - Traffic Commercial Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Traffic Commercial Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Horrible hours for a family person.

    Cons

    The hours are ridiculous and not possible for a person with children.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

    Cox Enterprises Response

    Jul 27, 2018

    Hi, and thanks for your review. Our people play a vital part of the Cox family that's why we offer work from home opportunities for so many of our employees. While we don’t know the specifics of your... More


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Heavy focus on employee experience: flexible hours, great benefits. People are happy and excited to be a part of the company. Strong company culture

    Cons

    Somewhat cultish in the way everyone worships the company; employees can be catty and judgement until you're welcomed into the inner circle

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally. Listen to concerns from lower level staff about their issues with team leadership. Let go of employees that are not a fit with the company sooner to avoid worsening levels of low morale amongst the team.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong values-based company. Good benefits. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Communications and HR teams have high turnover rate. Decisions take a long time due to consensus culture which stifles innovation.

    Advice to Management

    HR leadership needs a better tracking system on turnover within departments to identify underlying leadership issues.

    Cox Enterprises Response

    Jul 5, 2018

    Hi. Our values and our people drive our success, for sure! And the company’s leaders take seriously their responsibility to build a better future for the next generation, and sometimes that requires... More


  6. "Counsel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Entrepreneurial environment
    Compensation
    Family owned private company

    Cons

    Constant change
    Industry disruption
    Work Life balance


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Living in the grey"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Enterprises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, decent pay, reasonable work/life balance

    Cons

    Everything is situational and you are constantly having to redefine what is correct for any given situation. The company isn't "policy" driven and never will be from what I've been told by HR and management. If you like structure and stability CEI is not for you. Also ego's are fragile in middle management and saying anything but yes to the wrong person can blacklist you from moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Consider that you aren't a 200 person company anymore and that there is a real need for tried and true policies to govern the organization and it's operations. You can still be "people" centric without the chaos the is working at CEI

    Cox Enterprises Response

    Jul 9, 2018

    Hi, and thanks for your review. At Cox Enterprises, we have many policies in place that provide structure and guidelines, but in many instances as well, we offer flexibility for managers and... More

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cox Enterprises full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Human capital focus by family owned company.

    Cons

    Would be great to focus more on corporate politics.

    Cox Enterprises Response

    Jun 22, 2018

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. We are glad that you had a good experience at Cox, and we thank you for being with us more than eight years! Best wishes to you.


  9. "Talent acquisition stinks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Nice offices. There are good people at the company in talent acquisition in the lower levels. That's all that can be said positive about the company

    Cons

    Management has turned over so much that staff morale is a very low. New management from collections positions came in has no exp in talent acquisition. Not sure how the company made such a decision when an experienced person can be brought in from outside the company to make things better. It's the fourth change at the top of talent acquisition in several years. The businesses see the problems and don't want to deal with talent acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the group and bring better leadership or get rid of it and let the businesses do their own process. They do mostly anyhow.

    Cox Enterprises Response

    Jul 9, 2018

    Thank you for your review. The Cox culture is one of openness and candor, so your feedback is greatly appreciated. While we have experienced many changes in Cox Talent Acquisition, these challenges... More


  10. "Great values, rich history, execution-challenged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful Cox family values
    Comfortable working environment with lots of nice perks
    Great people who genuinely care about employees and customers

    Cons

    Slow decision-making
    Lack of innovation means many of the business divisions are struggling

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks
    Accelerate the focus on identifying the new vertical(s) for investment

    Cox Enterprises Response

    Jun 22, 2018

    We are thrilled that you valued your time here at Cox. It is our goal to create a memorable employee experience with great people, and it seems like you experienced that. Our growth as a $20 billion... More


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