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Cox Media Group Atlanta Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and great private company to work for (in 25 reviews)

  • Cox offers great benefits, amazing employee perks and a great work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no room for growth for finance folks (in 7 reviews)

  • The upper management is very out of touch with how to not only run the company but also how to truly value their employees (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Overall Good Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of mobility across divisions

    Cons

    Budget cuts can hurt pay.


  2. "Sales Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multimedia Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Multimedia Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits

    Cons

    Minimal work life balance. Lack diversity.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture to work in. Does what's right for their employees. A diverse culture and one that promotes differences across the many markets they operate in. Company is focused on growth and innovation, but does not forget about being the best in the traditional operations.

    Cons

    Sometimes being too "Cox nice" leads to avoiding making some tough decisions. The unintended consequence.....the company may not be the market leader as a result of being too employee friendly.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good engineers, too much political upheaval"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best software engineers I ever had the pleasure of working with

    Cons

    Large re-orgs were frequent, and strategy and direction changed frequently as executives won/lost battles far above us. Felt like the grass when elephants fight.


  5. "Assistant Controller"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, perks and employees.

    Cons

    Too much consolidation can be a bad thing


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Digital Operations"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Private company and can make their own decisions.

    Cons

    Very unorganized. Don't care enough about their employees in certain departments.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Parent Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Parent Company and pays well

    Cons

    Had several layoffs during my tenure

    Advice to Management

    Engage the employees more, the employees were told that the matter but actions displayed otherwise

  8. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best places to work in Atlanta"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive work culture that values committed employees with long-terms goals. People usually stay at this company for a long time and have a lot of historical knowledge.

    Cons

    There is transparency on benefits, but not much transparency on promotion and raise process. There is also a shift towards hiring contract workers instead of full-time workers.


  9. "Sr QA Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Senior QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Senior QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cox Media Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management cares about their people.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any Cons while working there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about your people.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Stable but stale"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability and job security; excellent benefits with Cox Enterprises, including three state-of-the-art fitness gyms on campus, healthy and affordable cafeteria, and good health insurance; opportunities to grow laterally within the company

    Cons

    Many practices are not "millennial-friendly," including unnecessary and outdated rules regarding department transfers; not enough diversity in age, gender or race at the top, therefore lacking in creative diversity and disruption; Cox Media Group is many years behind the industry in terms of social and technology, and this is not ideal for those wishing to secure AND maintain a career in media

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your young employees - provide opportunities for growth and a clear path for advancement; give young employees real responsibility within brands; mandate diversity training at the top; unconscious bias and dinosaur-level ways of thinking still permeate many in the exec suite. Employees feel disconnected from those who sit in the HQ ivory tower.


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