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Cox Media Group Austin Reviews

Updated May 17, 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. "Multi media sales consultant"

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    Former Employee - Multi Media Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Multi Media Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn digital marketing, get sales training. Good entry level sales position

    Cons

    Managed poorly. Started feeling like a call center when I left. Experienced sales people will not be happy.

    Advice to Management

    The office I was in had twice as many sales people as needed making half what they should. Need to flip it to retain the best people and keep good ones happy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits (pension and 401k)

    Cons

    Remote location, not much opportunity for advancement without relocating to Atlanta

  3. "Local Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Salaries repaid on time.

    Cons

    Constant change. Reorganizing departments, Directors, Managers every few months. Massage employee turnover. Low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that have relationships in their city. Develop an on-boarding process.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't bother"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees are excellent to work with

    Cons

    Management is a sham. VP's and Upper Management care more about making their year end bonus than they do about their employees. Raises are minimal, 1-2% per year if you are lucky. A particular VP would have her "favorites" and the rest of the staff was treated poorly. As downsizing occurred, employees were expected to do the job of 3-4 people without being given any renumeration.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to care about your employees more than your bonus. Employees that feel appreciated will work harder.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Many Changes Were Happening At The Time"

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    Former Employee - Multi Media Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Multi Media Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good pay structure, skill enhancement classes/seminars

    Cons

    Too many changes going on with management at the time. I understand things are much better there now from former colleagues. It felt like an old school industry trying to be a leading digital company in Austin, but didn't produce the greatest results.

    Advice to Management

    Watch Brene Brown's the Power of Vulnerabitly Ted Talk.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "New Business Multimedia Manager hired to create a team of 4 to cold call on Austin and surrounding area businesses"

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    Former Employee - Multimedia New Business Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Multimedia New Business Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cox has a long standing reputation for taking care of it's many nationwide employees by providing continuous motivational training sessions and corporate support

    Cons

    The downside was the point at which I joined the team as the Austin American Statesman has been in the middle of a rebuilding phase, testing various programs to help contribute to achieve their $66.9M budget for 2012

    Advice to Management

    The current management structure was hired to replace the age old team that, according to those who were let go, was a wonderfully supportive and caring team. The replacements came from outside Austin and did not bring an open attitude to what the locals had to offer and only had an eye on the budget and not the employee.


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