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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and great private company to work for (in 30 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)

  • Also, upper management claims to have an open door policy, but, they don't (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, good proven company.

    Cons

    Some issues with immediate management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management and support current employees.


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and solid parent company

    Cons

    Poor middle management on the local level

    Advice to Management

    Less closed doors

  3. "Nothing bad but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance respect. Access to cool technology.

    Cons

    The Koolaid is strong for some people and it's definitely not reality.


  4. "Great first job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant
    Former Employee - Production Assistant
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great foot in the door opportunity for recent grads and networking
    your hands on right awau

    Cons

    hard to move up, early hours


  5. "You would like to work here.... Cox Media Group Atlanta- Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Digital Campaign Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Digital Campaign Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love that the company has great benefits, and is very active in the community.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on who you know opposed to what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key! Too often we find out things after the fact. And decisions are made without speaking to the group it will affect.


  6. "Have worked at better places"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Management does not encourage inovation

    Advice to Management

    Automation


  7. "Remote Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Remote Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Remote Customer Service Representative
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, management really does care.

    Cons

    Can be slow at times.

  8. "Not a bad company to work for, but not a great one."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity to move around within the company, very nice work environment.

    Cons

    The position is called "digital media design" but there is very little actual design involved in this role currently. It's moved more to administrative tasks, work distribution, and coaching level 1 Digital Media Designers.


  9. "Politics , Drama, No growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    I cant think if any, oh well flexibility. because there was nothing to do.
    Too many people to do the job

    Cons

    Too much of corporate politics.
    4 out of 6 people in my group left within 3 months

    Advice to Management

    The IT is inflated and there are a lot of people who could be eliminated.
    Look at the qualification of people doing the job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Cox family businesses are employee focused and committed to their community and brand. Diversity and Inclusion is a goal but is a challenge with the leadership (Excluding ELT) in Cox Media Group.

    Cons

    The organization practices ageism and sexism at the highest levels and an "entitlement culture" related to promotions is rampant. People who just sit in their chairs and work the politics get the promotions on the backs of staff who generate ideas and output. Micromanagement is everywhere and the VP’s don’t collaborate or work as a team. This leaves the leaders below trying to clean up the mess left behind by the turf warfare that happens between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the VP level. You have leaders who spend their time constantly "re-orging" and changing things so you can't measure success at their level. If organizations and responsibilities remained static for even 12 months, you might be able to see how ineffective your leaders really are. True performers are managed out because they aren’t "yes-men" and try to do what is best for CMG while others who are long-time friends with leadership are protected when delivering few results. The lack of vision and innovation at the VP level is so bad, it is paralyzing the business. Take a look at the turnover for the last 5 years in Corporate Finance and Shared Services. You are losing talent who are your future because you have leaders who still think like a media company from 25 years ago.


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