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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great benefits include low premium for health insurance; 401k company match and a pension (may not be available to new employees as of 2017)" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, great work environment, good opportunity for growth within the company" (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constant threat of job cuts messes up work/life balance" (in 15 reviews)

  • "There is no room for growth for finance folks" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere and amazing work ethic

    Cons

    Industry changing at a dramatic pace

    Cox Media Group Response

    Jan 31, 2019

    We’re happy to hear you're having a great experience at CMG; we love to see five-star ratings! As the media industry continues to evovle we are actively listening to the voice of our employees and... More


  2. "Great Place For Work And Growth"

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    Current Employee - Remote Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Remote Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to the building 24/7. Helpful people willing to share their knowledge and give insight on getting you to an ideal position in or outside the company.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company

  3. "Not a bad place to get started"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for development, good benefits

    Cons

    Their way or the highway


  4. "Positive"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, pay, people, processes

    Cons

    competitive market, antiquated product, hard to hire employees


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is great

    Cons

    None at this time currently


  6. "Glad to be back with COX"

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    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good benefits, good pay plan

    Cons

    Could use more off site training

    Advice to Management

    Have more conversations with the sales people


  7. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees really do come first and leadership is top notch.

    Cons

    None so far that I can think of.

    Cox Media Group Response

    Mar 18, 2019

    Thank you for the great review! At CMG, we put our people first and strive to create a winning culture that is fun, inclusive and drives development and growth for our winning team. Appreciate you... More

  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Because they were privately owned they were able to focus on value. The independence of the organization and quality leadership allowed them to maintain some of the strongest local TV brands in the nation.

    Cons

    They likely could have found more cost efficiencies.

    Cox Media Group Response

    Mar 7, 2019

    Thank you for the compliment; we agree that we are a great place to work and are fortunate to have strong brands and great people powering our stations every day. Thank you for sharing your feedback.


  9. "If you're only paying someone 35K a year, pay them overtime"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice people. Trying their best

    Cons

    Hiring too many people who don't know the internet to run websites that exist on the internet


  10. "Producer"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of PTO days (upwards of 25 days for full time employees)
    Excellent benefits
    You get to start producing really quickly and get into the job right from the start
    Shifts stick together so you get to know your coworkers well

    Cons

    Very political office environment- favoritism plays more of a role in success than abilities
    Sweeps makes it hard to take time off, and some people get to choose days they want first
    Too many managers, but not enough leadership
    Hostile newsroom environment at times because of the lack of discipline with talent (anchors)

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly and equally. Anchors should not be allowed to talk down to others just because they are on-air, producers shouldn’t be favored just because they are close personally with managers, and there needs to be more leadership. Training for new producers needs to be handled by managers and not left solely to the current producers.
    No one can really trust each other or depend on each other because people are pitted against each other on a daily basis.

    Cox Media Group Response

    Mar 18, 2019

    Thank you for your review. We take to heart the feedback employees share with us. We believe that our work environment is shaped by our incredible people – in fact we pride ourselves on hiring great... More