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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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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 47 reviews)

  • "good benefits, good pay, no HR" (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constant threat of job cuts messes up work/life balance" (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great people and caring corporate culture"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have been with KIRO7 and Cox Media Group for a little over a year as an Account Executive. I love the fast pace and every day is different. The work is challenging but you are rewarded generously. The people I work with are truly the best and everyone in the building is friendly and helpful. Also, it is a lot of fun to work in a news organization. In the past year, KIRO7 has been top in the ratings for the local news, so we must be doing something right! The parent company, Cox Media Group, provides extensive training and support for TV and Digital sales. We have a full range of media solutions, not just TV, so we are very competitive in the media landscape.

    Cons

    Meetings. But who doesn't complain about meetings!

    Advice to Management

    Manage to each individual salesperson's strengths.


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    A Great place to work

    Cons

    There are No cons, love my job

    Advice to Management

    Apply to work for cox

  3. "Company is led by incompetent management"

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

    Pros

    Great company cafeteria and gym

    Cons

    Antiquated systems and decision making. Can’t decide who/what they want to be. Ridiculous 3rd party alignments that they try to ‘whitelabel’ to customers as their own


  4. "Not As Expected"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment with some really great people!

    Cons

    Long, protracted interview process. Lacks investment in technology needed to support sales team. Onboarding process, training and setting of expectations need improvement.


  5. "Great Development Group"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked remotely as a Software Engineer for two years at Cox Media Group.

    The management always wanted you to better yourself. The company gave tuition reimbursement, sent developers to conferences, and offered their own version of Google's 20% time.

    All of the developers were knowledgeable, and the company contributed to open source.

    Management was responsive, and gave clear expectations.

    Cons

    Promotions were next to impossible for remote workers beyond senior dev., there was a split in culture between remote and local (to Atlanta) workers.

    While the software group was somewhat insulated, corporate politics at higher levels seemed evident, and there were multiple people fired for what seemed political reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the learning experiences, foster a more remote-friendly culture.

    Cox Media Group Response

    Aug 20, 2018

    Thanks for your review. At Cox, we believe our people are our greatest asset and we strive to do what is right by offering career development and learning opportunities for our employees. The... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "At a crossroads"

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

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

    Pros

    Cox Media Group offers top notch benefits and excellent work-life balance. Employees are treated fairly and it's a pleasure to come to work on most days.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance and Talent Acquisition treats internal candidates poorly. There have been a few instances where I am VERY qualified for a posted position and I didn't even receive a call or email from a Cox Recruiter to discuss my experience. If you're not well connected, your chances of landing an interview are slim. This is very discouraging for employees who'd like to make a long-term career at Cox.
    The company has sold off so many assets this year and is very unstable. Leadership has been honest about the company's performance and future direction, but the news is not promising.

    Cox Media Group Response

    Aug 20, 2018

    Hi, thanks for your review. We actively listen to the voice of our employees via surveys, focus groups and here on Glassdoor, and the feedback that you’ve shared is something that we appreciate and... More


  7. "Event Crew"

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    Current Employee - Event Crew in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Event Crew in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very flexible hours
    -Fun/relaxed/professional work environment
    -Occasional great perks (free concert/event tickets)
    -Great network of people willing to help you advance

    Cons

    -Pay is just ok
    -Sometimes you work in harsh weather conditions

    Cox Media Group Response

    Aug 20, 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to share a review. We are pleased to hear your overall experience has been a positive one and we appreciate your feedback!

  8. "Editor"

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

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Jobs are relatively well compensated

    Cons

    Chaos among upper mgmt. Not clear who's really in charge.


  9. "Designer"

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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 Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Pension, 401(k), talented colleagues, work-from-home option

    Cons

    Large workload, stressful environment


  10. "Great Company-Hope they partner with a like-minded company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Journalism is #1 here, with emphasis on enterprise and investigative.

    Cons

    Company planning to partner or merge with others right now

    Cox Media Group Response

    Aug 20, 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Delivering strong journalism is a top priority at Cox Media Group and our incredible employees – like you – make that possible.


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