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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated December 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and great private company to work for (in 34 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 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Be aware and be cautious"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Benefits & Compensation
    - Relaxed and open work environment
    - Company reputation for resume building

    Cox is definitely considered to be a top company in the Atlanta area. Things change once you actually enter the company, but at least your resume will be attractive.

    Cons

    - Management and Leadership
    - Frequent changes and layoffs
    - Uncertainty of direction
    - Very low chance of advancement, especially for contract positions
    - Deceitful expectations

    Upper management's decisions often make life harder for development teams. Development leaders are often pushovers who don't properly represent their team when decisions are being made. CMG is becoming a lackluster company who removes anyone who expresses different technology ideas. Don't expect anything permanent; positions never lasts, even in management. Pay attention to cons in each review.

    Advice to Management

    Truly value your company assets, which is each and every employee. Be more upfront with company expectations.


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, fun atmosphere, lots of ticket and event perks

    Cons

    Terrible management, poor leadership, favoritism from management gets you further than your talents and successes

  3. "Program Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group part-time

    Pros

    Fast- paced, on - air radio personality. Great money!

    Cons

    The company did not provide the on - going training and feedback necessary to continue to grow and move forward for long-term

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees proper on - going feedback to improve..Employees can assume, if ratings are good and no feedback that all is good.


  4. "Nothing bad but could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fleeting Client Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Consultant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Media Consultant in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Had a great pool of talent under their roof, seasoned veterans on the sales floor and management.

    Cons

    Their market is dying and they are desperate. Many of the large clients have been spoken for and you are left with the small fish.


  9. "War zone"

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

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

    Pros

    Acquired a few professional skills.

    Cons

    Management without leadership. Double-talking, ignorant, stuck-in-the-past managers. Reached it's peak in the 70s.

    Advice to Management

    None. Good ole' boy network. Women who are promoted are manipulating and vicious.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Account Executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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