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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated April 2, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Parent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Parent Company and pays well

    Cons

    Had several layoffs during my tenure

    Advice to Management

    Engage the employees more, the employees were told that the matter but actions displayed otherwise


  2. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cox Media overall is a great company. They pay well and works towards keeping a good culture.

    Cons

    The local Houston Management is all over the place. They speak about being a "family" and for a few reps with stacked accounts that's true. The GSM has no idea what an Account Rep really has to go through, really out of touch. The DOS is just spread too thin, being pulled in so many directions. The Digital Manager was very supportive and actual would support the Account Executives in the field.

    Advice to Management

    You keep treating this business like radio 10 years ago. Radio is on the decline and you've been a success market due to transactional business. Now with digital to be successful you have to sell new! However, the comp structure for digital and new business is weak. Get rid of Managers on the Sales floor that are not truly "Sales" Managers. Reward reps for the hard work new and digital take to get and maintain - the pricing is HIGH it's really hard to compete and the technology being used is behind the times.


  3. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people
    They like to win

    Cons

    Plays favorites
    Little access to management

    Advice to Management

    Free up Managers for salespeople and to make calls
    Too many changing of systems during busy times of the year


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assoc Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for a first start when you graduate from college.

    Cons

    Depending on who is your manager you could go far or no where at all.
    There is a lot of favoritism.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Stable but stale"

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

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

    Pros

    Stability and job security; excellent benefits with Cox Enterprises, including three state-of-the-art fitness gyms on campus, healthy and affordable cafeteria, and good health insurance; opportunities to grow laterally within the company

    Cons

    Many practices are not "millennial-friendly," including unnecessary and outdated rules regarding department transfers; not enough diversity in age, gender or race at the top, therefore lacking in creative diversity and disruption; Cox Media Group is many years behind the industry in terms of social and technology, and this is not ideal for those wishing to secure AND maintain a career in media

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your young employees - provide opportunities for growth and a clear path for advancement; give young employees real responsibility within brands; mandate diversity training at the top; unconscious bias and dinosaur-level ways of thinking still permeate many in the exec suite. Employees feel disconnected from those who sit in the HQ ivory tower.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Understaffed Constantly"

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    Current Employee - TV Technical Director in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - TV Technical Director in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Like all media companies, the work is fast paced and exciting. If you like to work somewhere that has minimal downtime where shifts move quickly then this is a good place for you

    Cons

    The work can quickly take ahold of your entire life. Even though the TV business is 24/7 your shift can easily switch day parts throughout a given week

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to actually cover the needs of your operations. Oftern I've noticed that this would mean having 1 extra person to alleviate everyone in a department working 50+ hours a week while someone is on vacation.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cox Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits,, Free parking, smoke free environment

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some clerical staff so the sales people can sell.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good at what they do"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Solid, profitable, family-run company. They pretty much walk their talk of "we win with our people." Good support for work-life balance and all that.

    Cons

    In my group (web application development) we suffered when the leadership made a 180 turn and started a plan whose end-game (buying solutions from vendors instead of building them in house) was the elimination of our team's reason for existence. A fine business strategy, but poor communication caused morale to plummet and talent to flee.

    Advice to Management

    In major decisions, communicate early with managers at all levels above individual contributors, to make sure you really understand your resources and the effect your plans will have on the team.


  10. "Air Talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This was such a fun job! I loved getting to know the listeners in the San Antonio market. I loved broadcasting live from events all over town.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work load would be overwhelming. It got to where I was cutting 20+ commercials daily AFTER working a 6 hour shift on air.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within!!!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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