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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated December 11, 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 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great People- Low Salary"

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

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Good Training

    Cons

    - Low salary
    - Tough place to ascend


  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. "CMG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the fact that they offer a pension and matching 401k. The insurance is good and the income I earn allows me to be the sole provider for my family of 5.

    Cons

    We tend to have meetings just for the sake of having meetings. Also, upper management claims to have an open door policy, but, they don't.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the meetings and busy work. Don't claim a specific policy and practice the opposite.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I really wouldn't..."

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    Current Employee - Photographer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Photographer in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and some cool coworkers

    Cons

    Oblivious management who likes to micromanage, terrible yearly raises, low pay for the amount of work expected.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what your employees actually do, and how to talk to them. Stop taking all the credit for success when you just sit on your computer all day and do next to nothing.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fat at top needs trimming"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Massive potential for experience across brands -- take networking seriously; great HQ facilities perks, including state-of-the-art gym and great food in cafeteria; great place to "break in" to corporate

    Cons

    Senior leadership is completely disconnected from the rest of the workforce; management is not transparent generally, but the biggest problem is the disconnection the brands have with each other -- there is no internal comms at the top; ageism and sexism is rampant, stereotypical of the media industry; the company does not practice what they preach in terms of diversity and inclusion -- the inclusion is missing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the millennials you hired and are trying to hire. Fire the senior leaders who don't work/are waiting to retire while collecting hundreds of thousands.


  6. "Great benefits, but micromanaged"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and all very clearly explained by corporate lawyers when you're eligible to receive.

    Cons

    Micromanaged by corporate entities 17 steps up the ladder who don't even know what you do


  7. "Just depends"

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    Current Employee - Digital Campaign Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Digital Campaign Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company, lots of options and potential growth, lots of money to invest in new technologies

    Cons

    corporate vs. local can be very difficult to work through

  8. "Takes very long time to earn a good salary in sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Some quality initiatives coming down from corporate.

    Cons

    Was misled by managers about opportunities for promotion and/or raise. Promotion process is based on pitching to managers and not merit based, it is more like a popularity contest.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to align incentives and align goals. Compensate employees for doing good work, especially sales support who may not be working based on commissions.


  9. "Multi media sales consultant"

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    Former Employee - Multi Media Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Multi Media Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn digital marketing, get sales training. Good entry level sales position

    Cons

    Managed poorly. Started feeling like a call center when I left. Experienced sales people will not be happy.

    Advice to Management

    The office I was in had twice as many sales people as needed making half what they should. Need to flip it to retain the best people and keep good ones happy


  10. "Okay, but not exactly great."

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, upper management is making changes in the right direction

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is limited, and the work of low level employees is extremely monotonous. Pay is also notoriously low.

    Advice to Management

    Define some clear objectives that need to be met in order to advance your career.


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