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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated November 13, 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 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "No thank you"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Media Sales in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Inside Media Sales in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer benefits and they aren’t great but they have them...

    Cons

    They will decrease your pay and increase their expectations. Print is dead. They are still making millions and it’s never enough. Artists are outsourced and most everything else. Management does nothing.

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn’t matter.


  2. "Tough. If you're not a fan of the news industry, this is NOT for you. You must loooove it in order to love this job."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - News Producer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - News Producer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people care about your wellbeing. Others, not so much. They take care of you during severe weather, but you're still forced to work 12+ hours.

    Cons

    It's challenging. You must know what you're doing in order to jump right in. They'll throw you in and either you sink or you swim. Hours are never consistent. You won't know your schedule looks like in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Producers are just as valuable as reporters. We should get cool gear like rain jackets as well. Without your producers, the show won't go on. Show us your appreciation.

  3. "CMG"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    I am impressed with leadership and excited for the future of this company. There is a strong vision and culture that makes people want to work hard here and win. It is a private company run by the Cox family so I feel that allows them to treat their people better and therefore, people want to stay.

    Cons

    Do you ever get paid enough, anywhere?

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. I love working here and I am proud of our strong, success-oriented work environment.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fleeting Client Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "I really wouldn't..."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. 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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Senior Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Serve under some of the Top Leadership in Television and Digital Media
    Work for the Top TV Station in the Country
    Benefits are amazing, invest in the top talent, invest in great technology
    Excellent Peer Groups
    Driving Innovation - willing to look at new models for growth
    The company invests in a ton of Training to stay on top and for Management.
    Growth is of the utmost importance.

    Cons

    The company is in a transition as the platforms merge, challenging working with older traditional media but just part of the industry as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the growth curve and stay on top of Digital before the competition.


  10. "Fun Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, great people, constantly changing job which kept it fun!

    Cons

    Part-time struggles. Sometimes the hours are crazy


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