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Cox Media Group Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  • 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)

  • There is definitely room for growth (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Former Advertising Sales employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture and benefits

    Cons

    At the time the newspaper business was in turmoil and current employees were having to interview for their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing to respond to the changing media landscape. Keep diversifying the company.


  2. "Great learning environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hands on experience working with great team members

    Cons

    Very small office but opportunities to move around in the company


  3. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Current employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    I have met many wonderful, hard working people. Company has great benefits.

    Cons

    Constantly restructuring, minimal room for advancement since jobs were taken out of the local market. Local market atmosphere has changed since so many people have moved to corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    More career coaching and more promoting from within. More levels or positions of expertise to allow employees to grow and advance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Think twice when applying for a job with this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefit compare to other companies. Liked the creative environment I worked in.

    Cons

    Unethical practice in the hiring practice, bait and switch with the job offer, applied and interviewed for a job in Ideabar and offered for a lower level position. Lack of job security, people were letting go of on a consistent basis.

    While it is great to promote within, at what cost to the company? It is not uncommon that incompetent employee lacking the essential skills were promoted to fill key roles that would be vital to the company's long term success.

    Advice to Management

    Integrity goes a long way within and without. This is supposed to be a top value of the company, try to live up to it by example.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Assoc Producer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Destructive Office Politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good and the company usually has a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Below market compensation. Intense corporate politics. Highly dysfunctional environment. Internal groups sometimes sabotage one another for political reasons. Careers are stymied, talented developers are assigned to projects inappropriate for their skill sets, and knowledge is hoarded as a means of retaining political power. This is one of the most destructive atmospheres I've ever worked in and I'm looking forward to leaving as soon as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the products, not the politics. Just do the job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Current employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall great culture, supportive and relationship oriented organization

    Cons

    Faced with a lot of industry disruption and must change frequently


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Stable but stale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Content Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Web Content Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have had a great experience at Cox Media Group. It is a positive place to work and I feel encouraged to excel.

    Cons

    I often feel challenged to work hard and do my best but I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    I would just say the HR system is rather cumbersome and slightly difficult to navigate.



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