Cox Communications - Very engaged in the business, but allows unrealistic budget objectives to keep from being sucessful | Glassdoor
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"Very engaged in the business, but allows unrealistic budget objectives to keep from being sucessful"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Current Employee - Director in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Cox treats people with respect and is truly concerned about their employees

Cons

Could compensate better for performance

Advice to Management

Look to promote from within, too many Sr. Mgrs coming from outside. This sends a message that internal growth is not an option

Other Employee Reviews for Cox Communications

  1. "Cox Communications: Corporate Benefits, Corporate Problems"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Acquisition Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Marketing Acquisition Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Entry pay and benefits are very competitive in the market. However, future raises are not determined on job performance. They are budgeted and distributed accordingly. The only way to receive monetary recognition is by "interviewing" for one by "applying" for a new job in the company.

    Their benefits are strong and the benefits coordinator was very helpful in navigating through all the options. Free cable and internet (about a $150 per month value) was also nice.

    If you are willing to relocate every year or two, there is a lot of opportunity to gain a breadth of experience, leading to an eventual promotion. Moving around the country did not appeal to me, but I could see how this would be a benefit to others.

    Cons

    Promotions earned by the "old fashioned" way of excelling in your position are rare. If you give 110%, you are given the standard "merit" pay in crease and the coveted "meets expectations" rating on your review. Furthermore, if you do not meet that same level, say only 101%, the next year, you are "flagged" for performance issues and "coached" by your middle manager.

    Vacation time, though plentiful, was useless. Most of the professional, non-management positions had no backup and work was expected to be completed regardless of vacation, family passing, or illness. Very rarely, did I see a middle manager (in any department) that was competent enough to step in and performs their subordinates

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your "line level" employees. Get face to face with them more than once or twice a year.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be a good place to work..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and opportunities. Good Training classes though the instructors are mediocre at best.

    Cons

    Politics within leadership. Lack of communication. Attitude of higher leadership levels to manager and TL levels.

    Advice to Management

    You may want to take a good hard look at the director level personnel you currently have. You may also want to look at your HR department..... confidentiality is an issue.

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