Gray Television - Reasonably Progressive Company at the Local Level but Some Senior HQ Suits Utterly Lack Tact | Glassdoor
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"Reasonably Progressive Company at the Local Level but Some Senior HQ Suits Utterly Lack Tact"

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

Pros

The company does a better than average job of running the 36 television stations it owns in 30 small to mid sized U.S. local markets. In an industry beset by change - both technological (e.g. the migration to HD) and economic (e.g. the global economic meltdown of 2008/2009) - Gray has coped better than most. I found local management to be dedicated, hardworking and, in a few cases, exceptional. Local staff was mostly young, eager, friendly, too. There was a sense of team spirit and there was little or no back stabbing.

Cons

Larger technological and economic forces afoot in the land make employment at ANY television station an iffy proposition in this day and age. Gray is implementing Ross OverDrive across its entire station group. Inevitably, this automation technology will mean cutbacks in operations staff - particularly in News. Such staff cuts - especially if they are deep - may well bring visits to affected local stations from the suits at HQ. And with at least some of the HQ suits will come problems in the areas of attitude, behavior and respect toward local employees that will only make a bad situation worse.

Advice to Management

Some HQ suits need to get over themselves and realize that the real world at the local station level is where the money is made that makes their compensation packages possible. And they need to understand that the local folk who inhabit these outposts do not necessarily perceive emissaries from Corporate with the same delusions of grandeur as can tend to afflict such visitors from afar.

Other Employee Reviews for Gray Television

  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Sales in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Television (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good people that do a good job

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Non-partisan News - Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is very serious about being non-partisan. They say to give the facts and trust viewers to make their decisions. In the past year or two, the company has announced a program to help employees financially who have a catastrophe, and matched funds to it. They recently announced matching funds to the Red Cross help with Hurricane Relief. I'm glad they are caring about us this way. Benefits costs are controlled and the company is generous with HSA money to employees. PTO rolls over each year.

    Cons

    If you work in a small market, you will have to relocate to move up.

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