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Gray Television CEO Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
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Pros
  • "Entry Level Training IN A Small market that is tough for new journalists but good experience that can make or break you(in 4 reviews)

  • "Easy going work environment and friendly(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, poor communication, could be difficult to learn for new(in 17 reviews)

  • "Long hours if you want to get ahead and move up but it's that way with any job(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid Gray Unless You Need a Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Creative Services Producer in Harrisonburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gray Television full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I had some amazing co-workers in the Creative Department. They were what made the job bearable, helped me learn, and got me through the tough days.

    Cons

    The pay was absolutely laughable for the amount of work one did. I was fortunate to still be on my parents' insurance as the benefits package sucked out a huge portion of your paycheck. You were expected to only work 40 hours and were reprimanded if you went more than an hour overtime. Our department started out with six members and has now dwindled down to three - two people...

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    Advice to Management

    Actually visit your stations and see the day to day workings that go on. You can't expect three people to take on the work of six without even seeing how each employee operated and which tasks were delegated to them. Raise the pay. Grow a heart.

    Gray Television2018-02-01
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Make Gray your last choice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gray Television full-time

    Pros

    They say they will listen to your concerns. Don't believe them. I have worked in broadcasting for over 40 years. Every position in all departments. When Gray purchased the station, they really made it sound like it was a good idea. Turns out it wasn't best for the station. For "Pros" I can't think of one. Thsat's why I am no longer there where they can monitor my every move and dictate rules for everything - and...

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    Cons

    Absolutely the lowest paying place to work for. The WORST insurance policy every. They are doing a disservice by even offering health insurance to their employees. Pay the fine and let the employees go on the exchange. With the low pay from the company, the employees would be paying pennies a month instead of hundreds to a policy with a huge deductible. They monitor every move you make. Try this one on for size,...

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    Advice to Management

    Put people that are actually management material into the positions. Just don't find a person that will be willing to work for peanuts that doesn't have a shred of experience in the position you are putting them in and "figure we can train them". Loose the corporate computer control that assures everyone is doing everything the same from graphic packages to the internet. Let the stations be a station. Help them if...

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    Gray Television2017-11-23
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Management Will Make You Feel Crazy For Caring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gray Television full-time

    Pros

    Pay well over other stations in the TV market I worked in, Good opportunity for advancement if you don't point out ways the company can do better.

    Cons

    Applicants Mislead - If you are promised something in the interview stage at Gray, get it in writing. Many were promised titles or future promotions that never came. Management also downplays work involved, leading to disgruntled new employees. They don’t ask the tough questions of potential employees to see if they’re right for the job. Instead they go into recruit mode. This leads to under-qualified employees making...

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    Advice to Management

    Take some of the blame instead of projecting it onto your employees. Hold all employees accountable in the same manner. Tell the truth. A major culture shift is needed to keep any employees long term.

    Gray Television2014-02-13
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