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Gray Television Reviews

Updated April 13, 2019
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Gray Television Vice Chairman, CEO and Director Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
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Pros
  • "Great to work for to get foot in the door and they’re willing to hire freshly out of high school/college students with little to no experience" (in 3 reviews)

  • "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)

Cons
  • "Weak benefits, low pay, no chance for growth" (in 15 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. "Excellent Career opportunities, great family working atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creavtive Services Producer in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Creavtive Services Producer in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    comfortable benefits, easy to work with schedules

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Media Producer in Casper, WY
    Current Employee - Technical Media Producer in Casper, WY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun, unlike any other, job security

    Cons

    low pay, poor communication, could be difficult to learn for new

  3. "A good stepping stone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - News Producer
    Former Employee - News Producer

    I worked at Gray Television full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Overall nice people at the station I worked for.
    - You are often overworked, but you learn a lot.
    - Decent benefits (health, HSA, dental, vision)

    Cons

    The pay is extremely low.


  4. "Gray Bought Our Station and Made it Better!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Newsroom in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Newsroom in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Brought in new resources
    - Motivated to keep good employees
    - Owns many stations across the country

    Cons

    - Pay isn't particularly competitive
    - Could make a bigger effort to give employees promotions within the company


  5. "Little Engine that Could"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    WFIE is a great place to start a news career. Enough veterans to help coach people coming right out of college. 14 News accomplishes a lot with a small staff, and is the dominant #1 in the market because of the people who are behind daily shows. Would put one of their 6pm newscasts up against bigger markets any time.

    Cons

    Consistently understaffed, although that may be more due to the market-size and the number of people going into broadcasting. Newsroom has needed a makeover since about 1995.

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouragement over criticism.


  6. "Behind the times"

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

    I worked at Gray Television full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Known for eliminating jobs year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve Health benefits. Not progressive, very old-school, get up to speed with 2019.


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Technical Director
    Current Employee - Technical Director

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time

    Pros

    People are great and understand

    Cons

    Pay is way lower than expected

  8. "A Good Foot in the Door"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    An understanding company, great working conditions. I enjoy the people I work with and like our management.

    Cons

    Gray Television has grown from a small market TV station company into one of the largest TV companies in the country. Unfortunately, pay hasn't gone up accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your top talent better before they all leave for other industries.


  9. "Gray TV"

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    Current Employee - News Department
    Current Employee - News Department

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits are not very good


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Woefully bad"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few pros, if any.

    Cons

    Terrible pay
    Sub-par benefits
    Very little paid time off
    Out-of-touch local and corporate management

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they’re worth because they make Gray exist. Pay part-time employees holiday pay; I shouldn’t have to make those poor part-timers who are already given table scraps work on Thanksgiving and Christmas for *no extra pay.* Stop putting people on a totem - remember that the rest of the company’s operations depend on the foundation of that totem.