Gray Television Reviews

Updated May 16, 2020

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2.7
46%
Recommend to a Friend
37%
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Gray Television Vice Chairman, CEO and Director Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Get to learn a lot of things and do a lot of different roles(in 4 reviews)

  • "You'll gain good experience in a number of areas(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay and lack of growth for traffic department(in 19 reviews)

  • "Newsroom has needed a makeover since about 1995(in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "My best job ever! Couldn't ask for better management."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They're friendly while being attentive to their employee's needs. Co-workers are a joy to be around.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits could be better. Nothing else besides that.

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    Gray Television2020-05-16
  2. "Good Mix of Dedicated Individuals & Hard Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really big improvements and leaps and strides the past few years. During covid-19 there were no layoffs or furloughs and local TV stations helped with the community, which are the benefits for working with a larger, stable company. Due to recent year acquisitions this company is still seeing growth and as a primary focus has been hiring dedicated hard working and talented individuals. There is the flexibility of some remote work which has helped weather the storm in recent months. Everyone is very cooperative and puts in the extra effort. I would say this company especially the NC office is very people centered. There are a lot of re-hires. Leadership can make it or break it and middle management and executive management have been very impressive so far. That has made a big difference.

    Cons

    Salary-wise is within the benchmark of the market but could be more competitive. One also only accrue about 7 days of PTO the first year. Equipment is basic but enough to get the job done. A great place if you are the type that wants to get work done and call it a day - your no frills, steady and stable 9-5.

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    Gray Television2020-04-25
  3. "Not a lot put into employees"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in North Augusta, SC

    I worked at Gray Television full-time

    Pros

    It's a large company with a lot of room for moving to different cities.

    Cons

    They don't pay great, and they don't seem to put employee value over much else.

    Gray Television2020-04-23
  4. "Best Company I’ve Worked For!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Account Executive in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays very well Great Benefits Treats you like family Very team oriented Super supportive

    Cons

    No cons since I’ve been employed here.

    Gray Television2020-04-05
  5. "Great starter market"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multimedia Journalist in Grand Junction, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot of things and do a lot of different roles. Good camaraderie

    Cons

    They take advantage of you a little bit because they know you're not staying long.

    Gray Television2020-03-18
  6. "Great company to work for"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Traffic Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with

    Cons

    low pay and lack of growth for traffic department

    Gray Television2020-03-04
  7. "don't pay enough"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good experience, learn a lot

    Cons

    low salary, bad benefits, a lot of work for very little pay

    Gray Television2020-03-10
  8. "Headline."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meteorologist in North Platte, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The good management members are great

    Cons

    Pay is just above food stamp levels and contracts force employees to buy out, which can be more than a month's pay

    Gray Television2020-02-12
  9. "Run away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Wichita, KS
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gray Television

    Pros

    Honestly, nothing. I regret working there

    Cons

    You’ll be made to feel like a cog in a wheel, replaceable and exploited

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    Gray Television2020-03-10
  10. "No Budget, No Personnel, No Problem"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Exposure to many technologies in a fast-paced environment. -Multi-disciplinary. Your resume will look great. -401k plan is okay.

    Cons

    -Goal of Gray Television is to run the company with as few people as possible, and fewer than that if they can get away with it. -Penny pinchers to the extreme. TV stations are managed like coin operated car washes. Reluctant to make any purchases at any price unless it directly leads to reduced personnel headcount. -Communication is terrible. Impossible deadlines for projects you've never even heard of are dropped on your head with no notice, and you are expected to meet those deadlines without any manpower to do it. -You have no distinct sick days or vacation days. Your time off comes from a single PTO bucket, and sick time is obviously not taken into account in the accrual maximums. -Benefits are hit or miss. The health insurance plans that are offered are terrible.

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    Gray Television2020-02-17
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