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Gray Television CEO Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
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  1. 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
  2. "good"

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

    I have been working at Gray Television for more than 6 years

    Pros

    good people that do a good job

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    none

    Gray Television2017-09-27
  3. "Non-partisan News - Growing Company"

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

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 4 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...

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    Cons

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

    Gray Television2017-09-20
  4. Helpful (2)

    "No. No. NEVER"

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    Former Employee - Current EP Outside GRAY 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher level managers got paid their worth --- KIND OF. There were bonuses for extreme effort. Work life balance for management was fine. For staff -- nope.

    Cons

    A disaster of a company top to bottom. There is zero attempt to give anything extra to staffers who excelled. Hiring managers were forced to give egregiously low raises and then we had to sit in front of employees looking like fools. If a person is making 10 bucks an hour -- and I say he/she deserves 15 bucks an hour -- there is NO WAY that would ever fly. In fact -- if I wanted to up it by a SINGLE DOLLAR -- no. WHY?...

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    Advice to Management

    This is to UPPER management and including shareholders: Pay your people what they are worth!

    Gray Television2017-09-24
  5. "Great first job but no room to grow and low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gray Television full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    There are some really good, passionate and fun people that you'll work with. The events on the side are fun as well.

    Cons

    No training, low pay, low or no bonuses, poor and expensive benefits, long hours (24/7 on call). The worst was the management. If you enjoy being screamed at in front of your coworkers, this is the place for you. Tech upgrades were few and far between and usually just hacked together by the engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Actually treat your employees with some respect. Reward them for hard work.

    Gray Television2017-09-22
  6. "AVOID"

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

    I worked at Gray Television full-time

    Pros

    Many stations throughout the US if you want to relocate or opportunities in other markets become available.

    Cons

    Horrible, soulless company. The worst culture I've ever experienced. Pay is bad. Benefits are meh. Management is filled with corporate greed. They do not care one bit about employees. I would avoid at all costs.

    Gray Television2017-09-12
  7. "Growing company"

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    Current Employee - Executive Producer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Gray is one of the better media giants. We get upgraded gear, benefits are good, pto rolls over, managed local with regional oversight. Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Managed local so, hope you have a good GM at the station. Intranet system is hard to use but pushed heavily by corporate. Corporate is slow to respond

    Advice to Management

    Corporate mandates are hard to utilize. It would be nice if prepackaged promos were sent to smaller affiliates

    Gray Television2017-07-26
  8. "Middle of the road"

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

    I worked at Gray Television full-time

    Pros

    Not too much corporate oversight or interference in day to day news gathering

    Cons

    Lack of interest in station, subpar management, not a lot of investment in equipment or personnel

    Advice to Management

    Train people better

    Gray Television2017-07-26
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Run away as fast as you can"

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    Former Employee - News Producer in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Literally none. There were none.

    Cons

    They worked producers to death. Literally 55 hours a week, every week, without overtime pay. We never took lunch, comp days, holidays, vacation days, etc. because there was too much work. Anchors were total divas. Worse than a sweatshop.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your producers like humans.

    Gray Television2017-08-10
  10. Helpful (3)

    "TV Programmer (Tallahassee)"

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    Former Employee - Traffic Hub in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gray Television full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Honestly the only pro is that Gray Television in Tallahassee FL is one of the few office jobs for people with limited skill sets.

    Cons

    Where do I begin. I worked for 3 years at the Tallahassee traffic hub. Here's what I observed and experienced: Highly nepotistic management - the entire 3 years I worked there, my managers were all either friends who spent cigarette breaks together. In addition, when a office manager left and his position was vacant, the job was given directly to a man who had spent a month in jail for domestic abuse...but he got the...

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    Advice to Management

    Run out your nepotistic, despressing careers and allow a new generation to take over, if Gray even still exists by that time.

    Gray Television2017-07-18
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