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Gray Television CEO 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. "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Technical Media Producer in Casper, WY

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

      Pros

      Good benefits, fun, unlike any other, job security

      Cons

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

      Gray Television2019-04-14
    • "Horrible Management"

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

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

      Pros

      Bonuses (when they happened) Logo merchandise

      Cons

      Horrible Management Low Pay High Stress Overloading employees Horrible morale

      Advice to Management

      Too many managers behind closed doors. Treat employees like actual people instead of laborers chained to a desk to do your biding.

      Gray Television2019-04-10
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      "Run and don't look back"

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

      I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Free parking, 401k, new carpet

      Cons

      Low pay, poor management, management has no concept of employees jobs, no raises, overworked, not enough people working (cut backs), no advancements. Hire people who don't have experience and they expect others to carry their weight.

      Advice to Management

      Treat people equally and fairly.

      Gray Television2019-03-15
    • "They've been reasonable employers."

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      Current Employee - Chief Meteorologist in Springfield, MO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Fun job, treated w respect

      Cons

      Weak benefits, low pay, no chance for growth

      Advice to Management

      Management has been fine... Problem is the shrinking industry.

      Gray Television2018-10-16
    • "Nice place to start a career"

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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

      Staff was very professional and seasoned.

      Cons

      Low pay and long hours. Not a great place to work if you need a lot of sleep.

      Gray Television2018-01-16
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      "Very shady company"

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

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

      Pros

      Stable hours for full time employees usually. Helped upgrade local stations after purchasing them.

      Cons

      Low pay, micro management to the extreme, managers have nothing to worry about, but the employees in production, master control, and even some in the news room have no job security, outright lies about future plans, over ambitious expectations of employees with little experience with new equipment. The list goes on.

      Advice to Management

      Pay employees what they are actually worth. And don't lie about the future plans. If you say employees won't work between stations in a merged building, then don't expect them to do so. Also, don't be so shady about hours worked over holiday time, or any other issues that could create legal issues.

      Gray Television2017-12-06
    • 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...

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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
    • "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
    • Helpful (7)

      "Get Out As Soon As You Can"

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      Current Employee - Technical Media Producer in North Augusta, SC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Gray Television full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Willing to hire out of college with little to no experience. It's a good place to get your start, but that's about it.

      Cons

      Criminally low pay, horrible vacation schedule. The station that I work at is run down and everything breaks on an almost daily basis. Nothing is fixed permanently, basically just a band-aid is placed on it and that's expected to work. Every piece of equipment is outdated including the software. Management does not respect its employees. The station is always understaffed due...

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      Advice to Management

      Increase your workers' pay. People will be less wiling to leave the smaller stations if you offer them competitive wages. Get rid of the accumulated PTO system. Go back to a set number of vacation days. Offer sick days that don't use up your vacation time. Update your stations to current technology, renovate the buildings. Treat employees like they are people and not automatons. Don't yell at them when they make a mistake....

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      Gray Television2017-03-27
    • Helpful (3)

      "General Assignment Reporter"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Good benefits Good equipment to work with

      Cons

      Vacation days suck - you have to earn them and sick days are included in PTO. No training for newcomers which adds stress to experienced journalists Very low pay-Most journalists have a second job outside of the station to make ends meet Extra pressure and work put on already busy employees when someone leaves Employees don't feel valued No diversity with on-air talent...

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      Advice to Management

      Pay more and you won't have a high turnover rate. Change your vacation policy-employees have a life outside of work. Hire more people of color-not everyone is white and blond. Corporate should interact with stations more. Train your employees and make them feel valued. Feeling valued in the workplace makes a huge difference in the newsroom environment .

      Gray Television2017-02-11
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