Gray Television Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Jul 16, 2020

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Gray Television Vice Chairman, CEO and Director Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "WFIE is a great place to start a news career(in 9 reviews)

  • "Get to learn a lot of things and do a lot of different roles(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay and lack of growth for traffic department(in 20 reviews)

  • "Newsroom has needed a makeover since about 1995(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Technical Media Producer in Casper, WY

    I have been working at Gray Television full-time for 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

  2. "Fine for a first job out of college, but wouldn't want to work there later on"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Weekend Sports Anchor in Wausau, WI

    I worked at Gray Television full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Full benefits and good foot in the door for career

    Cons

    low pay for a lot of work


  3. "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

  4. Helpful (5)

    "DON'T DO IT!!!!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gray Television full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros. Not a single one.

    Cons

    -Very low pay -Micro Managed -Absolutely NO room for growth -Terrible benefits -PTO sucks -Rude people -Extreme work load and don't get paid enough -Managers raise their voice at their employees when they're "busy" and can't help assist with questions/problems that arise (Charleston, SC). -Terrible work environment -Very HIGH turn over rate -Believes in "fewer people more work" -Work life balance? there is NONE

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    "Horrible Management"

    1.0
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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 5 years

    Pros

    Bonuses (when they happened) Logo merchandise

    Cons

    Horrible Management Low Pay High Stress Overloading employees Horrible morale

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    "Run and don't look back"

    1.0
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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 10 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.

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  7. "They've been reasonable employers."

    3.0
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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 10 years

    Pros

    Fun job, treated w respect

    Cons

    Weak benefits, low pay, no chance for growth

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  8. "Nice place to start a career"

    2.0
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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.

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    "Very shady company"

    1.0
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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 5 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.

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    "Make Gray your last choice"

    1.0
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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 when I say everything - I mean everything. Think of Germany and Hitler.

    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, closed circuit cameras so the GM can hear and see what everyone is doing and saying. Five minutes of overtime a week will send management into a raging maniac. Seriously broadcasting. It's hard to contain it to 40 hours a week. It's not a factory, although working there makes if feel like it is. Cost of living adjustments suck. Equipment that is so used that it's a joke. You would be better off bringing your own. Oh wait, that's not allowed - just ask the general manager. One of my favorite was monitored toilet paper.

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