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Gray Television CEO Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
42 Ratings
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. "Bad Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Willing to put money into bricks and mortar and equipment : but without any consultation with those who have to use it...for example they don’t care if it makes things easier or tougher, more time consuming or less time consuming, does it help or hurt workflow??? All things they should but don’t ask, and don’t care how it impacts employees.

    Cons

    Almost everything. Gray is a terrible company to work for. They view their stations like a McDonald’s franchise...they like everything at every station to be cookie cutter. They have changed just about everything we use for the worse...we had Adobe Premiere- they switched to Edius because it’s cheaper —-and provided no training or manual or class whatsoever. The change has...

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    Advice to Management

    Begin caring about Newsroom employees. Begin encouraging employees. Begin communicating in a clear manner. Begin taking employees expertise into account before making changes that harm the product. Remember we aren’t numbers, we’re people, and the company is only as good as we are.

    Gray Television2017-12-01
  2. "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
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Broadcast Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience, Lots of good people and friends

    Cons

    No training, low pay, low or no bonuses, poor benefits, long hours

    Gray Television2016-03-10
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company--Management at local level need help"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, good parent company, decent compensation.

    Cons

    Too many management changes, current management has no professionalism nor leadership skills. My way or the highway mentality. No training.

    Advice to Management

    More training for management roles and new hires, positive support for current employees. Just because someone has worked in an environment for several years does not mean they know how to manage a whole department!

    Gray Television2016-01-04
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