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Overall was ok, but very disappointing when laid-off due to an outside security took over.
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHNovember 28, 2017
I learned not to get stationed where you are working cause that could change overnight! Overall, I liked working at Cox, but ended sadly without employment elsewhere.
Pros
Up to date local news
Cons
They way people treat you.
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Exciting work environment
Promotions Assistant (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 26, 2017
Working for Cox Media is truly a blessing for me. My bosses and co-workers are great people who are always there to assist me if I need them. There's a lot of room for growth within the company.
Pros
Working in radio, meeting new people, networking
Cons
minimal hours
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Find another company to work for
On Air Talent (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLNovember 16, 2017
Even though management regularly claims "we win with our product, we succeed with our people", people are not important to Cox. The shareholders and upper management are the only people that matter. Loyalty, talent, vision, drive, and creativity count for nothing.
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Stressful and can have a culture of favoritism
Receivable Management (Current Employee) –  TXNovember 15, 2017
The culture here is one that depending on how you mesh with the management, depends on your entire experience.
If they decide that they like you, you have a better chance of promotions/free time/ability to think independently.
If they do not, you will constantly be micromanaged/critiqued and given very little assistance with anything you need help with
Pros
wonderful coworkers, nice location
Cons
work life balance is off/favoritism/unclear management
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Nice entry level position
Advertising Assistant at Cox Media Group (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 15, 2017
Nice starter job, a lot of turnover due to low pay. The work can be monotonous and if sales isn't your passion there isn't a lot of opportunity to explore different avenues of advertising.
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Fantastic Job During College
Remote Technician (Former Employee) –  Athens, GANovember 13, 2017
I absolutely loved being a Remote Technician for CMG in Athens. I learned so much about the radio industry, and I was able to meet so many new and interesting people.
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Media Business is tough
Supervisor Payment Processing (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 6, 2017
With the Media Business moving so fast pace keeping up can be difficult. Sometimes Cox was behind the times, unfortunately. The culture in Austin Texas is great. The culture in Atlanta is more cut-throat.
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A company trying to find its place
Manager of Software Development (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 6, 2017
A great group of people who work hard, but the industry is changing and they are trying to find their place. Re-orgs and changing in direction are common things.
Pros
Work/life balance, friendly atmosphere
Cons
Stress, lack of direction
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Senior System Analyst III (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 31, 2017
they are in the process of reducing overall head count across the company - great benefits, flexible schedule, offered telecommute - newspaper business has declined over the years
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Productive and great work environment
Board Operator / Producer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 30, 2017
The best thing about CMG is the PEOPLE! It is an amazing work environment with the ability to grow and learn many different roles. I learned everything there is to know about operations and how to be a Producer. The management for the most part are good people, they do have the downside of promoting some managers based off of time spent with the company, and not actual ability to manage employees.
Pros
Great Benefits, Amazing People
Cons
Pay isn't great, Lower Levels of Management.
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Productive place to work with excellent culture.
Digital Account Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 25, 2017
Had a normal 8hr day, only logging in or staying later a few hours a week.

Very approachable management that wants you to succeed and will meet with you at all times to achieve goals.

Many group activities and gatherings to boost company culture.
Pros
Free lunches, continued learning to keep informed among best practices and industry culture.
Cons
Many positions restructured and relocated to headquarters in Atlanta.
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Fun Place to work
Senior AP Coordinator/AP Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 10, 2017
Over All - Cox Media Group is a great company to work for. They are family oriented. They constantly give back to communities through volunteering. It's a truly a fun place to be.
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Competitive Place to Work
National Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 29, 2017
Great work environment minus high stress and no room for advancement. Poor upper management with minimal communication between them. No consistency is policy across the floor.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
long hours
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Not what it used to be
Build/Release Engineer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 27, 2017
Cox Media used to be a great company to work for. Due to changes in management, the focus on innovation and creation has changed. We have lost a lot of great people because of it.
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Stable Environment - Good Company
Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 22, 2017
Cox Media Group is a great place to work. It is family owned and they are committed to fostering a positive work environment. Sometimes difficult to transition into new opportunities but they consistently higher strong employees and managers.
Pros
Great benefits package, 401K match, well respected company
Cons
Long hours, hard to shift into new opportunities
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Great Company to work for!
Business Manager/Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 13, 2017
Worked for them for 16 years and loved it. My position was eliminated due to the creation of shared services. Great culture, benefits and lots of fun concerts and events to attend.
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Great Company
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 1, 2017
Cox is a great company to be a part of. They provide an atmosphere to learn and contribute but at the same time push to employees to be innovative and creative to achieve company goals and solve problems. There are great benefits and a stimulating culture. The media industry is an industry in transition so job stability has been shaken which has been an hindrance to moarale. Nevertheless the the company and its employees continue to strive to achieve company goals.
Pros
stimulating work environment, benefits
Cons
unstable media industry
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fun place to work
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  GAAugust 25, 2017
fun place to work, but not much room for growth. Management is great. People take care of each other. Salary could be better. Great networking opportunities.
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Great place to work with super perks
SALES ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLAugust 24, 2017
You never know what may happen on any given day. You may see unusual people in the hall. Puppys running down the hall, or hear a sound check for a band you have never heard of, but find that you like their music. The normal day to day is pretty standard. Come in, do what is required and leave. But sometimes it gets crazy. That is what make the atmosphere wonderful.
Pros
Free food occasionally. Free concerts
Cons
work on tight deadlines
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demanding when called to fix printing press that needs to print the papers due on a dead line
Electrical System Engineer (Former Employee) –  Franklin, OHAugust 5, 2017
I have only been with this company for a short period and would still be with them but they choose to close the print facility and move it to another location out of state. The opportunities to learn how to fix a range of different equipment was challenging mind set. Management let us control our operation but had a not so good information relay to the night shift guys. The most enjoyable was all the different talent of skills sets my co workers had.
Pros
good set of guys with good skill set to work with
Cons
Do not like the very late night shift
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