A company in decline, struggling in the wrong direction
Media Strategist, Account Executive (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – January 23, 2017
The media industry continues to see ever-faster change, and a good number of companies in this space are struggling to find a way to cope. Cox Media Group is one of them. Refusing to face realities and develop creative, productive ways to adapt are causing a severe problems for this company. For all the money spent by Cox on research and understanding audiences/consumers (which is a huge amount), the conclusions and direction taken are poor.
While there are still very good employees within this company, their numbers are in decline and the culture is suffering. A short-sighted view of how to adapt, and refusal to put emphasis on smart change is causing ill-informed, panicked management to push people ever harder to chase unproductive, disappearing ends in old-school ways. The result is a feeling of desperation, not unlike a drowning person struggling harder and harder in the same way, ultimately to their detriment. There are a great many other companies with far better culture and prospects to choose from. I wouldn't recommend a friend seek employment here.
Cuts in pay, failure to adapt, ineffective leadership