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Employee focused culture
Vice President / General Manager (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 15, 2017
Fast-paced environment affording many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Management team is invested in innovation and creating new products to serve customers in the ever-changing publishing sector. Workplace is friendly and respectful. Overall a great place to work.
Pros
Lots of opportunities to learn
Cons
Pace of change can negatively impact work/life balance
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Productive environment
Distribution Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Troy, OHDecember 2, 2016
A typical day was to count product as it came off the truck and make sure that all product was received in a timely manner. I got to work alone at a newspaper branch for Dayton Daily News. The hardest part of my job was around Thanksgiving when all of the inserts on the skids had to be verified and moved. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to converse with the management in the branch and troubleshoot when there was an issue with their product.
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Great company for media professions
Event Staff (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 28, 2017
For event staff it is great for a side gig to gain media experience
Not enough pay to do as a main source of income
Company is great if you enjoy the music of the stations
Diligence leads to promotions but this is hard as you will need a second source of income to make ends meet
Pros
You get to learn how radio stations operate
Cons
As it is only a entry level position pay is not great
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Management has no clue and there is favoritism
Senior Account ExecutiveSenior account executive (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 26, 2016
Management has no clue and there is favoritism.
Wisconsin trends in shifts in advertising, there's always a panic that seem to trickle down from upper management.
There is favoritism, and a high demand to perform as ratings and technology changes. Scandal with senior manager from Atlanta .
still an old boys network… Too bad
Pros
Tickets to events and sporting event
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Its a fun but very demanding, challenging job.
Senior Marketing Consultant (Current Employee) –  Appleton, WIOctober 6, 2016
If you are a highly motivated outgoing person, then this job is for you. You must driven, self motivated, be able to handle rejection with a smile, and be willing to turn that around to a sale, Its a more challenging job than one thinks. If you don;t have these qualities, than this is not the job for you.
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Productive and fun
Client Support Analyst (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 8, 2017
I loved going to work every day. Too bad it was just a contract. I liked the interactions with the team and employees, it was a great atmosphere to work in.
Pros
Great compinsation for the work
Cons
IT seem to be friends and family, not for outsiders
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very fun type job
Graphic Designer/Production Artist (Former Employee) –  Cerritos, CADecember 27, 2016
design on a day to day basis work load depends on you. Co-workers are great. Very demanding job but very fun. If your a flexible person this job can be a good stepping stone
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
yearly adjustment in pay rate none
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Fun, fast paced, and rewarding work.
Producer and On-Air Reporter (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLFebruary 19, 2017
Fun environment with fast paced moments. The people you work with really make this job enjoyable. If they would have made. It was nice to be a part of something much bigger than just yourself.
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The benefits are awesome and PTO is generous amount.
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXFebruary 2, 2017
Great people; poor management and HR department.

The benefits are awesome and PTO is a generous amount.

It's a good entry level job to learn digital sales.
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Productive work environment
Sr. .NET Developer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 8, 2017
Cox media has been a good place to work after I graduated from college. I have learned quite a bit during my time there and they have treated me very well.
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I've had worse jobs
Creative Services Writer/Producer ­ KIRO 7 (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 8, 2016
The culture is recovering from a very toxic era. Turnover is rather high, making it difficult to form a cohesive team. It's not the worst place I've worked, for sure, but things could be better.
Pros
Good people, decent pay
Cons
Micromanagement kills creativity and motivation
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great place
Receptionist/Referral/Phone (Former Employee) –  Branson, MOJanuary 5, 2017
great place to work for love it miss it , would work there again , I miss my coworkers , miss the place , miss the area , I would recommend the place to anyone ,
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Good Place to start
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 1, 2017
The people here is mainly the only reason to stay. Great place to start and make connections. Get your work experience and then move on,
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Great company name to work for but lack in advancement
Retention Agent (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHJuly 29, 2016
Promotion within this company is very hard you have to be with the IN-Crowd or have a Big Brother mindset. Merit increases are not guaranteed nor based on performance reviews.
Pros
CONVENIENTLY DOWNTOWN
Cons
Old computer systems
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Good place to work
Sr. QA Analyst (Former Employee) –  Nashua, NHOctober 6, 2016
Agile process was introduced in the company BuyBook Technologies which was acquired by COX in 2014 and they trained everyone with better understanding of Agile methodology
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Great Pay
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 7, 2016
The pay at cox is pretty good for the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area. The workload can be stressful at times, but they worked to alleviate that stress which made a positive work environment.
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Fun while it lasted
Copy Editor (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHJune 16, 2016
I worked in a department that had massive layoffs. That's part of the business. The bad part is how the company handled it. Very unprofessional and callous. It's reflective of the overall corporate culture. The business is tanking and they have no answers.
Pros
Challenging work
Cons
Toxic work environment
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A company in decline, struggling in the wrong direction
Media Strategist, Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 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.
Pros
Good healthcare
Cons
Cuts in pay, failure to adapt, ineffective leadership
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Once a fun company, but no more
IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Largo, FLApril 17, 2016
When I first started, it was a blast working there. Employees were respected and looked after and allowed a lot of autonomy in how to conduct their work.

But things changed and in the end I could not wait to leave. Respect for the individual skills in IT disappeared and enlightened management was replaced with petty micro-managers who had no respect for the skills and experiences of people doing the actual work.

I made two great decisions in my life - First joining Valpak, and second leaving it.

I never looked back.
Pros
None in the end
Cons
Insecure work environment, petty managers
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Horrible
Warehouse Process Technician (Current Employee) –  Clearwater, FLJuly 13, 2016
Company is for sale. Management is horrible with no room for advancement. Watched people with twenty years lose their job without any reason. Stay away......
Pros
None
Cons
Management is horrible
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