Pros: constant free food, learning opportunities for potential and current clients, constant education of digital and print landscape
Cons: no time flexibility, micro management, constant back and forth between appointments to office, poor time management, poor work/life balance
They offer great workshops for their clients and employees to learn what is going on in the local advertising market. As well, they put on wonderful magazine events for their Living Intown publication. They have a collaborative work environment and have teams of sales people mostly made of traditional/local print reps and one digital sales rep. Cox Media Group has a host of digital vendors they work with to make up a successful digital marketing strategy for their clients. It is almost overwhelming for the sales rep and the potential client to wade through all the options. You must be good at doing in-depth client goal analysis in order to offer them the right media options.
This is a great place for someone just starting their career. If you need to be trained and need the structure of being in the office environment constantly, this is the place for you. They require a strict 8:30-5:30 work environment. Flex schedule is not an option, therefore, a lot of sitting in traffic when work could be getting done in the morning and afternoon remotely. As well, this is a VERY political work place. If you are one who likes to fly under the radar...don't expect to go very far or stay very long. They want you to be visible and putting in overtime. Many of the sales reps sit around whining about each other and asking "where is so and so" rather than moving about their day and taking care of their own business.