Play YouTube video button

Cox Media Group Employee Reviews

Found 383 reviews matching the search See all 386 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Horrible Management
Videographer/Editor (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHDecember 13, 2018
Never, ever, ever trust your manager in the newsroom or anyone at the Breaking News desk. People will try and sabotage you. The whole newsroom is a cancerous environment that has to many chiefs and not enough Indians. The equipment was beyond deplorable, too mamy politics, too many people stuck in their ways, God forbid you ask to change shifts, the managers do not care about your well being and will use your mental health against you. Management tells you half truths and accepts all third party criticism about you. I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemies. If you want to work hard, be blindsided, treated like a degenerate, and be taken advantage of then by all means work at this company.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Management
Was this review helpful?Yes 4NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It's a nice place to work for awhile
General Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHJanuary 1, 2019
The benefits are great, better than most places offer these days. Most likely your immediate manager will be a nice person to work for. Upper management has no concept of what is happening and makes decisions that will mystify everyone, as they do in most corporations. In the end you will most likely be replaced by someone they can pay half as much regardless of experience and/or performance review scores. They demand loyalty but offer none in return. This should shock no one these days though, it's business, what can you do.

The work/life balance can be iffy depending in which department you work for. If possible they will work you as much as they can get away with before you freak out. However some positions will be a straight up 40 hours a week with no stress type of deal.

Most departments have a work from home option, at least partially, which is always a nice perk.
Pros
Good benefits, freindly people
Cons
Not much communication for a communications company
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Benefits, but Horrible Management
Sales Team Member (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, FLDecember 5, 2018
The location I work for has an awful management team that hires and promotes based on a buddy system. Younger workers without the proper experience are hired, promoted and valued above all others. Hard work, dedication and professionalism is not rewarded. Experienced workers throughout the building are overlooked while bringing in inexperienced workers for jobs they are not qualified to do. They don’t have proper training in place at the local level to help new employees succeed, and failure is then blamed on the employees instead of the management team. This is an environment where veteran employees are treated like they don’t matter while being ask to do way too much to compensate for the extremely high turnover rate. Management is not receptive to feedback and the moral is horrendous. People are leaving at an alarming rate.
Pros
Benefits are great
Cons
Boys club environment, High turnover rate, Lack of support & training, favoritism and old school management style
Was this review helpful?Yes 5NoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Blind leading the blind
Assistant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 6, 2018
They preach high tech, but hesitate to.adopt. Senior managers are techno dinosaurs who fear change. No unity in leadership. Promotions go to least educated and trained staff so.management may manipulate them. Suggestions for improvements are viewed as threats. Double standards abound. Harassment is rampant. In constant reorganization. Directionless, paranoid atmosphere.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No affective leadership.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great benefits
Multi-Media Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 23, 2019
Cox offers great medical benefits and 401K. Huge management turnover. A bit dated with working remotely with Atlanta traffic. Lots of Cox properties to transfer to if you are not happy with where you are at.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Not up to speed with working remotely.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Current situation is very turbulent and in flux.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 2, 2018
Cox as a company as a whole is wonderful. However, Cox Media Group is in flux. I have a deep feeling it will no longer exist in a couple of years. They have recently announced selling their television stations, as well as have closed many of their smaller start-up ventures. Many indications show that Cox will be stepping away from their media industry involvement. This uncertainty of the future of CMG has made morale low and many employees fearful. It is a shame because CMG ran their media businesses as family. It will be a sad day if this truly does happen.
Pros
Great benefits; 401k match; excellent training
Cons
Current atmosphere is rocky and uncertain.
Was this review helpful?Yes 5NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Company
Senior Research Web Developer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 27, 2019
Cox overall is a great company. Good benefits (401K, paid vacation, sick leave), good work life balance. They care about their employees. It is future oriented.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A good place to start but not end.
Board Operator (Current Employee) –  St Petersburg Beach, FLSeptember 24, 2018
Cox Media Group is a wonderful, caring company. They treat their employees with the utmost respect, do the best they can to tend to their needs and are very flexible. Their work environment is relatively stress free and you feel like you and your time are respected there.

HOWEVER, the biggest and most fatal flaw is that there is little to no upward mobility. Almost every job available is part time. I am a Board Operator and while I love my job, it's all that I'm ever going to be here. Full time positions are taken up by a select few that have been with the company for decades. I don't know what it is with upper management, but it is impossible to move up here. Even those that have been employed for 6+ years and do a variety of different jobs and tasks are ultimately still part time employees. And don't even get me started on those who want to be on air talents. Breaking into that is even harder.

You ARE given a 401k but that's about it. No Healthcare or Paid vacation days.

I don't mean to slander the company. I strongly reiterate that they are good to work for and recommend it for anyone trying to get their foot in the door. But that's all it will be. A foot in the door.

Cox Media Group is a fantastic place to start, but not to end.
Pros
A wonderful work environment supported by incredible and friendly people
Cons
You will never move up in the company
Was this review helpful?Yes 5NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Cox Media Group
Video Editor (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKFebruary 3, 2019
It's a great company to work for. Fantastic benefits, plenty of company sponsored outings. News rooms are very fast paced and lively. Learned many new things working for Cox Media Group. Would recommend working here to anyone
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Stressful
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 8, 2018
what I have learned in my tenor at Cox media group is that the systems used are extremely manual. There is no form of automation at all. Heavy workload.

The management team in certain groups are very unprofessional and practice unconventional management tactics and with outdated styles. They practice favoritism and more B and C workers advance and the A workers end up resigning and or terminated.

The work environment and culture is particularly stressful and provides little or no work life balance with unrealistic demands
Pros
Flexible work starts times.
Cons
heavy traffic, long work hours.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Smart company
Account Director-Digital (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 2, 2018
Highly localized strategy with many different business units. Company does a good job of leveraging the many different assets. Compensation and benefits are very good.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work
Senior Digital Solution Consultant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 26, 2018
Great place to work. Good people and coworkers, Provide learning environment. Annual raises and promotions. Friendly atmosphere and flexible schedual.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Solid, private corporation that treats employees well.
Producer/Director (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLMay 14, 2018
My 15 plus years of employment with Cox Communications was the best employer in my career, providing me with a life long pension, decent 401K and a lucrative severance package when my department was reorganized and I chose to retire, being 65 already. Cox is a privately owned corporation and not subject to being raided by sleazy corporate pirates. Management listens to its employees for the most part. Treated very well.
Pros
Good health insurance plan, community oriented, managed well.
Cons
Subject to economic/social change as time goes by.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
short staffed
Advertising Production Operator / Night Supervisor (Current Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLSeptember 4, 2018
Great company overall to work for. Employees are great, dedicated to there job. Company is united to produce a great product. We've lost great management/leadership over the years.
Pros
benefits
Cons
management
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Company to work for
Brodacaster (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLSeptember 15, 2018
I loved working at Cox Media Group. The people are very friendly and it's a lot of fun. We have the chance to meet a lot of people, and travel. The manager is great as well
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Poor management
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 2Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Cox Media Review
Media Consultant/Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEOctober 15, 2018
Pro
-Free Cable and Internet

Con
-Compensation was commission based
-Unable to keep up with cord cutters
-No competition in the area so pricing and customer service falls short of expectations
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
good company and very fair with employees
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 25, 2018
I enjoyed working for Cox Target Media. Good management , good culture and good benefits.
Great flexibility to sell if you meet your goals.
Had fun working with other employees. Excellent training with new technologies.
Pros
conventions and bonus for sales
Cons
changed ownership
Was this review helpful?YesNo 2Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Traditional Media (Newspaper/TV/Radio) Co trying to move into the Digital World
Sr. Systems Analyst/Developer III (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 20, 2018
Great Pay/Benefits... currently turbulent due to changes in Media advertising from traditional to Digital. In the middle of an extensive business re-evaluation with the centralization of the 3 Media platforms onto a single mgmt/billing/delivery environment.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Add sales competitive job Cox communications made it worse
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJuly 8, 2018
Ad sales is a competitive job. Cox communications made it increasingly harder daily by micromanaging, cutting commissions, to many meetings not enough time left for sales. Most of the people who were managers at this company were unable to sell that’s why they became managers
Pros
Free cable and good benefits
Cons
Micromanaging, regular commission cutting
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work
Continuity Coordinator / Backup Traffic Manager (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 20, 2018
Cox is a great place to work. The people are fantastic and very professional. The benefits are great and the company takes care of their people. I would highly recommend working at Cox Atlanta.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Cox Media Group. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.7
Based on 386 reviews
5121
4121
385
232
127

Ratings by category

3.6Work/Life Balance
3.7Compensation/Benefits
3.1Job Security/Advancement
3.3Management
3.5Culture

Women's ratings

4.0Fairygodboss Score

100%say women are treated fairly and equally to men

100%would recommend to other women

Fairygodboss provides free job reviews for women, by women.

Powered by Fairygodboss