Gannett Benefits

2.1 out of 5 (26 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • 401K Plan

    "The company match and performance of the stock prices been great." (11 comments)

  • Health Insurance

    "The health insurance program is one of the most expensive and least quality insurance programs that I've seen for a major corporation; especially…" (10 comments)

We have competitive benefits that promote health and wellness, builds current and future financial security, enhances work-life balance and allows for personal choice and flexibility for employees and their dependents.

Employees may enroll their domestic partners (same-sex or opposite-sex) and eligible children of the domestic partner as covered dependents under the medical, dental, vision and voluntary life insurance plans if the employee meets the criteria.


The information contained herein is intended for guidance purposes only. Benefit plans and employee eligibility may vary at certain Gannett locations. Gannett remains free, in its sole discretion, to change, amend or eliminate the policies, benefits, rules and regulations described herein at any time, with or without notice. No member of Gannett management has the authority to bind Gannett to any of the terms or provisions in this document. Further, nothing herein shall be construed as creating an obligation of Gannett to employ the employee for a particular length of time.

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance *
  • Dental Insurance *
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) *
  • Vision Insurance *
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) *
  • Life Insurance *
  • Supplemental Life Insurance *
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance *
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance *

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan *
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan *
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching *

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance *
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave *
  • Family Medical Leave *
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount *
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program *
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance *

Employee Comments

  • Mar 24, 2015
    Current Employee in McLean, Virginia

    health Insurance is costly and poor quality.

  • Mar 29, 2015
    Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    Expensive health plan, making it difficult to contribute more to 401K.

  • Mar 11, 2015
    Current Employee in Houston, Texas

    Health Plan has a $1500 deductible before Insurance kicks in. Also $1500 has to b met before insurance covers any of perscriptions.

  • Mar 9, 2015
    Former Employee in Melbourne, Florida

    The best thing about the benefits package is the matching 401k.

  • Feb 4, 2015
    Current Employee in Nashville, Tennessee

    The price has tripled in the last two years for health care. Used to be copays, now it's high deductible, plus the premiums went up.

  • Feb 25, 2015
    Current Senior Director in Nashville, Tennessee

    Awful. They clearly view benefits as nothing more than an expense to be managed, beaten down, and reduced. Good companies recognize that good benefits are welcomed by employees, appreciated, and drive motivation and satisfaction with the company. Gannett's benefits are the absolute worst that I have experienced. Outrageous costs, lousy coverage, and I truly believe I'd be better off just going to get my own. The 401k plan is a mess, it's run by Xerox - you know, the great financial company Xerox. There aren't any "real" funds - just funds that are "like" real funds. So, god knows who is actually managing these "copycat" funds and the fund costs are awful. No pension. A general merchandise purchasing "perk" that is awesome if you like paying 25% above retail and hate buying anything on sale. Just awful. If I had really done my homework on Gannett benefits, I would never have accepted my position.

  • Jan 14, 2015
    Former Senior Training Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana

    The benefit plan offered to Gannett employees is very, very poor. It's a coinsurance that has extremely high deductibles and premiums with even poorer coverage. Offered through United Health, Gannett cuts and continues to cut their contribution and the plans coverage. It is horrible. There is nothing that's good about it. The only silver lining may be the Delta Dental insurance. At least it covers two cleanings a year.

    As for the other benefits, they were average at best. From vacation time to sick days, it was all rather fair. Senior employee development and employee development from a corporate level was a nonexistent.

  • Dec 30, 2014
    Former Designer II in Tallahassee, Florida

    Terrible. Large deductible. Prescriptions not covered until deductible is met. No options. Almost not worth it

  • Dec 17, 2014
    Former Employee in Neptune, New Jersey

    Horrible all around, gets worse every year

  • Dec 14, 2014
    Current Employee in Denver, Colorado

    Low pay for contractors who do work a lot of hours instead the hours they are suppose to have.

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