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Toxic Work Environment

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Former Employee - Photojournalist
Former Employee - Photojournalist

I worked at Gannett full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It's better than unemployment, but not much. This sentence is just to meet the minimum word requirement.

Cons

Where to start? Here goes, in the order I thought of them: I worked my tail off and took on many additional responsibilities that others in my job did not. My additional compensation for doing so was $0.00. Massive amounts of layoffs made everybody fear for their job. My station was stuck using cameras that were much older and far less reliable than those at competing stations. There was constant talk of the company not being financially solvent, yet the former CEO got a golden parachute worth more than $30 million and included access to a country club (he retired partly due to back issues, yet he can still somehow play golf???). Corporate tries to implement a one-size-fits-all solution to all of their LOCAL NEWS stations across the country. Morale was terrible and many talented people left as a result.

Advice to Management

I think this will equate to talking to a brick wall, but here goes anyway: Pay your employees more and give annual raises. Give stations more autonomy in their editorial direction and allocation of resources. What works in one market might not work in another. You keep placing a huge emphasis on station websites, so hire more people to maintain them.

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  1. Great, well established company, but far from perfect

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Gannett as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Nice office and good location
    -Well established company
    -Great, hardworking group of people
    -Exciting, innovative place to work
    -Lots of different opportunities within the company and across the country
    -Good talent development training program for entry-level positions

    Cons

    -Lots of changes occurring within the company
    -Week long furloughs
    -Uncertain future of media industry
    -Some negative employees can be difficult to work with

  2. Contractor

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Contractor in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Gannett part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The position was Flexable, decent pay.

    Cons

    Very early morning hours, no room for growth.

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