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The horribly mismanaged side of the media industry.

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Current Employee - Web Developer in Bridgeport, CT
Current Employee - Web Developer in Bridgeport, CT

I have been working at Gannett

Pros

A decent way to enter the media industry. You find out real quick if the work is for you.

Cons

Pay sucks, lack of overtime for necessary maintenance, training sucks, very little room for advancement at local level, national "mandates" one after another and horrible project management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend some time finding the real state of affairs at the local level, no more national projects stacked one after another. Ditch Pluck Sitelife for god sake, even a lame open source community software package like phpBB was miles better than this bloated piece of nonsense.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Needs more talent to handle future challenges

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    The best of the newspaper companies. Gannett is trying to change and become more Web focused to survive in the future, but many of the changes are silly departmental name changes etc. There is lots of opportunity for those that are willing to give everything to the company and move all over the country. It tends to promote within.

    Cons

    Hiring standards across the company are not very high, so each newspaper tends to have completely different hiring practices and levels of talent. Along with the rest of the newspaper world, newspaper budgets have been crushed. No department escapes it. While widespread layoffs are not common, when someone leaves, their position is left open, and someone takes on those responsibilities in addition to their own. The number of employees is rapidly being reduced, so the ones left are more stressed than ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better people in. The company should actively recruit elite business leaders rather than just promoting out of regional offices based on dedication to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Reviews mixed on Gannett

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    Current Employee - Editor in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Editor in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Gannett

    Pros

    Even though the newspaper business is struggling right now, the company is trying new strategies to make itself relevant to the readers. Right now there is a lot of opportunity to try new things.

    Cons

    Communication from corporate and upper management frequently is spotty and inadequate. Also, cost-cutting measures have left staff levels barely adequate. There is little respect for the traditional job of newspapers acting as watchdogs on government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more about why certain decisions are made and let the employees know what's going on. When employees say they are already doing as much as they can. believe them. Find out what your people are good at and use those talents. Hire new people who know more about emerging information systems rather than trying to retrain the people you have.

    Disapproves of CEO
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