Gannett

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Great local operation, great managers, undermined by misguided corporate leadership

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Gannett

Pros

If you're stubbornly determined to work in local newspapers

Cons

Corporate does not value a quality product, does not value quality employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Redesign websites, follow NYTimes model, focus on quality and stop undermining employees

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    Anchored to the Past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment (at least in Tysons)
    Ablility to telecommute
    Good benefits
    Job flexibility

    Cons

    Fiercely competitive environment - people are more concerned with protecting their turf than innovation
    Poor communication from the top
    Little room for advancement
    LittleWork/Life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your support staff - they're the ones who are on the ground and keeping your company moving day-to-day
    Trim the fat - this company is way too top heavy with executives who are more concerned with protecting their turf than with growing the company and changing with the times
    Stop wasting money on Town Halls and the embarrassing Upfront and motivational materials and
    Upgrade IT and infrastructure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    This is the place hope goes to die.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Great name recognition - looks good on your resume
    *Casual and fairly flezible work environment
    *Decent benefits

    Cons

    *Low pay (unless you're in senior management)
    *Mean, cliquy and extremely competitive environment - LOTS of petty turf warfare, name calling and finger pointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Grow your talent
    *Treat your support staff as valued employees, not just as tools to get the job done
    *Stop spending so much time on reward programs that don't incentivize
    *Revamp your HR department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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