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Odd Environment Where Hardest Part OF The Sale Is Yor Own Company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Gannett full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Well branded and highly recognized company with a very deep menu of product offerings across broadcast, digital, deals and print.

Cons

The company struggles with management of internal staff issues.
• Company has a weak strategy for on-boarding of new employees.
• Company has a weak strategy for introducing new company acquisitions and products.
• Recent trend of extreme turn-over within the digital divisions (18 months - Gannett Local Staff and Broadcast Digital Middle Management)causes client distrust and revenue loss.
• Corporate and senior local leaders seem remise in building productive and sustainable relationships and results with middle management.
• The sales environment has many challenging trends. There is a trend to ignore the lack of local senior management to commit to the corporate mission and directives. This trend breeds a very challenging and counterproductive environment for middle management. There is also a trend to ignore internal dog-fighting between local middle sales management for client revenue. This causes an environment where client’s results and interest are not put first. There is a trend to ignore the dissension between corporate divisions that reduce production and results. Lastly there is a trend for sales strategies to be added and changed constantly. As new teams (strategies) enter the markets (direct local, station local, telemarketing) there is dishonestly in “go to” plans. This causes lack of sales staff desire to sell the product lines with any conviction of desire.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to remove barriers for different divisions to work together more effectively and create easier access to sister company products and services. Gannett has the deepest product offering in media, hands down. The lack of attention to the above takes the deepest product offering and makes it a mute point. The above listed trends lend to the products not being executed well contributing to poor client results, poor “internal” customer relationships and ultimately lack of tremendous revenue opportunity.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Poor culture, poor pay

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Reporter in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Gannett full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Station has a good reputation in town, resources of gannett

    Cons

    Lots of cost cutting, terrible culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people, not money

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Demoralizing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Local efforts are positive with employees doing the best they can with limited resources.

    Cons

    Staffs have been slashed by corporate in order to keep profits high. Local newsrooms are not adequately staffed to cover their communities. Corporate initiatives do not always align with local markets. Initiatives are pushed through even when there is clear signs of failure. Consolidation of local papers into regional publications is obvious, but corporate is drawing out the process in hopes no one will notice. Layoffs happen regularly and without warning and are no longer announced on a corporate level and are conducted site by site without explanation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your local staffs to keep product quality high. If regional/state publications are the goal then just do it instead of drawing it out, readers are onto that tact. Stop hiring endless strings of VPs and marketing managers who only market themselves and never discuss the company in any interviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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