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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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    Management is Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is a definite opportunity to make a lot of money in the Sales Executive Role.
    The ability to share ideas across properties is a great benefit.

    Cons

    In my experience, few managers have had the skills and qualities needed to encourage and support sales staff. Apathy from managers has added greatly to a frustrated, burnt out, and negative environment.
    Company changed Health Care Benefits greatly in 2013 in response to ACA that really disadvantaged employees with families. This has also added to the extremely negative work environment and I am sure will spike turn-over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't even know where to start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not very good at retaining employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    The company has lots of resources and there is room for advancement because of the size of the company.

    Cons

    The company tends to focus very intently on cutting costs (fair enough), however it is at the expense of employees and their work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be in such a bad mood all the time. If you're so unhappy working for the place, find a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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