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Stay away from Gannett and its dying industry with horrible management and poor decision making

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Former Employee - Sales and Marketing  in  Neptune, NJ
Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Neptune, NJ

I worked at Gannett full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Worked with some very good people who wanted to do a great job but were often hindered by management from doing so.

Cons

Strategy is no longer locally controlled -- it is all driven by corporate mandates and constantly changing priorities. Everything is driven by the almighty dollar and not by doing what is right. Quality has suffered greatly in the products and services due to constant cost-cutting. Everyone is paranoid about losing their jobs. Constantly hear from dissatisfied readers, subscribers and businesses about how the company has gone downhill.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect and value your employees more. Get out and meet the local businesses and decision-makers. Get a grip on reality. Unfortunately you are torn between making the right decisions and doing what corporate tells you to do. The situation will only get worse so get out while you can still look at yourself in the mirror.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Newspaper are on the way put

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work here.

    Cons

    No communication between management and the work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Belo was better

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    Current Employee - Producer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Deeper pockets with Gannett. Bigger pool of content sharing. Lots of talented people at the station. Fun to work with an exceptional group that has been number one in the ratings for years.

    Cons

    Belo was better. Before the buy out Gannett said it would be better together and their wouldn't be a lot of change. A majority of the graphic designers and public service producers at the former Belo stations have been laid off. Our GM did get them a good severance package. Gannett thinks it's okay to make fewer people work harder. Our benefits package are going to take a hit. It feels like all they care about is their bottom line. It doesn't matter how successful your station has been. A lot of people are wondering what the next round of layoffs will be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees work. They are smart. Too much micromanaging flat out drives your employees nuts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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