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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 (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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    A print newspaper company trying to go digital.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Gannett full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gannett has excellent print media coverage around the country. They recognize the need to move into the digital media space but are not clear on how to do that in my opinion.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities. Salary was abysmal. Micromanagement abounds at all levels of the company with which I had experience. They really didn't know how to be successfull in the digital media space. Employee retention was a serious problem too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your pay structure and embrace digital media.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett

    Pros

    looks good on a resume

    Cons

    do not get me started

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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