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Great Place to Work in Sales. Mobility Can be Tough.

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - Account Executive in Des Moines, IA

I worked at Gannett

Pros

Pay was fair for doing an honest days work. Face it, no one's giving away money, so you'll have to do the activity, make the calls, make the most of your face-to-face appointments to reach your goals. If you do, you're compensated fairly. They also had good on-going sales training.

Cons

There weren't alot of management spots (which I suppose is a good thing) and those that held those jobs had for a while and didn't seem to be going anywhere. That's fine if you're happy staying in sales, but if management is your aim, it could take you a while or you may have to job-hop a bit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue with the ongoing training and with the monthly sales reports. Keeping an honest and open dialogue is appreciated and helps the frontline employees see where you're coming from.

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    Visionary leadership, dysfunctional culture

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    Former Employee - Journalist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Journalist in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    Visionary leadership moved Gannett into digital realms faster than other newspaper companies
    Slow to hire, but also slow to lay off (usually)
    Not bankrupt

    Cons

    Dysfunctional corporate culture often pits manager against manager
    Innovation from the ground up is discouraged
    Large, overly bureaucratic organization
    Poor communication at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees to innovate. Give them the time, resources and training to develop their own ideas, especially in digital. Encourage bottom-up solutions.

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    dying industry

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    Former Employee - Sales in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    The newspaper was a great place to work. Many people worked there for years and everyone was very helpful overall

    Cons

    What a sad thing to see an industry literally dying before your eyes. This is old school technology and unfortuantely they did not jump on the electronic world soon enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too little too late--what a shame that management did not jump on the internet world as soon as it became apparent what the future was

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