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Gannett Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated Feb 25, 2014
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2.7 6 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Gannett President & CEO Gracia Martore

Gracia Martore

(2 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, pay good for area, schedule somewhat flexible to balance family and work (in 14 reviews)

  • There are many good people within the company but a few spoil it for everyone (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Having a healthy work/life balance is something that's frowned upon (in 7 reviews)

  • Too much senior management that has been unable to produce expected results (in 12 reviews)

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    Great learning experience but definite issues with Management

    QA Automation Engineer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsSupports growth in a career. Allows for training opportunities. Opportunity for advancement.

    ConsPay is extremely below the market value. Upper management does not step in to help with middle management issues, even though they say they know and understand. Allows middle management kill morale and wipe out entire teams before taking action. Worked on average 70+ hours a week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake your star employees and put them where they can shine. Do not leave them in places where it kills their ambition and morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible company.

    Reporter (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsI would not recommend that anybody work for this company unless they are absolute desperate for a job. On the positive side, parts of this company have been known for advances in Affirmative Action, which I see as a definite plus.

    ConsThe only thing this company is the bottom line. This company cares nothing about quality, as long as the money is rolling in at a sufficient rate. It has some of the poorest managers I have encountered. It is known in recent decades for hiring young employees because they are cheap.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wishing I had left sooner.

    Editor (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsFree copy of papers provided at office.

    ConsConstant layoffs and furloughs while top brass rake in bonuses. Company cares more about the bottom line than putting out a top-notch product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of handing out excessive bonuses to the top echelon, re-invest in the company by hiring more and better reporters, columnists and editors instead of cutting their jobs to the bone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Visionary leadership, dysfunctional culture

    Journalist (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

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

    ConsDysfunctional 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 Senior ManagementEmpower 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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    Decent but Not Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsPretty good compensation
    Very nice benefits
    Decent opportunity for professional growth
    Good facilities
    Can usually get tickets to very nice local events

    ConsThey are in a declining industry and are struggling to make do
    They have been laying off a lot of people

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a way to make more revenue in the current economy
    Find a new model for doing business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Inovate, Respond or Give up

    Director (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsExciting, fast paced and ever changing as they try to compete and find revenue streams in the face of dying circulation numbers. Great teams that love the business but without a voice that Management hears. They have responded well with CareerBuilder.com (which is a joint effort with other major newspaper chains), but have not found answers to their other two major revenue streams (Real Estate and Auto)

    ConsDying industry, Gannet was too slow to react to the internet and instant news. Too focused on today's bottom-line to invest in the future of their business, and in many cases have become nothing more than a glorified delivery service of print media and print ads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your team and your customers and respond quickly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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