Gannett Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Pros
  • There are many good people within the company but a few spoil it for everyone (in 15 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is pretty good for everyone outside of the sports department (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Having a healthy work/life balance is something that's frowned upon (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    News Producer

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    Current Employee - Producer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Producer in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of time off; Good dental insurance

    Cons

    Work load too high, pay too little, employees not valued, news content not a major focus

  2. Admin Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Gannett

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work; beautiful bldg.

    Cons

    Very political management. No defense by HR if the Boss wants you out and your not even 90 days into the job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees who has issue with their manager...it isn't always the employee.

  3. Salesforce Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at Gannett full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The sport and fitness facilities were great to have easy access to.

    Cons

    Job security was a daily concern for many of the employees, which made many feel expendable. Upward mobility became non-existent, and the salaries were not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Devise a plan to encourage personal growth, and reward those employees who have devoted a lot of time and energy for the success of the company.

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  5. Management doesn't really understand how to keep their employees happy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You'll work with great people. The artists around you are very talented and are willing to help you learn to be a better designer. It's a great place to increase your portfolio.

    Cons

    Long hours. Mandatory overtime that is not planned for. They will tell you on Thursday afternoon that you need to put in an additional 4 or 5 hours of overtime between now and the end of the day on Friday. Productivity is king and not creativity. Not much chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Explain your decisions better. Just mandating something but not explaining why is frustrating for employees and causes a lot of anger.

  6. Receptive and open to change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enthusiastic teams ready to roll up their sleeves and help transform the company.

    Cons

    Over abundance of different practices and legacy challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate often using many different forums.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Gannett full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing really to crazy to brag about. Just a job.

    Cons

    Management is annoying. Commission structure is flawed.

  8. Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and benefits. The work is always changing

    Cons

    Print is declining so need to move to a growing company

    Advice to Management

    Mover more quickly to interactive with customers digitally

  9. Editor

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at Gannett

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, fast paced work.

    Cons

    Pay low, job insecurity. Changing media environment.

  10. Helpful (1)

    You can do better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Seems exciting to work in media for a while. Then the other shoe drops.

    Cons

    Employees getting laid off left and right. Alot of re-organizing. Salary freezes and no chance to move up. Vacancies replaced internally by under qualified people thrust into a management role. Terrible morale.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to treat employees with respect or like you value them in any way, shape, or form. The recession is over. You can't get away with it like you used to.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Inside Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Gannett

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros to Gannett are very scarce since the change in 2014. I did learn a lot of recruitment. Another is they often give a lot of prizes away but the con to that is if you win something you pay a bonus commission tax on it which is about 40%.
    I was able to work 40 hours and not a minute more. ISR's are just warm bodies and once your 8 hours is in you leave the job there. I also was fond of several of the team leads but most of them no longer work there.

    Cons

    All of your commision checks are labeled as bonus /Commission. I would hit goal and what should be 1800.00 would be 950 after I was taxed at a huge rate. The goals are based on a bunch of bull. To make money an ISR had to be on the right team. Management loves to act as if they are making changes that benefit the sales people but that is NEVER the case.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so greedy and shady. At one point you had a great sales team. Now you hire anyone that won't expect to be paid what they are worth. If you hire at a low level you will get a low return. Start putting more stock in the people who make it happen and STOP with all the political nonsense.

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