Gannett Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Worked with some very good people who wanted to do a great job but were often hindered by management from doing so (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)

  • Upper management routinely blamed lower level employees when something went wrong (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Principal Designer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team. Great Leadership. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    I really didn't find any cons.

    Gannett Response

    Jun 30, 2015 – Project Manager

    Thank you for the feedback!


  2. Gannett DESC

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

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gannett DESC is a good place to work, but maybe better suited for the recent college graduate, or someone transitioning into sales. The culture is relaxed and they make it fun with contests, t-shirt Tuesdays, prizes (tickets to games, iPads, TVs, and more) and free breakfast/lunch here and there. They were slow to move on making changes in the past, but with a current restructuring, things seem to be progressing. They are redoing their call goal expectations to help facilitate better conversations with clients, reduce burn out for employees, and avoid beating our book of business up.

    Cons

    The compensation is not enticing for a veteran sales person. They need to look at increasing the base or the commission percentage.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being open to change and listening to employees suggestions. Make yourselves competitive with other sales organizations with increasing compensation.


  3. Production

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    Former Employee - Press Operator in Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - Press Operator in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good training.

    Cons

    Work schedule, night weekends and holidays. Worked under glass ceiling, stuck in one job, could not advance my career.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your workforce.


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  5. A writer's view

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and possible exposure.

    Cons

    Ideas largely fall on deaf ears, especially if it doesn't align with corporate views. Creativity is somewhat stifled, and smaller communities tend to suffer.


  6. Basics

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    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gannett (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn the basics, no boss leaning over you're shoulder.

    Cons

    Low pay, part time, lots of work

    Advice to Management

    Don't pay anyone minimum wage


  7. This company is okay with me!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Gannett is really focused on my professional development. Their talent development program and one of the main reasons I've not left the company. They're really interested in developing talent.

    Cons

    The 401K is in company stock.

    Advice to Management

    Let the new employees test their ideas.


  8. Helpful (1)

    They were good to me

    Former Employee - Editor in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Editor in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends

    Pros

    I never had any problems with Gannett; although, I left before my newspaper was closed and the bloodbath began.

    Cons

    The aforementioned bloodbath and, of course, the ridiculous golden parachutes for the executives.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be greedy.


  9. Mgr

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    Current Employee - Rep in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Rep in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many to give, out dated management

    Cons

    Not getting paid for work done

    Advice to Management

    this is 2015, not 1979


  10. Lack of faith

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

    Pros

    Lots of varied experience in a short amount of time. Some people are genuinely nice and try their best to perform their job.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so the emphasis is on the shareholder rather than the employee and that's clear from every angle.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication with employees. There is distrust and a lack of faith. Everyone could be better utilized if our ideas and concerns were heard.


  11. Overall Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment and stable company. Good mentorship

    Cons

    Bonus structure is not a percentage of sales, and their are limited territories.



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