Gannett Reviews

Updated April 18, 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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. My experience varied depending on which newspaper I was dealing with. Certain sites were great, others - not so much.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth and advancement, if you're deemed worthy.

    Cons

    Constantly overworked. Lack of communication (sometimes).

    Advice to Management

    Spread out the workload to better enhance the employee experience.

  9. New Employee

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great staff, very innovative, encourage feedback and ideas. New publisher in March who is very dynamic and really cares about the employees.

    Cons

    A lot going on with the recent restructure and current rebranding. Work load is a little heavier while we are going through the transition and filling positions recently added.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reach out to the staff for current events and team outings. Focus on our company culture and continue to make this an exciting place to be every day.

  10. Strategist

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    Current Employee - Strategist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Strategist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Gannett

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good downtown location in Cincinnati

    Cons

    Poor leadership communication, low pay, heavy workload. Very clique-y among local leadership, you're either in their favorite group of people of you don't really exist. No room for advancement and poor health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    When asking employees for thoughts and solutions, you should actually listen when they answer.

  11. Fairly good company, there are pros and cons

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    Great office headquarters while I was there, but I understand they are downsizing
    Many opportunities for interns to meet and network with upper-level employees of various departments
    Lots of company-wide events/engagement opportunities

    Cons

    Not as much work for interns to do

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