Gannett Reviews

Updated March 30, 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. It's had it's ups and downs.

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and decent benefits

    Cons

    Expects too much from employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Try to find other options

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Gannett full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays a decent salary, but below average
    Lots of good people trying to do good things
    Used furloughs to avoid layoffs when the economy tanked

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership
    No strategy, all initiatives are based on reactions
    Politics, especially at the upper management level, is vicious
    No clear lines of authority, accountability and responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategy and find executive leadership that can execute
    Clarify roles and responsibilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good job with downfalls

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett (less than a year)

    Pros

    They entrust you with a lot of responsibility and provide clear, thorough instructions for projects.

    Cons

    There's a definite disconnect between upper management and the sales team which results in a high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on communication and interpersonal relationships, not the sale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Nice company to work for

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    People, culture, everyday nice work

    Cons

    constant layoffs, furloughs, basically pay cuts to keep job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Working for a dying industry. Gannett is struggling to find its way amid a falling subscriber base

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    Former Employee - Circulation District Manager
    Former Employee - Circulation District Manager

    I worked at Gannett (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is a small quarterly bonus available if goals are met. Goals are very difficult to meet.

    Cons

    In circulation the managers work on average over 70% of scheduled days off in any given year to cover down routes. Which become more frequent as the compensation decreases due to an ever decreasing subscriber base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No raises for circulation managers for over 6 years. A raise would help morale a bit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall a nice company with a lot of great, experienced managers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Gannett part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You're exposed to many departments that are doing great things. The office in McLean is also very beautiful.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics within the company. Many departments don't get along with each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is too hierarchical and does not promote speaking openly about your experiences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Gannett

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a job. That's the only positive thing I have to say. I met some great people, but the company is horrible.

    Cons

    The pay is low, the benefits aren't that great, they force you to take Gannett stock as part of your 401K.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try listening to employees. Try caring about them as people. The newspaper industry is dying and you are helping it along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Corporate to the core

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Pay is low, but reasonable given the state of the industry.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? You are an FTE, you fill a hole, the company doesn't see much more than that.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great

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    Former Employee - Producer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Producer in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful, talented people. Exciting work

    Cons

    Not enough advertising to support business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Company, falling fast...

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Gannett full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a good work life balance. There is little supervision and not tons of micro managing, depending on your boss of course.

    Cons

    There has been a salary freeze for years. Newspapers are not a growth industry. Very hard to hit your bonus. They keep trying to save money by taking it away from employees, mileage reimbursement keeps getting lower and lower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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