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Gannett Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
431 Reviews
2.6
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    Innovative and really cares about and invests in its employees.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

  2.  

    MilTimes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere provided in the news room.

    Cons

    Furloughs hurt morale for the team.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Sales Beginner

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Great position for someone beginning in sales. Builds good experience. Middle management works hard to help you meet your goals.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training. Very low pay. Set unrealistic sales goals with tiered commission, making it impossible to get any commission. (Must hit 90% of sales goals to receive any commission).

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

    Meh. Just a job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    People. I had great co-workers and a wonderful supervisor and director. Work was repetitive, but tolerable. Good work-life balance. Very casual dress code.

    Cons

    Pay was lower than industry standards. Benefits were terrible. Training was sometimes an afterthought. No real room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve onboarding process. Have workstation set-up before new hires arrive. More cross-training.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a good company to work for, but the industry the company was in was not stable.

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    Former Employee - Salesforce Developer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Salesforce Developer in McLean, VA

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    The company has a health facility, a basketball court, and a tennis court. The time-off policies were good, and telecommuting was available.

    Cons

    The pay was not that good. Upward mobility became a concept of the past. Potential furloughs, reorganizations, and staff reductions were always lingering in the backs of the minds of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should better match the industry's compensation.

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

    Inside sales rep - DESC

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

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    Wonderful environment. Great commission structure. Plenty of opportunity for advancement, all done internally.

    Cons

    Low base. Only thing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's ok

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    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Hour breaks, commission on top of pay.

    Cons

    Strict. Barely can go to the bathroom without getting in trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment. Need more training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company benefits, advancement potential

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good, Salary competitive, Groomed you for advancement.

    Cons

    didn't always feel your job was secure due to constant cutbacks and restructuring.
    A lot of hours were expected out of you (beyond 40)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employed for 3 years as print sales and marketing director.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    Smart people, best in the business. Great training ground. Devoted to getting the most out of their employees. Passionate about the business. Cares about future of the industry.

    Cons

    Contracting business model. Expense reductions impaired resources. Long hours with no clear end-game in sight. For a media company downward communication could have been better. Some back-stabbing, politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight the good fight re the perception that print, and newspapers, are dead, especially amongst your employees. Accelerate your on-line accessibility/presence while maintaining journalistic integrity.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with but Management is stagnant to current market needs.

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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

    Love the people I work with. Very low stress; I don't "take work home with me." Flexible schedule and decent Benifits.

    Cons

    Foresight of Management is lacking. Feels like the company is stuck in reverse. Pay is not competitive in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your ISR's more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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