Gannett Reviews

Updated July 2, 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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in McLean, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team. Great Leadership. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    I really didn't find any cons.

    Gannett Response

    Jun 30, 2015Project Manager

    Thank you for the feedback!


  2. Newspaper Designer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Designer in Des Moines, IA

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

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

    Pros

    Vacation and holiday pay, networking within company

    Cons

    Corporate atmosphere, night and weekend shifts, raises nearly nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    Create more relaxed atmosphere, create incentives for hard work


  3. Consumer Marketing and Sales Manager

    Current Employee - Consumer Marketing and Sales Manager in Saddle Brook, NJ
    Current Employee - Consumer Marketing and Sales Manager in Saddle Brook, NJ

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and paid time off.

    Cons

    Little career development opportunities with the company.

    Gannett Response

    Jun 30, 2015Project Manager

    We hope that more career development opportunities will be coming your way with the #NewGannett.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    gannett

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Gannett

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

    Pros

    Diverse workplace, talented coworkers, stimulating, good training

    Cons

    High pressure, rigid management, limited income

    Advice to Management

    Needs more flexible working conditions and hours, remote work

    Gannett Response

    Jun 30, 2015Project Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and your recommendations on how we can make our workplace better.


  6. Helpful (1)

    It was good while it lasted

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Gannett

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting company - high profile. Great name to have on your resume. Good connections to have - the Gannett/USAToday name opened doors. Was excited to be part of a new program introduced in 2012 that encouraged innovation. I think there is a good future in the split of the the companies but I mourn the people and programs that were cast off trying to cut costs. There are little pods of genius and great teams hidden within the catacombs of this museum of a company. Having a woman CEO is a good move, so on point right now. I wish they would use this to gain some traction for women, not continue to promote the "good old boys" business model of newspapers. I was thankful to have the opportunities they gave me, though, and appreciated the education and training.

    Cons

    Old school thinking almost paralyzed this company. Exec. board is quick to approve innovation and cool initiatives (digital products, TV programming, community service) but then lets them almost die from neglect. Extremely poor communication within departments for a "communications" company. There was very little enthusiasm for learning or sharing between divisions. No central networking system (they tried Yammer, to a horrible adoption rate). No one ever knew "who did what" on other teams.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to strive for innovation in the new TEGNA. Don't overlook the talent you have buried in small divisions.

    Gannett Response

    Jun 30, 2015Project Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and constructive criticism. We hope to cultivate more innovation and collaboration as part of the #NewGannett culture.


  7. Office job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Stable hours, good co-workers, good benefits and a nice campus.

    Cons

    It was a fairly typical large office job with compartmentalized work.


  8. Company Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett

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

    Pros

    Very fast pace work environment, pushy with hitting numbers, a lot of outgoing and incoming calls. Low Pay and decent work environment.

    Cons

    GreatVery fast pace work environment, pushy with hitting numbers, a lot of outgoing and incoming calls. Low Pay and decent work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Grand


  9. Helpful (2)

    Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett full-time

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

    Pros

    Working for a corporate giant is always nice from the outside.

    Cons

    They don't take care of their employees who have been there for years. When one dept closes, they don't move their employees to another area where they could use their talent and experience.

    Advice to Management

    look at the "little people" and stop only taking care of your clique


  10. Helpful (2)

    Master Control Op

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett full-time

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

    Pros

    I can not think of any pros regarding this company.

    Cons

    No career ladder available. No cross-training. Dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees instead of the bottom line.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Run!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Gannett

    Pros

    Nice place to work if nothing else

    Cons

    Low wages and micro management.



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