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Gannett Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
445 Reviews
2.6
445 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    A company in transition with a lot of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Director in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Director in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Gannett

    Pros

    There is a ton of opportunity to define the future of the company. Obviously Gannett is going through a major transition and there is a huge cultural shift taking place across the organization. If you prove your value, your voice will be heard, and I'm sure that sounds crazy for company veterans but it has been the case in my experience. Interesting business dynamics and strong focus on the financials and performance.

    Cons

    Ready, fire, aim approach can be disconcerting. Strategically, Sr Leadership must plot out a roadmap and stick to it instead of reacting and chasing numbers. Need to revise the comp plan to incentivize the right behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you would like the company to survive and evolve, you must bring in the right people and give them latitude to take risks and create new opportunities and revenue streams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    A great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett

    Pros

    Loved working here specifically for the office culture. It was like working with my best friends.

    Cons

    Not that many holidays off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Trying to grow by slashing jobs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Some good people work there.

    Cons

    Shifting to less experienced people who work cheap. It shows in the product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    fast paced
    bottom line driven

    Cons

    negative culture
    lack people development
    internal engagement issues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Gannett

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett

    Pros

    Pay Is decent with bonuses

    Cons

    Push to hard for upselling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience, little room to move up though.

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    Former Employee - Layout Designer
    Former Employee - Layout Designer

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

    Pros

    Friendly and encouraging work environment. There were flexible hours and a lot of time to get the work done. Paid time off and benefits were good.

    Cons

    There was not much room to move up and the company was in a decline so there were not many opportunities to get a raise either. It seems that the newspaper industry is dying and the employees are suffering for it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    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.

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