Gannett Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Gannett

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

    I worked at Gannett full-time

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

    Pros

    - Local Management willingness to help employees - Up beat atmosphere - Offers some training of products

    Cons

    - Worked with Gannett for about a year and in that year the commission plan changed three times, and each commission plan had a negative impact on employee potential earnings - Digital/online advertising is about 40% of your overall goal and Gannett uses a 3rd party G/O Digital for its digital/online advertising. I personally had a lot of problems with G/O digital, whether it's them telling me and my client they can have a website built in running in a month and it takes 3 months, or a clients digital advertising stopping in the middle of a campaign and when my client and I try to contact the G/O account manager for this campaign he never answers, returns a phone call or email. It got to the point where I didn't want to sell digital advertising to my clients and risk losing them in the future.

    Advice to Management

    - Develop a new hire training program - Follow through with things you tell your employees - Offer more incentives to top employees


  2. Wonderful place to work under the direction of previous management

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

    I worked at Gannett

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Multi media advertising solutions tailored to individual company needs

    Cons

    A change in management damaged the sales force.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Gannett DESC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Gannett

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent experience. Top-Notch sales training. I've been at the DESC for a little over a year and have learned great things. Excellent experience.

    Cons

    Sales approach is a bit antiquated. Metrics are necessary, but there are markets and circumstances that call for varied approaches if revenue is to be achieved.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Stop putting micro managers in place. The approach needs to evolve with the industry. Roles are changing.

    Gannett Response

    Jun 30, 2015 – Project Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and constructive criticism. In #NewGannett, we are working towards cultivating a culture that elevates the voices of our employees so that we may develop more innovative ... More


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  5. Helpful (4)

    A 1 star is generous

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forner Multi-Media Account Executive in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Forner Multi-Media Account Executive in Greenville, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Technology training, great co-workers, intelligent people,, 401K match, a brand name to get behind even though circulation and digital readership is FAR below 10 years ago

    Cons

    Too many to list. Corporate doesn't know or respect local property employees and have no loyalty to those who have been loyal through the transition to digital and the downturns of the economy, turnover/furloughs/layoffs abundant and never ending and now the spin off/split to deal with where GCI stock values are 33% of what they were before the spin off. No regard for employees whatsoever- from poor health benefits, to sticking people in jobs they don't want or don't apply for, to losing market share to the tune of a death march, to backstabbing - DO NOT WORK HERE UNLESS YOU ARE DESPERATE FOR A ONE YEAR JOG TO FILL A WHOLE IN YOUR RESUME!

    Advice to Management

    Respect people who have been there longer than you have. Train and mentor people who are faithful and intelligent and who are behind you all the way. Don't play games with employees salaries and careers.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Digital account executive

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

    I worked at Gannett

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

    Pros

    Unable to find anything positive about entire experience. Great deal of work with little to show for efforts.

    Cons

    Claim to be digital focused, but many of the satellite offices are way behind.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to provide much needed direction for your sales team. Sending them out without knowledge or support is a recipe for failure.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Editor

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

    I worked at Gannett

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and a professional approach in the workplace. Company filled with hard-working people, and there are a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Like any large company, there are politics at every level. You have to play the game to get ahead, and if you are too realistic and honest, you will not fit in.

    Advice to Management

    Well, management has been tone-deaf to employees for decades. Corporate has been honest for a long time: deliver for the stockholders. That is what it's all about, and that is abundantly clear.


  8. Ok place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Indiana in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Indiana in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Gannett

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

    Pros

    Overtime hours. Gain design experience

    Cons

    Sometimes too much overtime. Poor work/life balance. Unreasonable expectations at times.


  9. Account Executive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Solid Company with great employee benefits. Senior Staff and employees with years of experience to help new sales people.

    Cons

    Takes a while to build a base of new business to make a reasonable monthly income. Traditional media piece of the pie continues to shrink.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the base salary to get better candidates.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Terrible place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in McLean, VA

    I worked at Gannett full-time

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

    Pros

    Good if you are a newby trying to get a year or two experience under your belt.

    Cons

    Top down management style, but management is an elusive term. Lots of managers have little journalism experience, people skills or actual management experience. Hired on the cheap, promoted by inexperienced managers who like yes people and no questions asked. The product has been cheapened as experienced journos have been fired,let go or marginalized. it's acceptable to aggregate or steal copy from other sources rather than generate original content. Gossip and gotcha stories, or posts with attitude, now rule. It's all about getting hits.

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on video and stupid cat tricks, or the latest snark, is not a formula for success. Stop weeding out the experienced people because they are drawing higher salaries. Many of these people actually know something and are contributing. Make editors and team leaders engage with employees - not just at scheduled meetings. People cannot be effective flitting about the country or hiding in offices on vanity projects. Management by decree always fails. A three year strategy plan? What a joke in this day and age. Keep cutting and streamling. A recipe for disaster


  11. Helpful (2)

    Multimedia Advertising Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multimedia Ad Representative in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Multimedia Ad Representative in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Gannett (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    As a major global corporation, they have the full complement of Corporate Perks programs, HSAs, 401k match, etc.

    Cons

    The pressure to generate MORE MORE MORE revenue with little concern over the customer (aside from the size of their wallet) and the requiring a daily accounting of every client and prospect activity in Salesforce doesn't leave time for things like breaks. Or breathing. Very unhealthy pressure and pace is required.

    Advice to Management

    Stop it with the "coffee is for closers" style of sales management.



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