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Gannett Benefits

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Employer Summary

We have competitive benefits that promote health and wellness, builds current and future financial security, enhances work-life balance and allows for personal choice and flexibility for employees and their dependents.

Employees may enroll their domestic partners (same-sex or opposite-sex) and eligible children of the domestic partner as covered dependents under the medical, dental, vision and voluntary life insurance plans if the employee meets the criteria.


The information contained herein is intended for guidance purposes only. Benefit plans and employee eligibility may vary at certain Gannett locations. Gannett remains free, in its sole discretion, to change, amend or eliminate the policies, benefits, rules and regulations described herein at any time, with or without notice. No member of Gannett management has the authority to bind Gannett to any of the terms or provisions in this document. Further, nothing herein shall be construed as creating an obligation of Gannett to employ the employee for a particular length of time.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Aug 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    Gannett has a competitive benefits package to other large employers. They offer several tools to save for the future by providing a 401(k) Company Match of 5% as well as a Health Savings Plan.

  • Aug 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    I think the benefits are good. Vision, dental, are included. It doesn't compensate for the low wages, and are factored into the salary calculation so that's a bit misleading, but they are decent for a single person at least.

  • Aug 10, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Greenville, South Carolina

    Gannett offers a generous benefits package. The company offers health insurance, vision, dental, 401k, and a generous time off package. The company also offers paid maternity and paternity leave.

  • Aug 03, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

    Your vacation and sick leave are packaged as one under PTO. You receive 6 paid Holidays ( New Years, Memorial Day, Indepenence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), the Friday after Thanksgiving and one flex day. Rate of PTO earned per biweekly pay periods is based on years with the company. Max rate tops out at 20 years. Drawback is the rate to earn PTO is very low and only changes every 5 years of service. This is low compared most companies. Pay raises are minimal at best for shared services staff.

  • Jul 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Advertising Account Executive in San Angelo, Texas

    Great insurance compared to last 2 companies. 401k match and decent pto time given.

  • Jul 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Abilene, Texas

    Generous time off. But you can never take more than 2 weeks off at a time. Health, vision and dental benefits.

  • Jul 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Monroe, Louisiana

    Benefits package is exactly what I'd expect as a person applying for entry level. I have decent health insurance, eye, dental, and a 401K.

  • Jul 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Distribution Clerk in Naples, Florida

    Best: Donation Matching program Paid Vacations Paid Volunteer hours Paid Holidays Employee Referral Program Tuition Assistance Worst: 401k Plan Recently Changed from a 50% cash match to a 100% stock match

  • Jul 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in McLean, Virginia

    401K match is good but is hard to meet the max when salary is low and living in such an expensive area. It also takes away from other benefits such as the high cost of medical insurance.

  • Jul 28, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Louisville, Kentucky

    Standard benefits. Health insurance was an HSA where you chose between three levels, depending on how much up front out-of-pocket expenses you wanted to pay. There's medical insurance, separate dental, separate vision. The HSA amounts change year to year. When going out on disability, supervisors don't follow company policies. So it's important to keep up with your paperwork, follow through, and speak up (however, they don't like it when you speak up). They give you all your vacation time at the beginning of the year, rather than earn as you go, and there is no separate sick leave (it's just all paid time off, separate leave for death in family and holidays). In my department, call center, they bribed employees with things like $20 gift cards to Subway or White Castles if people hit certain goals. However, I thought that was juvenile because employees should not need to be bribed to increase sales. I don't need outside motivation to do a job. Ask questions and make sure they are paying you your bonuses in a timely manner and double check your commission sheets, because commission sheets are almost always wrong. It's important to ensure you are paid appropriately. If you let them shortchange you, they will. And if you get automatic deposit or a paper paycheck, you must verify they are deducting everything appropriately, because I found them overcharging more than double for parking. They will not provide a notification to employees to let you know, so you have to keep up with it yourself.

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