Compare Gannett vs Freedom Communications BETA

See how working at Gannett vs. Freedom Communications compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Gannett vs. Freedom Communications. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Employee Ratings

  • Gannett scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Freedom Communications scored higher in 2 areas: Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 1551 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 54 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.5
Career Opportunities
2.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.4
Senior Management
2.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.7
Culture & Values
2.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Gannett Ceo Mike Reed
20%
20%Mike Reed
CEO Approval
Freedom Communications Ceo Mitchell Stern
55%
55%Mitchell Stern
Freedom Communications employees rated their CEO Approval 35% higher than Gannett employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
37%
Gannett employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Freedom Communications employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
34%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
25%
Gannett employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Freedom Communications employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
18%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Gannett salaries averaged $18,513 higher than Freedom Communications.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Executive92 Salaries
$49,183/yr
Reporter51 Salaries
$46,101/yr
Client Success Manager16 Salaries
$51,745/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Executive6 Salaries
$54,576/yr
Reporter4 Salaries
$36,903/yr
Customer Service Representative2 Salaries
$9/hr

What Employees Say

  • Gannett had 60 more reviews than Freedom Communications that mentioned "Great people" as a Pro.
  • Gannett had 104 more reviews than Freedom Communications that mentioned "Newspaper" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 64 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 62 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 4 reviews)
"Great people"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Newspaper"(in 110 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 57 reviews)
Cons
"Newspaper"(in 6 reviews)
"Bankruptcy"(in 6 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - Pulliam Fellow

I have been working at Gannett for less than a year

Pros

The company has a great support system for fellows and interns. I made great connections with my supervisor, colleagues and other fellows and interns. The programming for interns helped me feel like... I was part of a community. I was able to get my questions answered and advice from anyone I spoke to in the company - everyone was willing and eager to help me. I was pleasantly surprised by the flexibility of my schedule and the mentorship I found from my supervisor and colleagues.

Cons

I think the communication across departments could be improved. I had some technical difficulties at the start of the fellowship and it took longer than expected to get the issues resolved. I also... have had to go out of my way to introduce myself to people who are not a part of my team in the newsroom. If they were more accessible, I think there would be more collaboration that would benefit the entire newsroom. Knowing those outside my team would have helped me to know more about the leadership structure of the newsroom and know who best to contact for different issues.

"Accountant"Jun 14, 2017

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Freedom Communications full-time

Pros

Great people and environment to work for

Cons

Management has changed since I left, so not sure how good it is now

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