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"Odd Environment Where Hardest Part OF The Sale Is Yor Own Company"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Well branded and highly recognized company with a very deep menu of product offerings across broadcast, digital, deals and print.

Cons

The company struggles with management of internal staff issues.
• Company has a weak strategy for on-boarding of new employees.
• Company has a weak strategy for introducing new company acquisitions and products.
• Recent trend of extreme turn-over within the digital divisions (18 months - Gannett Local Staff and Broadcast Digital Middle Management)causes client distrust and revenue loss.
• Corporate and senior local leaders seem remise in building productive and sustainable relationships and results with middle management.
• The sales environment has many challenging trends. There is a trend to ignore the lack of local senior management to commit to the corporate mission and directives. This trend breeds a very challenging and counterproductive environment for middle management. There is also a trend to ignore internal dog-fighting between local middle sales management for client revenue. This causes an environment where client’s results and interest are not put first. There is a trend to ignore the dissension between corporate divisions that reduce production and results. Lastly there is a trend for sales strategies to be added and changed constantly. As new teams (strategies) enter the markets (direct local, station local, telemarketing) there is dishonestly in “go to” plans. This causes lack of sales staff desire to sell the product lines with any conviction of desire.

Advice to Management

Need to remove barriers for different divisions to work together more effectively and create easier access to sister company products and services. Gannett has the deepest product offering in media, hands down. The lack of attention to the above takes the deepest product offering and makes it a mute point. The above listed trends lend to the products not being executed well contributing to poor client results, poor “internal” customer relationships and ultimately lack of tremendous revenue opportunity.

Other Employee Reviews for Gannett

  1. "Nice people, poorly managed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Coordinator
    Current Employee - Advertising Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to move around and try different jobs, excellent resources, nice people

    Cons

    Relying on different sectors of the company to produce digital results is frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more clear on an individual's specific role in the company


  2. "Great place for news junkies"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do what it takes in breaking news. TV is finally getting some light in the company. All the new toys you can think of come our way. Adding belo is even better.

    Cons

    Still thinking like a newspaper, not a broadcaster. Go back to the flashy graphics and hard hitting news. Too much community peaceful marketing. Let the news people decide how the shows should look. Less flashy = cheap

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