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Gannett Cincinnati Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • Work life balance didn't exists (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management is not approachable (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "I am a software developer Intern at Gannett"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cincinnati, OH
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a Fresher, it was good to learn and test your coding skills

    Cons

    No proper work allotment or no proper planning of work allotment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Promotions for Men"

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Strategist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Strategist in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team Atmosphere, Very Creative and Bright People

    Cons

    Lack of Advancement for Women, Backstabbing

    Advice to Management

    Value and promote your employees that are engaged and working toward the common goal of Gannett.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "More Backstabbing Than a Game of Thrones Episode"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Can office has a nice view of the Ohio River
    - That's it.

    Cons

    - The family feud between the newspaper publishers & Gannett HQ in DC catches everyone in the middle.
    - Quarterly layoffs are routine
    - You are constantly checking your back to see who's in line to stab you next
    - I wouldn't work here again if it was the last place on Earth

    Advice to Management

    Solve your riffs with corporate head quarters, develop a culture of trust, stop shrinking the papers, raising the prices, and offering poor service.


  4. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Circulation District Manager in Batavia, OH
    Former Employee - Circulation District Manager in Batavia, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sense of family. Great people fun times. Independent. Got to go to Reds game and company outings . None more to say

    Cons

    Worked sometimes seven days a week but that was part of job. Company constantly changed. No more to say. A

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Adapt & Overcome"

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    Former Employee - Multi-Media Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Multi-Media Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great products
    - Great minds who develop integrated solutions

    Cons

    - Turnover turnover turnover, had 3 managers is 1 year
    - Stuck trying to overcome print rather than swallowing losses and adapting

    Advice to Management

    - Do not deny internal transfers
    - Work on individual development
    - Do not threaten to try and get results


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great for experience, not for growth"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They hired a lot of contract/part-time employees. Most places don't. Huge plus for creatives in the city.

    Cons

    They don't care what you have to say. Really. Especially when your team brings up an idea, they deny it, then pose it as their own months down the road.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Editor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most employees were professional, trying to do their best job. Benefits were above what other companies were offering.

    Cons

    Decisions made far away that affected local jobs, but no consderation was given to the effects of those decisons. Senior management was beholden to those far-away decisiosn makers. Staff was cut so much that most employees were doing the jobs of two people. Was no chance for advancement. Editorial decisons were being made that were not consistent with community news standards.

    Advice to Management

    Think locally - cover more local news.

  8. "Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Reporter in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None except free paper at work

    Cons

    Too many to list here

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like assets instead of drones


  9. "Alot Of Changes"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - District Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gannett full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advantage of of of hummm its a paycheck

    Cons

    In the reduction of Staff everyone now does the work of 2-5 people at the old same no raises pay amount. No Matter how dedicated you are there are no pay increases so use caution in negotiating your starting pay because that is where you will remain.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor and start giving merit raises and praise the good instead of only condemning the bad. Why should someone stay true and work hard,when whatever way it goes you get the same pay.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Strategist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Strategist in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good downtown location in Cincinnati

    Cons

    Poor leadership communication, low pay, heavy workload. Very clique-y among local leadership, you're either in their favorite group of people of you don't really exist. No room for advancement and poor health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    When asking employees for thoughts and solutions, you should actually listen when they answer.


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