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Gannett Phoenix Reviews

Updated November 5, 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. "Financial & Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, encouraged to take your leverage existing skills and knowledge.

    Cons

    Process and controls need upgrading.


  2. "Do not accept this job seeking career advancement or growth."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gannett part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment! Not much drama between employees. Very casual environment. Company potlucks and contests. PTO is the only benefit.

    Cons

    No growth at all. This company is going downhill. Self-sabotage would be an understatement. Liberal media is taking over which is alienating core base of supporters who are conservative. Editorial content is bias. Company constantly pushing for digital sales but overcharging for print product. No raises. No advancement. Corporate not making the right decisions and allot of layoffs and investments being lost. This company was under 2.7 million in 2016 in sales, which was a direct result of the endorsement. Delusional to think those sales will be made up from digital when competitors are many steps ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Less mis-communication and more raises. Realistic goals to be set not wishful thinking.

  3. "Deer valley plant worker, Phoenix AZ"

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    Current Employee - Plant Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Plant Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gannett full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Trying to find a good word to say, sorry too hard !

    Cons

    Company CEO gave a day off to celebrate the 4th of July, only to have local mangers take it away as a bargaining chip. Hope you read this Bob Dickey

    Advice to Management

    Quit taking away a much deserved day off from 90% of the workers in the plant and then turn around and take the day off for yourselves.


  4. "Electronic Output Specials (EOP)"

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    Former Employee - Electronic Output Specialist (EOP) in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Electronic Output Specialist (EOP) in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gannett (GIADC) has a great training in graphic design, web design, prepress. Sick days, vacation paid, holiday....Good for people who are getting started in this field and want to get experience Then after a year or two they should find something else with better pay and raises every year.

    Cons

    You will not get a raise.Even if your reviews are superb. You will not get a raise. If you move up to a higher paying position you will only get from 10 to 20 cent raise. You can get replaced for a robot or computer software that can replace you. They are using this now.

    Advice to Management

    Management appears to be finding ways to make departments workflow better. They keep changing at least 4 times a year. Finding one way should work great for years following updated marketing and software techniques.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Even after our division was downsized, I feel very positive about Gannett"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have a diverse group of staff, and I am grateful to have worked with so many exceptional people. Overall, my workload was heavy, but having good people to work with made all the difference.

    Cons

    The publishing world is changing, and with publishing/media split there are a lot of staff changes and it all seems a bit chaotic. I look forward to seeing how it all unfolds.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with respect (regardless of their level in the company), expect all staff to work hard for what they earn (not just because they have tenure), and encourage and enforce teamwork.

    Gannett Response

    Sep 1, 2016 – Project Manager

    Thank you for such an insightful review! We completely agree with you. As we work towards reshaping our company, we are experiencing the inevitable growing pains that come with internal... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Management; Negative Culture; High Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I first started there, they had some of the best and most experienced managers to work for. Had a good culture and very good ideas. I really liked my job there.

    Cons

    Had early buyouts and lost their best and brightest. Plus the company split in two, Gannett - Publishing and Tegna - Digital/Broadcast. Hired or promoted a bunch of idiots as managers. A lot of cliques and gossip. No career opportunities unless your gay.

    Advice to Management

    Should have kept your best and brightest.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fasten your seat belt, its going to be a bumpy ride"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name, great products, a reason to get up in the morning...

    Cons

    Impending doom and threats all of the time. Now, lots of whispering among managers and staff. Feels like they know something we don't know. Soon they say, will be special meetings….old timers here say this is "how it happened before". People are so stressed, creativity stifled, sales people crying in the hallway by the bathroom, It's Publishing Armageddon. Some of us who have been here a long time….I guess we are in denial…I haven't even bought enough of canned goods or water to survive another "Layoff". I am the face of today's Corporate America.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. You wouldn't do anything even if you could. Every manager for themselves right?

  8. "Good Ciompany"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Gannett is the largest newspaper publisher in the US and offers a full range of benefits. Ethical leadership and a good work culture. All in all, a solid employer

    Cons

    Sometimes change happens so frequently that the details are left unsaid. Company needs to think out all the ramifications before implementation not after.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to grow the core publishing business. The demise of newspapers is nor inevitable.


  9. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Gannett (More than a year)

    Pros

    uncapped incentives, good benefits, great co-workers, good work life balance.

    Cons

    corporate feel. Lot of management, mid, lower, upper.


  10. "Advertising Manager and Executive"

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    Former Employee - Multimedia Sales Executive in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Multimedia Sales Executive in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, people and they always provide you with the most current up to date training on digital offerings!

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult so make sure you constantly push and work hard!

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking at the people you already have!


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