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Gannett Reviews

Updated October 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "I have the opportunity to work from home which is critical to my work life balance" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with that want to accomplish tasks and see the business be successful" (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is NO work/life balance culture like I see many companies moving towards" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Upper management wants the designers to be "creative" but run the department as if it were a factory churning out ads" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Graphic Designer - Digital Artist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I say this in total honesty - this is the job I've been looking for. Management is caring and understanding. They help you every step of the way when you need it. The training programs they have get you to where you want to be in your career. Gannett is a very open environment that's laid back and comfortable. I'd recommend working here if you have the chance.

    Cons

    I only have two real picks, and they're not huge at all. The bathrooms are way too small for how many people work here. Also, the water machines are awful. Other than that, no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You're all great coaches and you keep doing great every day.


  2. "Best Onboarding Process I have had in my career thus far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    The HR department made my hiring process very "easy" - what is naturally a stressful situation - was made easier by the outstanding responsiveness and sincere care.

    Cons

    Like with any big organization - once I arrived, some things weren't ready for me, such as my monitors and keyboard - I have a laptop but it took a week to get everything set up.

  3. "[Gannett Digital] Ok place to work. They try hard, but there are some real flaws."

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    Current Employee - Gannett Digital Employee
    Current Employee - Gannett Digital Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back company culture, good work/life balance. Decent benefits, trending in right direction. They actually do try to make it a better place. Tons of great people work here. The tech stack embraces progression, it's not stuck in the past.

    Cons

    If you don't work in the D.C. office, or haven't previously, there is a significantly reduced chance of upward mobility. You and your career will be continuously ignored and de-prioritized, moving slower than everyone else. They know this is a problem and have been trying to fix it, but after all my time here I don't have any hope it's going to change. What incentive do those in power have to give it away ? Same goes for many positions/decisions across departments. If you are going to work in D.C. then you're likely ok.

    Also lets just say the "blameless" culture isn't actually blameless, I've seen some pretty gross things in closed door meetings, ridiculing and mocking other employees. Most people are nice and team players, but not everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating local market employees like second class citizens, and Tysons employees as first class citizens.


  4. "Employee's Review"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with. Management are flexible. Listens to employees concerns and ideas.

    Cons

    Time difference as our Corporate office is located in Virginia.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management is doing a great job.


  5. "Help you become marketable"

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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

    Pros

    PDN provides necessary training online for your specific field. This free knowledge also helps you become marketable should you decide to move on.

    Cons

    Big company and corporate-owned so sometimes less intimate.

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  6. "Great company"

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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

    Pros

    After 4 years of being gone. I thought the years that I had previous spent with Gannett were exciting but now that I am back they have taken the Company to a whole new universe in technology for their customers and clients.
    Bringing the client on a digital experience to a new level to bring the Right Message, at the Right Time, and the Right Place (Digital) is amazing. I am excited to work in this space.

    Don

    Don Tharp
    Multi Media Sales – Auto

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. "finance department"

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    Current Employee - Affidavit/Legal Vouchers in Neptune City, NJ
    Current Employee - Affidavit/Legal Vouchers in Neptune City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome management, great coworkers breaks

    Cons

    no cons to this job

    Advice to Management

    management is great and helpful

  8. "Good place to start off your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to start your career and gain job experience.

    Cons

    There isn't room for upward mobility for some positions.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the professional development of your employees.


  9. "Very professional and thorough hiring process"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great balance of friendliness and professionalism across the organization from the hiring, to onboarding to the office culture.

    Cons

    It has the typical qualities of a large corporate organization


  10. "PDN"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Agana Heights, GU
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Agana Heights, GU
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary compensation is above average for Guam. Work environment is friendly and fun.

    Cons

    Stressful deadlines, high pace, need to be able to multi-task.

    Advice to Management

    New hire training


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