Gannett Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2020

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3.0
41%
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Gannett CEO Mike Reed
Mike Reed
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with that want to accomplish tasks and see the business be successful(in 61 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance, relaxed office culture, good benefits(in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • "Newspaper is a shrinking business(in 110 reviews)

  • "Upper management doesn't care about employees as much as they should/Act as we are disposable(in 54 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Forward thinking - Innovative company. Work hard and you will be rewarded!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gannett full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you don't like change, then this is not the company for you. Constantly innovating to remain one of the top digital marketing companies in the nation.

    Cons

    Collaborative, high energy, rewards hard work, transparent

  2. COVID-19

    "AMAZING"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    You get the full corporate experience working here. I enjoyed my co workers very much and they all were some great mentors. You have to be a quick learner to work in this enviornment and learn how to making pivoting a major skill but once you do that everything is smooth sailing. You are in and out of meetings and have tight deadlines but still everything is enjoyable as you are doing it. Work never felt like work. I was about to go from contract to full time employee but COVID got in the way and the company could not afford to take anyone on but still I talk to my team often.

    Cons

    There is a lack of diversity here. I would recommend they add some people of colors to the work force.


  3. "Terrible"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really not many to list

    Cons

    Doubt I could list all of them here.

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  4. "Not great"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Designer 

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Great to get professional experience

    Cons

    Very little work life balance

  5. "Not what it used to be"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility of work hours and work remotely as needed. Direct manager very supportive and allowed to try different tactics.

    Cons

    Almost constant cutting of staff and resources. To many divisions with differing goals that do not always align with each other. Constantly wondering when you will be the next one laid off.

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  6. "not great"

    2.0
    Former Employee - News Reporter 

    I worked at Gannett full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large audience and lots of access

    Cons

    not enough funding for journalism

  7. "Great people, but tough industry right now"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers and clients. Most people I work with really want to do a great job and help the organization succeed.

    Cons

    You never know from day to day if you will have a job. Lots of layoffs on a regular basis. Layoffs are not based on performance or tenure. If your number is up, it's your time to go. You can work so hard on a project only to find out the direction has changed.

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  8. "Provided opportunity for growth"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay, benefits, mostly good people

    Cons

    some big egos and strategy constantly changed

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  9. "Good place to start out"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager 

    I have been working at Gannett full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co workers and staff

    Cons

    Low pay, other areas of ad workflow hire unqualified personnel.

  10. "Great Company Overall"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Executive 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Culture is awesome - laid back environment (you'll never work a weekend unless it is for an outside reason such as a client meeting). Lots of internal resources as an employee. Lots of training and product mix is very diverse.

    Cons

    Lots of change - ever changing and adapting revenue from print to online. Having different managers within 6 months is not uncommon. Commission structure pays well, but can be difficult to achieve even for the veteran salesperson.

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