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Gannett Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "I have the opportunity to work from home which is critical to my work life balance" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with that want to accomplish tasks and see the business be successful" (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance here is what you make it, but unless you're hourly expect the average work week to be about 50" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Upper management doesn't care about employees as much as they should/Act as we are disposable" (in 48 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Graphic Designer - Digital Artist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Great Entry Level Position"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid Back, Professional, Potential Growth within a great company.

    Cons

    When going through changes somethings take a little bit to clean up and get organized.

  3. "Great company, poor decision making"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were decent, I liked the atmosphere of my office. There was always coffee and tea and various headache medications available. I enjoyed being able to manage my own time.

    Cons

    Management was weak. Initially there was a lot of fear-based tactics. As time went on management did learn more mentoring based tactics. Until recently it often felt like our director didn't really recognize that we worked for him except when he was correcting us.

    There did not seem to be a way to promote out of the department.

    Advice to Management

    The decision to outsource our specialized monitoring techniques to a company that is going to use ticket queues and pager phones show severe lack of foresight. We developed a system that eliminated outages due to human forgetfulness. This will take the department back to the beginning and will cost the company more money than it can possibly save.


  4. "Great learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Always learning something new

    Cons

    The monthly sale goals can be high


  5. "Solid place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Producer
    Current Employee - Digital Producer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large network so lots of movement opportunities. Decent amount of software and tools needed to do the job.

    Cons

    General headaches with journalism industry: low pay, potential layoffs.


  6. "Great Company - Stressful Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Good Benefits
    Good Time Off

    Cons

    It can be stressful. Staying ahead of the curve and on top of things can be exhausting. Its a rat race to the finish line and the drama alone can take you out, no matter how good your work ethic.


  7. "Good opportunity, high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid well, provided great training, the company wants you to take the ball and run with it

    Cons

    overhead sales pressure, ever raising quotas and stiff work environment. Regardless of still performing great and exceeding sales goals for months, I was laid off by corporate who needed to lower the workforce

    Advice to Management

    whats the value in training and then letting someone go? Especially when that person you're letting go just made good and built relationships with your client book. Not fair to clients to have ever changing reps at their media company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Uphill battle"

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

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Filled with hardworking, well-intentioned people.

    Cons

    Industry is under siege on all sides and within. Reductions, restructures, cost cutting, and strategic shifts galore.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of changes!"

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    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great PTO and flexibility to work remotely and flex your schedule when needed.

    Cons

    Rapid changes while upper management tries to figure out what works in an extremely competitive industry. Unfortunately, as soon as a change is fully implemented, the flaws in the plan show and then more changes and repeat.

    Advice to Management

    Work with those in the field and on the ground to come up with realistic plans and changes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A story we all know."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in Binghamton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a self-starter and thrive under a lack of accountability, this might be a good starting gig.

    Cons

    If you are looking for guidance, this is not the job for you. Gannett is so cash-strapped that there really isn't a grace period for new hires. Get your beat and start writing.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees, especially in remote offices, feedback. Visit the papers you manage/edit.