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Gannett Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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  • "Work/Life balance, at least in the advertising department, did not exist" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Upper management is not approachable" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Loved this company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server Systems Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Server Systems Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    I loved working for Gannett. It was the best company to start my IT career in.
    They were supportive of all my educational goals.
    Without their help I could never have completed my degree.

    Cons

    The furloughs were tough in the beginning. But I actually learned to like them. The furloughs doubled my vacation time and gave me 9 day holiday periods.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic Designer - Digital Artist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  3. "Client Success Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow if you are willing to put in the work

    Cons

    Weak structure, due to restructure. volatile environment currently

    Advice to Management

    Take transition slower, hire more capable people to lighten workload


  4. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Stable, good leadership, good values, and CEO.

    Cons

    Tricky industry. Print is declining, and the company needs to keep investing in digital solutions and tools.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in digital.


  5. "What you need to know"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Distribution in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay, good benefits available.

    Cons

    Don't listen to employees concerns, complaints or solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees who do the work and not the big wigs who never did the job.


  6. "For some might be a good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits depends on where you are located

    Cons

    poor management, lots of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    listen to your workers they know more than you think


  7. "Gannett"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome co workers and building . Good area to work

    Cons

    some of the management team isn't great

  8. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and vacation time is good

    Cons

    Everything else....always restructuring and continual layoffs


  9. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable Salary
    Good Work Life Balance
    Advancement Opportunity
    Make a difference: USA Today is the largest paper in the country.

    Cons

    Commute to Tyson's Corner, VA

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "Reporter"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter
    Current Employee - Reporter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Network opportunities; editorial leadership; creative freedom

    Cons

    poor communication; constantly shifting focus without appropriate resources;


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