Gannett Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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34%
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Gannett CEO Mike Reed
Mike Reed
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, good benefits, driven by a bigger purpose/cause(in 65 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance, relaxed office culture, good benefits(in 62 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copy Editor/Page Designer in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Remote work; Friendly and helpful team leaders; Good starting wage; Great medical benefits

    Cons

    In the middle of transition period with GatehouseMedia, still working on streamlining everything.

  2. "Good job, great benefits"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay and good management.

    Cons

    Some mandatory overtime and a very fast-paced environment that can be sometimes hard to keep up with.


  3. "Great place to launch into sales"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Great leader (Martinelli) and great solutions

    Cons

    It's sales and it wasn't my thing. I had a lot of friends/coworkers that made great money there. Work hard and you'll earn!

  4. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Treated me fairly. Work hour flexibility.

    Cons

    Newsprint is going away. Comapny was constantly downsizing

  5. "Changing Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good and salary was inline with the industry

    Cons

    consolidation and centralization were a constant concern in a changing industry

  6. "Lots of insecurity about company's future as it transitioned to digital model."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales & Marketing Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers were a great team; lots of travel; career succession planning.

    Cons

    Salary; changing landscape of media made future uncertain; constant change in direction of company based on stock price. Pivot every quarter.

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  7. "Used to be better"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multi-Media Sales Executive in Detroit, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gannett full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, good PTO program

    Cons

    Nothing is ever enough, want more work for the same money

  8. "Don’t recommend"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Design Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    The office space was nice

    Cons

    No room for advancement here

  9. "Poor management"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales 

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

    Pros

    Earning potential is higher than elsewhere

    Cons

    Poor management and structure to get earnings

  10. "Needs Work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gannett full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility which can be more important than pay to some.

    Cons

    Issues with leadership after merger, disorganized structure.

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