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Gannett Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance didn't exists (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management is not approachable (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Training and development is tops!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRBP in Agana Heights, GU
    Current Employee - HRBP in Agana Heights, GU
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gannett provides many training and development opportunities and options for staff who want to evolve as the company/industry does.

    Cons

    Not ideal company if you are looking for lifetime employment.

    Advice to Management

    Top down communication is improving. Keep it up.


  2. "Gannett- Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Reporter in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraging, flexible bosses open to creativity and ideas.

    Cons

    Not much respect or consideration when it comes to their process of laying off employees.

    Advice to Management

    More respect for those you're laying off and not firing.


  3. "Writer and editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Writer and Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Writer and Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great visibility in one of the most important basketball websites in the world. Flexible scheduling. Good salary

    Cons

    Not a clear professional path ahead . Tasks often allow very limited creativity to the writers


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  5. "AMAZING company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have nothing bad to say about this company! It is a great company to work for. Great benefits, great team members, and my job is always appreciated

    Cons

    Nothing, I absolutely love my company. Im not a fan of the location, but that has nothing to do with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Plenty of incentives and sales goals are pretty easy to hit.

    Cons

    40 calls a day can be a little repetitive especially when 50% of your book of business is not interested


  7. "Construction Manager __ Production Dept."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well organized and structured management, good flow of information and coordination between departments. Full use of email communications and coordination/management meetings to keep the machine well-oiled. Good, competitive salary structure for my unique position in a newspaper company.

    Cons

    There is some "good ole boy" people and situations to occasionally deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Survive the online media age, etc.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "No long-term vision, constant layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Editorial in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Editorial in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and consolidations. Too many mid-level managers with little direction. The company's priorities and "initiatives" change on a whim.


  9. "Gannett Interview process"

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    Current Employee - Client Strategy Manager in Woodland Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Client Strategy Manager in Woodland Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    The interview process is extensive and can seem lengthy, but it allows for a thorough evaluation of the job candidates, and allows for both the company and the candidate to understand the position, the candidate's qualifications, and to ensure that the position filled is the proper fit for both the company and the candidate.

    Cons

    The interview process requires additional case study work to be completed outside of the interviews, which can be a difficult time commitment for candidates with existing full-time jobs.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Run"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Sales in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers and pay can be good in areas where good pay is scarce. Still the best product in the area, but not for long.

    Cons

    Everything. Bloated and archaic structure. Upper management basically exists to cut as much as possible. Good reps are given impossible goals to force them out, and layoffs at the norm.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Untrustworthy"

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    Former Employee - Page Paginator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Page Paginator in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Largest newspaper conglomerate in the United States

    Cons

    Not employee friendly, layoffs occur frequently, not trustworthy, flat out lies to employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees who are already apart of the local market!


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