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Gannett Reviews

Updated June 15, 2018
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  • "There is no more work life balance" (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Members are committed to having effective teams and everyone is constantly working to assist each other.

    Cons

    Constant Changes with very little consideration for adjustment time.

    Advice to Management

    More communication on the vision and goals to all individuals including Part Time in order to know how we can contribute to the Company growth as individuals


  2. "Marketing manager"

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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

    Autonomy, good work environment, free parking

    Cons

    Downsizing led to lack of efficiency and inability to do jobs well

  3. "Auto sinking"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional, good benefits, effort is there

    Cons

    Automotive is a sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    Taking away commissions never ends well.


  4. "Gannett, started off great! then ended not so good."

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere! Everyone helps everyone, at the local level things work seamlessly. My bosses were excellent!

    Cons

    Some corporate decisions effect their employees in a negative way. One day you think job security is great then then next day you walk into work not knowing how long you will have a job.


  5. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, talented coworkers, good benefits

    Cons

    Rock bottom pay. They count overtime as anything over 80 hours for the pay period, so you could work 50 hours one week and think that you're getting a lot of overtime pay, only to have your week shortened the next week to even it out to 40 hours per week. Not an employee friendly practice.

    Advice to Management

    Either pay designers above what a stocker at a grocery store would make, or outsource your design jobs.


  6. "Not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Finance Director
    Former Employee - Finance Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and flexibility. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management by the numbers results in really bad decision making. No clear core values or mission. They claim to support local business, readers and journalism but focus only on low margin ReachLocal digital marketing services. Nothing unique about Reach Local products. Reducing quality content while raising prices is not a good business model.

    Advice to Management

    It is probably too late but don't abandon the local brands and don't give up on good journalism.


  7. "Amazing teams of underpaid people who work hard and care about their jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    They generally present as a forward-facing company that seems to care about innovation and branding, and often hires amazing, talented, motivated people. The teams of creators I've worked with have been great.

    Cons

    It's a huge corporation and change often comes slowly, and after long, drawn-out debate at high levels that aren't in contact with the newsrooms that are in actual contact with people. Strategy sometimes seems non-existent or irrelevant, and focus is generally too much on print-based approaches still.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your content producers more so your actual product, the information, remains good over time and builds its client base on the quality of that product. Rather than giving bonuses to marketing people or continuing down the road of outdated and print-based revenue models, pay the reporters and innovators and media producers enough to keep them on long-term so the young talent doesn't flee after a year or two. Let them try things, build rapport with people, and most importantly, pay them enough to entice them to stay on and invest in the brand and the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Stuart, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Stuart, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support and training .. unlimited income potential

    Cons

    Ever increasing challenge due to company still being viewed as a "newspaper" company - not easy convincing potential customers that we can support all of their marketing needs

    Advice to Management

    Do more company based marketing to help spread the work that this company is a full service multi-platform marketing company .. and not just a newspaper company


  9. "Inside sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture. Uncapped commission. Monday-Friday. Chance to increase salary twice in first year after 6 month mark and when you hit goal 3 months in a row.

    Cons

    Low base rate - not competitive with salary. Not a lot of room for growth. Average benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Higher base salary. More incentives.


  10. "Former Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off.

    Cons

    High turnover of employees. Long hours with little life work balance. Negative culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more often and encourage new ideas.


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