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Gannett Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance didn't exists (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management is not approachable (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Newspaper industry NJ"

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    Former Employee - Multimedia Account Executive in Neptune, NJ
    Former Employee - Multimedia Account Executive in Neptune, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and benefits. Excellent group of smart and talented people. Dedicated to the overall mission of getting the news out.

    Cons

    Corporate bullying. Daily panic attacks. Witness co-workers and yourself being undermined and ridiculed publicly. Impossible CRM data entry quotas. Ridiculous micro- managing.

    Advice to Management

    Managment must answer to the nameless, faceless corporate bullies in another state. No advice to them.


  2. "Do not accept this job seeking career advancement or growth."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment! Not much drama between employees. Very casual environment. Company potlucks and contests. PTO is the only benefit.

    Cons

    No growth at all. This company is going downhill. Self-sabotage would be an understatement. Liberal media is taking over which is alienating core base of supporters who are conservative. Editorial content is bias. Company constantly pushing for digital sales but overcharging for print product. No raises. No advancement. Corporate not making the right decisions and allot of layoffs and investments being lost. This company was under 2.7 million in 2016 in sales, which was a direct result of the endorsement. Delusional to think those sales will be made up from digital when competitors are many steps ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Less mis-communication and more raises. Realistic goals to be set not wishful thinking.

  3. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Good health insurance, dental and holiday

    Cons

    No stability and no raises

    Advice to Management

    Give employees annual raises


  4. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There are none I can think of.

    Cons

    There are many. They treat employees like they're expendable. And often they are because the company lays off staff till there's just
    bare bones left.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  5. "Uncapped income potential- my patootie."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a single pro comment able to be made. This company is the worst company to work for.

    Cons

    Claim to have a world class commission structure to attract and retain top talent. This company steals money from there account executives by changing goals and / or rules of commission payouts every single quarter and within the last week of the quarter when you are crushing the goal they originally set. They may as well just make these salary jobs, because they definitely will not pay you what you earned. The only company that penalizes sales reps for being so far above their goals. This has happened to 100% of the account executives that were making their numbers each quarter of 2017. Oh and by the way, the ones that weren’t meeting goal were fired.

    Advice to Management

    Stop stealing from your employees or at least tell them the truth that you have no intention of paying them the rate for more than 110% of their goals. Cap the grid if it’s really only 110%. Don’t show the income they would make at 140% when you will just change their goal at the end of the quarter to bring it back to between 100 and 110%.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Smoke and Mirrors"

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

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Large company with great short term prospects to build a resume.

    Cons

    No direction from the top. Lack of confidence and decisions come from the execs. Same old newspaper philosophy of keeping the coffers full for the old school employees. Want to act like a tech company but not even close to resembling it.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the mode that occurred for the past 100 years and get a grasp of what the future really looks like. This company will shed its print facilities and then a company that knows what they are doing will scoop them up to add value to their business. That will only pay out top management and in the mean time current employees will suffer significantly. Good people work there but no loyalty from the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Gannett Company Binghamton NY overall office experience upsetting"

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    Former Employee - A1 Accountant in Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - A1 Accountant in Binghamton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The location of the business office is great. There is a fantastic cafeteria there and room for walking on break.

    Cons

    A very stressful environment. Lacks the training needed to a new employee. Most of the employees are not happy and overall moral was not good.

    Advice to Management

    More/better training for new employees. Other sites should be more accountable for their work.

  8. "Very UNSTABLE and soon to be Bankrupt company"

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    Former Employee - Director in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the lax environment, and the building amenities

    Cons

    It is an unstable company that experiences lay offs and terminations all year long due to the company losing money every quarter. It is not a secret that the News Paper business and media companies are experiencing hardships and well Gannett USA Today is not immune to that. Terminations are very frequent and there is no stability

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to the employees about your financials and tell the employees about the security of their jobs


  9. "Administrative Assistant 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work space with windows.

    Cons

    Should'nt hire someone and then 2 months later tell them they shouldn't have hired you because HR took to long to hirer you and they found someone within to do your job before your start date. Now they are over staffed and don't need you. Very low of them to treat someone who was just laid off from a good job for 15yrs.

    Advice to Management

    Think, just simple use your brain.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Low expectations"

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

    I worked at Gannett full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get experience by working your butt off.

    Cons

    Expect to be let go, RIFed, downsized, etc. Company is all about cost controls and pleasing Wall Street.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your own salaries. Streamline all the top management. The company, and more importantly the products have been swirling down the drain for years because of your cost cutting and Wall Street focus. Put a plug in it and innovate before everything flows out the bottom of the drain and you're left with nothing - and the communities you serve are left with nothing.


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