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Gannett Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance didn't exists (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management is not approachable (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Training and development is tops!"

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    • 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. "Don't work at Gannett"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and health benefits

    Cons

    Bad business practices, they don't care about their employees and will lay people off without warning.

    Advice to Management

    Laying people off is bad for morale and you also lose customers because those employees will tell others what happened and people will unsubscribe from newspapers and will pull advertisements.


  3. "Retail Territory Representative"

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    Current Employee - Retail Territory Representative in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Territory Representative in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated Journalists, and most Advertising Sales professionals give it their best.

    Cons

    Most real producers make the money up front and then leave due to quota increases not realistic for a declining industry. Hurts local advertisers to have a revolving door of new Sales Reps, each with different levels of skills and experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees - not just stockholders. As great as the Gannett legacy is, it will be all you have left, if you don't invest in your journalists/support staff.


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  5. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits of working for a large, established, well run company while individual markets are like SMBs and run autonomously, with a family feel.

    Cons

    Lots of procedures. Tough times ahead for print


  6. "ISR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    opportunity to grow further and advance in career

    Cons

    not much just benefits, parking, salary


  7. "Sales Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, good management, good benefits.

    Cons

    Print business is tough, have to sell multi-media packaging with online, digital representation

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. "Good starting point to a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Big company, good benefits, remote work

    Cons

    7 days a week of work sometimes


  9. "Distribution Director"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very large company with diverse people. Gannett has a multi-media platform with over 100 large and small newspapers and TV stations.

    Cons

    Print industry is a declining industry and upward mobility may be a bit challenging. Gannett is historically a very tight company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not as good as you would think"

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    Former Employee - Digital Account Executive in Staunton, VA
    Former Employee - Digital Account Executive in Staunton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote work opportunities in territory. Company provided laptop and cell phone. Lots of training and career tools available to employees

    Cons

    Poor management at the local level. Job description stated they needed employees to work under limited supervision- however there was daily micromanagement from local manager. Local organization had poor reputation with community which made building relationships with local businesses difficult. No commission- monthly capped bonus of $600 if goal was meant

    Advice to Management

    Let your account executives do what they do best- sell. Micromanaging executive level employees does not work well. This and small capped bonus is why there's such a high turnover rate


  11. "Account Relationship Specialist"

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    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 benefits, and you can work in a small town or a big city.

    Cons

    management is in chaos and doesn't listen to the people who are on the streets talking to the customers


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