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Gannett Reviews

Updated December 9, 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. "Not a bad place to work. Nice people, hands-off environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hands off management style, just do your work. Good work/life balance and low stress majority of the time. Generally nice people. An important industry which provides some interesting perks.

    Cons

    Pay. Future outlook for sector. Occasional layoffs. Middling feeling. Lack of input from non-corporate centers.

    Advice to Management

    Put more money/emphasis/responsibility into the local markets instead of D.C.


  2. "Magic 8 Ball"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to the mall, great lunch options. Hours are favorable. Relaxed dress code. If... you hit goal, pay is okay.

    Cons

    When the majority of you pay is tied to newspaper advertising, success is limited. Management is live in the (print) past. They will put you on PIP's for asinine reasons. The training is less than favorable and help is scarce once you're in the role.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, don't be scared of new ideas

  3. "Progressive newsroom"

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    Current Employee - Staff Writer in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Staff Writer in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We work in a progressive newsroom that is flexible when it comes to working from home or taking time off. Great for parents or other caregivers who need a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The constantly changing priorities are frustrating. There is sometimes a lack of management, feedback and direction. Layoffs are often a concern.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate! This is so important. I would love to have one-on-ones and regular emails with my supervisor and executive editor.


  4. "Downhill slide"

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    Current Employee - Page Designer
    Current Employee - Page Designer
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New work every day
    Some chances for fulfilling design
    Decent first design job after college

    Cons

    Most don't get raises, lucky few can expect 1-2% raise every/every other year...
    No room for advancement, feel stuck in position even after acquiring new skills
    Large uptick in nightly workload due to closing 2 of 5 design studios across the US
    Has become a page factory, focus has shifted to pumping out pages, not design


  5. "Constant threat of layoffs makes it tough to go to work every day"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Editor in Saint George, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a journalist is one of the best jobs in the world.

    Cons

    There is a constant state of fear in the newsroom. Every few months there is another round of layoffs and you wonder if your job will be the one cut this time. Evn when you think they couldn't possibly cut another reporter and still produce a daily newspaper, they still find a way to cut.

    Advice to Management

    Good journalism takes journalists. Cutting to reach profitability won't work. You need to start producing a better product and investing in your newsrooms if you want to increase readership and revenue. You gotta spend money to make money.


  6. "Digital first"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with lots of resources that smaller properties can share

    Cons

    Only worried about digital. Print customers don't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Just because an employee may disagree doesn't make him/her wrong


  7. "Night shift supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Night Shift Supervisor in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Night Shift Supervisor in Camarillo, CA

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

    Pros

    It was a good atmosphere, I really enjoyed working there I was always on the go and I like to keep myself busy.

    Cons

    There was no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Make himself more available and spend more time on the floor and praise the crew.

  8. "DC Coordinators assist carriers with their papers and try to help solveproblems."

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    Current Employee - DC Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - DC Coordinator in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Supplying customers their product in a timely matter.

    Cons

    Constantly dealing with unruly carriers.


  9. "Digital Account Manager - Marketing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist - Marketing Analyst in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist - Marketing Analyst in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good entry level position, sales oriented, nice working environment

    Cons

    Too many changes in management, high turnover rate, and too many processing changes.


  10. "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.


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