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Gannett Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. "Digital Marketing Consultant"

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

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Great people, cool atmosphere, company events

    Cons

    low pay for the work required

    Advice to Management

    Most are now gone


  2. "Director of Education"

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    Former Employee - Former Director of Education in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Former Director of Education in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large corporation with nationwide scope and credibility. USA TODAY is the largest publication of this media company.

    Cons

    Still transitioning through media growth and challenges.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing/Client Strategy"

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

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

    Pros

    They are constantly changing plans, leadership, and structure, so there is enough disruption for you to work on a pet project or two, and even advance in the company. I worked in one of the larger markets, which had the ability to influence corporate more than the smaller markets.

    Cons

    The industry is doing poorly and it's only a matter of time before you are laid off, no matter how long you've worked there, what your role is, how many awards you've won, or how much revenue gain you contribute.

    Advice to Management

    Don't laid off your best employees -- move them around to different jobs if necessary, but you are only hurting yourselves by getting rid of the best and brightest. I was a rising leader and you cut me off.


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  5. "So Far, So Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    professional atmosphere, goal oriented, positive environment

    Cons

    I've found none so far


  6. "GPS"

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    Current Employee - Ops in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Ops in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart coworkers. Productive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too many people "work from home" and take advantage of the system by treating these days more like vacation days. How can you have recruiters work from home and not be onsite when a new employee starts? When you do work from home you are to be working and available not just checking email occasionally. Gannett is a company that relies on teamwork but unfortunately many workers have become lazy.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your employees accountable and reward those that perform. That means coming to work each day and actually accomplishing goals. The whiners get the attention while those that work with their noses to the grindstone are taken for granted.


  7. "Solid place to work"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Some good people. Solid earning potential with a good market/book.

    Cons

    Constant change and pressure from management due to the company's struggles. Shuffling of books with no explanation. People in bad markets are put under unfair pressure

    Advice to Management

    Don't judge reps strictly based on numbers. Not all of us are on equal footing.


  8. "Lots of progress made thus far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Transparent communication from corporate to local sites
    - Executive team that cares about cultivating an inclusive culture to support diverse talent
    - Integration of new digital products that provide employees easier access to company-wide info and resources

    Cons

    - Still working to restructure the org to support ongoing digital transformation
    - Managers that need training/support to effectively leverage talent

    Advice to Management

    Bad managers make for toxic work environments.


  9. "Fickel in their approach"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    established products distribution and tracking systems

    Cons

    limited growth and mysterious system to find the resources available to reach goals. Lots of uncertainty in this business and quick to shed team members when the business environment changes.


  10. "Wish the Sports Group was still in tact"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Great people
    + Comfortable Atmosphere for the most part

    Cons

    - There were a couple of toxic employees who hung around the company for too long. One in particular barely showed up but seemed to have a strong hold over HR and friends in right places. Wish that folks like that weren't around.


  11. "Corporate"

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

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    A good resume builder!

    Cons

    Operationally very poorly run, does not invest in current technologies and rarely subscribes to thoughtful systems and process analyses necessary as a point of entry in the marketplace. Clearly not a learning and development organization and is known for low pay compared to competitive market pricing, and lastly really does not value their employees culturally as the "heart and soul" of the Company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring in outside leaders skilled in strategy and organizational transformation-- Gannett retains loyal leaders whose only experience is often Gannett- for example, Sales Executives and Leaders continue to pay the price for poor strategy while Publishers and Presidents lacking financial acumen are retained.



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