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Gannett Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance didn't exists (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management is not approachable (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "It's like Hunger Games for journalists"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    It beats being homeless, and at least the pay is somewhat better than some places I've worked.

    Cons

    They are heartless downsizers who have no compassion.

    Advice to Management

    Quit cutting. There's nothing left to cut.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Out of touch!"

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    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    It's a job that pays --- somewhat.

    Cons

    What they require employees to do for the wages they provide is INSANE. Slashing jobs, ruining local newspapers...

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the small town newspapers. You have no idea what those markets needs are and are hurting local workforces. Stick the big markets.

  3. "Client Strategy Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    working in an exciting environment

    Cons

    Can be a high stress job


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free tickets to events at bridgestone.
    Got to take on a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    They view you as just a number.
    You will most likely not get a thank you for anything.
    They are way behind on current marketing strategies.
    Negative and scattered environment.
    Little room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Actually learn about the people who work at your company and see who really works instead of seeing where you can cut cost to keep your high ups salary in tact.


  5. "Deer valley plant worker, Phoenix AZ"

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    Current Employee - Plant Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Plant Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trying to find a good word to say, sorry too hard !

    Cons

    Company CEO gave a day off to celebrate the 4th of July, only to have local mangers take it away as a bargaining chip. Hope you read this Bob Dickey

    Advice to Management

    Quit taking away a much deserved day off from 90% of the workers in the plant and then turn around and take the day off for yourselves.


  6. "Can be positive for some and horrible for others"

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

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Technology resources; Ability to hit numbers for Wall Street.

    Cons

    Leadership communication; Lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Help legacy leaders be more transparent in their communications about business realities. Consider employees are adults and can easily identify spin vs, sincere dialogue.


  7. "Good First Job"

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Digital Media Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual Attire
    Friendly Coworkers
    Overtime Available
    Work is easy
    Almost always work to do

    Cons

    Work becomes a grind
    Merit not always recognized

    Advice to Management

    Try to add more team-based critiques and activities to foster morale.
    Give consideration to employees' accomplishment and reward accordingly.

  8. "Shaky Ground"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had two of the best of managers I've ever had at Gannett, and gained a lot of experience I may not have gotten otherwise as our division shrunk through several reductions

    Cons

    The print side of the business is just a very tricky place to be right now, and the business will continue to contract.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hot Mess"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom, client relationships, not much else

    Cons

    Constant changes of territory, commission structure, benefits, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the big picture. You are not able to keep employees because you don't try to look at things from the sales staff's point of view. You keep demanding more and more, and then providing less salary/incentives/benefits. CRM tools are great but so is actual results. Everyone is too busy to just stop and think for a second.


  10. "Tough sledding"

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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

    Large company with vast resources

    Cons

    A lack of connection to the people who get things done.


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