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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. "Relaxed/stressful"

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    Current Employee - Collector
    Current Employee - Collector
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Great teammates...supportive and understanding supervisors.

    Cons

    Stressful never "finished" at the end of the day.


  2. "What's wrong with corporate journalism"

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

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    At local level, people are fine. Corporate doesn't care/doesn't know anything about local properties.

    Cons

    No regard for employees. Decisions made at corporate level without asking local. Company went on buying spree & then fired hundreds after profits too low. Pay is beyond bad. Benefits get worse every year. This company embodies what is wrong with corporate journalism: It's all about corporation, nothing about journalism.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a heart

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Writer and editor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Writer and Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Writer and Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great visibility in one of the most important basketball websites in the world. Flexible scheduling. Good salary

    Cons

    Not a clear professional path ahead . Tasks often allow very limited creativity to the writers


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A decade and a half of hell"

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're employed -- that's about it.

    Cons

    Horrible pay (literally YEARS without raises, even for employees with great reviews), ridiculously unrealistic expectations, upper-level management trying to squeeze blood from a stone.

    Advice to Management

    INVEST in your product. Give employees the tools and the staff they need to do their jobs. Stop expecting people to be grateful just to be employed in newspapers and make them want to stay instead of fleeing for industries where they're treated like human beings.


  5. "Shifting priorities, constant scrambling"

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

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

    Pros

    Basic but not overly generous benefits packages, relatively expensive health care, dominant player in the media universe means it still offers most of the daily journalism opportunities in some markets.

    Cons

    Constant workforce cutbacks have left morale a real issue, and created real issues with coverage at many properties. Efforts to build a national news network are notable but there have been many missed steps along the way and there's no sign it will sort out soon. New story video 'targets' (basically quotas) have newsrooms scrambling.

    Advice to Management

    You can't cut content (and those who create it) and expect better readership. Period.


  6. "Good enough"

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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

    Pros

    Lax environment, attainable goals, relatively simple management structure, fun methods of giving back to employees

    Cons

    Poor training, poor time management, goals are almost too lax and easy, management structure skewed, horrible training

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the training, increase metrics on inside sales reps, don't be so lax.


  7. "Gannett- Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Reporter in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraging, flexible bosses open to creativity and ideas.

    Cons

    Not much respect or consideration when it comes to their process of laying off employees.

    Advice to Management

    More respect for those you're laying off and not firing.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "I enjoyed my job but!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Circulation District Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Circulation District Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot on my own. I also enjoyed the people I worked with. Might be a good starting job but not a career.

    Cons

    You are always waiting for the axe to drop. Constant layoffs with no warning. They will keep managers that make 6 figures and get rid of the people that actually do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Management constantly sends out questionnaires but doesn't use the answers sent back in.


  9. "AMAZING company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have nothing bad to say about this company! It is a great company to work for. Great benefits, great team members, and my job is always appreciated

    Cons

    Nothing, I absolutely love my company. Im not a fan of the location, but that has nothing to do with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  10. "Director"

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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

    Compensation and benefits programs. The corp headquarters building has a lot of amenities.

    Cons

    Interoffice politics and people with poor management abilities in leadership roles.


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