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Updated Jan 22, 2021

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Gannett CEO Mike Reed
Mike Reed
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Pros
  • "Great people, good benefits, driven by a bigger purpose/cause(in 65 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance, relaxed office culture, good benefits(in 62 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "newspaper companies arent as popular(in 112 reviews)

  • "Poor communication from upper management(in 57 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Reporter

      Sep 29, 2020 - Reporter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You have the ability to work with people at other newspapers across the country.

      Cons

      There are not any cons.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Place

      Jan 22, 2021 - Accounts Payable Specialist in Fishers, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loved work environment, easy job

      Cons

      newspaper companies arent as popular

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      District Sales Manager

      Nov 28, 2020 - District Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gannett fosters independence and initiative, with the ability to manage one's own district.

      Cons

      The position gradually deteriorated over the years as newspaper circulation shifted online. It's a zero sum game.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Not Awful - Not Great

      Oct 8, 2020 - Digital Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many areas where you can develop a specialization.

      Cons

      Inefficient, Reduncies, Many Antiquated Old School Newspaper Publishing Culture Rules Still There.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Flee

      Sep 2, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can pay bills for now. If you still have a job, get ready to be on razor's edge again with the next quarter's earnings report. If this is how you like to live, consider it a check in the pro column. Another pro - Consider yourself lucky you never have to actually see these corporate cockroaches if you work at one of their newspapers that have yet to be run into the ground and soaked dry of profit.

      Cons

      They are gatehouse media, owned by a hedge fund. They exist to soak profits. Massive cuts all the time, including during a pandemic when people were sent home to work, gutted newsrooms. They are not a media company and it shows. They are clueless. Their business practices are completely backward.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Love newspapers; hate the companies

      Nov 17, 2020 - Reporter in Victorville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I loved reporting. I hate the vampire hedge fund companies that own our newspapers today.

      Cons

      Long hours, stressful work environment, very low pay and benefits, sucky company leadership.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Treasure Coast property

      Oct 19, 2020 - News Reporter in Stuart, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gannett’s Treasure Coast Newspapers is situated in a great news region.

      Cons

      Treasure Coast Newspapers is poorly managed and two of the editors are disrespectful and demean employees publicly in front of the rest of the newsroom. They sow division among the different teams, demean news reporters in front of other employees, and plain out bully valuable, hardworking reporters. They openly show how little they value employees and deny them well-earned growth opportunities.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Working at Gannett

      May 6, 2020 - Transportation Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Outstanding group of people to work for! great flexibility to accomplish tasks at hand

      Cons

      unstable current conditions in the Newspaper publishing business. thinking mode is cost-savings rather than business expansion due to a shrinking industry

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Corporate oversight of a newspaper is a mixed bag

      Apr 18, 2020 - News Reporter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Leverage of a large company, resources of USA Today.

      Cons

      Emphasis of revenue/metrics over content, tendency to homogenize newspapers with standardized websites, layoffs and staff contractions.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy

      Jan 3, 2020 - Graphic Designer in Columbia, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Absolutely nothing. Papers are shells of their former selves.

      Cons

      No communication from managers, bosses and other higher-ups - constantly ignoring emails/phone calls. Constantly in fear of being laid off. Everything is usually in flux due to budgetary constraints, hiring freezes, or poor performance from sales staff. The younger employees do not stick around long, the older employees at the individual papers usually have no computer skills and are never open to new ideas. Institutional knowledge is long-gone because anyone with experience/made decent money was laid off. Everyone I knew was in the process of looking for new jobs - no one was happy about their job or future of the company. NO RAISES, NO THANKS, NO APPRECIATION. If you hate yourself or newspapers, then, by all means, apply for a job with Gannett.

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