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Updated Nov 22, 2020

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  • "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. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Was good until layoffs

      Nov 18, 2020 - Digital Publishing Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, hours, benefits, and pay

      Cons

      Upper management was out of touch with the everyday workers and then they outsourced the majority of the department

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      RUN AS FAST AS POSSIBLE

      May 29, 2020 - Advertising in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people you work with. The benefits.

      Cons

      Don't let the name change fool you. Gannett/Gatehouse is a life-sucking company with no soul. They will use every bit of you & throw you away. Only want yes men who agree to everything they believe is right. Since the merger, they have gotten even worse. Upper Management has NO CLUE on what they are doing. They are purposely trying to put print out of business & centralizing all of their operations. Their goal is to lay off all local Account Reps and Multimedia managers. Way too many VP positions. They back harassment & actually highly encourage it as they reward those doing the harassing.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Gannett

      Sep 24, 2020 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Daily work schedule was flexible.

      Cons

      Poor communication from upper management.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      The Commercial Appeal

      Nov 22, 2020 - District Manager in Memphis, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      enjoyed working with other employees

      Cons

      Upper management was not active with employees.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Merge with Gatehouse frightening

      Mar 9, 2020 - Post Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The 2018 internal restructure was a shock, but with hard work, our section of post sales was/is working like a well oiled machine. A lot of work, but fun environment, transparent management, reasonable changes albeit painful in some instances.

      Cons

      The merge with Gatehouse seems to have brought us back to pre-2018 restructure. Panic, paranoia, upper management MIA in general and prickly when questions are asked. No more transparency.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The gloss of a big network seems nice...on the outside

      Oct 10, 2019 - Senior Producer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The good things are the teammates and how they support eachother

      Cons

      Upper management is a huge issue. I get spoken to in extremely unprofessional ways. I have been told that I am getting a favor done by being able to come in at a normal working hour. There are several VP's that completely disregard the fact that you are a human when they speak to you. It is an extremely stressful environment when dealing with upper management. Human Resources shows extreme favoritism and has refused to act on complaints of aggression from upper management.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not the one!!

      Mar 13, 2020 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are absolutely no pros or positives about working at this company.

      Cons

      Every possible negative you can think of from disarray, lying upper management, and playing games with people’s livelihoods. Gannett only cares about Gannett and it’s bottom dollar profit no matter who they hurt or destroy. Not the type of company environment you would want to subject yourself to work.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of changes!

      Feb 5, 2019 - Client Success Manager in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great PTO and flexibility to work remotely and flex your schedule when needed.

      Cons

      Rapid changes while upper management tries to figure out what works in an extremely competitive industry. Unfortunately, as soon as a change is fully implemented, the flaws in the plan show and then more changes and repeat.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work place culture but always changing company

      Nov 15, 2018 - Graphic Designer in McLean, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The open, laid back and creative environment made coming to work everyday great. I actually looked forward to coming into the office. - The stand up desks, couches, pods, TV's, common rooms, in the office and around the Jones Branch building allowed me to get up and change scenery; which was especially important when working on a big project or the 3:00pm slump. - The pond and walking path was great for walking meetings or a break to get outside with your co-workers. - The company has good company culture like holiday events, happy hours, etc. - The opportunity to work from home once a week was a motivating perk.

      Cons

      - No transparency from upper management about how the company is doing both physically and financially. - There were 3 large lay off's while I was there which gave a constant sense of uncertainty. - They made employees do the work of several jobs/employees instead of keeping people or hiring new employees. Completely under staffed and over worked. - There was no growth plan or clear path to move up. Even after bringing it up to my boss and presenting her with a growth/achievement plan. She was constantly too busy to help me. - There were no training and development programs offered to me while I worked there. - No room for financial compensation and advancement.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Another horrible media company

      May 4, 2015 - Digital Editor in Iowa City, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are a lot of talented journalists working for Gannett who still believe in news. Since Gannett is a giant company, you may have access to better resources than family-owned outlets in similar markets would. It's somewhat common for middle managers to move around between Gannett markets, so if you can't advance at your current location you may be able to move up somewhere else.

      Cons

      There's a huge disconnect between the high-level ideals upper management espouses and the way middle management actually operates. Everything is very political. Hourly employees can expect to work unpaid overtime trying to handle the absurd workload. Exempt employees can count on working constantly. The company isn't very good at cross training, so it's difficult to find people to cover for you if you have any kind of slightly specialized skill. A colleague of mine once had to work remotely from a hospital waiting room while his mother had surgery for some kind of cancer. Gannett's customer service is so bad that employees in just about any role will have to deal with it from time to time. Lots of angry calls/emails and no way to know if you've actually fixed a customer's problem. Pay is low, though consistent with industry norms. Health insurance is kind of pricy and not a good deal for anyone who actually uses insurance (the $1500 deductible also applies to prescriptions and normal office visits, wtf).

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      7 people found this review helpful
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