Gannett Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 29, 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)

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  1. "Prepare to be replaced"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Tysons Corner, VA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company for pay, and most managers work with your work/life balance.

    Cons

    The leadership has no clue how to keep the company making money. They currently replacing large amounts of people with cheaper overseas labor.

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  2. "Gannett / USA Today Multi - Media Sales"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Account Executive 

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    work life balance and benefits ok

    Cons

    Job Security - layoffs consistent across the board


  3. COVID-19

    "Solid Corporate Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gannett full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Gain experience with many different client verticals. -Exposure to a wide variety of advertising channels (display, search, social, video, email, etc.) -Get "big corporation" experience. -Good place to learn and build skills. -Great for network building. -Good work/life balance. -BONUS: I've been very happy with how they've handled COVID.

    Cons

    -Salary is not competitive for the market. -Business structure is very silo-ed -Gannett's many acquisitions/mergers make for continuously changing workflows & processes. Often leads to confusion.

  4. "Not great"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Designer 

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Great to get professional experience

    Cons

    Very little work life balance

  5. Helpful (1)

    "No news is good news"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - News Reporter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gannett full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like company emails about things and people you don't need to know you will love this place. Work life balance can be achieved.

    Cons

    No appreciation for journalists or the communities they serve. Management-created teams that focus on making themselves feel important. No job security. Low pay. No on-site tech support at most locations. Company merger means nobody knows who is in charge.

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  6. "Good company if you work in finance"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultative Sales Consultant - Electronics in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, relaxed office culture, good benefits

    Cons

    Instability in the newspaper industry

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Gannett full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere; work/life balance is decent

    Cons

    Very poor management; no growth opportunities

  8. "Not Recommended"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Finance in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gannett full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent fringe benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    Very low salary, no future direction, advancement or job security due to declining newspaper industry

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Shouldn't have stayed as long as I did, especially when the work environment became toxic."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time

    Pros

    None at this time. Layoffs are going on since the merger and will continue beyond what is being communicated in the news. Departments with overlap will be hit, as well as, departments that have not centralized operations in the Gatehouse properties.

    Cons

    Management's lack of vision. No work-life balance. Extreme micromanagement. No growth opportunities.

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  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gannett full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and coworkers are often nice.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times depending how the market is.

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