Pros: there are good employees, but they deserve much better.
Cons: where do i start. local management follows the "my way or no way" approach, cost cutting makes it impossible to be effective because everyone is in putting fires out mode, they want to transition to a digital sales environment, but they continue to insist on sales methods that suit the print world, they need to allow an infusion of new schools of thought, unfortunately that is not something they have shown the willingness to do, the gannett organization is in trouble. they have eliminated, lost, and forced good people out of the organization.......a scary trend.
After going through several rounds of interviews, relocating to the market, and given promises to have the autonomy to rebuild the advertising department to take advantage of my digital background, I was rudely welcomed with poor training, micro-managing, and no autonomy. My first day I was welcomed by the HR person when I was going over the paperwork and she told me "I was going to have my hands full. There is a lot of dysfunction here."
One person was on leave to avoid termination. Another AE went on a 6 week medical leave. Two people were terminated based on prior poor performance, and when I got one person back, another took a medical leave. Throughout the entire experience, I was held responsible for much of the dysfunction and sales results.
Stay away from all Gannett opportunities. They are cutting costs and eliminating positions everywhere...leading to poor moral, and an unsettling culture. The salary was ok, but the bonus structure was poor. No pay plan would have been worth it considering the chaos and poor work environment I was thrust into.