Company is stagnant. No room for growth even if you put in your time and personal resources.
I mainly left due to the unpaid wear and tear on my vehicle. Hours were also a large factor. I'd often put in 80 hour work weeks and then still get yelled at for something that wasn't even in my district.
You're held accountable for other people's work if not completed or if they take one of their 30 days of PTO.
No accountability. They don't discipline or hold longer tenured employees accountable for their actions. We had a manager not deliver several pallets of papers and she was allowed to keep her position. I think they're afraid to lose their employees, however are quick to fire someone for nonsense.
I was also not recognized for doing extra work when monthly meetings were held.
Bonus program is also rigged. If you angered one of your contractors or another manager, they can make your day long by missing deliveries or not doing the route at all which raises your complaint rate and how many customer service calls you had to make.
I was also often undermined by senior management and other district managers. Lack of communication even though we were provided company laptops, cell phones and tablets.
I would often have to do 4 or 5 routes in a night and still be expected to do office work when complete.
Terrible. Would often start at 11:00 PM to midnight and get done at 1 or 2 PM. Latest I've stayed was 5 PM, however you're always on call and the constant emails make it hard to sleep even when you do get home.
Other managers would show up late and push their work on your shoulders. However you're held accountable for their actions just as much as they are. "That's why you get paid the big bucks," is what a member of management told me. Yet they do NOT pay you enough to work the hours or the depreciation on your personal vehicle.
How much of a paycut do you want? Are you fine with not having job security? Can you be on call 24/7/365
I was proud to say I worked for Gannett.
Miscommunication would make me leave no appreciation, not the right amount of materials for paper delivery. Management is a joke they don't resolve any issues and feel the customers are always right. It's so many reasons to leave the place best option is to bypass trying to work here.
$32,900 for a district manager. For the amount of time spent driving your vehicle and the depreciation that follows it wasn't enough.
Not to mention they require you to put up gas money for the first month and they don't pay out their last gas reimbursement.
For a company that makes $2M per district, they can afford to pay their distribution managers a lot more considering I had to travel almost an hour from home and spend 8 hours driving every night.
Yes, the turnover rates are high as kite in the warehouse department and there is no growth at the company.