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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.

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The company does not care about its employees

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Gannett is a terrible company. It is not interested in your ideas and has an cold-hearted agenda formed by a small group of corporate snobs that know nothing about the local newspapers.

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I was laid off after 13 years. Building a career and a future was just a waste of time there. Company ruined my life.

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Used to be the best news organization to work for. Now it is the worst! Your number is up soon if you have not been let go yet. Stay away, no future. I left on my own terms, best decision I ever made. Im now happy and do not dread going to work.

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After 9 years I was doing more work and making less money due to unattainable sales goals and not replacing people who either quit or were part of a reduction in force. I watched Gannett lose incredibly talented people due to no pay raises and no appreciation.

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Gannett is terrible company to work for if you are elderly and retired. I worked for them almost ten years and they wouldn't give a dime raise. Management sucks so save you're time and look some where else!!

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They let so many people go, others left on their own, but none were replaced. I was doing the work of 7 people, and the interim manager, who was not even at my location, was a disgrace. ( I later heard she "enjoys firing people.")
I left and got a better position with a more compassionate company.

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I was laid off in November 2016. I had surgery and despite being short term disability, which I thought couldn't lay me off, I was. No respect.

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As of Oct. 25, 2017, my position was eliminated. I was given no warning about this. Run away from this place. No raises, more work, and constantly being unappreciated is how they treat their employees.

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