Great place to work! Excellent opportunities for continued learning and promotes a positive work-life balance. Mentors with an open-door policy makes it a great place to start out or continue education.
The carriers arrive before the heads arrive and wait for the track to arrive. Sometimes we end up waiting for several hours. The for does not open until 1230 am even if the truck has arrived and been unloaded. I do not feel the management cares for the carriers at all.
Key Accounts Manager (Former Employee) – Binghamton, NY – September 6, 2018
It is sad to see the newspaper industry dying, and I've watched it die. It seems that local, independent newspapers still have a great environment and are doing great things. Sadly, once a big corporation begins to manage many papers spread over a large area, it tends to lose focus and charm. The industry is killing itself honestly, it is hard to break in because it isn't sustainable.
pressman (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – September 4, 2018
i worked there for years and liked the job. i worked with some awfully nice people and enjoyed them. i was on my feet all day on a concrete floor which was tough on my feet, legs and back. the company didn't care about the employees.
Designer I (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – August 27, 2018
As a newspaper designer, your hours are not the greatest. Our studio had a great workplace culture and my boss is the best in the industry. It's hard to move up, you have to put in heaps of time to make the smallest more forward. Raises are small and done only on a yearly basis.
As an administrative worker, my job with Gannett was fine. I didn't feel like I did much. I worked mostly with scheduling and management for the sales team while maintaining the office calls and emails.
Support Staff (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – August 21, 2018
I loved my job for the first few years but in recent years they have made structure changes and nobody knew if they would have a job each day. Layoffs came around all the time and for no reason. No communication with staff.
Unorganized, Negative, Unsafe, Does not value employees, terrible management
Assistant District Manager (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – August 16, 2018
Gannett is supposed to be a goal oriented company. This job requires long hours, overnight, and risking yourself getting hurt specially when it snows. There are no opportunities for advancement, the pay is not good, and the people are very difficult to work with. A typical day includes tons of driving in dangerous neighborhoods. While this has been an experience that I've never had, the environment is not a welcome one. As a manager, you work in very close quarters with the other managers, and unfortunately this company does not provide management training or require regular evaluations of employees, making it hard to work as a group. Horrible place to work at.
Although a good company to work for in the past no future.
Distribution Manager (Former Employee) – Mountain Home, AR – August 16, 2018
The newspaper industry has been good over the years, but people are switching to other avenues for their news. In a panic to try and stay profitable, they have made a number of blunders recently and tossed loyalty to the employees out the window. watched many long term employees walked out the door with not so much as a good bye.
A solid job, but little opportunity for advancement or development
Graphic Arist (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – August 12, 2018
After working at Gannet Imaging and Ad Design Center for over a year I became really disappointed that a company of this size had no clear pathways for advancement or professional development. While I appreciate Gannett's editorial work and find the Des Moines Register credible and important, I can not reconcile this with the terrible experience I had working in the Ad department. We worked around 50 hours each week. My group of recruits were placed on the night shift and within 6 months three quarters of the group had quit. Feeling burnt out, without purpose, and with no chance of moving to work more reasonable hours or receive further training, I had to leave as well for something that would be more fulfilling. Unfortunately, the GIADC does not let designers keep images of their work for portfolios or give recommendations to future employers.
health insurance, Pto, reasonable wages
Mandatory overtime, night shift hours, poor employee morale, few advancement opportunities
Carrier (Former Employee) – Alexabdria La – August 12, 2018
This is the most unorganized place you might ever work for. I have been employed as a delivery driver. Once you start they try to explain the pros but not so much the cons of the place. Every morning i would deliver the paper the truck drops them you get them count and throw. Trouble is they never give the accurate amount of papers so you are always short and when you tell management they don't care but when the customer complains then its a problem when you have already told them you were short. Paperwork is not right you have to double check when someone doesn't want a paper but sometimes they send out a misprint for what the customer is suppose to get but when the customer calls management they blane it all on you. Truck issues if the truck break done it slows down the route and obviously its no back up plan so you may sit waiting for a truck for hours and no one from management lets you know the truck will be late you just stay up at 1am waiting until 4 am for the truck to come which is hours you could have been sleeping. If someone else comes with the papers from the office they always send someone who don't know how to distribute the accurate amount for your route. Management is a joke they don't resolve any issues you complain about to try to help things run smoother. They also make promises that they never keep management does not respond to calls or texts on purpose. Inserts are always missing other papers its to many instructions as to time of delivery on specified houses and where exactly to throw the paper besides just on the drive way. Also if you short papersmore... its deducted from pay and if a customers says they did not get a paper when you know you threw it but if its not in the specified place they asked because they may have parked cars in the way or weather conditions prevent you from placing it there management doesn't call and ask you what happen they just deduct it from pay. The customers are soooo use to getting credit even wgen they have a good carrier they complain and get credited. You can not vacation unless you have a replacement but by the time you pay a replacement you can't vacation. It would be nice if all the things I listed could be reviewed and fixed other than that this place may never keep good workers because they run them away.less
Management, not enough materials, little pay, truck arrival normally late, no communication, little pay.
Newspaper Carrier (Current Employee) – Lansing, MI – August 8, 2018
Delivering newspapers sounds easy but it's not. It low pay, no time off without having to pay someone and can be very stressful. Gannett does not seem to care enough to keep carriers happy so that they will stay.