Not challenging, very negative people
Assistant District Manager (Current Employee) – Arizona – 24 February 2016
This job requires long hours, overnight. There are no opportunities for advancement, the pay is not good, and the people are very difficult to work with.
A typical day includes clerical work, strenuous physical activity, customer service, and tons of driving. 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.
Gannett is supposed to be a goal oriented company, however this has become grounds for too much competition and resentment where there should be none. Many of these employees have only ever worked in this company, making it hard for them to adequately judge how to handle situations.
I don't mind working overnight, since it allows time for family events and holiday traditions during the day (Gannett does not close on holidays, so you're required to work).
For me, the hardest part of the job has been my co-workers. Most are very negative and unnecessarily competitive. I love working with different people and the customer service part of jobs, however this company has been the first time I have felt challenged enjoying this area of work.
low compensation, not friendly people, no employee evaluations, no advancement opportunities