R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
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  1. Good learning experience, but poor management

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    Former Contractor - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning different skills with different team leaders in various departments of the company with room to grow

    Cons

    Management lacked an understanding of the role and worried more about the bottom line. It was difficult to fulfill the role because varying demand and flexible schedules created excessive downtime.

  2. Donnelley

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is large and stable. The have lots of product offerings. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanaged and overworked at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    What's a raise?

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    RRD is a good place to work. The position is challenging, yet fun, and the people that I work with are understanding and flexible.

    Cons

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice but needs organization

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor

    Pros

    I worked in the Atlanta creative office. The people are great. The location is great and the constant chic fil a coupons are a plus

    Cons

    Unrealistic views of what they are capable of. Project managers that have little experience in what it actually takes to execute a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise more than realistically possible in the clients time frame and budget. More communication between PMs and designers before talking to a client so everyone is on the same page. Try to get the client to stick to the timeline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Wasted years

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Bowne was it had a good reputation. It was the oldest company on the American Stock Exchange and one of the oldest in the country having been founded by Robert Bowne in 1775.

    Cons

    Numerous. Disastrous leadership, poor coordination between branches, poor cooperation between branches, afraid to commit to new technology which ultimately killed the company. They were selling buggy whips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go find a new job because you ran the company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Decent first job to learn customer service

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment during proxy and filing season. IPOs, M&A documents you could sense the importance of them. Work with high level customers - attorneys, CXOs, investment bankers.

    Family environment, made some good friends. Some good mentors for me at the time were there.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow and increase salary. Slow to change, they do printing after all, fading medium..

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Great People, POOR Management

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented staff. Flexible on arrival times. Bring your child to work at your leisure, no one says anything

    Cons

    Management is outdated in their knowledge of technology. They do not care about their employees. Favoritism runs rampant. Originally a small boutique agency that does not realize they are now part of a large corporation. Overtime is expected as needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to use their skills and talents. Add more managers who are competent and allow them to do the jobs they have been hired to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Creative Director

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You may have options of moving around the country if you talk with the right person

    Cons

    If a contract gets cut short your time is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teams need a perk, any perk upper management needs to care about the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    The leader in a dying industry.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company with lots of capabilities.

    Cons

    Almost too large, not nimble enough to respond to customer's needs compared to mom and pop competition. Upper management has no long term view, only short term goal of raising stock price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a long term (10+ years) view of the industry and invest there, not on short term gain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Learning Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, everyone genuinely cares about each other and helps out.
    Great place to learn. Wide variety of work.

    Cons

    I'm not being paid what I think I should be, and we stopped getting merit increases two years ago. I can't say everyone isn't paid well. Just from personal experience. Be sure to start high, salary wise, when coming into the company. Their benefits are getting worse next year too (2013), from what I've heard, but I don't have their insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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