R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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Pros
  • work life balance is pretty nice (in 15 reviews)

  • needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • No 401K match, stock options, bonus etc (in 25 reviews)

  • The work-life balance was good as I worked for an agent of the corporate structure-Donnelley Logistics (in 15 reviews)

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  1. support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    offer decent benefits, but don't get to attached they will probably change the next year

    Cons

    Old company working in the past. Not open to fresh new ideas


  2. Helpful (1)

    Digital Graphics Technician III

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Graphics Technician III in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Digital Graphics Technician III in West Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The minions of the company are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    They are the problem with America today - off shoring every thing to their company in India they have created - R.R. Donnelley (Chennai (India) There are too many negative things about Donnelley. There is nothing good for the employees. Don't work there.

    Advice to Management

    Get some Management skills. Stop sitting around doing nothing and think out of the box to save this company and bring it back to its former glory.


  3. Helpful (1)

    NJ layoffs

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    Former Employee - Cs Representative in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Cs Representative in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    can't think of any which would make me recommend working for this company

    Cons

    typical corporate attitude toward employees


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  5. IT Devision: Don't work here!!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Peoria, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work for, however management is insubordinate.

    Cons

    The company is only focused on acquiring on NEW a acquisitions of new company's, not focused on how the systems work, and management are Iron Fists about trying to put "legos" that don't fit together. If you are in IT, don't go here. Legacy Apps like crazy and customers are unhappy. Also management is blind, products are garbage, customers are upset or jumping ship, and projects are constantly pulled. Not to mention, the culture isn't fond of minority employees....especially with SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the values of what the company was founded from. Get with the times. Be smart, open you eyes, ears, and mind to industry standards for IT. "Old Man's Club" thought process is going to fail you.


  6. Don

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working people who care.

    Cons

    We have only been receiving 1% pay raises for the last couple of years and with the cost of insurance going up double digit, you lose money working here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the employees like dirt and give more $$ for raises.


  7. The worst company I have worked for

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice. Other than that, there isn't anything good about the company. It's a printing company, what do you expect.

    Cons

    1. The worst benefits plan. 2. Avoid finance department. 3. Very small merit increase, less than 1%. 4. Laughable bonus amount. 5. 2weeks vacation to start. Less than 8 days of holidays and 2 floating holidays. 6. Always in cost cutting mode. 7. Yearly one major acquisition. 8. Technology stays in year 2000. 9. Unless your laptop is no longer functioning, you are stuck with what you have or they will give you a refurbished. 10. Over worked and under paid.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money retaining your relents. This is a difficult industry and once you loss your people, they are hard to replace.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Overworked, Underpaid, Under Valued. Look elsewhere!

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    Former Employee - Ldp Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Ldp Associate in Irvine, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Don't drink the corporate kool-aid. There are not many Pros to speak of. - There are some opportunities, though limited. - The experience gained is OK, but questionable when trying to move on elsewhere.

    Cons

    This company's ethics and integrity is questionable at best. It is all about the bottom line, and could care less about the people that work to keep the lights on. Working here, you will feel under valued, overworked, and generally disrespected. It's really not worth your time to work here. - Pay is very low, far below average - No raises - Benefits are basically non-existent. * Health insurance is expensive with awful coverage. Costs increase yearly (it's like an annual pay cut). * 401k portfolio options are terrible; no matching. * Recently, a California law requires employers to provide 3 paid sick days to employees. Instead of adding 3 sick days to your benefits, this company decided to replace 3 holidays with the 3 required sick days instead. They're taking away your benefits, to give you state mandated benefits. SHADY and CHEAP! - If you're lucky the management may give you a promotion accompanied with a small raise, and calls it a big, generous reward for your hard work. In reality, you can look outside of the company for a promotion, and a HUGE annual pay bump instead. - Your regular work day is 9-10 hours per day. If you are working 8 hours only you are considered lazy and uncommitted to the company. - Mentally abusive; employees are conditioned to believe that the little pay received is generous and appropriate for the quality and quantity of work, and that you would be looking for "miracles" if you asked for anything more. On one hand, they will tell you you are doing great. On the other, they say that you need to work harder and do a better job. They want you to believe that you don't have any options and that you have to stay there working for them, at massive discount (low pay). - There is no career development as there are no performance reviews. Asking for relevant training is like pulling teeth. - Little to no recognition - Employee turnover is high - Ethics is questionable at best. I wonder often how this company passes audits.

    Advice to Management

    You need major improvements on your ethics and integrity. Treat your employees with respect and give them the recognition that they deserve. Pay your employees in ranges that are competitive. Stop gripping onto every penny so tightly, and stop lying to people about how wonderful it is to work for you. It really isn't wonderful!


  9. Associate Creative Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    variety of projects, excellent design team and flexible hours with several weeks vacation

    Cons

    overall vision and direction for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Higher sales that know and have sold creative and interactive.


  10. Pressman

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    Current Employee - Pressman in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Pressman in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wages are ok and steady pretty reliable employer most of employees are nice Management nice to your face

    Cons

    , benefits are terrible .raises are 1% since rrd took over company management clueless as to what's happening in plant ran as if there is only 1 shift (daylight ) repairs to equip. Only if unable to run.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a little respect to you senior employees who not only run things unsupervised but train you new employees


  11. CYA Inc.

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I don't work there anymore

    Cons

    Lets just say that if you like working in an environment where lies are the normal method of communication and the bonuses are more important to the managers and directors then team building, there are no cons. A rudderless 3PL ship of fools heading straight into oblivion.

    Advice to Management

    Wear a condom



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