R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
468 Reviews
2.7
468 Reviews
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
Tom Quinlan III
219 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is very flexible and the office is very casual (in 14 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 24 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. 8 people found this helpful  

    Ridiculous company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent starting salary with serious caveats. See "cons"

    Cons

    Despite the decent starting salary I have never gotten a raise from this company even though I've never missed a day and have excelled at my job. 401k matching was no longer offered and their bonus program was never accessed even though our unit earned it. Now as a mature adult they think it's great idea to clock in/clock out for starting/ending your day and taking a strict one hour lunch. You will not be able to do anything that normal people get to do from mon-fri during work hours, like make phone calls, go to a doctors appointment, etc. Outside of that expect to be completely marginalized. Your ideas will not be used, your input will not be asked for and when given, also not used. Your career will end here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treasure your employees and get these people off of time management software. They waste time because it doesn't work and makes everyone crazy. Give raises. Honor your own bonus schedule. Treat those that are beneath the ceiling of management as valuable because they're doing the work that is making you the money you're using to buy other companies and be cheap with your employees. You have given the rank and file not a single reliable perk and for that you are hated by your own employees.....who really need the job you've given us. Sooooo....thanks? For the decent salary, lack of career path, advancement, no 401k matching, minimal 10 days vacation after all these years of employment, clocking in/out for the first time since I was 18 yrs old.

    I'm selling my RRD stock immediately because I no longer believe in you. You are running this company, and worse, your employees into the ground. You'll survive because corporate America always wins....your employees will not survive.

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

    The higher your pay, the shorter your employment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Press Technician III in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Press Technician III in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. corporation is too big to see what individuale plants are doing

    Cons

    no support from management, equipment down on a consistent basis mainly because of bad decisions made by people put in positions of power by friends without proper experience to make the decisions they make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the cronyism at the Philly plant before Quinlan catches you and closes that plant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional Management - Clique Mentality

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Honestly, can't think of many positive aspects, even if trying to be fair. Some good people there, but mostly the younger ones who haven't been tainted yet and don't have enough (or any) experience outside RRD to know better. In many respects, the company is very well run. It is largely successful, lean, and back-office functions are solid. That comes at the expense of high-turnover from a churn-em and burn-em mentality. They are willing to fire people, and entire departments, if they are too vocal and not aligned with management.

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, getting worse year over year, even when company does well. Mid to upper management largely worked their way up by being rubber-stamps to those above. The clique mentality is so strong that if you are not in, you're out... way out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point advising management from anonymous post. They believe they are golden and are arrogant beyond belief.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    You get a regular paycheck and the people I worked with (other than management) were friendly. Good overtime policy and overtime pay.

    Cons

    My manager was constantly looking over my shoulder (she would literally stand behind me and watch what I was doing!). Management doesn't seem to care about the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase starting salary so a single income household could provide for their family. Treat employees with respect. Better insurance availability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very unprofessional.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One would think this being a fortune 500 company but, not at all so.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, unprofessional. Management often hides until they come out looking to harass or fire someone. Management can't help the newest of employees. terrible communication. This plant has a HUGE turn over. They are always hiring. In a short time employees are used and abused and bring on another one. Long 12 hour shifts. Terrible environment with people, management, way to hot in the summer, fans with extension cords all over just blowing hot air around. In the winter you will need to wear a jacket. Advancement is reserved for friends of management. This is a waste of time. If you wish to grow with a company, it won't happen here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disconnect from lower and upper management selling them that all is wonderful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    CEO Made $8 million last year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get a paycheck and the company has a solid business model.

    Cons

    1% merit increases across the board in 2013, no 401k match, no training whatsoever, the worst health benefits I have ever seen. Almost everyone is miserable because there is no sense of team/family and why would there be with the is "benefits" package. This is a giant corporation only trying to please shareholders and those lucky enough to be bonus recipients. Salaries are nowhere near adequate to hire top talent. Hard to see the top C-level Execs making millions at the expense of all those responsible for the companies earnings. A trued CEO would do something about this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are smart and notice what is going on. You can't tell the company that you care about your employees but then do nothing to backup that claim. Restore the 401k, improve the health plan dramatically, and everyone deserves 2-3% cost of living increases at a minimum, 1% is an insult to even the dimmest persons intelligence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Working hard for pennies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laser Print Operator in West Caldwell, NJ
    Current Employee - Laser Print Operator in West Caldwell, NJ

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

    Pros

    The work keeps you busy and your always learning.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate. Making 13.40 an hour with 15 yrs on the job. Working with people with less time on the job making 20+ an hour. And I am expected to produce Lol lol.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen listen listen. Management wants you to do what they can't do if they were in your shoes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth it!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laborer in Baraboo, WI
    Former Employee - Laborer in Baraboo, WI

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

    Pros

    The only PROS of working for this company is meeting new people. There are a lot of people that work for this company that are working their behinds off to make a dollar or two to survive and there is some that are very interesting! Many cultures of people work for this company.

    Cons

    This company has MANY CONS! They are a global company that does not keep up with their buildings, machinery, upper management, safety precautions, quality, and soooooo much more! They do NOT treat their employees as equals. This company is only worried about making money and NOT the little man!! It seems that if they can get away with something/anything they will for as long as they can and if it brought to their attention they try to shove it under the rug!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET NEW MANAGEMENT!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Terrible benefits package, limited opportunities and management indifference toward employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Training in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Training in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Working in the global outsourcing division gives you a good opportunity to work outside of RR Donnelley

    Cons

    Medical Benefits are extremely expensive, no 401k match, stagnant environment with few opportunities to grow and no professional development opportunities. Pay raises, even for top performers, have been non-existent the past several years but health care costs have gone up dramatically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and do something about the out of control health care costs. We are paying too much for a very poor medical plan. In addition, start rewarding top performers.

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

    One of the worst professional experiences of my sales career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lewisville, TX

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

    Pros

    Some of the people within the inside sales division were very friendly and well knowledgeable for the industry they are in.

    Cons

    Systems, procedures, policies, business practices, and everything in between was horribly disorganized. We were constantly told to quote lead times that were never going to get met, and asked to sell print jobs below margins just to get the sale. Commissions were never accurate. The insurance coverage offered was laughable at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start really listening to your employee's and customer's needs and then execute a plan to meet those needs. Stop basing all decision making of the fact that being the biggest makes you automatically the best. Strive to actually be the best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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