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R.R. Donnelley Interview Questions

Updated Nov 10, 2014
Updated Nov 10, 2014
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    Creative Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I'd give RRD a 6/10 in terms of screening you in. They vetted me well as a candidate; so first round of phone interviews went well, as did the initial in-person interview. The problem(s) were, these first layers did not have the same expectations for the role that the guy int he corner office had. There was a total disconnect.

    With a background in design and strategy, I thought I'd try vendor-side for a change – the variety in client work sounded enticing... but they couldn't talk about the accounts.. just around the big ones based here in Atlanta. RRD aren't just printers anymore; whatever it is they do now is still a bit of a mystery. (Don't expect the website to help you prepare).

    Because the creatives couldn't talk about which accounts this position might work with, it was difficult to learn more about the role really entailed. HR recruiters, an Art Director in NY and the Creative Director in Atlanta had a completely different vision from what the guy in the corner office had in mind. By the time I came in for the second in-person interview, I was hoping to finally learn about the role. Instead, corner office guy demanded to first see samples of my work. (Brought samples, but wanted to pick the most relevant). Turned out, what he really wants is someone who can sell, sell, sell. Creative background and conceptual abilities are not necessary for this role. All that's needed is a knowledge of whatever devices RRD manufactures and an ability to sell, sell, and upsell.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    unpleasant last interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Document Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at R.R. Donnelley in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    it is very simple. All you need to have is very good communication skills and good knowledge in ms word. First round will be a technical assessment, if you get through it you will be called for second round which is also very simple. And then if you are furthur shortlisted you will have a hr round where they will discuss your shift, your role in their company, salary and cab facility. All you have to do is nod your head. And then thats it.

    Interview Questions
    • the tecnical round will be kindof tough but not for an expert   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Print Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at R.R. Donnelley.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line and received a call within two days. I had a meeting set for two more days. It was a positive experience. I met the internal recruiter at a hotel. We ended up speaking for over 30 minutes. She was in a bit of a rush to catch a plane. This is a huge global company. It has many divisions. Make sure you do your homework about the company before you interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at R.R. Donnelley in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was called by HR through jobportal. When reached office had to wait a long time for the interview since the role was for new team and the interviewer was the team lead and was busy at that moment. When the interview started it was a basic tell me about yourself interview and how I woud suit the role. It ended with the interviewer providing me with an assignment based on which further interview process would go.

    After submission of assignment they were happy about it and called in for another round of interview just for collecting personal details stating that I was selected. After that interview the HR later called up stating that they are witholding the offer since the client of the project wanted to interview me.

    Hence a third round of interview was held at, again, their office premises. It was a telephonic round. The client from US called up and explained about the project and detailed his expectation from me. In the end of the interview he was satsified with it and quoted that another peron representing RRD would follow up the procedure from then on.

    After considerable number of days, called up the HR only to be informed that there was no offer since the client was not happy with my profile. No feeback was provided.

    Interview Questions
    • The question were all easy since every question asked was from my area of expertise.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    very easy - in person interview, offer made a couple of days later, probably the easiest interview process i ever experienced. Not really sure what I can say -

    Accepted Offer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    several rounds of interview but still not been very straight forward. need to prepare well and go based on the position and be prepared for the background verification. Be very much to the subject and your experience with the work and ask questions if necessary.

    No Offer
  8.  

    Xbrl Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at R.R. Donnelley.

    Interview Details

    My interview process was very swift. Altogether the process took about 2-3 weeks. The interviews were situation orientated dealing with experiences with clients, Great experience. The interviewers were very kind. The interview felt more of a conversation than a questionaire.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to go into detail a situation involving an angry client. I was asked to explain the relationships of GAAP statements and notes relating.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bolingbrook, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bolingbrook, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at R.R. Donnelley.

    Interview Details

    Had two managers in the interview. They were not sure of themselves and can easily see that they weren't qualified by the lack of substance in the interview. After answering a question their was a long pause for them to think up the next question. They weren't prepared with question and it seemed like they were winging it. It appeared that they didn't want to be there. They were terrible at assessing talent because of their lack of knowledge. We ended up telling jokes. It ended up being a joke. Very unprofessional especially with the decades these guys had with the company

    Interview Questions
    • How many crew members did you have on the production lines that you have ran?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Quality Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    waited 3 months, interviewed by two supervisors. informal. asked about basic computer skills and wiliness to learn. light and easy. How would you handle certain issues in the office with coworkers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Preanetation Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at R.R. Donnelley in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Incredibly simple. Contacted by HR recruiter via phone, applied for job on their recommendation, talked to another person via phone two days later, offered the job two days after that.

    Negotiation Details
    Offer was what I was looking for to make a career move and the hours are fantastic.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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