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Upward mobility is an option if you over-perform

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

Pros

Large company, divisional and the opportunity to grow

Cons

big company, you need to be resourceful and realize there are many support layers in place to help you and drive various company initiaitives. If you are the type of individual that has issues being creative, thinking outside the box and have very little patience, this is not the company for you. They are in a stressed economy and are making aggressive moves that might not always benefit every single division equally across the board.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Everything depends on who you suck up to

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dwight, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dwight, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    The people become your family. A lot of great people work here, but you know them so well because of all the time you have to spend at the factory in order to make a living.

    Cons

    Overtime, overtime, and more overtime. Management can not be trusted. They don't tell you anything until it is too late or after it has been leaked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like the people they are! They are not your stepping stones! You need to treat them like they are not stupid little kids

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable Job, But More For 50's and not 20's

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

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    flexible work schedule
    Nice/Understanding management
    Nice people

    Cons

    Horrible Pay
    Declining Industry
    WAY too many acquisitions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the problems with RRD is they are the leader in a dying industry. Look at some of the things they print...books, magazine, telephone books, catalogs, credit card statements, checks, and annual reports. While they've tried to expand into non-print areas, it's mostly failed. They try to apply the RRD way to a non-RRD industry. I would describe the "RRD Way" is to spend the least amount in investment, hire insiders to run areas they don't know about, and hope for the best.

    RRD is a great company, but they seriously need to trim the fat and aim at becoming a high productivity environment. Most young people see the writing on the wall and bail. So you are left with mostly people that are too lazy to go anywhere else.

    Pay is not great, medical is ok, and there's no 401k match. But that's not really RRD's problem. They have too many employees in a dying industry and it's hard to make money.

    No opinion of CEO
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