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Long years of service tossed aside

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Former Employee - Premedia Technician  in  Downers Grove, IL
Former Employee - Premedia Technician in Downers Grove, IL

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

Pros

Good work hours in production,sometimes seasonal overtime.

Cons

No real program for training personnel in new areas. Would rather outsource jobs overseas than invest in training.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    It Doesn’t Take Four Years…

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    Very good co-workers all striving above and beyond to get work done.

    Cons

    Shockingly poor management with little idea of what they’re doing, with no clear vision, an inability to either listen to what they’re being told, or to act on what they’re being told, who hide in their offices refusing to grapple with the huge issues they – and they alone – have created over the last 46 months. That their appointed subordinates (the department managers and supervisors) give every appearance of being appointed solely for their ability to say ‘yes’ to whatever they are told to implement within departments and to brook no criticism – tells you all you need to know.

    Mediocre people appointing even less able (if that's possible) people whose only ability is to ‘drink the Kool Aid’ and disappear ‘where the sun don’t shine’.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TO THE RRD TWIN CITIES MANAGEMENT: Four years is too long to not even come close to merging two print plants and their two staffs. Presidential terms only last four years – and we know what happens when a President fails in his (or her) job. Only royal rulers and dictators stay in position indefinitely; most royal rulers long ago gave up ruling by edict, and there’s nothing at all regal about the TC managers; that leaves dictators… snooping, finger pointing, closed minded, cloth-eared, intolerant, surrounded by a protective layer of sanctimonious sycophants.

    There’s a saying, that ‘ignorance is bliss’. That’s not true of the RRD Twin Cities plant management; in this case, their ignorance could cost 300+ people their jobs.

    Take an honest look in the mirror.

    Again, here’s the quote from the RR Donnelley corporate press release of December 9 2008, announcing the merger. The entire press release is still available on the RRD corporate web-site;

    “The RR Donnelley operation in Chanhassen is expected to be fully integrated and operational early in 2009.”

    It’s November, 2012. Chanhassen is nowhere near fully integrated, and is only dysfunctionally operational; the work going through the plant despite and in the teeth of the disastrous stewardship of this extraordinarily mediocre management, only because the general workers are good enough, and care enough to make it happen.

    TO THE CORPORATE MANAGEMENT OVERSEEING US PLANTS; Read the above, and other reviews on Glassdoor.com and act. There is absolutely no reason RRD Twin Cities cannot be profitable and work efficiently and happily to the benefit of all stake-holders, be that RRD, the customers or the staff (including plant managers). But what is clear is that it will not happen with the current plant managers. They’re incapable.

    Would I recommend RRD Twin Cities, as it currently is, to a friend as a good employer? Not if I wanted to keep my friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I don't understand how this company can operate in the market place

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The people other than management are great. The best if the field, hands down.

    Cons

    No leadership, backstabbing, crooked managers, poor culture, aging machines, no training, no respect for employees, dictatorship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a pair, and lead your team. Learn how to manage, not turn the staff against each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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