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I learned a lot here

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

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

Pros

Some of management actually appreciated hard work and effort

Cons

Most of senior management was not tuned in to what went on in the day to day drudgery and didn't really care as long as they were made to look good.

Advice to Management

Look past labels and credentials to see who is actually doing the work. Sometimes a person with years of practical experience but sans a college degree is the person you want working for you.

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  1. Dying company

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with. It made going into the office each day quite bearable.

    Cons

    Print industry is a dying industry and losing revenue because of it. Need to invest in other areas if they are to stay afloat in the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.

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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

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

    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 Management

    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.

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