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Great Company, has room for improvement

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Great Company, Canada not as well managed as USA

Cons

Software, convoluted work processes, job opportunities could be better

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    How can I be reasonable and polite?

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    Former Employee - Presentations Operator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Presentations Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This seemed to be a stable environment. Donnelley contracted out to Moelis & Co. for their presentations and document production.

    Cons

    I was interviewed via phone by a person in New York City named Sam for a position in Century City, California. I was apparently successful, I suspect owing to my physical location to the job site. I'll take it. What ensued was two weeks of background checks, urine analysis, finger printing, etc. Mind you, this job was a 16 hour a week position as a "Presentation Operator" for an allied company called Moelis and Company. After three days on the job, which according to the New York City HR Department, was for "training", I was dismissed.........................................Here is my letter to "Son of Sam":

    Friday, March 01, 2013

    Dear Sam,

    Really? After three days of “training” you terminate me? I am incredulous.

    The amount of time and money your company spent in the hiring process, not to mention my spent time would suggest a little more lenience on your part. I certainly was not expecting you to train me on your time. I could have done that on my own. Instead, you leave me hanging from last Friday to Thursday, without communicating to me where I fell short. I could have used that wasted time to my advantage.

    In fact, except a comment from Virgil that I did well on a number of report covers I emailed to him last Monday (these are attached), I received no feedback from either Paul or Virgil on ways to improve.

    I would deeply appreciate your input so I will not fail another employer in the first 3 days.

    Yours, sincerely

    Anyway...........sour grapes right? Needless to say, Sam did not reply. There seems to be a fundamental communication problem here. I have seen the same ad on various sites for the same position in Century City for the past four months.

    My question Sam.........are you aware that centralized hiring practices don't work? You couldn't have a person onsite to approve hiring right?

    Anyway, Salutos.................thence, the character of RR Donnelley!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate your centralized hiring practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company is very backwards in there hiring nature

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    Current Employee - Roll Tender  in  Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Roll Tender in Warsaw, IN

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

    Pros

    Pay Check , Close to Home

    Cons

    Very favored it's all in who you know hiring people off of the street for positions that already employed people could fill with less training and all that goes with this area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some Integrity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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