R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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  • work life balance is pretty nice (in 15 reviews)

  • needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I (in 16 reviews)

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  • No 401K match, stock options, bonus etc (in 25 reviews)

  • The work-life balance was good as I worked for an agent of the corporate structure-Donnelley Logistics (in 15 reviews)

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  1. warehouse worker

    Former Employee - Order Selector in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Douglasville, GA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work. met great co-worker's.

    Cons

    warehouse condition's where hot and cold.


  2. RR

    Former Employee - Digital Operator II in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Digital Operator II in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime Busy year round

    Cons

    Terrible insurance Hot temperatures Machines always breaking down


  3. Helpful (2)

    Beware

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Chamblee, GA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Chamblee, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn a great deal about the industry - Do's AND Dont's.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, you learn the Dont's from leadership of how NOT to treat your subordinates. As long as the bottom line is met, who cares about your feelings - take it or leave it, back to work.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the good productive employees with PAY (like an industry leader should), NOT with MORE work. Address work/life balance (l ike an industry leader should) or those same good employees will continue to leave.


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  5. High volume, high stress, mediocre pay

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    Former Employee - Csr3 in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Csr3 in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to earn overtime pay.

    Cons

    Too many hours, too many slackers, insurance is expensive, way too much red tape and politics in corporate structure.

    Advice to Management

    Let your supervisors do their jobs and stand behind them. Hire competent full time employees and not so many low wage off the street Temps who don't care about their job or anybody else's.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good systems, good experience, but not people friendly

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    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in Austell, GA
    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in Austell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good systems and resources. The RRD name carries clout with vendors. Continuous reduction of management and supervisors meant those of us who were left wore a lot of hats, which gave me some great experience.

    Cons

    Continuous reduction of management and supervisors meant those of us who were left wore TOO MANY hats. Lots of stress, tons of hours, difficult to make any real progress. Felt like we were just treading water most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing a lot of good people because they feel like there's no future at this company.


  7. Good learning experience, but poor management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning different skills with different team leaders in various departments of the company with room to grow

    Cons

    Management lacked an understanding of the role and worried more about the bottom line. It was difficult to fulfill the role because varying demand and flexible schedules created excessive downtime.


  8. Donnelley

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is large and stable. The have lots of product offerings. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanaged and overworked at times

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (5)

    What's a raise?

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    RRD is a good place to work. The position is challenging, yet fun, and the people that I work with are understanding and flexible.

    Cons

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.

    Advice to Management

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice but needs organization

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor

    Pros

    I worked in the Atlanta creative office. The people are great. The location is great and the constant chic fil a coupons are a plus

    Cons

    Unrealistic views of what they are capable of. Project managers that have little experience in what it actually takes to execute a project.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise more than realistically possible in the clients time frame and budget. More communication between PMs and designers before talking to a client so everyone is on the same page. Try to get the client to stick to the timeline.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Wasted years

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Bowne was it had a good reputation. It was the oldest company on the American Stock Exchange and one of the oldest in the country having been founded by Robert Bowne in 1775.

    Cons

    Numerous. Disastrous leadership, poor coordination between branches, poor cooperation between branches, afraid to commit to new technology which ultimately killed the company. They were selling buggy whips.

    Advice to Management

    Go find a new job because you ran the company into the ground.



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