R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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Pros
  • 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)

Cons
  • 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. Great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity for skills development.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement.


  2. DGT III - Layout Artist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premedia Technology in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Premedia Technology in Vernon Hills, IL

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

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

    Pros

    flex hours, car garage, few nice people to work with

    Cons

    weak management, poor organization of the job process, poor employee training

    Advice to Management

    do better job on customers satisfaction


  3. CYA Inc.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL

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

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

    Pros

    I don't work there anymore

    Cons

    Lets just say that if you like working in an environment where lies are the normal method of communication and the bonuses are more important to the managers and directors then team building, there are no cons. A rudderless 3PL ship of fools heading straight into oblivion.

    Advice to Management

    Wear a condom


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  5. Declining company, declining industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Pressman in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Web Pressman in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Schedule. Work 3/4 days, off 3/4 days a week. Other than that, nothing.

    Cons

    Too many to list. No wage increases in decades, no appreciation for senority or performance, poor management, leadership team is lacking. RR Donnelley is known for closing the doors on its plants.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what it means to be a leader. Appreciate your people.


  6. i enjoy my job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co Mail Operator in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Co Mail Operator in Bolingbrook, IL

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and vacation

    Cons

    Tough schedule to get use to


  7. Prepress Manager

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

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, promote from within

    Cons

    Benefits are too expensive annually


  8. DGT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DGT in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - DGT in Elgin, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the work it was a challenging but nut frustrating.

    Cons

    They abuse the contingent workers

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for the contingents to become regular full time.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Depressing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DGT in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - DGT in Elgin, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    Depressing company to work for. Their basic HR strategy is making their employees feel worthless. Less and less benefits each year. We've been given 1% pay-raise across the board the last few years. Managers are clueless; basically foremen. Worst employee morale I've ever encountered, half the people should be on suicide watch.

    Cons

    Working here will make you appreciate all those other jobs you thought were depressing and dehumanizing.

    Advice to Management

    Have a little soul.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Senior International Tax Accountant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior International Tax Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior International Tax Accountant in Chicago, IL

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The majority of the tax team was a pleasure to work with. They were very bright & the nature of the business offer great opportunity to work on complex issues & transactions.

    Cons

    My direct supervisor was a nightmare to work with. Simply a nightmare. Above everything else, she did NOT know how to effectively communicate & simply did NOT know how to manage people.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Operating in Trouble Mode consistently and layoffs are NUMEROUS!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager-Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager-Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, great products, nice building

    Cons

    Poor management that is just chasing a profit goal. Every decision is based on eliminating headcount or reducing overhead. Benefits are horrible for a so called mega company. No 401k match or pension either.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. They won't listen. They're too busy looking for another company to buy so they can fire 80% of the staff.



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