R.R. Donnelley
2.8 of 5 400 reviews
www.rrdonnelley.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III

Tom Quinlan III

(194 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work/life balance is very flexible and the office is very casual"
    in 10 reviews
  • "needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "No 401K match, stock options, bonus etc"
    in 17 reviews
  • "frequent rotational shifts disturbs our work life balance"
    in 13 reviews
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    Flexible work environment but shareholders will always come first

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Warrenville, IL

    ProsGiant company with some opportunities if you have drive and ambition. I personally worked with great management and highly skilled co-workers. Working from home and flexible work schedules for IT workers are a huge plus. RR Donnelley has implemented a number of community service programs through the company inclusion council. The company is growing through acquisition and attempting move into high growth areas to offset the decline in traditional ink on paper.

    ConsI've been at the company 7+ years. I have seen the pension frozen, 401K match taken away, no training, little to no raises, benefits costs rising. Every little perk has been taken away in order to "cut costs" and please shareholders. Everyone, even top performers, are treated pretty much the same. I don't see this pattern changing going forward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI will agree with some of the other reviews that this "used to be a good place to work - not now" from a benefits and compensation perspective. Employees will leave if RR Donnelley doesn't match what the rest of the market is doing as far as compensation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company that I can only call a job, not a career.

    Machine Operator (Current Employee)
    Salem, VA

    ProsThe company has a great pay and benefits plan.

    ConsThe company has alternating shift rotation which make lifestyle adjustments to be made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShift rotations should be more work-life friendly, training should be more formal and individualized, and employee work contributions should be recognized through merit performance pay increases.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Logistics

    Logistics (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople, education , environment opportunity leadership

    ConsIt takes a long time to get promoted I would like to see that changed. Benefits are horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    people good .bosses are bullies

    Shipping & Receiving Hoist Oper (Former Employee)
    Florence, KY

    Prosmoney ,pace, people, paid lunches

    Consbosses are mostly bullies, step on anyone(grimmie) to get ahead or show upper management they all company.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat people like people and the safety and company will excel

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFood. Good pay. In a really big building.

    ConsIt's a corporate culture, white collar, politics. Red tape odd hours

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    Good hours-NO advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHours and life balance are good.

    ConsCareer advancement is non-existent and management is has no clue.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Appleton, WI

    ProsAbility to work independently with little supervision.

    ConsNo formal training supplied by the management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cell phone might have saved my job

    Press Operator II (Former Employee)
    Visalia, CA

    ProsPay was good...it was close to my house!!

    ConsNo communication between anybody!! I had a lead guy telling me one thing...plant manager telling me another!! They talk about excessive cell phone use....but management can walk around using their phones!? Monkey see monkey do!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeedless to say that after 15 years of service with this co...I was let go because I came back from lunch late with no explanation at all! If Supervision would answer the phone...I still might be employed!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Printing co printing press operator

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUnion shop to protect those employee some what

    ConsNo loyalty to employees long term employees mean nothing to them

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like people not numbers

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    Excellent Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI worked in the Warrenville location, and it was for the most part a stress free, and supportive atmosphere.

    ConsIf you are straight out of college, there won't be very many other employees your age, especially in the IT side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFantastic management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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