R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
478 Reviews
2.7
478 Reviews
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is very flexible and the office is very casual (in 14 reviews)

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


Cons
  • low pay, poor application of IT technology, no 401K match last several years (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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Nothing in common with the proud old company it once was.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    No good reasons come to mind.

    Cons

    The left hand has no clue what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't keep taking away and taking away and taking away all the things that once upon a time made this a good place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mature company in a mature industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Warrenville, IL

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

    Pros

    Decent company -- It is a manufacturing in the 21st century. Although the company is making quite a lot of money, it is not shared with employees (in terms of raises / bonuses).

    Cons

    No real promotions. Benefits are middling to bad...
    There's quite a bit of stagnation at the company (i.e. people been there for a long time and happy to be there).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share some of those profits with your current employees -- Stop buy companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A very diverse company atmosphere to be apart of.

    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about the transportation industry. You can take and wealth of knowledge you learn at Donnelly and get hired just about anywhere.

    Cons

    Salaries now aren't what they use to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better growth and development plan is needed at every level and not just at the mid-managment level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Donnelley

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for R.R. Donnelley was ok if you didn't have any aspirations to move up within the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, summer hours during summer months

    Cons

    Unorganized company with a close minded way of thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communications with lower level employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    secure job for the most part, financial district location, free food sometimes

    Cons

    frugal, cheap, very hard to get a raise, health benefits are a joke, office looks like something out of the 80's (how about spending some new $$ on a new carpet for a Fortune 500 company)

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Losing and closing?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desk Jockey in Plover, WI
    Current Employee - Desk Jockey in Plover, WI

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

    Pros

    the people originally hired by Banta are friendly and outgoing, wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre at best, impoverishing at worst. Instead of focusing on the plants they do have, they keep acquiring other businesses, and then tell the employees we have no money for things like pay increases to keep with inflation, or bonuses that used to be in excess of 1000/month, and are now lucky to be 100.00 after paying for insurance/taxes. They are progressively discharging anyone who is close to retirement, or earns anywhere close to what they should be for the stressors involved, and it feels excessively like they are purposefully attempting to sink this ship- we had a sudden increase in business and now we have nobody to fulfill the positions required to complete it at 100% quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screw Management, they know exactly what they're doing. Advice to anyone else: Get out while you still can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to own stock in but not to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Quality Engineer

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

    Pros

    RRD is stable and cares mostly about the bottom line. They have been around for 150 years and are evolving from a straight printing company to a solutions company with print being the major role.

    Cons

    The message that seems to come from above is "be happy you have a job". Every year I've been there they have taken away benefits. They took away the 401k match after offering it just 1 year. There is no additional vacation time recognizing years of service. There is no training budget or career investment. Health benefits carry a huge deductible. There are no merit salary increases so there is no motivation to do more or improve. It's an extremely de-motivating place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what motivates employees and work to recognize them. Try to better understand what Software is, how its built, and what to do with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mature company -- Mature industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Warrenville, IL

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

    Pros

    This is a printing company trying to stay relevant in the 21st century. There are some smart senior managers to facilitate this.

    Cons

    This is a printing company trying to stay relevant in the 21st century. As smart as the managers are, there needs to be a total shake up to survive....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees!
    Train your employees and keep them happy. They are the company....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leadership Development Program Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    work-life balance
    rotational program- experience all facets of the business
    good out-of-school job

    Cons

    pay and benefits could be better
    the print industry
    print old-timers with terrible attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote better office culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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