R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
537 Reviews
2.6
537 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 15 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.  

    I loved working at this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Handler in Mendota, IL
    Former Employee - Stock Handler in Mendota, IL

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

    Pros

    I had seniority, I had perfect attendance awards many years in a row, and it was a great place to work until they shut the doors on us.

    Cons

    Some of the people were difficult to work with but I learned to get around that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you are closing a place, give the employees more time to prepare for being unemployed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    By no means a perfect company, but it is adequate.

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a big name corporation, and it looks pretty good on a resume. Depending on the plant / job site, managers and coworkers are an absolute delight to work with. Employee benefits are fairly decent as well.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are pretty non-existent, and, as was in my case, there is definitely such a thing as a glass ceiling. Raises are pretty minute as well. Rising healthcare costs and general costs of living far out-weigh our wage increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating positions that aren't so expansive, so as to promote better growth. Invest more in the employee, offering more substantial wage increases in an effort to compensate for rising healthcare and costs of living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company moving in wrong direction.

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    Current Employee - Abmo in Crawfordsville, IN
    Current Employee - Abmo in Crawfordsville, IN

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Fairly easy to get promoted, the work is easy and you work in a clean environment

    Cons

    Feast or famine. 3 or 4 days a week or everyday for 3 or 4 months in the summer.the sale of books is on the decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that even though most of us on the floor didn't go to college, we still have families and would like to spend some time with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company in a waning industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Company treats its employees well and honestly tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy and expensive benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible and allow those with an entrepreneurial spirit more latitude in making business decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pays the bills

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Good pay for the most part. People there are great to work with. It's pretty close to home. Best pay in the area.

    Cons

    No 401k match. Frozen pension. Insurance keeps going up while wages stay the same. Haven't had a raise in eight years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as a human and not just a number.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    RR Donnelley is an established company who offers a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Health insurance is out of control

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best choice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Current Employee - Material Handler

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

    Pros

    Pay isnt bad, people are ok for the most part

    Cons

    Lack of hours, workforce redustions, constantly screwing employees over. Pretty much just a body with a heartbeat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fast Pace, multi-shift Company with many different departments. Decent atmosphere to work in.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Great pay, Room to move up.

    Cons

    Temporary layoffs, Overtime, Rotating shifts, Expensive benefits, Frozen pensions, no company match for 401k

  10.  

    Typical cost cutting enterprise

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Harrisonburg, VA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Large company. Can provide options for growth if you are willing to travel and if you like the company culture

    Cons

    Company culture is demoralizing. Don't provide much incentive for employees to drive performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    When the Music's Over, Turn Out the Light

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Get to experience a very vast and diverse series of outgoing voice messages and automatic email replies

    Cons

    production processes do not match market strategies, management has very little impact on employee performance due to their obligation to hit and report numbers for stockholders, company morale is low, culture is completely sterol, each department is only loyal to its process and budget so the customer loses in the end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit and find something rewarding and where your efforts are appreciated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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