R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse work force nice work environment and fairly good benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of chance for advancement


  2. warehouse

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

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    overtime when needed, good leadership

    Cons

    Can get slow sometimes but otherwise industry calls the shots

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Shipping Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Johnson City, TN

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people in our local management

    Cons

    Low pay raise scale; occasional hectic days or super slow days at times

    Advice to Management

    Cost of living pay raises tied to inflation and performance


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  5. Digital Production Technician III

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Layout Artist
    Former Employee - Production Layout Artist

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Knowledgeable and talented.

    Cons

    Very Poor Benefits and offshore of work which causes continual reductions of workforce. Donnelley is not interested in having work done in this country.

    Advice to Management

    Stop offshore work to India.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Bindery Worker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bindery Worker
    Former Employee - Bindery Worker

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Its a good company to work for. I was given sooo much overtime. I hit like 23 days in a row working a couple times. I liked it, you may not.

    I loved the training when being hired on. Lockout/tagout, CPR, bloodborne pathogen, welding permits, stretching/lifting techniques, electrical safety, etc. It was clear that even though you were doing the same things the temps where doing, you were being invested in. They actually gave you a way to escape an otherwise good, but dead-end job (who wants to pack boxes for 11$ an hour at age 40??) by progressing your skills.

    The workload was ... a bit mundane, I mean it was packing boxes, but you were able to listen to radio, and (gasp!) I was actually able to sit down for a bit while waiting for the next envelopes to come through when my press was slow. It feels like at so many places, it doesn't matter if you have literally nothing to do, you need to be standing up, and cant sit down, regardless of it not affecting what you are doing in 1 bit.

    The people there were very friendly, and the bosses were as well. I really do miss them.

    Cons

    There are a lot of temp workers, who make atleast 2$ less than the full-time people. thats not my main problem. The problem is, full time people are low on vacation days, and have 0 in their first 6 months, despite the fact that the temps rarely ever work, and they mostly would like the extra money, they do not allow you to take a day off, even unpaid, even when the temps havnt worked in 2 weeks and would love the opportunity to work. The other problem is scheduling, in that its not done efficiently. There should really be a computer program, or online form, where you can say what days you want to work and if you want days off, and what sort of overtime you want, and the temps can do it too and work on a day you want off.

    There is a Winshare thing where if you go a whole year meeting all these goals, and waste goals you are eligible for a percentage of your annual pay... IF the company decides they have the money for it. Well .5% makes it not even worthwhile to try and hold these goals, go back to paying 5%, 7%, etc liek you used to.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Logan, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work with great people, and it's a good environment. Local management is great and cares about the employee, family, etc.

    Cons

    There is a sense that the "big wigs" (everyone above local management) don't care about the base employee, as they have been shrinking benefits over the years and discourage the facility from approving requests for better equipment/tools to make project management more efficient). It just seems like they want us to do more with less (people, technology, etc.) so unfortunately, due to those constraints, it hinders those who make the company successful from being as 'cutting edge' as they could be.

    Advice to Management

    Give back employer match on 401K contributions, make contributions to employee HSA accounts, etc. Do SOMETHING to be an employer of choice, because right now, the only thing keeping me here is the people I work with, and it's difficult not to look at the benefits and salaries other places are offering for comparable work and wish we were as well-taken care of.


  8. Management is a group of people that don't want to change anything

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Pico Rivera, CA
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Pico Rivera, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Management can be flexible is you loyal to them

    Cons

    Bad work environment. No Holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Need to teat employee better


  9. Helpful (1)

    Machine Operator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Folder Operator in Independence, KY
    Former Employee - Folder Operator in Independence, KY

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers and paid holidays

    Cons

    Favoritism and of course yearly raises

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites


  10. Helpful (1)

    RR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Image Operator in Antioch, TN
    Former Employee - Image Operator in Antioch, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Helpful front line supervisors in the event of an equipment malfunction, or some other issue. 401K., but without company match. Health insurance benefits I cannot comment on because I never had my health care through them.

    Cons

    The only con, (plant closing), was not the fault of the company, due to the fact that the printing industry in general is, and has been, in a decline, especially in the area of check printing, and bank correspondence to customers. Debit cards are replacing checks, e-mail and online banking is replacing letters, bank statements, coupon books, and other correspondence sent to customers.

    Advice to Management

    I really have none. They did what had to be done, especially in face of an irreversible trend.


  11. Prepress Tech

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

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    good opportunities and overtime during peak times

    Cons

    days can get long when on 12 hours



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