R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated July 29, 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. nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Account Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Service Account Representative in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people great business great management

    Cons

    can be long hours at times


  2. Fortune 500 Company Needs to Better Reward Employees

    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    This is a large, stable company that has invested towards its future through diversification via acquisitions. It's no longer "just a printing company." The starting pay is excellent; and they have a full range of benefits.

    Cons

    For the past 3 years, merit increases have been 1% while the company has been better positioning itself to sustain growth. With the annual increase in benefit costs, employees have seen their income erode significantly. The 401(k) match has been dropped during this same period. They added a tuition reimbursement program to benefit and attract a younger workforce, but have done little to nothing to reward long-term employees who have sustained the company during the decline of the printing side of the business. Their profit sharing program is based on meeting location specific goals; however, the calculation method is outdated and skewed to reward legacy printing rather than profit centers.

    Advice to Management

    As a Fortune 500 company, you need to do better for your employees. Raises should at least meet the national average which has been 3%. The 401(k) match should be reinstated; and profit sharing should be updated to reward locations that are profit centers.


  3. Warehouse

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Red Bank, NJ

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Always in cost containment mode.


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  5. Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of good and talented people that work at RRD, many of whom have spent a large portion of their career there.

    Cons

    There seems to be no strategic vision for future growth. No apparent efforts or strategies being employed towards client retention.


  6. RR Donnelley Elgin, IL

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Great coworkers, reasonable technology, relaxed atmosphere, hourly pay (allows for nice overtime if busy), great variety in work.

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, much confusion in actual responsibilities and duties, very old building with uncertain plumbing and water quality, no one is ever sure exactly what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Better reporting guidelines, clearer communication with employees, more predictable hours, let people know what is going on.


  7. Account Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong, Fair, Effective, Solution Based, Longetivity

    Cons

    Red Tape, Cumbersome, Slow to Change, Heavy-Lifting


  8. Great Employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for...

    Cons

    Shift work, improve family life balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees..be open to change...improve benefits..., become faster at implementing technology into core process.


  9. Mail List Analyst 3

    Current Employee - Middle Management in Madison Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Madison Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    Free phone, vacation time, big office

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, pay, pay and pay.


  10. Good if money is better than happiness

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    3-4 days off a week. Work every other sunday. Coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Fired for no reason, out of nowhere suddenly get a phone call or your badge to get into the building doesn't work. Higher ups don't care about workers. Very labor intensive work place.


  11. Account sale

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager/Product Support Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager/Product Support Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Some managers are ready to help

    Cons

    Advancement is basically non existent



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