R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated March 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 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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  1. I had a pleasant experience with the team members that I had the opportunity to work with.

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    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Working with new technologies, overtime available when needed.

    Cons

    Unorganized, limited budget, promotions, job description.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organized training, have team meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good pay .But no benefits

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    Current Employee - Pressman
    Current Employee - Pressman

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great .good pay

    Cons

    RRD has lost track of the people that work for them .the benefits are all gone all you get is a weekly pay check .they be taking away all the benefits that you had for years and never get them back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start to give back to the people that work for you don't always take away .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. It is a very good company but the management at my facility act like the place is a science project.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, and generally the other employees are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    The management just doesn't seem very organized or concerned about safety and doing the job the rite way the first time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Has its ups and downs, but overall not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People, Flexibility, Experience gained. Have had the opportunity to gain a lot of experience with RRD, and able to work in many different areas. A lot of seasoned veterans to learn from.

    Cons

    Benefits, Work-life balance sometimes. Moral needs to be boosted throughout the company. Advancement is harder and harder to come by, more often going with outside applicants.

    Field level management rarely listens to what the workforce has to say, and misses many opportunities to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what the employees have to say. You have a staff with amazing experience, utilize it now and then.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. I had a great time.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Great pay, Great people, company values

    Cons

    Management is so-so, benefits are also so-so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training.

  7. It's a great place to work and lean more commercial printing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Pay and a leaning eviroment.

    Cons

    Long hour of work to run into the machines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Big company, big challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Convenient Midtown location, camaraderie amongst co-workers in a huge plus, company paid parking, convenient to MARTA and all major highways

    Cons

    Management overworked, minimal raises, poor benefits, HR based in another city makes them hard to access,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Global Outsourcing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good team established
    Company is 150 years old
    HR is pro employee

    Cons

    Lots of levels of management
    My job is working at a client site as a contractor so there's a risk my contract can be terminated and this division of the company doesn't have any other engagements to place me in
    The annual is mostly self reporting, your manager doesn't get too much input after you complete your self assessment and no one tells you the scores you input are the majority of the basis for your raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain the review process before the first annual review in more detail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. I work there for 8 and half years. Started right out of high school as my first "real" job.

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    Former Employee - Press Operator
    Former Employee - Press Operator

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

    Pros

    Close to home. Decent pay for area. That's about it.

    Cons

    Management seems out of touch with the hourly workers. Very poor communications from the top. Supervisors seem to make up rules as they go along. Little to no training any more to help moving up in the company. Benefits starting out good but steadily got worse. Lack of work and negative relationship towards management keeps morale down. Job was good for a while but now that I have a need job and get treated better really regret staying there as long as I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start better communicating with the actual workers. Too many rumors go around and no answers given. Treat employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Irritating.

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    Current Employee - Packer in Angola, IN
    Current Employee - Packer in Angola, IN

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

    Pros

    It's really easy work. The packer is mostly the quality, so if you're good at catching things, then this is probably for you. The pay is good.

    Cons

    Rumors, and even management likes to gossip. The coworkers aren't bad, however if you're female and can't handle things being spread around about you- then steer clear. If your a male and work on the floor and want an office job it's going to be very hard to get it. Even if a male has more experience, if a pretty girl walks in- they'll get it. On top of that- I don't think this is a place if you have a family. RR Donnelley has to maintain 50% overtime required by the end of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't complain to HR about ANYTHING. It will come back to bite you in the butt. If you get pregnant and have a doctors note requiring only a 10 lbs weight restriction, they won't follow it. This place has been horrible. It wasn't bad starting out- but after awhile it starts to get old- fast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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