R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
430 Reviews

2.7
430 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is very flexible and the office is very casual (in 11 reviews)

  • needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • frequent rotational shifts disturbs our work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Unless you are "buddy buddy" with upper management you will not advance (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, crappy management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Proofreader  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Proofreader in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    The hours were flexible, especially helpful for someone going to school during the day. They have shifts all day and night, although the day shifts are reserved for those who have worked there the longest. The training was great (in my opinion, though I noticed others struggled a bit--older folks and those less comfortable with computers) and once trained you are thrown in with the rest. It's stressful at first but the shift leads are very helpful and always ready to share their knowledge.

    Cons

    The evening/night management was horrible. I felt like hiding whenever the manager came by even though I was a stellar employee. The manager made me feel like he would never be satisfied with your performance--kind of a twisted motivation technique which makes employees feel extremely under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease off of the "never good enough, you may be fired tomorrow" tactics.

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

    Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    150 year company, company programs

    Cons

    no growth, poor health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train supervisors

  3.  

    Great place to start.

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

    Pros

    RRD is a global company and there are several opportunities for advancement if you are willing to relocate. You will have to be patient and put in your time. Decisions are not made quickly.

    Cons

    Being in the manufacturing industry means that money is tight. There are not a lot of perks like PTO, raises, or benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase starting salary. Increase amount of vacation days. Invest more capital in the business to continue growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Eh

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

    Pros

    Big company with global presence

    Cons

    Big company with global presence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ive seen a lot of underpaid positions and lack of advancement which has lead to losing talent on all levels. Competitive salary and benefits would help attract the best employees as well as motivate current workforce. Growth will not continue without them and your current workforce isnt getting any younger....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady job with possible growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    Well balanced work environment, rewarding work, good system for time off, promote from within.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, not intellectually stimulating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and actually get stuff done in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice but needs organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    I worked in the Atlanta creative office. The people are great. The location is great and the constant chic fil a coupons are a plus

    Cons

    Unrealistic views of what they are capable of. Project managers that have little experience in what it actually takes to execute a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise more than realistically possible in the clients time frame and budget. More communication between PMs and designers before talking to a client so everyone is on the same page. Try to get the client to stick to the timeline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fair to partly cloudy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Developer in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Use of multiple technologies allowed.

    Cons

    Corporate overhead can be a bit much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than most transportation companies.

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

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling depending on certain aspects, sometimes not quite fair..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more internal employees for open positions than you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lancaster, PA

    Pros

    Decent hours and friendly people

    Cons

    Terrible benefits, very set in their ways, no room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider additional challenges for staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    I'm in my early 40's and feel like I'm ready to retire...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Can work from home. Little to no oversight by my supervisor...I go months without speaking to her. (knock, knock) never hear of layoffs. Work load is usually light. Supervisors and senior management in my department are really nice people who I would enjoy putting my best food forward for if everything else in the company wasn't so horrendous.

    Cons

    No career progression. No career path. No employee feed back. No 401K match. Dental plan costs $1,000 a year. Health insurance kicks in AFTER you meet a $6,500 deductible. Premiums went up 37% last year. Universal 1% annual raises. Annual bonuses are $300 across the entire company. Corporate morale is horrendous. No parties, happy hour, company sponsored events, etc. The only corporate correspond sent are about occupational safety (I have a desk job) or some HR-sponsored "get fit" campaigns. No allotted sick days. Takes FOREVER to get anything done and way too much red tape to pass through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your company breeds apathy, not success. There is literally no incentive for me to care about this company or its success. Our HR portal mentions retiree pensions.....you don't even provide a 401K company match for your current employees! My bonus from a non-F500 company in 2004 was DOUBLE the bonus I got from RRD in 2014...and I was earning half the salary at the time!

    This is NOT F500 material. I'm embarrassed to tell people I work for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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