R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
443 Reviews
2.7
443 Reviews
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
Tom Quinlan III
215 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is very flexible and the office is very casual (in 13 reviews)

  • needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • No 401K match, stock options, bonus etc (in 23 reviews)

  • The work-life balance was good as I worked for an agent of the corporate structure-Donnelley Logistics (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok but needs more organization.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Good core group of staff, hard working individuals.

    Cons

    Very little assistance from management when needed, higher ups show favoritism towards friends and don't give proper credit to all workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and think that workers are people too, not just information on a balance sheet.

  2.  

    Interned with RR Donnelley

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Temecula, CA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as an intern

    Pros

    Plant Manager was very knowledgable and great to work with. Enjoyed the office culture and the people I worked alongside.

    Cons

    As only being an intern I didn't experience many of the negatives of the company.

  3.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst IV  in  Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst IV in Warrenville, IL

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

    Pros

    Office culture is good, personal growth OK, benefits not bad.

    Cons

    promotion and Compensation is not good for old employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Long time employee

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    Current Employee - Composition Specialist/Trainer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Composition Specialist/Trainer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great environment, wonderful typesetting system

    Cons

    low raises, low morale, limited chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership, compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience but the time for RRD has gone by

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Training was great- Great learning experience.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. Senior management out of touch of employees needs. Forms industry is on the decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop instilling fear in Front line employees and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    What's a raise?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    RRD is a good place to work. The position is challenging, yet fun, and the people that I work with are understanding and flexible.

    Cons

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice people, but Little or no culture or employee investment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very stable business. It has basic benefits. Calm atmosphere. Most of the people are nice as well.

    Cons

    High work and stress environment. They don't have the budget to hire more people. Poor or no training across the board. Little or no advancement. Since print is dying, the business has had to move to less profitable business models. No culture. Many parts of the business are not directly managed due to lack of man power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a training program and infrastructure development especially with new facilities. Hire more people.

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

    BETTER COMPANIES OUT THERE

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, hours were good and close to home

    Cons

    no loyalty, pay not that great, benefits were horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some culture and develop employees and keep them happy! Give bonus to the hard working employees and quit laying off all the right people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It started off well

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    Former Employee - Composition
    Former Employee - Composition

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

    Pros

    It is a relatively stable company that used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    Limited advancement, long hours expected, and they started being less and less generous as time went on. Also secretive, didn't like to tell employees whenthere were layoffs around the world...would try to call a site.one day and it.would.have been shut down with no explanation. Very annoying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, crappy management

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    Former Employee - Proofreader  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Proofreader in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time for less than a year

    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

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