R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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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. Stable company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company that is continuously strategically planning to position itself ahead of competitors.

    Cons

    Lengthy commute to the suburbs


  2. it was alright

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - i am writing this because glass door is not letting me look at other companies.

    Cons

    -glass door is being stupid with their website


  3. Working for Donnelley

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    Former Employee - Hoist Operator in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Hoist Operator in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working for R.R. Donnelley. The people, the plant, and the location.

    Cons

    I did not like working 12 hour rotating shift.


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  5. Recent management change in Mattoon division

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    Current Employee - Press Lead in Mattoon, IL
    Current Employee - Press Lead in Mattoon, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and line supervisors and very good.

    Cons

    New manager over the division has changed crews working hours and has changed the mood of employees, a large amount of co-workers have quit. Also reducing crew size starting September expecting employees to just deal with not having enough help. Crews were reduced just a couple years earlier and now more with old technology and machine parts breaking down.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to eight hour shifts so that presses and lines have enough workers to crew the machines properly. 4-crewing does not work and is not wanted by employees.


  6. R.R. Donnelley

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    Former Employee - Shipping-Press Feeder in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Shipping-Press Feeder in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Availability to learn all different facets of the printing industry. *Coworkers * Often carry/ins and cattering

    Cons

    *Low compensation rate *Work allot of O/T *Recognition/ $0.25-$0.30 Annual raises


  7. project manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay, paid overtime, you can make good money if you're willing to work holidays

    Cons

    no advancement, mediocre benefits, poor life/work balance, sometimes kindly forced to work during holidays, no investment in technology for employees, no rewards towards hard work


  8. Review

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People you work with.

    Cons

    Very old skool thinking. Too much red tape

    Advice to Management

    Be present


  9. Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    work from home, allowed to do job without boss looking over me.

    Cons

    Over the years the pay plan sucked! 1.5 million in sales will make about 45,000. That used to be over 100,000

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep screwing you sales people


  10. warehouse worker

    Former Employee - Order Selector in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Douglasville, GA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work. met great co-worker's.

    Cons

    warehouse condition's where hot and cold.


  11. An old-school company

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    Current Employee - Documentation Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Documentation Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    RRD is an old-school company in the midst of many transitions. With the announcement of splitting the company into three parts in 2016, a fire has been lit under many previously-complacent individuals. Everyone is thinking about how to improve, how to serve customers better, how to get new customers, and how to make money. It is an exciting time to be working for a company that has a great reputation as an industry leader.

    Cons

    Benefits are mediocre at best and there is inconsistent scrutiny of expenditures. Some groups and people can do whatever they want as long as they can vaguely define a "business need," while other groups have to justify every penny of spend and are tsk-tsked over legitimate expenses. You have to drive your own career here, and there are folks who are here for the long haul and don't have any particular ambition. Intelligence varies widely and non-stellar salaries mean some of the best brains have gone elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    PAY US MORE, at least the high performers. 1% annual increase for everyone and a 2% merit increase that basically had to be begged for are NOT enough for highly qualified tech workers in this market.



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