R.R. Donnelley Reviews

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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. Typical large/old company with good benefits

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

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work life balance
    2. You will not feel high work pressure as most of the work is going to be useless.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better
    Think outside Production and Printing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire stronger management. Software is not cost, invest in your product to yield more revenues.

  2. Manager of composition

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

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    love the people, good pay

    Cons

    no work-life balance. little recognition for a lot of effort

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the efforts of your people

  3. Sales Representative

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Do your work and you will be rewarded financially and have autonomy in your work. Almost everyone is very nice and conscientious.

    Cons

    There is not much camaraderie among peers or across departments.

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  5. i enjoy my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co Mail Operator in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Co Mail Operator in Bolingbrook, IL

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and vacation

    Cons

    Tough schedule to get use to

  6. High volume, high stress, mediocre pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Csr3 in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Csr3 in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to earn overtime pay.

    Cons

    Too many hours, too many slackers, insurance is expensive, way too much red tape and politics in corporate structure.

    Advice to Management

    Let your supervisors do their jobs and stand behind them. Hire competent full time employees and not so many low wage off the street Temps who don't care about their job or anybody else's.

  7. IT Infrastructure Professional

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

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    Worked with and implemented cutting edge technology, great group of people to work with and enjoyed my time supporting the group.

    Cons

    Management stuck in old school ideology of follow me and make no waves. Nothing was good enough no matter how much time or how well the job was done.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using the phrase, "We are 150 year old company..." and hiding behind the ideal of 150 years ago

  8. Prepress Manager

    Current Employee - Prepress Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Prepress Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    Stable company, promote from within

    Cons

    Benefits are too expensive annually

  9. Senior Photographer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in DFW, TX

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good work environment

    Cons

    Home office is in Chicago and we were a small group in the DFW area. We always felt overlooked and we never heard from them.

  10. IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Penn, PA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Penn, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Initially when I started working here, I felt I was hired at a decent rate and was glad for the opportunity for overtime. Back then there was a real "family" feel to working here. There was a sense of pride to say you worked for RR Donnelley.

    Cons

    In the early 2000s, things started to change and it became less of a "family" and more corporate mindset. Jobs were outsourced, workload has tripled, but not the salary. Every year we are told "thanks for your hard work. But sorry, a raise is not in the budget". You are a number here. Unless you are friends with someone in the position of power or screw someone else over, you will just work hard and get nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter. Not only the financial bottom line. Learn to reward hard work with raises, opportunity for promotions and respect.

  11. Great People on the floor, Management doesn't care about you

    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    The work is pretty consistent and enjoyable. The coworkers are friendly and helpful for the most part though there is a fair amount of competition.

    Cons

    Management only cares about the bottom line and the quantity of product that can be pushed out. The are largely oblivious on how to efficiently run the workspace and add four extra steps to every thing that must be done.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and streamline processes. We don't work on thank yous and pats on the back so it would be nice to have appreciation shown in pay.

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