R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
488 Reviews
2.6
488 Reviews
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed IT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Guy
    Former Employee - IT Guy

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a senior site-based IT support guy and had a really good experience. There was not too much overtime, on-call weeks happened only 4 times a year or so, and I felt really supported by my manager and supervisor. Also the Site IT structure, as an organization, I felt was really well run.

    Cons

    Not really a con per se, but companies of RRD's size absolutely rely on procedure and protocol for getting things done. SLA's are at stake and life is much easier if one knows the procedure and then follows it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun place to work - easy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, very nice people, lots of tenure,

    Cons

    Insurance not that great, low pay for the work you do. Management gets the big bonus while the hourly employees ger minimal. Across the board raises. Raises not based on the work you do

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A comfortable job with limited growth potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer II in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Developer II in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    -- As part of a small team, I work at my own pace
    -- I sort-of make my own schedule
    -- They are pretty good at giving me the tools I need to design what they want

    Cons

    -- Health Benefits are not the best
    -- The pay cap is below the national average for my skills set
    -- This year saw a company-wide 1% raise, which is just not enough.
    -- There isn't a lot of creative freedom in the projects I am designing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees what they are worth, please. Also, embrace change. I've seen far too many parts of my project get rejected because management did not want to adapt to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good learning experience, but poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning different skills with different team leaders in various departments of the company with room to grow

    Cons

    Management lacked an understanding of the role and worried more about the bottom line. It was difficult to fulfill the role because varying demand and flexible schedules created excessive downtime.

  6.  

    Quiet, large company main focus on print - Trying to branch out to other markets.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRM in Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - CRM in Warrenville, IL

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great clients, flexible hours. Company, as a whole, supports equal opportunity with lot's of incentives with clients and their products.

    Cons

    Spread out, lots of red tape. CRM programs are old and reporting is difficult, too many hands without any real direction and management works from home too much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Nothing in common with the proud old company it once was.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Pros

    No good reasons come to mind.

    Cons

    The left hand has no clue what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't keep taking away and taking away and taking away all the things that once upon a time made this a good place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good vision and direction. Expansion possible. Biggest company in the industry.

    Cons

    No 401K match; long hours in an industry with several issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mature company in a mature industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Warrenville, IL

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

    Pros

    Decent company -- It is a manufacturing in the 21st century. Although the company is making quite a lot of money, it is not shared with employees (in terms of raises / bonuses).

    Cons

    No real promotions. Benefits are middling to bad...
    There's quite a bit of stagnation at the company (i.e. people been there for a long time and happy to be there).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share some of those profits with your current employees -- Stop buy companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A very diverse company atmosphere to be apart of.

    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about the transportation industry. You can take and wealth of knowledge you learn at Donnelly and get hired just about anywhere.

    Cons

    Salaries now aren't what they use to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better growth and development plan is needed at every level and not just at the mid-managment level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Donnelley

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is large and stable. The have lots of product offerings. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanaged and overworked at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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