R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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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. 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


  2. Designer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    Very comprehensive employee benefits program

    Cons

    Corporate structure was sometimes counter productive


  3. 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


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  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    This place is not a career, it's barely a job.

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    Former Employee - Hoist Operator I
    Former Employee - Hoist Operator I
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are very few pros to this company.The only one I can think of is, the relationships you build with your coworkers.

    Cons

    There are to many to mention. Having to hear management boast about how we are a "Fortune 250 Company" when they are running the building into the ground." Management is fake, they expect one person to do 3 people's jobs and do them well. They have nothing but negative things to say because it's impossible to meet your goals. Lots of mistakes happen because people are spread to thin. High turnover adds to those problems. No proper training, Horrible benefits, horrible raises, no 401 K match, the list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter what I think management should do. It starts with the company spending time and money on the employees that get them where they are. I see this company cutting lots of jobs in the future because it's obvious that print is dead.


  10. 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


  11. 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



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