R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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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. Not a company to retire from

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hoist Operator in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Hoist Operator in Plainfield, IN

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they are doing and has absolutely no respect for there employees .

    Advice to Management

    Resign

  2. Customer Service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    People, Clients, Large Company, stability

    Cons

    prefer not to comment on this

  3. Unhealthy work enviroment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Chanhassen, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work
    Coworkers are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Unhealthy work environment. Very, very, very dusty in all parts of the production area. When I leave at the end of my shift in the morning, there is a chemical taste and numbness in my mouth. This is something that has happened more and more and the busiest of days.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees health ahead of profit margins and start listening to your employees health concerns. Better yet, spend some time out of your comfortable offices and see what we are working in!

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  5. Overworked employee

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

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the immediate team I worked with. Semi-flexible shift.

    Cons

    This company worked me to my breaking point - I was so stressed that I broke down in tears during and after work. The workload is absolutely insane and is unachievable. Nothing gets done effectively even though that's all upper management wants - streamline, streamline, streamline and to be more efficient. How can you be efficient if you are always underwater and in back-to-back meetings? A nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the individual strengths of your employees and pass along a thank-you every now and then. Realize it's not about taking over the industry, it's about being exceptional in the industry without sacrificing the sanity of your employees.

  6. Project Manager

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job stability, vacation days, sick days

    Cons

    benefits, overtime, little to no raises and bonuses

  7. IT Division

    • 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

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

    Pros

    I do not have any pros.

    Cons

    The company focuses on acquisitions of new company, and less about the current legacy systems. Causes several application to shut down, restart, or patches. The Senior Management is unorganized with lack of communication to other IT areas. This causes employees to be overworked, and not listen to the experts on what is needed. A lot of cut backs on projects and salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to what RR Donnelly's mission statement.

  8. Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Antioch, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Antioch, TN

    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

    Enjoyed the people I worked with

    Cons

    Plant closure, lack of organization

    Advice to Management

    Improve organization via SOP inspection and accountability

  9. Helpful (1)

    A Nightmare

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

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

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

    Pros

    There were no pros to working here

    Cons

    This company will literally try and work you to death. I was working 90-100 hour weeks while I was working there and was on the verge of a breakdown from lack of sleep and stress.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Machine operator

    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Roanoke, VA

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

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

    Pros

    It is a job that provides basic needs to live on.

    Cons

    I have been with Donnelley as a machine operator over 10 years now. I've watched the employee benefits dry up, and the work load double. The management team uncaring except to met numbers. Machine upgrades neglected and deteriorating. It is no longer a career, it's just a job now.

    Advice to Management

    Stop slave driving the common employees.

  11. A true corporate workplace: screw you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Director in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Art Director in Portland, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay but not much else going for it. The management in-house was great but corporate management is soul-less and act like cheerleading used car salesmen.

    Cons

    Long hard hours. Minimal to worthless health insurance. Constant scrutiny. No trust. No updates for computers. Needed to do web searching for images but there were so many sites that were outlawed that we had no access too. Cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Fix Cons: Long hard hours. Minimal to worthless health insurance. Constant scrutiny. No trust. No updates for computers. Needed to do web searching for images but there were so many sites that were outlawed that we had no access too. Cheap.

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