R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
434 Reviews

2.7
434 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 11 reviews)

  • needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • frequent rotational shifts disturbs our work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Unless you are "buddy buddy" with upper management you will not advance (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work culture and good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, diversified business

    Cons

    slow growth, unrelated businesses in Asia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better focus on long term strategy and vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst employer

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    You get a regular paycheck and the people I worked with (other than management) were friendly. Good overtime policy and overtime pay.

    Cons

    My manager was constantly looking over my shoulder (she would literally stand behind me and watch what I was doing!). Management doesn't seem to care about the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase starting salary so a single income household could provide for their family. Treat employees with respect. Better insurance availability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mature company in a mature industry

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Financially stable with a true global reach. The possibilities are endless with the right leadership.

    Cons

    It is a mature industry with a true corporate culture where all significant action is driven from the top. There is a lot of concern with what the company will become. There is a constant and focus on reducing cost and outsourcing functions which is stressful and dysfunctional to entire organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on straightening the company capabilities and future product offering. Improve employees engagement by including them in the building of the "New RRD". Less organizational focus on cost reductions and more on future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporation Ruled by HR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with are excellent people who are motivated, hardworking, and loyal. The pay is ... okay, but the stability is nice.

    Cons

    HR's corporate bureaucracy overrules any considerations of job performance, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor IT systems and under resourced headcount made the work experience not so enjoyable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were nice and I had a very positive understanding boss. Some interesting projects took place during my time here.

    Cons

    Poor IT systems and some convoluted workflow practices. The industry is in an older sector so not inspiring like newer industry sectors where I previously worked. The company runs on tight margins and is understaffed in certain departments leading to long work hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    CEO Made $8 million last year

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get a paycheck and the company has a solid business model.

    Cons

    1% merit increases across the board in 2013, no 401k match, no training whatsoever, the worst health benefits I have ever seen. Almost everyone is miserable because there is no sense of team/family and why would there be with the is "benefits" package. This is a giant corporation only trying to please shareholders and those lucky enough to be bonus recipients. Salaries are nowhere near adequate to hire top talent. Hard to see the top C-level Execs making millions at the expense of all those responsible for the companies earnings. A trued CEO would do something about this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are smart and notice what is going on. You can't tell the company that you care about your employees but then do nothing to backup that claim. Restore the 401k, improve the health plan dramatically, and everyone deserves 2-3% cost of living increases at a minimum, 1% is an insult to even the dimmest persons intelligence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Eh

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big company with global presence

    Cons

    Big company with global presence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ive seen a lot of underpaid positions and lack of advancement which has lead to losing talent on all levels. Competitive salary and benefits would help attract the best employees as well as motivate current workforce. Growth will not continue without them and your current workforce isnt getting any younger....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very unprofessional.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One would think this being a fortune 500 company but, not at all so.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, unprofessional. Management often hides until they come out looking to harass or fire someone. Management can't help the newest of employees. terrible communication. This plant has a HUGE turn over. They are always hiring. In a short time employees are used and abused and bring on another one. Long 12 hour shifts. Terrible environment with people, management, way to hot in the summer, fans with extension cords all over just blowing hot air around. In the winter you will need to wear a jacket. Advancement is reserved for friends of management. This is a waste of time. If you wish to grow with a company, it won't happen here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disconnect from lower and upper management selling them that all is wonderful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    RRD is a global company and there are several opportunities for advancement if you are willing to relocate. You will have to be patient and put in your time. Decisions are not made quickly.

    Cons

    Being in the manufacturing industry means that money is tight. There are not a lot of perks like PTO, raises, or benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase starting salary. Increase amount of vacation days. Invest more capital in the business to continue growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocre

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent hours and friendly people

    Cons

    Terrible benefits, very set in their ways, no room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider additional challenges for staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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