R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
496 Reviews
2.6
496 Reviews
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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231 Ratings

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.  

    The people you work with are the best part of the job

    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    It is an alright place to work. Most of the employees are fun to work with and want to do a good job. Review process is good. Compensation is average.

    Cons

    Benefits have gone down significantly, with no 401k matching and minimal raises across the board. HR seems out of touch with the needs of the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A total letdown company.

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

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours if needed. In the past there "were" opportunities to help out other teams within the company and travel to do so.

    Cons

    Poor benefits. 401k matching gone! No bonuses whatsoever for quite a few years now! no raises in the past few years! Not even an increase in pay to help with inflation! Poor morale for employees! If you have an issue and wish to speak to Human Resources about it, it is not kept confidential! Employees milk the company when they can due to lack of proper management. Employees on salary have been allowed to miss numerous days with pay and not be noticed or get caught, been happening for years. No relocation allowance/package available for employees wanting to seek out better opportunities within the company. Too many employees not being recognized for their strengths and others being promoted for no reason whatsoever. Company keeps growing and acquiring new businesses using hard earned employee's funds basically, by means from employee's deserved raises, bonuses and 401k matching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to see that morale is quite low at times due to lack of management and poor opportunities within the company. Need to recognize strengths and weaknesses of others. Takes too long to rid a company of destructive and underperforming employees due to lack of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    very good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    excellence working environment , less pressure of work

    Cons

    no better hike in salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the scope for invention, there are lots of manipulation if employee having some ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    very good company,

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    excellent working environment,no pressure,easy work

    Cons

    very less hike on its pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide scope for invention

  6.  

    Alright Work Enviorment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    A lot of areas to work withing, various industries all under one RRD umbrellla

    Cons

    Each division is like its own desperate company. What they do in Logistics, they don't do in Printing etc. Each office has its own culture, but moving between them is expected to be easy.

  7.  

    Operation Clerk One

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operation Clerk One in York, PA
    Current Employee - Operation Clerk One in York, PA

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

    Pros

    Steady work is appreciated during a difficult economic times, which I appreciate. The company is located within a reasonable driving distance from my home. I like my working day shift and the hours work for my home life which are 8 am to 4 pm.

    Cons

    Stagnant pay, lack of advancement for personal growth, no reimbursement job related training/education and the health benefits with low pay do not meet my personal needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always recognize and appreciate good workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not invested in employees

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

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive. The company supports diversity in a way most companies do not.

    Cons

    This company is not very concerned about employee growth or morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Wonderful coworkers but terrible incentives/management

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers and the work can be quite interesting and satisfying.

    Cons

    No 401k match. Terrible health/dental insurance. Awful bonuses. No real incentive to keep working harder and harder. Management doesn't listen to employee concerns. Poor work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Give them better compensation and let them know about way to move up in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Distribution Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distribution Specialist in Strasburg, VA
    Former Employee - Distribution Specialist in Strasburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Only pro would be the people that I worked with for 14 years.

    Cons

    Where do I begin, RRD bought us and everything went downhill. They began to let people go, added work to the rest, demanded no mistakes, took away all of the fun and or helpful things employees would do for one another IE: we would have bake sales or lunches with the money going to people who were out with illness or injuries, the money would pay their insurance, atmosphere and moral died. Insurance cost went through the roof!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some and support your people, stop worrying about sucking up. Make your employees feel worth your time, pretend they have a future even if they are not the hand selected chosen ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate culture FAIL...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer III
    Current Employee - IT Engineer III

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

    Pros

    My boss is awesome, and the technology base is varied. Exposure to a wide range of different clouds and infrastructure. The work-life balance in my team is fantastic.

    Cons

    The pay sucks. The corporate culture sucks. The promotions are non-existant. The bureaucracy is immense. HR is a joke. The last 3 years have seen increased benefits cost increases that outstrip the pay raises, so essentially that's a pay cut 3 years running. In a dying industry (printing) this behemoth is clinging to any method of making money, including giving authority to any sales rep who makes a buck to demand whatever they want with impunity. Their M.O. is to cut costs by 3% a year, and they been doing it so long they're well through the fat, muscle, and bone and are on to the marrow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of you should quit and replace yourselves with people (not automatons) who actually care about corporate culture and consider the employees more important than the dividend. Pay attention to the general unhappiness of the average employee. Invest in US not your bottom line. Get rid of equity based pay and motivate the top tier to make working here better not the shareholders richer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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