R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated August 30, 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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    • Senior Management
    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. 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


  3. No Perks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable employment, fun people to work with.

    Cons

    No room for growth. No 401K matching. Insulting raise/bonus plans. Horrible healthcare coverage.


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  5. Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pontiac, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pontiac, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of learning is required.

    Cons

    Declining market in printing division.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advise, they don't act on employee advice.


  6. Ask a lot of questions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work at home opportunities available

    Cons

    Poor insurance Paid Lower for industry Not much growth opportunity Does match 401K

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and hire women in higher roles


  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. 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.


  9. Very poor compensation, long hours, no long-term security

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many locations and room for movement for motivated employees who want experience.

    Cons

    Uncompetitve salaries. Annual raises range from 0-1%, even for top performers. Bonus programs rarely pay out, or when they do, its enough to go to MacDonalds - maybe. Very expensive insurance (more expensive than private insurance). No 401K match. No pension. No tuition reimbursement (they claim it but good luck getting approval). Shrinking demand for services. Long hours. Frequent hiring freezes, layoffs/downsizing. Poor job security. Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Give top-performers a reason to stay with the companies


  10. Senior Process Associate

    Former Employee - Senior Process Associate in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Associate in Thiruvananthapuram (India)

    Pros

    Professional Experience, Positive office Environment, Friendly Co workers

    Cons

    No New Challenges in work


  11. 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.



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