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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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    secure job for the most part, financial district location, free food sometimes

    Cons

    frugal, cheap, very hard to get a raise, health benefits are a joke, office looks like something out of the 80's (how about spending some new $$ on a new carpet for a Fortune 500 company)

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for R.R. Donnelley was ok if you didn't have any aspirations to move up within the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, summer hours during summer months

    Cons

    Unorganized company with a close minded way of thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communications with lower level employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    RRD bought Maximum Graphic, Chaska, MN last year. 2014

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital in Chaska, MN
    Current Employee - Digital in Chaska, MN

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

    Pros

    They only got 10 people out of 60+.

    Cons

    RRD bought Maximum Graphic last year. Closed it in June 2014. Wanted to move people to RRD In Chanhassen, MN or Shakopee, MN.
    Out of 60 people 10 went with RRD.
    Get the Hint RRD ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish you would of Stayed in Chicago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    RR Donnelley

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in De Pere, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in De Pere, WI

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is a separation between corporate and the business.

    Cons

    Everyone is just a number since it became part of RR Donnelley

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like they are an asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to own stock in but not to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    RRD is stable and cares mostly about the bottom line. They have been around for 150 years and are evolving from a straight printing company to a solutions company with print being the major role.

    Cons

    The message that seems to come from above is "be happy you have a job". Every year I've been there they have taken away benefits. They took away the 401k match after offering it just 1 year. There is no additional vacation time recognizing years of service. There is no training budget or career investment. Health benefits carry a huge deductible. There are no merit salary increases so there is no motivation to do more or improve. It's an extremely de-motivating place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what motivates employees and work to recognize them. Try to better understand what Software is, how its built, and what to do with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Mature company -- Mature industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Warrenville, IL

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a printing company trying to stay relevant in the 21st century. There are some smart senior managers to facilitate this.

    Cons

    This is a printing company trying to stay relevant in the 21st century. As smart as the managers are, there needs to be a total shake up to survive....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees!
    Train your employees and keep them happy. They are the company....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leadership Development Program Associate

    • 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

    work-life balance
    rotational program- experience all facets of the business
    good out-of-school job

    Cons

    pay and benefits could be better
    the print industry
    print old-timers with terrible attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote better office culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Ok but needs more organization.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Good core group of staff, hard working individuals.

    Cons

    Very little assistance from management when needed, higher ups show favoritism towards friends and don't give proper credit to all workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and think that workers are people too, not just information on a balance sheet.

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Long time employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Composition Specialist/Trainer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Composition Specialist/Trainer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, wonderful typesetting system

    Cons

    low raises, low morale, limited chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership, compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great experience but the time for RRD has gone by

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Training was great- Great learning experience.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. Senior management out of touch of employees needs. Forms industry is on the decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop instilling fear in Front line employees and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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