R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
487 Reviews
2.6
487 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long time employee

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    • 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
  2.  

    Interned with RR Donnelley

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Temecula, CA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as an intern

    Pros

    Plant Manager was very knowledgable and great to work with. Enjoyed the office culture and the people I worked alongside.

    Cons

    As only being an intern I didn't experience many of the negatives of the company.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience but the time for RRD has gone by

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    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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  5.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Office culture is good, personal growth OK, benefits not bad.

    Cons

    promotion and Compensation is not good for old employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice people, but Little or no culture or employee investment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very stable business. It has basic benefits. Calm atmosphere. Most of the people are nice as well.

    Cons

    High work and stress environment. They don't have the budget to hire more people. Poor or no training across the board. Little or no advancement. Since print is dying, the business has had to move to less profitable business models. No culture. Many parts of the business are not directly managed due to lack of man power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a training program and infrastructure development especially with new facilities. Hire more people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It started off well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Composition
    Former Employee - Composition

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

    Pros

    It is a relatively stable company that used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    Limited advancement, long hours expected, and they started being less and less generous as time went on. Also secretive, didn't like to tell employees whenthere were layoffs around the world...would try to call a site.one day and it.would.have been shut down with no explanation. Very annoying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a garbage truck just like the old CGX / TSSG - Stay Clear of R.R. Donnelley in Houston

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    A miserable paycheck and strip clubs a short distance away.

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, management is a joke (many attend or attended online for-profit universities and it shows), many employees have left due to ridiculous and ever-increasing workloads.

    R.R. Donnelley is the same CGX/TSSG garbage truck except with new stickers.

    Truth be told, much better jobs can be found in the Houston area; don't settle for mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close down the Houston office; go home to Chicago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • 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
  10.  

    RR Donnelley

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No longer a good employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Leader
    Current Employee - Crew Leader

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

    Pros

    Not many pros left in working for this company.

    Cons

    No 401k or pension. Pay for almost all benefits. Long hours with lots of forced overtime. Executives make cuts, get the bonuses while sticking it to the employees. Training a joke, new hires don't stay long and long time employees leaving fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your offices and talk to the grunts in all your divisions. YOU ARE OUT OF TOUCH! Finally had enough and retired (after over 36 years). You can't attract people because you have done away with all the benefits that once made this company a good one at which to work. Maintenance is needed more than once every 12-16 months. Update the equipment. Since Moore Wallace came into the picture this company has gone to the dogs as far as the workers that produce are concerned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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