R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
469 Reviews
2.7
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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 14 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 24 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Corporation Ruled by HR

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    • 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

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (less than an 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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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    I'm in my early 40's and feel like I'm ready to retire...

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Can work from home. Little to no oversight by my supervisor...I go months without speaking to her. (knock, knock) never hear of layoffs. Work load is usually light. Supervisors and senior management in my department are really nice people who I would enjoy putting my best food forward for if everything else in the company wasn't so horrendous.

    Cons

    No career progression. No career path. No employee feed back. No 401K match. Dental plan costs $1,000 a year. Health insurance kicks in AFTER you meet a $6,500 deductible. Premiums went up 37% last year. Universal 1% annual raises. Annual bonuses are $300 across the entire company. Corporate morale is horrendous. No parties, happy hour, company sponsored events, etc. The only corporate correspond sent are about occupational safety (I have a desk job) or some HR-sponsored "get fit" campaigns. No allotted sick days. Takes FOREVER to get anything done and way too much red tape to pass through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your company breeds apathy, not success. There is literally no incentive for me to care about this company or its success. Our HR portal mentions retiree pensions.....you don't even provide a 401K company match for your current employees! My bonus from a non-F500 company in 2004 was DOUBLE the bonus I got from RRD in 2014...and I was earning half the salary at the time!

    This is NOT F500 material. I'm embarrassed to tell people I work for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bindery - Easy work if you don't mind repetition.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Feeder in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Feeder in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    Most of the co-workers and supervisors are friendly. Fine place to work if you don't mind repeatedly doing the same exact same thing for an entire 8 hour shift.

    Cons

    Working in the bindery becomes quite a drag after a few short weeks. The job does not require you to know or learn any specific skills. Most of the time you are doing the same thing over and over, which is loading lifts of product into the bindery machines. Work day is slow because of the mundane work that you are required to do. Not very challenging at all. If you work full-time there is always a good chance that you will be forced to work overtime on any given day. You are required to work every other weekend. Not much room for advancement in the Bindery department. You can become an Assistant Operator and then an Operator, that is it as far as I'm aware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a few extra bodies so you don't have to constantly force employees who do not want to work overtime, to work overtime.

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

    Good money but a lot of overtime!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Mattoon, IL
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Mattoon, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay. Most of the people are not bad to work with and three half hour breaks in an eight hour shift.

    Cons

    Very long hours!!! 12 hour shifts constantly and a lot of working weekends. It leaves no time to spend with your family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but not when you want day shift hours...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Money is good, good people to work with. Easy work.

    Cons

    Anyone can get a job on 2nd shift or 3rd shift... very VERY hard to get on day shift.

  9.  

    Large company but recognize talent and focus on retention

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I've been with RRD for almost 6 years and work in sales. The company is giant so mobility is tangible and they focus on keeping sales employees happy. Their acquisition strategy is robust, they're always looking to scoop up the big opportunities, which only strengthen their value proposition.

    Cons

    Compensation for sales is limitless on the commission payment structure. Compensation for those not in sales tends to be on the low side. This creates a palatable dichotomy between sales and production and individual facilities. I'ts quite common as far as the industry goes though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on sales training and continuous learning programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Established culture, nice people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Logan, UT

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This particular facility was full of extremely kind, experienced people that were willing to give their own time to help you progress in your position and career. Willing to work with school schedule and family responsibilities.

    Cons

    Potential limits to growth if not willing to relocate, as people seemed to stay for a long time at the company. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a little more time to make the work facility more animated and lively. Was a bit drab and out of date, though not a big deal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    CEO Made $8 million last year

    • 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 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

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