R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Only the good people you're in the trenches with. That is all.

    Cons

    This is a top down organization run by a puppet manager that can't string a sentence together, let alone know how the work gets done and what it takes to do it. Employees are doing the job of 3-4 people wherever you look. This is a punitive company where "write-ups" are "positive communication." A lack of diversity, respect of any kind, nonexistent communication; people killing themselves in the eye of utter and daily chaos (two of the floor managers have had heart attacks at a young age), the inability to order supplies that can't be done without. All the lovely attributes of RRD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the manager that no one respects (save your money there); talk to your team leads. Know how your "bottom line" decisions affect those you're already asking too much of. Learn how to onboard a client: knowing how much work is really involved and then dedicate staff to get it done without absolute meltdowns on your floor. Having watch you lose three major clients in as many years, you'd think you would have learned some valuable lessons from that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Depressing

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    Former Employee - DGT in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - DGT in Elgin, IL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Depressing company to work for. Their basic HR strategy is making their employees feel worthless. Less and less benefits each year. We've been given 1% pay-raise across the board the last few years. Managers are clueless; basically foremen. Worst employee morale I've ever encountered, half the people should be on suicide watch.

    Cons

    Working here will make you appreciate all those other jobs you thought were depressing and dehumanizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Love/Hate Job, Company is becoming a dinosaur

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    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Gallatin, TN
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Gallatin, TN

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

    Pros

    Loved the schedule. I worked 12 hour shifts, 3 days on and 4 days off. In the busy season there was all the overtime you wanted.

    Cons

    In the slow season you couldn't pay your bills on the hours you worked. The rotating schedule made it impossible to get a part time job to supplement. And forgot trying to go back to college, the schedule would not permit it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equipment is always in a state of dis-repair, try fixing it. Upper management turns a blind eye and the company is not run efficiently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful

    Horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Account Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Services Account Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Paychecks do not bounce. I wish there were more pros, but not at RR Donnelley. Close to the Path train.

    Cons

    Benefits are extremely expensive and not good. Pay is capped at a low amount for the industry and management fails to mention that when you are hired. All time off and mandatory weekend sign up is based on seniority, which would makes sense if, a) there was a union and, b) everyone that they hired was new to the industry. Unfortunately, you can have 25 years of experience in the industry and be stuck behind someone who has never done the job before but was hire two days before you. Work life balance is non-existent. They claim you have to work "some weekends" and then make you sign up for 28-32 weekend days per year depending on your shift. The management is extremely weak and are incapable of making good decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire before you do even more damage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Best job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Press Opertor in Visalia, CA
    Former Employee - Press Opertor in Visalia, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are great, miss them all.

    Cons

    If you can't say anything good don't say anything at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Do not recommend

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    Current Employee - Bindery Machine Operator in West Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Bindery Machine Operator in West Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Nothing honestly there is no insensitive to working here.

    Cons

    benefits are horrible
    employees morale is at an all time low
    management does not care about its employees
    manufacturing for your lucky to have one weekend a month off
    closing half the plant and letting people go but keeping all management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Large Company Operating in Silos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company is large, stable and very profitable with locations and customers all over the globe. There are several opportunities for training as well as some support for furthering your education/certifications/etc.

    Cons

    The company seems to operate in silos with each business entity operating on its own. There is no sense of being part of a family and no feelings of recognition outside your unit. Hard work which results in meeting the company's financial goals are rewarded with a .5% bonus of one's bonus earning potential. A half a percent given for growing a business. Seriously. That paired with the 1% annual raise (not a guarantee) and yearly increase of insurance premiums means one actually has a decrease in salary working with RRD when taking into account general cost of living increases. The benefits as well are absolutely horrible and HR doesn't seem to be in touch with employees' well being. I'm better off with the required "affordable" health plan mandated by the government which has me paying everything out-of-pocket, than I am paying the high premiums for coverage that still includes crazy high deductibles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local management are wonderful, supportive and flexible. They have the same complaints with upper/regional management voiced here. The higher powers are not willing to invest in their employees and are not loyal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Legacy CGX integrated to R.R. Donnelley

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    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    A lot of Great people to work with. Good benefits. helpful resources available

    Cons

    Leadership and Corporate transparency between legacy CGX and RRD integration are struggling. Out dated software, Negative culture and company morale is rising.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. I've been in the mailing industry for 20+ years and have grown with a lot of the changes in the postal industry.

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator Or On Floor Lead in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator Or On Floor Lead in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Done many positions from material handling to production manager (8 yrs) in the industry. Held a chair on postal committee for 3 year period and stayed up with a lot of postal codes in processing mail correctly as well as QC of proper paperwork to post office for best possible customer savings in postage. Done a lot of tech work on mailroom machinery through the years as well as a very good repore with postal employees in getting mail properly processed and distributed on time as deemed by the customer with minimal to no problems over the span of my career in the field.

    Cons

    Pay attention to possible problems within the structure of the company and point them out causing lots of animosity towards myself as well as let companies know of better fits and processes to help company growth instead of years service to company from individual. Do work well with individuals but not there to babysit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What advice can one give before seeing processses, machine capabilities and team structure within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Houston Warehouse

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There were Plenty of hours, the company valued its employees, and had a clean work environment. The leadership skills from head of operations to quality control was outstanding.

    Cons

    During the busy season there were way to many hours. For those with families this made it difficult to spend time with them. Without overtime the salary paid wasn't worth working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    multiple shifts!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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