R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
497 Reviews
2.6
497 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Corporation Ruled by HR

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    • Culture & Values
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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Eh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Big company with global presence

    Cons

    Big company with global presence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ive seen a lot of underpaid positions and lack of advancement which has lead to losing talent on all levels. Competitive salary and benefits would help attract the best employees as well as motivate current workforce. Growth will not continue without them and your current workforce isnt getting any younger....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, crappy management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Proofreader in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Proofreader in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The hours were flexible, especially helpful for someone going to school during the day. They have shifts all day and night, although the day shifts are reserved for those who have worked there the longest. The training was great (in my opinion, though I noticed others struggled a bit--older folks and those less comfortable with computers) and once trained you are thrown in with the rest. It's stressful at first but the shift leads are very helpful and always ready to share their knowledge.

    Cons

    The evening/night management was horrible. I felt like hiding whenever the manager came by even though I was a stellar employee. The manager made me feel like he would never be satisfied with your performance--kind of a twisted motivation technique which makes employees feel extremely under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease off of the "never good enough, you may be fired tomorrow" tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 10 people found this helpful  

    Ridiculous company to work for.

    • 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

    Decent starting salary with serious caveats. See "cons"

    Cons

    Despite the decent starting salary I have never gotten a raise from this company even though I've never missed a day and have excelled at my job. 401k matching was no longer offered and their bonus program was never accessed even though our unit earned it. Now as a mature adult they think it's great idea to clock in/clock out for starting/ending your day and taking a strict one hour lunch. You will not be able to do anything that normal people get to do from mon-fri during work hours, like make phone calls, go to a doctors appointment, etc. Outside of that expect to be completely marginalized. Your ideas will not be used, your input will not be asked for and when given, also not used. Your career will end here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treasure your employees and get these people off of time management software. They waste time because it doesn't work and makes everyone crazy. Give raises. Honor your own bonus schedule. Treat those that are beneath the ceiling of management as valuable because they're doing the work that is making you the money you're using to buy other companies and be cheap with your employees. You have given the rank and file not a single reliable perk and for that you are hated by your own employees.....who really need the job you've given us. Sooooo....thanks? For the decent salary, lack of career path, advancement, no 401k matching, minimal 10 days vacation after all these years of employment, clocking in/out for the first time since I was 18 yrs old.

    I'm selling my RRD stock immediately because I no longer believe in you. You are running this company, and worse, your employees into the ground. You'll survive because corporate America always wins....your employees will not survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice but needs organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor

    Pros

    I worked in the Atlanta creative office. The people are great. The location is great and the constant chic fil a coupons are a plus

    Cons

    Unrealistic views of what they are capable of. Project managers that have little experience in what it actually takes to execute a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise more than realistically possible in the clients time frame and budget. More communication between PMs and designers before talking to a client so everyone is on the same page. Try to get the client to stick to the timeline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    150 year company, company programs

    Cons

    no growth, poor health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train supervisors

  8.  

    Great place to start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate

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

    Pros

    RRD is a global company and there are several opportunities for advancement if you are willing to relocate. You will have to be patient and put in your time. Decisions are not made quickly.

    Cons

    Being in the manufacturing industry means that money is tight. There are not a lot of perks like PTO, raises, or benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase starting salary. Increase amount of vacation days. Invest more capital in the business to continue growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Material handler1

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Work load finally returning to normal after economy collapsed in '07

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, summer time it gets very hot, most new business is coming from large catalogs which are very heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people that have worked there for less than 6 months just because the qualified people that have worked the for 10+ have too many call ins.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady job with possible growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    Well balanced work environment, rewarding work, good system for time off, promote from within.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, not intellectually stimulating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and actually get stuff done in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fair to partly cloudy.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Developer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Use of multiple technologies allowed.

    Cons

    Corporate overhead can be a bit much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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