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"Overworked and underpaid"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits and great diversity in experience

Cons

Very low salary high standards and no consideration or appreciation for overtime and use of personal time as they have no boundaries

Other Employee Reviews for R.R. Donnelley

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Flexibility vs mediocre benefits"

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    Current Employee - Lead Applications Developer in Glen Mills, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Applications Developer in Glen Mills, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hard work rewarded with better opportunities (depending on the right manager)
    Great and smart co-workers
    Flexibility (working from home, flex-time)
    Ideal atmosphere to learn

    Cons

    Worst health insurance plan and cost ever (high deductible plan, high paycheck cost.)
    Poor merit increase based on across-the-board rate (1%) instead of actual performance review.
    Miserable bonus ($300 discretionary)
    No 401K matching
    Lousy working environment (tables, chairs instead of professional cubicles)
    No formal training, everything is on-the-job, learn as you go.
    Non-existent HR (miles away in Detroit and New York)
    No recognition (5-year, employee of the month, etc.)
    No company-related events (Christmas party, summer picnic and outings, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Make insurance plan competitive (co-pay plan, lower cost)
    Make merit increase based on actual performance review
    Improve bonus to salary percentage (not fixed amount)
    Have substantial 401K matching
    Invest in formal technical training.
    Have an in-house HR on every RRD location.


  2. "Not the worst place to work"

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    Current Employee - Proofreader/Typesetter in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Proofreader/Typesetter in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    First of all this is not scholastic proofreading for grammar. The compensation is quite decent though the benefits are diminishing as they are with other companies I imagine. There are plenty of opportunities for overtime and the ability to move to different departments within the company after you put your time in. Which will aid in gaining experience for other jobs. The job is easy with plenty of downtime. Indirect customer service (no contact with customers). Immediate supervisors are nice, respectable yet carry a refreshing sense of levity and humor. If you can deal with corporate politics and evening/night hours, it's a good job. I would recommend this job to a friend as I know there are worse jobs out there.

    Cons

    Excessively SOP orientated with a suffocating amount of bureaucracy which means logic and freethinking are highly discouraged. Without getting too personal, Phoenix is begrudgingly not run like other, amazingly efficient sites and PHX management remains muddleheaded. The hours can be rather erratic during busy periods and as a new hire, you will most likely be hired for a second (4 pm to midnight-ish) or third shift (9 pm to 5 am). You will probably have to wait until the 2024 presidential election for a chance to move to the day shift in this particular department.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the stultifying amount of superfluous processes and adopt those of other sites.

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