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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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R.R. Donnelley President, Chief Executive Officer Daniel L. Knotts
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  • No 401k match, no bonus, low hike rates (in 100 reviews)

  • Culture, too fast paced and lack of work life balance (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Would love to work for them again."

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant
    Former Employee - Production Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, laid back work environment, functions as a team with individual contributors

    Cons

    There were a few mice at my office but they have since taken care of that problem. More of a location problem than a company issue.


  2. "HARD TO CLIMB THE LADDER"

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    Current Employee - Pressman II in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Pressman II in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to learn pressman skills and all facets of the print/publishing profession.

    Cons

    The company does not promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors should halt from utilizing nepotism hiring practices and promote first from within the ranks of employees that work hard and desire to successfully establish themselves within the company.

  3. "Packaging Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Packaging Designer
    Current Employee - Packaging Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to see many different projects, CAD Table, 3D printer, refurbished office, good work/life balance. Everybody is on the same team and its a good place to learn. One of the top suppliers, so we work with large companies and get to see our work on retail shelves eventually.

    Cons

    Since I've been here, pay raise doesn't keep up with inflation, no bonus, no stock or anything.

    Advice to Management

    No increases in pay, bonuses, or stocks means that this is just a job, not a career.


  4. "Contingent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely work environment. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Strict about punctuation. there is room for growth but it takes a while.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging, stimulating and rewarding. Co-workers and culture are down to earth midwestern.

    Cons

    Since the split from LSC and DFS, rrd is still reeling financially. The impact is limited opportunity for growth, no 401K, retirement or reasonable health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to play undercover boss, vulnerable, humble to hear what people are thinking and feeling. You have really good people working for you, but do not feel appreciated, 1% raises a year, is an empty vote of confidence. The virtual attempt so far has left people feeling disappointed when lines of communication were open the message was very disheartening. What can be done under the circumstances? That's what we are asked by our leadership, can leadership do the same with regard to sincere and authentic efforts of gratitude in response.
    Servant-Leadership, please read Henry Blackaby. You have failed in lifting morale.


  6. "Better than other printing companys"

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    Former Employee - Printer in Old Saybrook, CT
    Former Employee - Printer in Old Saybrook, CT

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

    Pros

    It was steady work. They allowed break time as long as the presses remained running.

    Cons

    No time for family. I had to work over 60 hours a week just to keep current with household bills. I stayed there way too long. (I selected 2014 because the dropdown only goes that far back.)


  7. "Good and Stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    Good people, straight forward and good stable environment. Lots of ability to move positions or stay put.

    Cons

    Compensation could be more competitive and communication could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Good mentorship

  8. "Good Atmosphere, Poor Company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Professional in Monroe, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Professional in Monroe, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work for the Company are great, everyone works great on a team and there is always someone there willing to help you

    Cons

    Management is poor, There is not many benefits for working here.

    Advice to Management

    All the managers need to get on the same team.


  9. "Great company, great benefits work relationships are smooth."

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get what you get. You mess something up you get scolded. You do great you are rewarded with not having to get scolded. Be an adult show up on time do your job.

    Cons

    No cons. Overall a excellent place to work. No upward movement unless the position opens up but management offers positions else where in the company if desired.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the ability to progress. People are multifaceted and if given the opportunity will work harder and more hours. I am not just what you see. Find out what more can I do for you and utilize the potential.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities. Flexible workdays

    Cons

    No 401k match, low merit increases, only 1% across the board, no matter what.


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