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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not recommended for employment in Spartanburg division."

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    Current Employee - Press Technician III in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Press Technician III in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you are one of the chosen few you can work all the overtime you wish.

    Cons

    Work not steady with layoffs the norm. No merit pay, evaluations or any recognition for doing a good job. Losing benefits every year. Defined pension is such that you would have to work 83 years to make 50% of your average salary. No 401K match. Many crews only getting 23 hours of pay for weeks at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Do a management shakeup in Spartanburg.


  2. "Sincerely a terrible environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the most incredibly hard working people on the worker-bee level.

    Cons

    Pay is way lower than other equivalent workplaces; Human Resources rules the roost, and unfortunately they are highly disconnected to the frontlines

    Advice to Management

    Sell it for the shareholders. Oh, that's right - you've done that already, ha!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "we used to call them "the evil empire" - unfortunately it fits."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As of now, they still have good insurance benefits.

    Cons

    The Print business is in a major free fall; everything is going to the Web. RRD has survived the last few years by gobbling up their competition. They only see the bottom line, don't care about employees or customers.

    Advice to Management

    Can't imagine there is anything that could be said that you would listen to. I just make sure I steer away any potential talent that may look your way when I can.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Nasty"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salaries relatively in the industry, Pension given to all, Work-life balance

    Cons

    Nasty Manger(worst I have seen in my career and life) and he still grows in stature
    Hierarchical in nature
    Bossism

    Advice to Management

    Do some behavioral tests for people who are managing people


  5. "Please tell me that Dave Shea will not be the CEO of the RRD/Bowne merger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ample vacation. Nice co-workers. Salary + Overtime.

    Cons

    Abusive salespeople. Inaccessible management. Ill-defined career paths. Most positions are filled externally instead of promoted from within. No training.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Reinstate profit sharing and 401K match. Properly train employees in new technologies. Define career paths. Engage employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "The Axe will drop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You ca yell at people and not get in trouble.

    Cons

    You are always worried that you will be part of the next layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the mergers


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Lions Led By Sheep (and that's doing a disservice to Ovine-Kind)."

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    Former Employee - IT Kept Changing in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Kept Changing in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many good, hard working people, OK pay (more to follow)... that's about it...

    Cons

    Poor senior plant managers - with one noteable exception. No proper linear reporting structure. Unmanagable processes - due to too much post-merger process duplication, therefore too much lost time and innefficiency, leading to an imbalance in workloads that managers and supervisors seem unable to address.

    Advice to Management

    To the senior plant managers; have the good grace and decency to resign now before you finally run the plant into closure and lose hundreds of good people their livelihoods.

    To the corporate managers; apparently there are going to be further plant mergers based on this model (you know which one)... DON'T DO IT!!! IT DOESN'T WORK!!!... at least it doesn't work with the untrained, abysmal people you appointed to 'manage' this nuclear meltdown of a merger. Why did you take no notice at all of the returns for the RRD All Staff surveys for 2009 and 2010?

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Stoneage, horrible, mismanaged, not professional..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dwight, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dwight, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Insurance is the only reason. Sub poverty wage..no way to have a second job...hours change by the minute. Family means NOTHING!!!! Awful way to EXIST..if you can call it that....

    Cons

    See above... job experience at Donnelley

    Advice to Management

    How about communication between bosses and the help? How about being a team. how about treating people as...ah....human beings??? NONE of that going on. Worst place to work. EVER!


  9. "WHERE HARD WORK GOES UNNOTICED"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Majority of the employees help each other
    Friendly environment depending on the dept you work in

    Cons

    Attendance Policy is terrible. It's inhumane! You are only provided with 3 occurrences (absence days) before you are written up. Human Resources is solely there to look out for the Management team. Additional responsibilities are forced upon you with no compensation. RR Donnelley was a great workplace prior to the Moore Wallace merge and now with the acquisition of Bowne even worse. Employees are not treated fairly in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need to feel valued, it's like a sweatshop. Loads of work, no perks, no raises.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Management is superior all hourly employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menasha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menasha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits ar the only reason to work here.

    Cons

    Management is far more important to the company than the hourly employees. Management will do any thing to look better to their bosses. Money is the most important thing don't matter what it does moral. Equipment is never fixed just gets a band-aid put on it and is out dated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to hourly employees, they do know what they are talking about. Fix the equipment that is what makes the money.


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