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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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Pros
  • Good culture , Work life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Work environment is very friendly and management is very supportive (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Medical coverage is expensive for low level of coverage, no 401k match (in 75 reviews)

  • Work life balance is non- existent (in 32 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Steady work, talented teams, reasonable hours

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement or salary increases


  2. "Senior Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tried to motivate team in huge work pressure, regular credit of Incentives for high performers

    Cons

    Work Pressure as its a KPO and work for other firms

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to a advice


  3. "Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Nice work shift

    Cons

    401k and vacation days are weak. Not much room for growth


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  5. "Translation Project Manager (LS)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Language Lead, Translator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Language Lead, Translator in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable salary... (but don't expect any kind of raise or improvement after that, negotiate when signing the contract). Some nice workmates to meet if you are lucky enough. Good office location. When you first start supervisors seem very nice and understanding, but only if you don't scratch on the surface.

    Cons

    Old-fashioned HR policy. Constant pressure from Sales/Management, no respect for employees' time or private life, expectations from supervisors to stay overtime on a regular basis, sometimes even on weekends to get things sorted out. Rivalry and sometimes even hostile attitudes, with personal motivations. They don't care to lose senior or skilled employees, as they think that tying up people with threats to their self-esteem makes them more productive.

    Advice to Management

    You might need a reality check and start being more humble and human with your employees. That would be much more helpful than free fruits, ''voluntary'' breakfasts in the kitchen and Xmas drinks. Sadly, you have no idea on how to boost people's productivity.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A historical company with poor management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Less opportunity, poor manager, unfair in performance review


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A fantastic workplace to learn, share and apply knowledge"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefits, Perks and Remuneration

    Cons

    Quick resolution to emplyee issues

    Advice to Management

    Need to fairly treat all levels of employees. Listen to employees issues and needs and do not take judgement call by own.


  8. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible staff and friendly work environment

    Cons

    Transportation is stressful yet very rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Replace the current ones


  9. "Overall a positive place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady work flow. Lots of overtime available. Room to advance. 5 week shift rotation.

    Cons

    Tough work schedule. Not many days off a month. Rotating shifts


  10. "Good company to start with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool and nice people to work

    Cons

    mostly outsourced work in bits and pieces ..
    NO big employee friendly policies

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of employees and their feedback before any decisions.

    Senior Management should interact with the employees


  11. "Software Consultant / SQL Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment; Little Downtime; Volunteer Programs; Free books (once a year, that I never read)

    Cons

    Pay Increases are sub-par; Conflicting project priorities (from different sources); I hear they don't treat the LGBT community very well (had a friend that worked there who said this).

    Advice to Management

    You need to improve the quality of life for your employees if you wish to keep them. Being nice is but only half of it. You need to work on project management. You need to increase pay, based on merit (a 1% annual increase is fine, so long as it comes with something else, based on how well we did throughout the year as an individual). I left the position I was in to take a 50% pay increase. Someone else (many someone's, in fact) was willing to pay me 50% more than what you were, for the same thing. There's something wrong with that, and it's not on their end.



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