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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers to work with.

    Cons

    Horrible managers - they mandate overtime so they can collect big bonuses for themselves. Benefits for employees are the worst. It's a sweat shop.


  2. "An Alright Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Friendly people, Good supervisors, Good management, individual work

    Cons

    Slow, stressful, risky, Budget cuts, Will just walk you out

  3. "Better Than Food Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large corporation, so health benefits, paid vacation, and holiday pay come standard and can be gotten and are stable, as opposed to maybe working for a smaller business or a start-up, for instance. Shift work, so good for irregular schedules. As the title says, not food service and largely separated from face to face client interaction, so if you're in retail this would definitely be a step up and lower stress.

    Cons

    No training, no HR engagement, management is absent (if you're lucky) or wholly incompetent. Regardless, there is NO support. No sick time, pay seems to be lower than industry average, facilities are old and it shows. Chronic understaffing and asking people to work overtime or extra shifts. I'm on a (functionally) permanent 50+ hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Get your managers to a retreat or something. Management is a skill, especially personnel management, and your people don't have it. They need training, BAD, and they also need HR support. And HR needs clearer policies that are actually enforced. This place is a lawsuit waiting to happen, especially because your actual good departments just split off to DFSC. Stop keeping your departments understaffed to make a buck, you're going to churn and burn people. Which, huh, might be why you don't invest in training...


  4. "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company, long term, stable

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the right things. It's a good place to work


  5. "Good Company to Work !"

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Designer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Web Designer in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Flexibility in Work
    2. Free Food, cab, beverage coupons
    3. Talented can get high values

    Cons

    1. Rotational shifts
    2. Less carrier Growth
    3. No Onsite Opportunities


  6. "A good company to settle down"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee centric policies
    No redundancy
    Ample amount of leaves - After one year, you would have 36 to 45 or so leaves
    Nice and friendly work culture and happy people around
    Decent hikes for nominal performers
    A beautiful development office in Trivandrum

    Cons

    Young to mainstream software industry. So, policies and strategies not aligned to a software company.
    Lack of inflow of more interesting project which could improve over time
    Very slow career progression
    Too laid back has its own disadvantages. Some of the supporting departments tend to act like incompetent government organisations
    Poor canteen facilities in the Pamba building
    Possible regional lobbying

    Advice to Management

    Need to get far sighted and spontaneous people on the top management for the software wing.
    Need to standardise recruitment.
    Should aggressively seek interesting projects from the parent facilities.
    Trivandrum unit needs more focus as there is lot of good talents whom could be utilised more.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Good team, honest and hard working

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive and little upward movement

  8. "mail dept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    worked independently and had my own area

    Cons

    having to deal with management


  9. "sinking"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Largest printer in the world. Meet good people who move elsewhere and open other doors.

    Cons

    Down sizing or moving jobs to India. No raises, expensive benefits which keep rising. Poor middle management. Keep doing the same thing hoping it will work. No future planning. No new services.

    Advice to Management

    More oversight. Build more services for marketing. Hire qualified people to grow market share. Stop chasing only the big accounts, they don't grow fast enough.


  10. "Locally great, but corporate disconnected."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    Local team of people, supporting atmosphere.

    Cons

    Tech support, corporate issues, expensive health insurance.


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