R.R. Donnelley
2.7 of 5 346 reviews
www.rrdonnelley.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 22, 2014

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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III

Tom Quinlan III

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work/life balance is very flexible and the office is very casual"
    in 10 reviews
  • "needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "No 401K match, stock options, bonus etc"
    in 16 reviews
  • "frequent rotational shifts disturbs our work life balance"
    in 11 reviews
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An experience that has exposed me to a new field of printing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than a year

ProsThe diversity of the company and the many services it offers makes it a strong competitor in a very sensitive market.

ConsThe size and structure of the company makes decision-making a very slow process. The absence of on-going skills training and cross company pollination at ground level creates contentment in the job function and stuns professional growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No future for this org

Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPeople and overall environment is pretty relaxed - typically manufacturing front office environment -

ConsBenefits non existent, job ops and succession planning not there - Dying industry with minimal innovation - Poor upper management

Advice to Senior ManagementCutting to survive is not a good strategy - must invest in the future of the company and employees to see sustainable growth and profits

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Think twice about employment at RRD

Typesetting Specialist (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCan't think of any as there aren't any.

ConsLarge conglomerate that knows nothing about financial print; recently acquired premiere financial printer Bowne and decimated its client base.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire some people who have experience in financial print. Update typesetting system to 21st century technology.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Manager (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I worked at R.R. Donnelley

ProsMy performance was recognized by senior management which lead to career advancement and promotions.

ConsLayoffs have become a common occurrance and therefore you never felt secure. No initiatives offered and employee morale has been down for several years. The corporate culture has changed to one with zero focus on employee development/growth, and one that is focused solely on the bottom line. Nepotism is apparent.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees. Happy employees are productive employees.

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Good Service-Bad Agency

Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsThe compensation was 1099 commission so it was directly related to the accounts I could close. Pricing was the lowest in the marketplace. No training available.

ConsThe work-life balance was good as I worked for an agent of the corporate structure-Donnelley Logistics. The follow-up on damages and claims was adequate.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire your agents carefully

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Prepress executive and graphic designer

Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood facility, promotions, good environment, improving communication skills, learning new things

Consprovident fund, health insurance, food facility, cab facility, salary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Former contractor

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat company to work for.

ConsNot a lot of opportunity for movement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

ProsOthers in the same position were hired shortly after in which they were paid 20% less, I got in at the right time, but felt bad for the others because we did the exact same thing. Worked only 8 hours and got to leave.

ConsCustomer is king, which is true to an extent. Unrealistic deadlines that clients wanted and had to make happy regardless of quality of work. Worked rotating shifts, 24 hours a day, and if you could not work a shift they would schedule you regardless, and if you didn't like it, then there is the door.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Opportunities for corporate growth in a high-risk transition

Director (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe company is at a transition point as it seeks to move away from a print-focused business to one more oriented to service and technology in an internet world. There are opportunities for smart and flexible people who can help the company adapt.

ConsCompensation is low to average, raises are cost-of-living at best. No 401K matching, poor health benefits. RRD treats people as a cost center.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in technology, invest in people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company with great future potential.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 8 years

ProsNice work/life balance. Great community involvement. Good Management. They are moving in the right direction with the changes in the print industry.

ConsNot a lot of opportunity for advancement. Decrease in benefits. Sporadic on bonus and raises.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward your top performers or risk losing your best assets during this transitional period in the print industry.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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