R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated 18 November, 2014
Updated 18 November, 2014
485 Reviews
2.6
485 Reviews
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is very flexible and the office is very casual (in 14 reviews)

  • needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay, poor application of IT technology, no 401K match last several years (in 25 reviews)

  • The work-life balance was good as I worked for an agent of the corporate structure-Donnelley Logistics (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    A Great Career for 28 years learning all business applications.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great people , strong company , good history

    Cons

    Large company with many levels .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some are excelent , a bit over focused on hitting only financial targets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No reasonable raise

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    Current Employee - Front Office in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Front Office in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    We have good benefits that were in place before we were bought out by R.R. Donnelley. Our company is financially solid and profitable.

    Cons

    We were told that the company doesn't ignore staff as far as reward for performance but that is not the case. After many years of no increases under the CGX umbrella they insulted us with a 1% increase. This is a huge disincentive to keep good people employed in the company and working hard to maintain the profits. If we are losing income to inflation year after year we soon become disheartened and no longer wish to contribute beyond what is absolutely necessary to avoid dismissal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you value your professional staff you need to ensure they are compensated for helping the company bring in a good profit to keep the investors happy!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No future for this org

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    An experience that has exposed me to a new field of printing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think twice about employment at RRD

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    Former Employee - Typesetting Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Typesetting Specialist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Layoffs 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Happy employees are productive employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work - easy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, very nice people, lots of tenure,

    Cons

    Insurance not that great, low pay for the work you do. Management gets the big bonus while the hourly employees ger minimal. Across the board raises. Raises not based on the work you do

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning experience, but poor management

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    Former Employee - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning different skills with different team leaders in various departments of the company with room to grow

    Cons

    Management lacked an understanding of the role and worried more about the bottom line. It was difficult to fulfill the role because varying demand and flexible schedules created excessive downtime.

  10.  

    A comfortable job with limited growth potential

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    Current Employee - Developer II in Lancaster, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Developer II in Lancaster, PA (US)

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -- As part of a small team, I work at my own pace
    -- I sort-of make my own schedule
    -- They are pretty good at giving me the tools I need to design what they want

    Cons

    -- Health Benefits are not the best
    -- The pay cap is below the national average for my skills set
    -- This year saw a company-wide 1% raise, which is just not enough.
    -- There isn't a lot of creative freedom in the projects I am designing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees what they are worth, please. Also, embrace change. I've seen far too many parts of my project get rejected because management did not want to adapt to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Quiet, large company main focus on print - Trying to branch out to other markets.

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    Current Employee - CRM in Warrenville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - CRM in Warrenville, IL (US)

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great clients, flexible hours. Company, as a whole, supports equal opportunity with lot's of incentives with clients and their products.

    Cons

    Spread out, lots of red tape. CRM programs are old and reporting is difficult, too many hands without any real direction and management works from home too much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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