R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
476 Reviews
2.7
476 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    No future for this org

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Nothing in common with the proud old company it once was.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Spartanburg, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Spartanburg, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    No good reasons come to mind.

    Cons

    The left hand has no clue what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't keep taking away and taking away and taking away all the things that once upon a time made this a good place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Donnelley

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The company is large and stable. The have lots of product offerings. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanaged and overworked at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mature company in a mature industry

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Warrenville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Warrenville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent company -- It is a manufacturing in the 21st century. Although the company is making quite a lot of money, it is not shared with employees (in terms of raises / bonuses).

    Cons

    No real promotions. Benefits are middling to bad...
    There's quite a bit of stagnation at the company (i.e. people been there for a long time and happy to be there).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share some of those profits with your current employees -- Stop buy companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good vision and direction. Expansion possible. Biggest company in the industry.

    Cons

    No 401K match; long hours in an industry with several issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very diverse company atmosphere to be apart of.

    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about the transportation industry. You can take and wealth of knowledge you learn at Donnelly and get hired just about anywhere.

    Cons

    Salaries now aren't what they use to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better growth and development plan is needed at every level and not just at the mid-managment level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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