R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated 11 September, 2014
Updated 11 September, 2014
437 Reviews
2.7
437 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 11 reviews)

  • needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • frequent rotational shifts disturbs our work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Unless you are "buddy buddy" with upper management you will not advance (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2. 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 for 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. 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 for 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
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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
  6.  

    Great experience but the time for RRD has gone by

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Training was great- Great learning experience.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. Senior management out of touch of employees needs. Forms industry is on the decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop instilling fear in Front line employees and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    What's a raise?

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    RRD is a good place to work. The position is challenging, yet fun, and the people that I work with are understanding and flexible.

    Cons

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice people, but Little or no culture or employee investment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Very stable business. It has basic benefits. Calm atmosphere. Most of the people are nice as well.

    Cons

    High work and stress environment. They don't have the budget to hire more people. Poor or no training across the board. Little or no advancement. Since print is dying, the business has had to move to less profitable business models. No culture. Many parts of the business are not directly managed due to lack of man power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a training program and infrastructure development especially with new facilities. Hire more people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Experience working in RRD

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Controller  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Controller in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work balancing
    Strong values and policies

    Cons

    Low allowance pay for US and UK shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It started off well

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    Former Employee - Composition
    Former Employee - Composition

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

    Pros

    It is a relatively stable company that used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    Limited advancement, long hours expected, and they started being less and less generous as time went on. Also secretive, didn't like to tell employees whenthere were layoffs around the world...would try to call a site.one day and it.would.have been shut down with no explanation. Very annoying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work culture and good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, diversified business

    Cons

    slow growth, unrelated businesses in Asia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better focus on long term strategy and vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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