R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated 25 September, 2014
Updated 25 September, 2014
443 Reviews
2.7
443 Reviews
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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III
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215 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is very flexible and the office is very casual (in 13 reviews)

  • needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • No 401K match, stock options, bonus etc (in 23 reviews)

  • The work-life balance was good as I worked for an agent of the corporate structure-Donnelley Logistics (in 14 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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  5. 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok but needs more organization.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Good core group of staff, hard working individuals.

    Cons

    Very little assistance from management when needed, higher ups show favoritism towards friends and don't give proper credit to all workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and think that workers are people too, not just information on a balance sheet.

  7.  

    Factory Worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable management. Okay working conditions.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher. Work sometimes seems inefficient.

  8.  

    Interned with RR Donnelley

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Temecula, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Temecula, CA (US)

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as an intern

    Pros

    Plant Manager was very knowledgable and great to work with. Enjoyed the office culture and the people I worked alongside.

    Cons

    As only being an intern I didn't experience many of the negatives of the company.

  9.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst IV  in  Warrenville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst IV in Warrenville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Office culture is good, personal growth OK, benefits not bad.

    Cons

    promotion and Compensation is not good for old employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Long time employee

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    Current Employee - Composition Specialist/Trainer  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Composition Specialist/Trainer in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, wonderful typesetting system

    Cons

    low raises, low morale, limited chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership, compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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