R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated 17 August, 2014
Updated 17 August, 2014
430 Reviews

2.7
430 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

    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

    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

    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

    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  

    Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    150 year company, company programs

    Cons

    no growth, poor health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train supervisors

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, crappy management

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    Former Employee - Proofreader  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Proofreader in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros

    The hours were flexible, especially helpful for someone going to school during the day. They have shifts all day and night, although the day shifts are reserved for those who have worked there the longest. The training was great (in my opinion, though I noticed others struggled a bit--older folks and those less comfortable with computers) and once trained you are thrown in with the rest. It's stressful at first but the shift leads are very helpful and always ready to share their knowledge.

    Cons

    The evening/night management was horrible. I felt like hiding whenever the manager came by even though I was a stellar employee. The manager made me feel like he would never be satisfied with your performance--kind of a twisted motivation technique which makes employees feel extremely under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease off of the "never good enough, you may be fired tomorrow" tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Eh

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    Pros

    Big company with global presence

    Cons

    Big company with global presence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ive seen a lot of underpaid positions and lack of advancement which has lead to losing talent on all levels. Competitive salary and benefits would help attract the best employees as well as motivate current workforce. Growth will not continue without them and your current workforce isnt getting any younger....

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

    Poor IT systems and under resourced headcount made the work experience not so enjoyable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    The people were nice and I had a very positive understanding boss. Some interesting projects took place during my time here.

    Cons

    Poor IT systems and some convoluted workflow practices. The industry is in an older sector so not inspiring like newer industry sectors where I previously worked. The company runs on tight margins and is understaffed in certain departments leading to long work hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start.

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    Current Employee - Ldp Associate
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate

    Pros

    RRD is a global company and there are several opportunities for advancement if you are willing to relocate. You will have to be patient and put in your time. Decisions are not made quickly.

    Cons

    Being in the manufacturing industry means that money is tight. There are not a lot of perks like PTO, raises, or benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase starting salary. Increase amount of vacation days. Invest more capital in the business to continue growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady job with possible growth

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant  in  Green Bay, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Green Bay, WI (US)

    Pros

    Well balanced work environment, rewarding work, good system for time off, promote from within.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, not intellectually stimulating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and actually get stuff done in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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