R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated 13 December, 2014
Updated 13 December, 2014
496 Reviews
2.6
496 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 15 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A Great Career for 28 years learning all business applications.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    No reasonable raise

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • 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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    The people you work with are the best part of the job

    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    It is an alright place to work. Most of the employees are fun to work with and want to do a good job. Review process is good. Compensation is average.

    Cons

    Benefits have gone down significantly, with no 401k matching and minimal raises across the board. HR seems out of touch with the needs of the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    very good company,

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    excellent working environment,no pressure,easy work

    Cons

    very less hike on its pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide scope for invention

  10.  

    very good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    excellence working environment , less pressure of work

    Cons

    no better hike in salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the scope for invention, there are lots of manipulation if employee having some ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Alright Work Enviorment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    A lot of areas to work withing, various industries all under one RRD umbrellla

    Cons

    Each division is like its own desperate company. What they do in Logistics, they don't do in Printing etc. Each office has its own culture, but moving between them is expected to be easy.

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