R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
485 Reviews
2.6
485 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.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor (less than an year)

    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
  2.  

    Uninspiring and boring company with an ancient culture

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice easy job with very little pressure from management.

    Cons

    No sense of urgency. Lack of career development opportunities. Low pay. Bad management. Old industry culture not very inspiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Well designed, supportive resources, challenging enterprise and always learning new things

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Leicester, England

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    transparent fair system, with magnificent prospects. a wonderful team with lots to learn. all in all a positive good and open platform for comradery and bravado

    Cons

    this is the fairest of them all. people suck up and sink low. for power they will never attain.there is never a guarantee that your job is safe there. unless youre made permanent. then its harder to sack you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a happy time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    it was a very good place to work for around 3 years but due to lack of resources following this it went down hill.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tewkesbury, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tewkesbury, England

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of Clients and Accounts
    A lot of great and dedicated staff who it was a pleasure to work with
    Flexibility around working hours
    Good line Mgmt who gave you responsbility

    Cons

    Account Managers (Most but not all) are weak at negotiating with Clients resulting in projects been done cheaply and without resource commitments from the Client.
    Poor choices in Leadership roles in last few years have impacted the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in staff and do not put undue pressure on staff due to committing to works which the business cant resource.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place to work - easy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, very nice people, lots of tenure,

    Cons

    Insurance not that great, low pay for the work you do. Management gets the big bonus while the hourly employees ger minimal. Across the board raises. Raises not based on the work you do

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A comfortable job with limited growth potential

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    Current Employee - Developer II in Lancaster, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Developer II in Lancaster, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    -- As part of a small team, I work at my own pace
    -- I sort-of make my own schedule
    -- They are pretty good at giving me the tools I need to design what they want

    Cons

    -- Health Benefits are not the best
    -- The pay cap is below the national average for my skills set
    -- This year saw a company-wide 1% raise, which is just not enough.
    -- There isn't a lot of creative freedom in the projects I am designing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees what they are worth, please. Also, embrace change. I've seen far too many parts of my project get rejected because management did not want to adapt to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experience, but poor management

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    Former Employee - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Layout Artist in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning different skills with different team leaders in various departments of the company with room to grow

    Cons

    Management lacked an understanding of the role and worried more about the bottom line. It was difficult to fulfill the role because varying demand and flexible schedules created excessive downtime.

  9.  

    Quiet, large company main focus on print - Trying to branch out to other markets.

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    Current Employee - CRM in Warrenville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - CRM in Warrenville, IL (US)

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great clients, flexible hours. Company, as a whole, supports equal opportunity with lot's of incentives with clients and their products.

    Cons

    Spread out, lots of red tape. CRM programs are old and reporting is difficult, too many hands without any real direction and management works from home too much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 8 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very good

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    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

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