R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
468 Reviews
2.7
468 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
  • No 401K match, stock options, bonus etc (in 24 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.  

    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. 7 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
  7. 4 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.

  8. 1 person 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mature company in a mature industry

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Warrenville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Warrenville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent company -- It is a manufacturing in the 21st century. Although the company is making quite a lot of money, it is not shared with employees (in terms of raises / bonuses).

    Cons

    No real promotions. Benefits are middling to bad...
    There's quite a bit of stagnation at the company (i.e. people been there for a long time and happy to be there).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share some of those profits with your current employees -- Stop buy companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very diverse company atmosphere to be apart of.

    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics in Bolingbrook, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about the transportation industry. You can take and wealth of knowledge you learn at Donnelly and get hired just about anywhere.

    Cons

    Salaries now aren't what they use to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better growth and development plan is needed at every level and not just at the mid-managment level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A Great Career for 28 years learning all business applications.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    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

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