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
Tom Quinlan III
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.  

    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 for less than a 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 for 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 for more than a 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 for 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. 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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