R.R. Donnelley

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R.R. Donnelley Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 5 November 2014
Updated 5 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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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.  

    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.

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    Donnelley

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The company is large and stable. The have lots of product offerings. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanaged and overworked at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    What's a raise?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    RRD is a good place to work. The position is challenging, yet fun, and the people that I work with are understanding and flexible.

    Cons

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the company seems to have all kinds of cash to buy up any competition we have, they can't seem to financially reward their employees for a job well done. Sure, we get a BS email quarterly from the CEO, who tells us how grateful he is for us, it doesn't help at all with the rising costs of living, and it's getting very disheartening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice but needs organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor

    Pros

    I worked in the Atlanta creative office. The people are great. The location is great and the constant chic fil a coupons are a plus

    Cons

    Unrealistic views of what they are capable of. Project managers that have little experience in what it actually takes to execute a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise more than realistically possible in the clients time frame and budget. More communication between PMs and designers before talking to a client so everyone is on the same page. Try to get the client to stick to the timeline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wasted years

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Bowne was it had a good reputation. It was the oldest company on the American Stock Exchange and one of the oldest in the country having been founded by Robert Bowne in 1775.

    Cons

    Numerous. Disastrous leadership, poor coordination between branches, poor cooperation between branches, afraid to commit to new technology which ultimately killed the company. They were selling buggy whips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go find a new job because you ran the company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't care about quality, only deadlines. Horrible.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    There are always available positions

    Cons

    Unqualified upper management sit in cushy offices and look down on overworked employees. Horrible, horrible benefits. Health insurance was a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be human.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent first job to learn customer service

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment during proxy and filing season. IPOs, M&A documents you could sense the importance of them. Work with high level customers - attorneys, CXOs, investment bankers.

    Family environment, made some good friends. Some good mentors for me at the time were there.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow and increase salary. Slow to change, they do printing after all, fading medium..

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great People, POOR Management

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented staff. Flexible on arrival times. Bring your child to work at your leisure, no one says anything

    Cons

    Management is outdated in their knowledge of technology. They do not care about their employees. Favoritism runs rampant. Originally a small boutique agency that does not realize they are now part of a large corporation. Overtime is expected as needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to use their skills and talents. Add more managers who are competent and allow them to do the jobs they have been hired to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Consulting Design Strategist

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    Former Employee - Consulting Design Strategist in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Consulting Design Strategist in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Exceptionally nice people, wide variety of accounts, great equipment.

    Cons

    Company is a conglomerate that has grown by acquisition so efforts at collaboration between locations, and efforts at innovation seem very fragmented and inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    phase out individual company identities and unite around core values and more clearly delineated mission. You have tremendous expertise in the companies you acquire, but it is sequestered in too many silos. A more effective co-working system for the different creative divisions would help leverage more innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Creative Director

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    You may have options of moving around the country if you talk with the right person

    Cons

    If a contract gets cut short your time is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teams need a perk, any perk upper management needs to care about the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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