R.R. Donnelley
2.7 of 5 345 reviews
www.rrdonnelley.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014

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R.R. Donnelley President, CEO, and Director Tom Quinlan III

Tom Quinlan III

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work/life balance is very flexible and the office is very casual"
    in 10 reviews
  • "needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "No 401K match, stock options, bonus etc"
    in 16 reviews
  • "frequent rotational shifts disturbs our work life balance"
    in 11 reviews
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Prepress executive and graphic designer

Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

Prosgood facility, promotions, good environment, improving communication skills, learning new things

Consprovident fund, health insurance, food facility, cab facility, salary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Former contractor

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at R.R. Donnelley as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat company to work for.

ConsNot a lot of opportunity for movement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time

ProsOthers in the same position were hired shortly after in which they were paid 20% less, I got in at the right time, but felt bad for the others because we did the exact same thing. Worked only 8 hours and got to leave.

ConsCustomer is king, which is true to an extent. Unrealistic deadlines that clients wanted and had to make happy regardless of quality of work. Worked rotating shifts, 24 hours a day, and if you could not work a shift they would schedule you regardless, and if you didn't like it, then there is the door.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Opportunities for corporate growth in a high-risk transition

Director (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsThe company is at a transition point as it seeks to move away from a print-focused business to one more oriented to service and technology in an internet world. There are opportunities for smart and flexible people who can help the company adapt.

ConsCompensation is low to average, raises are cost-of-living at best. No 401K matching, poor health benefits. RRD treats people as a cost center.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in technology, invest in people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company with great future potential.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 8 years

ProsNice work/life balance. Great community involvement. Good Management. They are moving in the right direction with the changes in the print industry.

ConsNot a lot of opportunity for advancement. Decrease in benefits. Sporadic on bonus and raises.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward your top performers or risk losing your best assets during this transitional period in the print industry.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok since takeover from Moore Wallace

Account Specialist III - Customer Service (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsBenefits were the only good things about this company.

Conswages are not up to business standards within the industry. Upper management is not in tune with day to day performances conducted by their employees. No growth allowed.

Advice to Senior ManagementReally learn what your employees do and what they are fully capable of doing before you go outside to hire for positions that your inside employees are more than capable of fullfilling

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyed while I was there

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH (US)

I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 8 years

ProsI liked selling forms, labels and commercial print.

ConsTriying to get rushed orders in at the customers request.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Educating

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsLarge company and steady employment

Conssub-par advancement opportunities and pay increases.

Advice to Senior Managementshow more attention to employees. Be more visible.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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hard

Line Operator (Current Employee)
Bolingbrook, IL (US)

I have been working at R.R. Donnelley part-time for less than a year

Prosneeded a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I`m working with plenty of parking

Conslong hours (12) little pay(9.00 hr.)

Advice to Senior Managementneed more people on those lines

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Continues to decline as a place to work

IT Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery knowledgeable and dedicated workforce
Excellent use of technology
Flexible with work/life balance

ConsLeadership has no clear direction and does not share information with employees

Benefits are awful !! I was with RRD for over 15 years and watched them go from being world class to very high priced insurance and taking away all 401K matching, educational assistance, lower life insurance coverage, stopped pension plan, you name it they take it away.

Bonuses are non existent

Merit Pay increased have been 1% across the board for the past couple years and never seem to go over 2.5% at anytime.

No advancement. Unless you are "buddy buddy" with upper management you will not advance.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart thinking about the employee as a resource that can improve the company instead of a liability that is taking away from your profit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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