R.R. Donnelley Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
438 Reviews

2.7
438 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 11 reviews)

  • needed a job the opportunity presented itself easy enough to learn good people that I (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • frequent rotational shifts disturbs our work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Unless you are "buddy buddy" with upper management you will not advance (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Experience working in RRD

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Controller  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Controller in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work balancing
    Strong values and policies

    Cons

    Low allowance pay for US and UK shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work culture and good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, diversified business

    Cons

    slow growth, unrelated businesses in Asia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better focus on long term strategy and vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mature company in a mature industry

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Financially stable with a true global reach. The possibilities are endless with the right leadership.

    Cons

    It is a mature industry with a true corporate culture where all significant action is driven from the top. There is a lot of concern with what the company will become. There is a constant and focus on reducing cost and outsourcing functions which is stressful and dysfunctional to entire organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on straightening the company capabilities and future product offering. Improve employees engagement by including them in the building of the "New RRD". Less organizational focus on cost reductions and more on future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, crappy management

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    Former Employee - Proofreader  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Proofreader in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at R.R. Donnelley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The hours were flexible, especially helpful for someone going to school during the day. They have shifts all day and night, although the day shifts are reserved for those who have worked there the longest. The training was great (in my opinion, though I noticed others struggled a bit--older folks and those less comfortable with computers) and once trained you are thrown in with the rest. It's stressful at first but the shift leads are very helpful and always ready to share their knowledge.

    Cons

    The evening/night management was horrible. I felt like hiding whenever the manager came by even though I was a stellar employee. The manager made me feel like he would never be satisfied with your performance--kind of a twisted motivation technique which makes employees feel extremely under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease off of the "never good enough, you may be fired tomorrow" tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.R. Donnelley full-time

    Pros

    150 year company, company programs

    Cons

    no growth, poor health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train supervisors

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great place to start.

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    Current Employee - Ldp Associate
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate

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

    Pros

    RRD is a global company and there are several opportunities for advancement if you are willing to relocate. You will have to be patient and put in your time. Decisions are not made quickly.

    Cons

    Being in the manufacturing industry means that money is tight. There are not a lot of perks like PTO, raises, or benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase starting salary. Increase amount of vacation days. Invest more capital in the business to continue growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Eh

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Big company with global presence

    Cons

    Big company with global presence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ive seen a lot of underpaid positions and lack of advancement which has lead to losing talent on all levels. Competitive salary and benefits would help attract the best employees as well as motivate current workforce. Growth will not continue without them and your current workforce isnt getting any younger....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady job with possible growth

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant  in  Green Bay, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Green Bay, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Well balanced work environment, rewarding work, good system for time off, promote from within.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, not intellectually stimulating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and actually get stuff done in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place to work, good work ethics, nice management, equal opportunity, great place to work

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    Current Employee - Legal Associate  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Legal Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Place to work, good work ethics, nice management, equal opportunity, great place to work

    Cons

    Increments are low, cab facilities need a overlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly take employees suggestions and feedbacks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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