Digital Print Operator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 30 July 2017
Depending on seasons, you can have a lot of work or very little. Usually vacations hours are used to take days off when there is little work.
The current management seems unfocused and unsure of what direction the company should take. This is natural as the industry is in an ongoing state of change.
Friendly co-workers make the working environment less dry
One of the worst parts of the job is when details don't match, (job to docket) not everyone is notified and when it is discovered, jobs are put on hold.
If you like working without being bothered much on the production floor, its here. You work with very little supervision which is nice. Occasionally, things will be communicated over through in person meetings.
Director Business Development (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 10 October 2017
RRD acquired my large format printing company but never really seemed to listen to me when it came to sales strategy for the type of customer list that I had built. Consequently sales were not what they were expecting or hoping for. Workflow process was highly inefficient and projects were difficult to turn round quickly. Many customers fell be the wayside.
RRD bought my company giving me an exit strategy
Impersonal customer service with too many hurdles to get work done
People were pleasant to work with. Trained you well.
Materials Packer (Former Employee) – Fergus, ON – 17 September 2017
I enjoyed everyone I worked with, we all got along great. Training was well done, caught on quickly. Always kept busy. If I had any questions I wasn't afraid to ask. Enjoyed all the time I had until I moved to the city.
Horrible Management....very poor moral. People are over worked and under appreciated.
EHSQ Coordinator (Current Employee) – Fergus, ON – 21 July 2017
A typical day involves no direction but the expectation is that you just automatically know what needs to be done, where to find the forms or what ever you need at that time. Sink or swim mentality from the management but all the employees work as a team very well. My theory is because everyone is in the same sinking ship and trying to make it better for each other.
Marketing and Sales Administrator (contract) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 June 2017
RR Donnelley prints the financial public information for large companies such as IPO; Initial Public Offering. They also print marketing material for health care offices such as dentists and optometrists.
It is a small office, only nine people so that can be an advantage to work culture; you're not a number.
The hardest part about the job was having all your resources being in Toronto and the two hour time difference.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 9 March 2017
I learned a lot about managing a fast paced environment here. It was a great place to enhance my Project Management skills. The most enjoyable part of the job was visiting my client's store locations and seeing the work I'd done placed around the store. I really enjoyed having a visible effect on the world.
Senior Copy Editor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 March 2017
My job was odd in that it was all off-site. Some of the RRD people were fantastic and really dynamic fun people. But the corporate structure was, well, very corporate. Still, the salary was quite good and we had a lot of autonomy while the job lasted.
Financial Analyst, Payroll Accounting (Current Employee) – Vipond Drive, Mississauga, ON – 11 January 2017
The management needs to value each of its employees. Not much scope for upward movement. Low compensation compared to the reputation of the company. Management needs to look after the interest of all employees, not just the top level.
Not much of interference by management on day to day basis
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Grand Island, NY – 3 October 2016
This was just a temp job through a temp agency, multiple times staff informed me I was only going to be there for a little bit. Im not a fan of sales but luckily all I had to do was correct orders. Typically I would come in, sit in a cubicle, put on a headset, and take phone calls from people who never got the checkbooks they ordered in the mail. I learned that if someone complains enough they get free things. My co-workers were ok, although I only had about 5 other co-workers so it was just the same small group every single day. The hardest part of the job was that I didnt really know how to work their computer systems that well and I had a lot of order problems that I didn't know how to solve by myself. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I was able to sit all day long in a chair.
Warehouse Employee (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 24 September 2016
Work each day presented a standard set of required tasks that did vary in intensity and expedience depending on the requirements of the customers. Knowing how to optimize your time and apply the relevant skills to meet those requirements was a critical component of the job. I enjoyed organizing and coordinating the orders efficiently to clients' continued satisfaction.
Amazing colleagues, steady work and lots of hours.
Material packer (Former Employee) – Fergus, ON – 9 November 2015
Co-workers were all very friendly with a great sense of humour, as well as helpful when needed. Management too, were helpful when needed and laid back as well. Always kept busy with tasks, some days were slower than other but that is to be expected. Environment was great to work in, everyone did their part to keep the building clean as well as safe. Overall, it was a very enjoyable job.
Friendly faces, good teamwork, great hours.
Didn't get a lot of sunlight due to lack of windows in the building.