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David DeMuth
14 Ratings

    You will appreciate it when you leave

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    Former Employee - Creative in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Creative in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Doner full-time (more than a year)


    Gain a lot of experience
    Get to work on a variety of projects
    Get to work on projects other agencies wouldn't let you touch
    Most of the people are great
    Fun parties
    Good place to work if you're starting out and need to pay your dues
    Provide food if you're working late


    Expect to work long hours and weekends too
    Understaffed, overworked
    Super competitive
    Some creative directors are hard to please
    Unmanageable workload
    Unreasonable deadlines
    Terrible pay and they don't give raises
    They don't encourage your creative development
    Not the best place for networking unless you plan to stay in Detroit
    Tired, old office building with old furniture
    Sad sad cafeteria with greasy food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people more. Creative directors need to be more approachable. Give credit to people for their ideas. Allow creatives to go on shoots so they gain experience, not just creative directors. Ask people what their career goals are and help them get there.

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Updated Jan 16, 2015
Updated Jan 16, 2015

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    Associate Project Manager Interview

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    I was asked to come in two days for interviews. I had four interviews each day, by groups of two current employees each time. Interviewers were employees currently working on accounts with open positions. A lot of questions were asked, but interviewers were very friendly. From the time of application to hire, the whole process took about a month.

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Headquarters Southfield, MI
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1954
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors BBDO, Campbell Ewald, Team One

Doner knows how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. W. B. Doner & Company, doing business as Doner, is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in the US. Responsible for the famous Tootsie Roll Pop owl campaign, it provides creative ad development and campaign management services, along with media planning and buying. The firm also created iconic campaigns for clients such as Timex ("Takes a licking and keeps on ticking") and Klondike Bar ("What would you do for a Klondike Bar?"). Doner has offices in the US (Cleveland; Detroit... More

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