BBDO Detroit

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BBDO Detroit Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
20 Reviews
3.3
20 Reviews
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BBDO Detroit CEO of BBDO Worldwide Andrew Robertson
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  1.  

    Best experience of my career was at BBDO Detroit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BBDO Detroit

    Pros

    Our group was one of the most entrepreneurial I have had the pleasure of working with. Unusual to find in a very large, corporately feeling agency environment.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, due to the downfall of the automotive market in Detroit, the agency fell apart and went out of business. I would say the downsizing process could have been handled much more humanely but it was undoubtedly a tough task.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very professional and capable organization with highly qualified people with dedication and can- do spirit

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I worked at BBDO Detroit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chance to contribute as a nimble individual in a large and rapidly moving organization

    Cons

    You need to understand the system to be able to access the best people you need when you need them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep delegating and sharing with your support team because they will help you succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    TOO BIG for personal feel

    Former Employee - Art Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Art Director in Detroit, MI

    I worked at BBDO Detroit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Creative, cool team. I really enjoyed working here but thought it was a little too impersonal

    Cons

    TOO BIG. Its hard to stand out in a company so large

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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Proofreader in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Proofreader in Troy, MI

    I worked at BBDO Detroit

    Pros

    Fast-paced ad agency with a lot of energy. Good, creative people to work with. A lot of variety in the work.

    Cons

    Deadlines were sometimes unrrealistic and the workload could be overwhelming at times. It was hard to keep up with no extra help.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great all around, except for upper-management apathy

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    Former Employee - Finance in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Finance in Troy, MI

    I worked at BBDO Detroit

    Pros

    Intelligent, hard-working people. Loose reigns, but very few people exploited this.

    Cons

    Very little communication from head guy, J.G.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late. Fat lady has sung.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at BBDO Detroit

    Pros

    Complete autonomy, lovely work environment

    Cons

    No longer in business at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    BBDO Detroit Assistant Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Detroit, MI

    I worked at BBDO Detroit

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed the people I worked with at BBDO. They offer a great benefits package, especially with paid time off. I always received good feeback from Management.

    Cons

    Unforunately I worked for BBDO as they were downsizing. The office has since closed. Due to shrinking budgets, the opportunity for growth and advancement was not there. My salary was very low, especially compared to other local agencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think the problems at BBDO were the fault of Management. Our contract with Chrysler did not allow for the agency to seek additional clients. I think this was the reason for so many problems.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    RIP BBDO Detroit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BBDO Detroit

    Pros

    Highly professional co-workers.
    If you love the car business, this was the place to be.

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime.
    Very little recognition for work well done.
    Not existent severence pay as business prepares for shuttering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monday quarterbacking is pointless. The leadership was looking out for one another and not the best interests of the employees and the agency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty Good

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor

    I worked at BBDO Detroit

    Pros

    The days and amount of time off were great, people were kind and approachable for the most part. The creative team was great to work with as well as print production. Great learning experience and lots of client exposure.

    Cons

    All of the great people that I worked with have all been laid off. Not sure who is left and what the future holds for this office of BBDO as they are so tied to Chrysler. Wish them the best though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate ALL of your clients, not just the big boys.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Done

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    Former Employee - Insider in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Insider in Troy, MI

    I worked at BBDO Detroit

    Pros

    The staff is the greatest benefit of working there. A very diverse group of people with character, talent and determination makes BBDO a class operation. Of course, the CEO, ECD, CFO and other high ranking management figures don't fall into this group. There is little respect for this bunch.

    Cons

    Moral is very low.
    With no clear direction being given by the people in charge, the staff often wonders what the future will be.
    Several massive layoffs have cut deep into the minds of the employees as they have watched good coworkers dismissed.
    Having a single client be the foundation of the agency was a fools plan. Now that client is in bankruptcy and there is a huge amount of money owed the agency. Not a good sign. New York could easily dictate that the Detroit office be closed and losses be cut by resigning the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have resigned years ago. It was obvious to all that you were in over your head.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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