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Doner Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
45 Reviews
3.3
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Rising intern program

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Doner

    Pros

    Fun culture, gave interns plenty of work and accountability, superiors who are more than willing to help and listen, and a full-summer program that gives interns a great first look at the process of a full-company project

    Cons

    divide between account and creativity personnel, and the lack of open space/dependence on cubicles stifled the culture they try to instill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the cubicles, or shift to a more open-space environment

  2.  

    Wide variety of clients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doner

    Pros

    Wide variety of clients, if you work here long enough you can put together a portfolio with no Automotive in it, which is amazing to do in the Detroit market.

    Cons

    Perpetually understaffed, Doner runs lean, which means people work long hours. Hire in a good rate, because raises are small, if they even happen at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tough but, can be rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Art Director in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Doner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is tons of opportunity to build a strong broadcast portfolio. Lots a cool clients for the area. Fun and pretty laid back work environment. A good place to get hands-on and learn real work ethic.

    Cons

    You have to work long hours (100/wk at times) of the low pay. It's like boot camp for creatives. Anything and everything will go wrong on even the smallest project. Due to, it's account services that are yes men and want-a-be creatives that sand bag campaigns and suffocate the creative process until they get their way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have competitive salary and reengineer the account services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Internship program still needs time to grow

    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Doner as an intern

    Pros

    Big company, diverse clientele (not just automotive industry), ability to move around, bands and food every Thursday in the summer

    Cons

    Teams are secluded, account/media/creative are separated by floors which makes it more difficult to interact

  6.  

    Rewards await those who work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doner

    Pros

    You get paid to perform

    Cons

    You don't get paid if you don't

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Doner as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Work on big brands.
    -Get some direction for your career
    -Good people

    Cons

    There may be times when you have no idea what's going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chase that carrot!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Doner

    Pros

    Looks fun, mostly good, decent people. Large client roster. Parties and other outside of work things.

    Cons

    Isn't really fun. People have giant egos. Can't trust the clients and can't trust co-workers because everyone is constantly chasing the same carrot. Upper management promises a lot and doesn't deliver. Will hold off on giving raises until employee is threatening to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people who work in your company. Stop taking broad thoughts and trying to make it "company culture." Actually hustle harder, don't just put it up with pretty letters. Quit putting little boys in their 40s in high places. Promote from within. And don't let clients make you their butch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Entrenched management bafoons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Doner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I nice place to build a portfolio with a diverse client base.

    Cons

    late nights, politics, egos, amateur hour, entrenched management lacking new ideas and technical understanding of digital advertising, slightly below average pay for similar positions elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Top Pros

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Doner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of quality work, great accounts to work on, the worker bees are the best people

    Cons

    Insane hours, lack of communication, no raises for 10 years, management over thinks everything which leads to re-do over and over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people you employ and loose the paranoia over your job security. They really do have great ideas to improve the company!! Loose the knee jerk mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Starting Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of fun company gatherings (weekly happy hours in the summer), lots of national clients, great benefits package, and truly a great place to start your career. Everyone is encouraged to think outside of the box.

    Cons

    Low pay for an insane amount of work and raises are minimal. Communication between departments is horrendous, but you get that at any large company. Room for growth is promised when you first start, but you quickly realize that it's a mirage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees want to stay and compensate them as well. Having a party every week is nice, but chicken wings and beer don't pay my bills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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