Doner Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
38 Reviews
3.2
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Starting Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doner full-time for more than a 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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    Entrenched management bafoons

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Doner full-time for 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
  3.  

    Top Pros

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Doner full-time for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Value your employees more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doner

    Pros

    Doner has a laid back environment and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Lack of upper level management. They prefer to waste money on things that they think will make their employees happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more. Instead of an ice cream trunk, try better raises or hiring more staff so the normal work day is not 10 plus hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfied Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doner full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunity to work on large name brands and work with a multitude of different media outlets.

    Cons

    Seems as if the only way to move up is if you're in the right place at the right time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    You will never have enough help.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doner full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, beginnings of a culture. Entrepreneurial atmosphere. Excellent creative teams, other than digital, which is thin.

    Cons

    Chronic understaffing, run lean until they're flocking for the exits and then hire just a little. The superstars are well compensated while most others are given COLA raises. No clear direction or path for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. That means more than a pat on the head and an ice cream. And please, figure out what you want from digital and staff it adequately to accomplish that. Some grown ups in charge might be nice - the frat boy crap is getting old.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start working fresh out of college.

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    Current Employee - Associate Search Analyst  in  Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Search Analyst in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Doner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment for employees. Your work doesn't follow you home.

    Cons

    Salaries for associate/mid-level employees could be higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern at Doner Atlanta

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doner

    Pros

    *cool location downtown
    *parking paid
    *company gym on same floor

    Cons

    *quiet office
    *not too much employee interaction

  10.  

    Sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Doner full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot in the environment, so it was a good learning experience, largely to show me and teach me what I did not want to do long term. So you can see it as a pro that way. At least I choose to. Lot of people my age so made a lot of friends. Definitely a work hard/play hard mentality.

    Cons

    Awful working conditions, endless hours, unreasonable client demands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Doner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn. People will do what it takes to get things done. Everyone tends to be fairly nice to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours. Shoddy communication between departments that hindered efficiency. Lots of hierarchy to contend with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to ideas of change that come from people other than upper level management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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