Doner Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
42 Reviews
3.3
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Rewards await those who work hard

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    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Great starting point

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chase that carrot!

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    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    Great Starting Place

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    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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