Doner Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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David DeMuth
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Pros
  • Fun and pretty laid back work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Management when I worked there was questionable, but there are good people trying to do good working there (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • However, due to the long hours I never felt my job was in jeopardy (in 6 reviews)

  • Constant changes with upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. The people, the size and training make this place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Execuutive in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Account Execuutive in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smaller agency (more nimble) great people and great training for incoming account folks. They always make an effort to get everyone together for holidays and summer days.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than average. Work/life balance depending on what account you work on (but that's any agency) Agreeing to shorter timelines beyond what other agencies take to produce.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize great talent and try to keep them.


  2. Great opportunities, but a depressing physical environment

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    Current Employee - Copywriter in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge national accounts, opportunities to get major work produced even at a junior level, nice people. Despite other reviews, raises do happen—just not for everyone, every year. They're based on performance.

    Cons

    Not enough quality contact with Creative Directors (they're too busy), lack of mentorship, uninspiring physical space. Not great for gaining digital experience unless you're on that specific team.

    Advice to Management

    Please, please, please update the office. Get rid of the cubicle farm feel. Fix up the janky conference rooms. And bring some natural light into this place. Being located in Southfield is bad enough--does the office have to be depressing, too?


  3. Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing agency- amazing people and even mor amazing work

    Cons

    It's agency- let's be real- the hours are crazy

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin on


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  5. Okay Work, Okay People.

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    Current Employee - Art Direction in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Art Direction in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Doner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some cool people, pretty chill environment, large clients, opportunities to shine.

    Cons

    Harsh deadlines, endless work hours, pushy clients, hard to move up, under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify. I can barely stand every old white man clone who is in power.


  6. Doner in Cleveland, an alright agency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OHIO in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - OHIO in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    There were some nice people at the agency. The creative team had some talented employees. Agency does offer pretty good work/life balance and big agency resources in Detroit

    Cons

    The agency did not always foster a collaborative atmosphere, often conflicts between departments and Cleveland vs. Detroit. Not much internal support for leadership which could be demotivating for many.


  7. account

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and a collaborative environment. Most are willing to help guide and educate other employees for the benefit of the team. I've had a great direct boss. Many opportunities for projects and responsibilities beyond my title.

    Cons

    Workload is not balanced. I've worked on an understaffed team for years. I gave a low rating for work/life balance because personally I've felt the need to work long hours to make up for lack of a full team. Projects tend to be cyclical and unchanging from year to year - if you stay on the same account. Salary is pretty low too but not unlivable. The "processes" tend to make projects convoluted and some times it feels departments are using them an excuse to delay projects - again tying into the workload thing.


  8. asshats...

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    Current Employee - Senior Leadership
    Current Employee - Senior Leadership
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Doner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good stable of clients that can help you get the next job...

    Cons

    senior management is made up of a bunch of tennis playing poseurs that see long hours and their sports cars as the ultimate goals, rather than good work...

    Advice to Management

    take the pay out...


  9. Reality check

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Account in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot right out of college about the real world and working as an adult.

    Cons

    Intense industry, long hours, underpaid, over stressed, too much responsibility and not enough recognition.


  10. Good people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Buyer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Media Buyer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Doner full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with and the clients are pretty good. The atmosphere is fun

    Cons

    Communication at times is not that great from management Compensation is not very competitive with other agencies


  11. Interesting Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong thinkers who contribute on a daily basis. Great place to learn, and develop.

    Cons

    Egos, everyone out for themselves, and the emperor has new clothes. Tough to stay a long time.



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