Team Detroit

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Team Detroit Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
116 Reviews
3.9
116 Reviews
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Team Detroit President & CEO Satish Korde
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance depends on the department and the supervisor (in 16 reviews)

  • You get a great amount of time off, paid holidays, summer Fridays, etc (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • No raises and very very limited opportunity for advancement, if any (in 11 reviews)

  • low pay, low loyalty, hard to get what you want working though hr, name dropping (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work, just not stay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere is awesome. good perks

    Cons

    no raises, lots of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your employees, pay them better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work hours and office culture is like being at home!

    Cons

    Getting salary increases and promotion means that you really have to control your career and work on a way to get visibility with upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great atmosphere and culture!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Web Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Web Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and has a great work-life balance. Have the ability to easily move around into different departments of interest. I love that we get the week before Christmas off since we work within the automotive industry.

    Cons

    It's hard to obtain raises here because money from the client is only given out twice a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that managers give more feedback on how you are able to grow and move up into your next role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Learning experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities and balance between digital and traditional

    Cons

    A little too big for me hard to have access to all the projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, challenging work in an upbeat, energetic environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Team Detroit full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If paid time off is important to you, you won't find many companies that can beat TD. Other benefits like company contributions to 401K, WPP profit sharing, Tuition Assistance and paid-time off help balance the slightly lower than industry average salaries for more entry-level positions. I have read a few reviews on Glassdoor that say that promotions and salary increases are non-existent; however, I found the exact opposite to be true. I think that misconception comes from the fact that promotions aren't tied directly to performance - meaning a performance review doesn't automatically come with an increase in salary. I was promoted multiple times and had consistent & fair increases over the course of my tenure. The leadership at Team Detroit is strong and I was always treated like I was a valued employee by all levels of management. I can (and have) recommended this company to my friends.

    Cons

    I don't have many 'cons' to report. I loved my job, I loved my managers and I loved working at Team Detroit. They are aware of their challenges and are always actively working to address them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As TB would say, onward & upward!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Associate Creative Director

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Team Detroit full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Variety of things to work on (Digital, Print, TV, Social Media). Big client. Big budgets.

    Cons

    Internal Politics (think of the high school lunchroom), Low-risk Clients, Ignorant Clients as well as internal Team Detroit people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Team Detroit

    Pros

    Great culture, creatively motivated. Invest in talent. Supports community

    Cons

    Client led leadership. Believe in and support your team. Leadership isn't aligned behind a vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of fun, but also lots of work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Media in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Digital Media in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots going on at all times, concerts, people riding bikes inside, ping pong and pool games.

    If you get a great manager it does open some great experiences and learnings for you.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get a raise, you often get lowballed coming in as they are one of the biggest joints in town. Lots of politics, and if your area supervisor isn't well liked, you will have trouble getting promoted and being taken care of. Seriously, paying full-time employee sub 40k in 2014 is a disgrace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to the stakeholders and persuade them that actually retaining talent is much cheaper than replacing roles every year or so because they won't open up the purse strings. I have seen too many talented people leave because they have not been compensated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent company with growth opportunities for those with a long term career horizon

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

    I have been working at Team Detroit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Summer Fridays, and flexible work-life balance. Team Detroit should offer many growth opportunities for the future as it expands globally.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a raise, unless you are promoted. Very political work environment, which is a damper on team cooperation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase communication and management availability to discuss matters important to lower level employees. Deploy a new compensation system that is equitable to all employees, with salary bands for each position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crazy work- load, no raises, nice yet unhappy co-workers.

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

    I have been working at Team Detroit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    We have a great team and a generally pleasant work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Superficially we seem to have effective procedures in place, but many of the procedures are misdirected. There is no interdepartmental trust and little communication. Communication between different levels of management/employees is difficult and tacitly discouraged. All budget requests are dismissed although evidently the company is doing well. Morale is consistently low and turnover is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extra time off is not a reward for excelling if the work load prevents you from taking it. Other artificial incentives border on insulting. Please pay your people what they're worth. It's the right thing to do and you would be rewarded with greater productivity, better morale, and less turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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