I worked at Doner (More than 8 years)
Easy place to work. Good non-automotive accounts for being in the Detroit area. Culture is starting to get better. Nice people.
A little understaffed. A bit old school. Culture and identity could use some improvement.
Advice to Management
You can't engineer culture. It must drain down from the top.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Doner (Southfield, MI).
I discussed my portfolio and work experience with a creative director. He quickly expressed his enthusisatim at the possibility of me joining his team and the agency and verbally agreed to the salary I felt I deserved. I was assured that they could hit my number with certainty but after agreeing verbally to my offer, Doner came back weeks later and undercut my number by $25,000. I later found out from several sources that this was a common practice they practiced and the number they subtracted from a verbally agreed term was consistently $25,000.
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