I have been working at Doner full-time (More than a year)
You don't have to be a doctor to work 70+ hours a week, you just need to work here. I was blessed with the opportunity to work on my 40th birthday (on a Sunday) and work while my wife was giving birth to my 1st born son, and I had to miss my grandfather's funeral to finish a pitch!!! Even though we lost the JCPenney pitch it was still a great experience. It will all be worth it one day ... they even said in the next 10yrs we might be able to knock JR off my title. :)
I didn't get paid for my 290348 hrs of overtime, but I gained a lot of experience in the biz.
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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