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Updated Jun 23, 2019

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GTB CEO Satish Korde
Satish Korde
125 Ratings
Pros
  • "Still has a good work / life balance(in 56 reviews)

  • "The additional perks such as summer Fridays and relaxed working environment are big motivators to stay(in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GTB full-time

    Pros

    The people were very helpful and open to all ideas. They were very easy-going if you stayed on top of your work!

    Cons

    Compensation, lack of ability to move up in company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

    GTB2017-10-02
  2. "Great place to start your career in Advertising"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Search Planner in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GTB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Low stress A lot of training provided 401k match

    Cons

    A low end starting salary

    GTB2019-05-31
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst experience of my life"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GTB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros? Well, I was threatened that if I didn't buy a Ford, then I should find another job. So I went out and secretly bought a Corvette. So, in a sense, this job made me an enthusiast for the flagship of the enemy, and I will be forever grateful for that. That being said, there weren't any other pros.

    Cons

    This is not how an ad agency should be run. The leadership does not "lead." Instead, they just take orders from the client. As a result, the creative that comes out of here is bland, forgettable, impotent, and outdated. This is exactly why Ford finally wised up and severed ties with them. When I was there, my work was frequently stolen and used on national ads without my participation. If I took vacation, I was...

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    Advice to Management

    Seriously, you lost a blue chip client after 75 years. And none of the top leadership got fired??? THEY ARE THE REASON YOU LOST THAT CLIENT!

    GTB2019-06-24
  4. Helpful (4)

    "circling the drain"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Allen Park, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GTB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    decent pay (to start) vaca and benefits

    Cons

    My god, where do I start. Awful senior management, if you disagree with them, you are gone. Some hard working people have gone 5-10 years (maybe longer) without raises. HR is non-responsive to employee issues...pretty much a joke. Some employees get away with whatever they want, as in not showing up, and "working from home" more often than not, come and go as they please while others in the same department work hard and...

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    Advice to Management

    Broom the C-suite, listen to employees and rebuild the company into something employees can feel some pride.

    GTB2019-06-13
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Dog eat dog"

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    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GTB full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Never a dull moment there.

    Cons

    Too many to accurately count.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose big accounts.

    GTB2019-06-04
  6. Helpful (14)

    "Was the best Agency in Detroit until 2014"

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    Current Employee - Creative in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GTB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Still has a good work / life balance - There could be a big swing with where the agency goes. With all bad comes good. So, if you look at it with a glass half full attitude...

    Cons

    - The current loss of talent, scope of work and clients means that it's lost it's luster and opportunity for growth. - Account people just want to do whatever the client says. Don't care about doing the best work. Just checking boxes. - Don't expect to get a competitive compensation or any salary increase.

    Advice to Management

    Cut from the top. Not the bottom. Get rid of the dead branches that are inhibiting growth.

    GTB2019-03-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GTB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers, when I was there we had many outings.

    Cons

    Very hard to recruit people to work at GTB.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what people are saying.

    GTB2019-03-28
  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Planner in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GTB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people who work here are all extremely nice

    Cons

    Dearborn isn’t the most exciting location for work

    Advice to Management

    None

    GTB2019-02-07
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Taking a Turn for the Worst"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GTB full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Good Benefits, Good Clients

    Cons

    Impossible to get promoted, management is a mess, everyone at the top is disliked (mainly Kim Brink and Satish), morale is low especially after the layoffs, employees are leaving FAST

    Advice to Management

    Read the reviews and listen to exit interviews.

    GTB2019-01-28
  10. Helpful (10)

    "Great place for interns only"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GTB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well, they have bagel Mondays and occasional "fun" events. Although no one can attend due to workloads. Interns are paid and actually get to do work and gain experience. Which is because they are too cheap to actually hire needed staff.

    Cons

    Extremely toxic management. From the top on down. They believe in beating people down and management by fear rather than appreciation or recognition of a job well done. Also...NO RAISES. EVER. They don't disclose this to you during the interview process. The agency has become the farm club for other agencies. People get their experience and get out. I've never been at a place where the morale is so low.

    Advice to Management

    Leave. Seriously. You are doing a disservice to your clients and are not fit to be managers.

    GTB2019-02-17
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