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Updated Jul 14, 2019

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2.9
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GTB CEO Satish Korde
Satish Korde
127 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)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GTB full-time

    Pros

    Great hours and great people

    Cons

    No vision on a career path

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees

    GTB2017-09-13
  2. "Great"

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      Former Employee - Intern - Hourly 

      I worked at GTB full-time

      Pros

      Good environment to learn about advertising industry

      Cons

      Honestly a very good experience

      GTB2019-07-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good people, good benefits"

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      Former Employee - QA Manager in Dearborn, MI
      Doesn't Recommend

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

      Pros

      Good people, good benefits, company events, good salary

      Cons

      HR not confidential, manager was out of control

      GTB2019-07-10
    • Helpful (3)

      "AVOID... don't think there are any redeeming qualities to this company. Because there aren't."

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      Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dearborn, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Work life balance is good for an agency

      Cons

      - Incompetent team leaders and coworkers - GTB is very accepting of mediocre talent now that they are losing so many people to attrition. - Poor management who lie through their teeth about your raise/performance review and string you along for their own benefit. No sense of accountability to employees. - Pay is miserable and not up to market rate, it's also very unequal across the agency. - No good projects/opportunities...

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      Advice to Management

      Do a pay and employee satisfaction audit across the company. Clean house at the top of the management structure. Be honest and upfront - do not lie to employees.

      GTB2019-07-05
    • "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
    • Helpful (6)

      "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
    • Helpful (9)

      "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
    • 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
    • Helpful (15)

      "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
    • Helpful (2)

      "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
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