Jr. Project Manager (Current Employee), Dearborn, MI – July 8, 2014
Work with some great and talented people. Work-life-balance it good with lots of time off during the holidays. It's a nice atmosphere, with ping-pong tables and visiting bands. The hardest part of the job as an entry level employee is the feeling of not being compensated fairly for the work your doing. Still, I would say the most enjoyable part of the – more... job is the people and knowing that the experience I'm gaining is invaluable. – less
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee), Dearborn, MI – June 11, 2014
Team Detroit was one of the best experiences in my career. Had a downfall in the Automotive Industry not occurred I would have continued there indefinitely. There was career planning and mentors that worked with you. Starting in the Production and completing in the Account arena were great moves that showed me a broad view of Advertising.
Content Factory (Former Employee), Dearboring – May 2, 2014
Pros: close to a few good restaurants
Cons: so many...try your best to avoid working here and you will be happy
The so-called grunts are a great group of people to work with and around but the best way to think of Team Detroit is as the place you will work before you get a real job. Team Detroit leadership is basically a puppet for "the client" -- and in most cases that means Ford. They will do ANYTHING to keep "the client" happy...regardless of impact on the – more... actual human workers. And because companies like Ford have a contract with Team Detroit, you better smile and say your "please" and "thank you" to the Ford employees because they can terminate your contract at any time for any reason, including speaking up if you ask to get paid for all of the overtime hours you will almost certainly be asked to "donate." "The client" is well aware of this, of course, which is why this system is used in the first place. So, yes, sure, when you walk into the buildings in the parking lot of Fairlaine Mall you will likely be impressed by all of the shine...they have ALLL the amenities a company in the Aughts was required to have to win over younger folk...the real problem though is when you sit down to do your actual job and have to work for the older folk trying to stay employed until they're 65. – less
online (Former Employee), Dearborn, MI – July 13, 2012
Pros: fun flexible work environment
Cons: management, no professional development
Team Detroit offers a lot of great benefits to employees - a fun work environment, 7 paid Fridays off every summer, a flexible work schedule with the option to work from home when necessary, good benefits and pay.
Unfortunately the culture is not one that fosters professional growth or development. Management may have strong industry know how but lacks – more... team building and has very little concern for employee morale. You will never get a raise or promotion and your lucky if you even get an annual review. If you do get one, it means very little as there are no checks or balances in place.
For such a large HR department, there is very little meaningful infrastructure in place to evaluate and reward employees. – less
Poorly managed with decisions driven primarily by internal politics
Manager Advanced Analytics Group (Former Employee), Dearborn MI. – November 17, 2011
No real focus on the client or employees. Very short term thinking and inadequate staffing and support for employees to perform their jobs. HR is a mess, there are no performance reviews and salary actions are not related to performance but to who you are aligned with in the organizational structure.