Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Interview Questions & Reviews in San Francisco, CA
Getting an Interview
Junior Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in October 2011.
Interview Details – I got hired as an intern so the creative recruiter called me after looking at my book and hired me on the spot.
Interview Question – This really isn't applicable for my interview. We just chatted about general career goals and what life would be like in San Francisco since I was moving from Atlanta. Answer Question
Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
Interview Details – 1 phone interview with HR, 5 interviews live in 1 day before getting a job offer.
Interview Question – What is your favorite ad out there and why? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not a lot of wiggle room with salaries, as there are tiers.
Account Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in January 2009.
Interview Details – They mainly asked about my background and saw if I was a good personality fit with the team. I met with no less than 5 people and the interview lasted a few hours.
- What is your long term plan? Answer Question
- What is your favorite ad campaign right now? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't try to negotiate unfortunately, but I think for this role there would not be much room. It's a starting point at the company and includes overtime hours, which most other roles here do not.
Operations Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in July 2010.
Interview Details – I worked with a recruiter to get the interview with Goodby, they get many. many resumes so I was really pleasantly surprised to get an interview at all. The position is a very robust one with a lot of opportunity's to grow within that position. I met with several employees and they do a comprehensive job in the interviews. Be prepared to talk to why and how you got into advertising and explain why you left your previous positions.
Also be prepared to describe your "ideal job" and yourself to the interviewers.
Interview Question – Describe yourself.. tell me "who you are" Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Everything points to no work life balance and that's something I'm not willing to give up to work at a advertising agency. I do understand that's the trade off in advertising sometimes BUT there are good shops out there that do respect their employee's home life and foster a healthy balance. I am ok with working a ton of hours sometimes, I get that it's ebb and flow - just don't want it to be the norm all the time.