Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Jun 2, 2014

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3.5 37 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Co-Chairman and Creative Directors Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein

Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein

(16 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent people and great Creative Directors(in 4 reviews)

  • There are some great people working here who genuinely try to fight for work that's different(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, no opportunity for women (working moms), no clear business priorities driving the culture, lack of prioritization(in 9 reviews)

  • Work/life/balance can suffer at times but that's life at any ad agency(in 3 reviews)

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    Looking back - a good company.

    Art Director Intern (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros- Great creative place
    - A lot of talented people
    - Can build your portfolio

    Cons- Long hours
    - Typical agency BS

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience, dying agency

    Junior Designer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsWhen I was there - there were some awesome creative directors to learn from. The design director was also extremely talented and caring.

    ConsThey grew too quickly and their process couldn't keep up. A lot of projects were derailed because client feedback got lost in the system. Was very frustrating to work around.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think they've done a lot since I've left - analyzing their process and trying to eliminate redundancies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing + Creative...comes with baggage

    Account Director (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsCreative work, smart people, if you don't sink - you can grow tremendously

    ConsLong hours, no opportunity for women (working moms), no clear business priorities driving the culture, lack of prioritization

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a minute to evaluate the decisions you make about your business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The view from the outside differed from the view from the inside.

    Copywriter (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe coworkers I got to know continue to be great friends and resources today.

    ConsYou either get it or you don't. I didn't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Get it on the resume and bail

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGS&P has enough clout, tenacity and talent to pull off some cool campaigns. But those camps are rare and with the rapid growth at GSP you're more than likely not going to be working on the cool stuff.

    The name still carries plenty of weight in the industry and it does attract smart, talented people. Get it, get it on the resume and bail use it (quickly) to move on to healthier and more vital company.

    ConsThe senior management has no idea how to scale the success of GSP. What was once a prestige boutique is now a troubled teen struggling (with all the tantrums and drama that implies) with becoming a seasoned adult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. Please. Too chiefs with no clue how to do anything short of an over expensive :30.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company culture. Long hours.

    Interactive Producer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsBringing dogs to work. Good clients and people to work with.

    ConsLimited space and poor management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake decisions that benefit every person in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Client Accountant (Former Employee) South San Francisco, CA

    ProsSuper fun, creative environment with great perks

    ConsIf you're in operations and not on the account side it is not a fun position

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter management training for middle mgmt and operations

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    Could have been better, but definitely worth it.

    Copywriter (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros100% of the people there are really good at their jobs. It's great to work with people who know what they're doing.

    ConsI couldn't figure out the culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wished I had found a mentor there. I felt somewhat on my own; not really part of a team. (And realize I could have done more to this end.)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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