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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Mar 20, 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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    Junior Art Director (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsAmazing place to learn and grow. Lots of opportunity.

    ConsLosing great talented people during layoffs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall great learning experience, mentored, and included - given real responsibility as an Intern.

    Intern (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsFlat organization, collaborative, very easygoing atmosphere. I felt like I could ask questions without penalty, and felt encouraged to explore ideas which were valued. Nice respectful and ego-free environment. Ego was not applauded. Everyone was nicer than any office I've been in.

    ConsI found the city difficult to afford. It's in a great part of town but housing would need to be over 30min away if I were going to move there, because I'd be hired as a junior at this point in my life. As a senior manager or director it would be easier at higher compensation. The upper staff have no issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. I can't express how pleased I was with the leadership at GSP.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    fun, friendly, good culture

    Motion Graphics Artist (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosgreat culture, good clients, people are nice, dog friendly, good balance of life and work, good location

    Consprojects are not so interesting sometimes. hard to find some real cons, very good in general

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best agencies in the world

    Senior Art Director (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsExcellent people and great Creative Directors. The chance to do career work and make great connections.

    ConsCan be a bit political. Sort of stuck between creative botique and large agency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic!

    Intern (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros- the culture
    - the people
    - the work

    Cons- work hours, but it was all well worth the time in great company!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsAn incredible work environment, mainly because of the intelligent and hilarious peers you work with. The agency, while not a tiny and nimble little shop, still has a lot of openness and agility. It uses its established status well and likes to reinvent itself. Sure, it might seem like that process isn't happening as quickly as it could - but it is nice to see that it is happening at all, and you can easily be a part of it at any place in the agency.

    ConsLong hours, a sense that work is never done... never done... Also - you've got to make it on your own. It isn't a teaching agency, so no one can really expect hand-holding or coddling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let people just burn out. There is, of course, a ton of young talent that is just dying to work at the agency... but make sure that everyone at all levels still feels that they are indispensible. There is a great sense of comraderie day to day - there really is - but when all is said and done everyone should feel valued in their contribution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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