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Good Internship but needs self-motivation

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Former Employee - Intern in Sausalito, CA
Former Employee - Intern in Sausalito, CA

I worked at Butler Shine Stern and Partners

Pros

People are really nice and talented.
Senior management is accessible--can just walk through their open door.
Timely feedback of work.
Chill atmosphere (puppies allowed).

Cons

Long commute from San Francisco.
No really good places to eat around there.
You have to really search around for work as an intern.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A formal internship program/system with training is recommended.
As an intern, more hands-on oversight and management is also recommended--with one person as a turn-to contact.

Recommends
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    Great People, Culture and Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sausalito, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sausalito, CA

    I have been working at Butler Shine Stern and Partners

    Pros

    * The Culture and people
    * Quality of work
    * Accessibility to Management/Partners. (No layers)
    * No politics or BS, Direct, Honest
    * Managers care about their team/people
    * Lots of free food, booze and events

    Cons

    * Hours can be crazy, but it's probably more the industry and personal work ethics
    * Work life balance can be challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, don't forget who you are and the core values. It's what make the place what it is.

    Recommends
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    Great place, if you're all about the old school ad world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Freelance Designer in Sausalito, CA
    Former Employee - Freelance Designer in Sausalito, CA

    I worked at Butler Shine Stern and Partners

    Pros

    I met a few people that were really great, but overall it's a bit hard to meet people because it feel so big. They do an excellent job at letting everyone put in their ideas for projects and are very supportive and provide great feedback. If you want to make your portfolio enormous in a short amount of time, they'll give the goods.

    Cons

    You're expected to work long hours, period, no matter what. Emails continue through 1am, constantly, everything is a fire drill. The constant fire drills mean quality diminishes and that left me feeling disappointed in the work I was producing. Additionally, they keep the elite creatives on the top floor and they only contact/provide feedback via email, instead of face to face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The account team needs to grow a backbone and ask for more money from the client so they can provide a more realistic work environment.

    Approves of CEO
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