Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Co-Chairman and Creative Directors Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein
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26 Ratings

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

  • Creative work, smart people, if you don't sink - you can grow tremendously (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours when trying to prove yourself (but 'welcome to advertising', right (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior creatives don't empower the lower level creatives to create fresh work (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Exceptional Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can't say enough great things about the company and the people!

    Cons

    None while working here.


  2. Letdown

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Some very talented people. Legendary creative leaders. Great location.

    Cons

    Very political and Cliquey. Hired under one set of circumstances that changed immediately upon starting the job. Didn't get to work with the legendary creative leaders.


  3. Good work. Good peoples.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leavenworth, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leavenworth, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with lots of great people here. Managers, for the most part, are terrific people as well. Creative talent is awesome - lots of good work produced. Live music in town square and big parties are cool too!

    Cons

    Occasionally punishing hours. Not everyone is nice (but no place is perfect, right?!). Like a lot of ad agencies it expands and contracts like crazy.


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  5. Producer

    Current Employee - Producer
    Current Employee - Producer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great fun people to work with. Also great experience making working on big brands and creating high profile campaigns

    Cons

    Upper management is a little bit all over the place. We need to focus on creating great work first and keeping the talent that we have.

    Advice to Management

    They need to focus on award winning work again. They need to keep people in the building that are talented happy so everyone doesn't jump ship.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Talented Agency // Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to interesting clients, as well as talented and incredibly hardworking colleagues.

    Cons

    Management amongst the account teams can be unsatisfactory to say the least. Environment is cliquey and un-professional at times, and folks take themselves way too seriously for the caliber of work they put forth. There is absolutely no work/life/balance, and the agency takes advantage of working employees over time without any additional compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better account managers and less pretentious hipsters - we get it, you live in Oakland, drink craft beers and dislike associating yourself with San Francisco.


  7. Great agency, even better people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great environment, great history.

    Cons

    Not necessarily on an uphill turn... recent work has been a little meh

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  8. Project Manager Director

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    Former Employee - Project Manager Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people overall. They truly care about their employees. You honestly create bonds and connections for life.

    Cons

    Leadership priorities are all over the place. There are too many account people that haven't had the right training. They also expect the account team to know how to manager the clients and project manage the work.


  9. Anonymous

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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, Jeff Goodby is a strong creative force and a real stand up guy.

    Cons

    Normal amount of agency politics

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  10. Top-level

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    Current Employee - Communications Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A place where creative and strategy truly sync up.

    Cons

    Not a place to skate by. This place is what you make it - must be confident to "do you" - churning out status quo work won't get you noticed by the people that will bring you into future projects.

    Advice to Management

    Continue


  11. Great creative environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun projects for high profile client. Good amount of diversity.

    Cons

    Overworking and overuse of resources



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