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Butler Shine Stern and Partners Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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  1. "Great people, great location, great brands!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Butler Shine Stern and Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn, grow, work and make friends. Some of the nicest people I've worked with.

    Cons

    Still working through a unified vision as industry changes, but that's an issue across the industry.


  2. "Assistant media planner & Media planner"

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    Former Employee - Media Planner in Sausalito, CA
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Sausalito, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Butler Shine Stern and Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent & fun employees. Family type feel in the office. I think they hire great people. And the executives are relatable, sincere, & smart

    Cons

    Work/life balance & pay. I suppose it's par for the course for an advertising agency but the hours people work are quite long all the time & the pay is low low low. Good thing the people are fun to work with. I felt like the starting salaries for an AMP & they MP were abysmal but it also could be par for the course in advertising

    Advice to Management

    Thank you management! Love how familial it feels there. Overall, working at BSSP was a true positive & I encourage others to apply there

  3. "Project Manager"

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

    I worked at Butler Shine Stern and Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lot's of good work

    Cons

    Their salaries are on the low end for ad agencies


  4. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great location, nice people, can kayak on lunchbreak.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility for some positions


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tiburon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tiburon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Butler Shine Stern and Partners (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely office, good perks, fun community, good clients

    Cons

    Didn't have many cons as I was an intern and was happy to soak up any and all experience


  6. "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sausalito, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sausalito, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Varied and very creative work with a dedicated and very hard working but playful staff

    Cons

    Timeframes are sometimes unrealistic causing headaches that could be avoided with better communication

    Advice to Management

    Consult with production early on before promises are made to clients


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Director"

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in Sausalito, CA
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Sausalito, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Butler Shine Stern and Partners full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Creative, collaborative, fun, rewarding, innovative.

    Cons

    bad air conditioning, the soda machine is broken.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Account Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, management and client work. Those who are self starters and prove their worth to management will succeed and enjoy it here.

    Cons

    Depending on the client, hours can be long and unpredictable. If you're not one of the leaders who gets recognized by management you may feel lost and frustrated. Turnover can be high.

    Advice to Management

    Agency turnover is always high, and while some lack of structure and red tape is the norm, any employee can benefit from a more robust self development and career track that makes them feel like the company is invested in their long term growth.


  9. "Excellent environment to start career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    culture, exposure, collaboration, client roster, creative, benefits

    Cons

    compensation, location, limited global/national presence, lack of digital innovation in leadership


  10. "A solid workplace environment and creatively-driven"

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

    Pros

    - Leadership across all departments is smart, capable and considerate of employee well-being and home life
    - Very low ego for a creatively driven shop
    - Hours are very reasonable
    - Can't beat the view

    Cons

    - As an independent, they can't pay as much in salary as the big networks
    - Lots of pitches
    - Best days of creative output might be behind it

    Advice to Management

    Hire some talent to reinvigorate. And get more selective with the pitches. There are a lot of pointless chases.


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