Goodby, Silverstein & Partners - The hidden side of a massive, successful agency | Glassdoor
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"The hidden side of a massive, successful agency"

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Former Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good pay, good clients, and a well-repsected agency within the ad community. Lots of great ads coming out of that place.

Cons

Long hours, disorder, lack of structure, poor sense of community, crowded. People seemed stressed and all the projects I was on had a chicken-with-head cut off order to them, bad deadlines. The building is packed with people because it has grown so large and most people don't seem to know each other that well.

While there are a lot of big name clients, there are also a ton of shitty projects getting assigned–the kind of work that doesn't get showcased anywhere but is just part of getting paid.

Advice to Management

Seriously consider whether growing so big is the best thing for the culture of the place. Rather than create a crappy atmosphere with a churn and burn mentality, try to foster a place where creatives feel like they have an interest in the place and projects and each other.

Other Employee Reviews for Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Harvard Ad School- if there was one, GSP would be it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Self Entitlement is very common. Lots of self congratulatory emails to All Agency

    Cons

    ego is prevalent amongst some creatives


  2. "My time hear has been full of learning."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work here are really smart strategically speaking. You will learn more sitting in a room with these people for an hour than you would after working a month at most agencies. Also no one is afraid to try something new that has never been done, which is why we do such great work for our clients.

    Cons

    If there is a big presentation coming up, everyone is expected to work round the clock and you can put in a lot of hours. Also, you are expected to be attached to your email/cell most of the time.

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