Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Reviews

Updated Feb 19, 2020

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4.2
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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Co-Chairman and Creative Directors Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein
Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein
60 Ratings
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  • "Lacks work/life balance (but not to a terrible degree), pretty traditional when it comes to advertising(in 15 reviews)

  • "long hours and not a lot of fun(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work all around"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Copy Writer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Hours, Great Mentorship, Dogs

    Cons

    The processes in place can be a bit unreliable

    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2020-02-19
  2. "Mostly Good People"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Award winning work + extremely talented creative team

    Cons

    Certain accounts (i.e., Xfinity) are so large that it's easy to feel lost. Combine that with a manager who can't (or won't) advocate for you, it can get super toxic.

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    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2020-01-21
  3. "Great Company but Department is not"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company allows employees to bring their pets in Growing agency with a lot of industry name recognition Company is taking a stance and trying to improve agency and industry diversity. A lot of great people you can look up to.

    Cons

    Company tends to crap on the Support Departments, does not appreciate Accounting Department is hell like to work in. Management is either completely micromanaging employees or aloof. Does not listen to employees and no potential of growth.

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    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2019-09-27
  4. "Home"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Strategy Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Its a second home to me

    Cons

    work load could be too muchtsometimes

    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2019-09-24
  5. "Good time!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Creative energy and kind people.

    Cons

    Direction a bit unclear however seems to have evened out.

    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2019-07-22
  6. "Cool people but lots of politics."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on big brands and do cool creative work. Get to work directly with Jeff and Rich

    Cons

    Lots of office politics, terrible work-life balance, all about the awards.

    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2019-07-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun workplace culture, work is too traditional"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really fun working environment with some of the smartest, hardest working people you'll ever work with. Leadership can be tough on you, but at the end of the day their door is always open and you're empowered to speak up if you need help. Great culture if your style is less structured, more go-getter. There's a lot of freedom to just try things, whether it's how you work or what you make.

    Cons

    The work is very polished, very thoughtful. However, the agency is really behind when it comes to digital-first work, particularly social. There's too much emphasis placed on traditional broadcast and not enough interesting work being supported outside of that.

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    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2019-05-07
  8. "Good with room to grow"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    smart people, good work, dog friendly

    Cons

    growth path can be unclear in certain roles, work-life balance isn't a given

    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2019-02-06
  9. "Badass people minus the asshole-ery"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Strategy Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people who work hard and care about one another, super culture, love the leadership

    Cons

    Lacks work/life balance (but not to a terrible degree), pretty traditional when it comes to advertising

    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2019-01-18
  10. "I love working at GS&P"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Creative Content Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Legendary leadership. Opportunities to make your career whatever you want it to become.

    Cons

    A general lack of process and clarity around expectations. For people who are self motivated and go getters it’s not a problem. For people who need hand holding it will drive you nuts.

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    Goodby, Silverstein & Partners2018-10-25
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