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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Reviews

Updated June 26, 2018
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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Co-Chairman and Creative Directors Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein
Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein
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Pros
  • "Goodby's reputation is deserved in that it has extremely smart people" (in 9 reviews)

  • "There are some amazing and talented people in the building across all departments" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is a continual struggle" (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. "High integrity leadership -- never want to leave"

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

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Feels like family and everyone is supportive of each other. From Jeff Goodby to the folks in the mailroom. If you have a problem, the partners are on it to solve it and push the client. You always feel like everyone is fighting for the best work and the partners foster an atmosphere of transparency and integrity. Never been happier.

    Cons

    The place has won a ton of new business which of course makes staffing hard. People work long hours but since the people are so kind and hilarious it rarely feels like work. Plus there are the cutest dogs in the world running around at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being your honest, supportive and lovable selves.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Some of the smartest/coolest people you’ll ever meet

    Cons

    The hours are pretty tough

  3. "This place is family"

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

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers, culture, inspiring work, dogs everywhere... I love going to work every day.

    Cons

    I find that the work/life balance requires more work and less life.


  4. "Senior Editor"

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

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time

    Pros

    You work with some of the most creative talent around. They source talent from all over.

    Cons

    You will work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    keep sourcing talent from different disciplines than just Advertising


  5. "Confused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Goodby's reputation is deserved in that it has extremely smart people. It also has a great work environment - enough places/ways to collaborate and space to put your head down.

    Cons

    Getting any great digital work done and being able to hold on to accounts seem to be challenges


  6. "A great place"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazingly smart people
    Good work life balance (for the most part)
    Big-name clients
    History of the agency

    Cons

    Director didn't communicate the outlook for my career in the company

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your junior and mid-levels!


  7. "Not too shabby"

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

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Big clients and lots of work to do. People are really nice. Goodby is a down to earth kind of guy. He'll talk to anyone with respect whether it's a partner in a $3,000 suit or an intern with a baseball cap.

    Cons

    High turnover; my department could have communicated better

  8. "Cool Place"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome, creative people with strong eye for design

    Cons

    Really old school environment with hierarchical values


  9. "great co"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    company culture is fun asnd great

    Cons

    long hours, mulitiple projects, expectations high

    Advice to Management

    hire more


  10. "Content Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people- everyone is so creative, excited, and enthusiastic to work on the best work possible.

    Cons

    Salary is a bit limited.


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