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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Co-Chairman and Creative Directors Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein
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Pros
  • lots of smart people, dogs in the office (in 9 reviews)

  • Worked with lots of great people here (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • I've heard that work/life balance as a full-time employee can be tricky to navigate, but I experienced zero cons (in 7 reviews)

  • Token dredful long hours for some departments, while other clowns gets the luxury of complaining about only getting to work from home once a week (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The kindest and most talented people you'll ever meet in a nurturing environment. Extremely innovative, fail-forward culture. Never worked at a place that is consistently incorporating innovative technology into creative like GS&P.

    Cons

    You're surrounded by the best of the best, making it hard to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Get to work with some of the smartest, most creative, and well-connected people in the advertising and marketing world in San Francisco. People at GS&P are really friendly, and they have a lot of interesting clients to work on right now.

    Cons

    Felt that time could've been put to better use and wished that others outside of creative could be a part of the creative development and idea generating process.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more structure in the internship program and upper management should really make more of an effort to spend time mentoring and meeting with interns throughout the summer. Felt that there was not a lot of intern programming planned by management or HR that you would see in other agency internship programs.


  3. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tons of really smart people

    Cons

    Pay is below the industry average in account management

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Great transparency and you make it feel like a big family


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  5. "Hard work but someone had to do it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very creative work environment and co-workers

    Cons

    Debilitating and stressful environment...thrown to the wolves

    Advice to Management

    Get your crap together


  6. "Great when they're doing great"

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

    Pros

    Back then, it was the "Golden age", only amazing people and cool projects. Made many friends, learnt a ton, loved it

    Cons

    not really, except some people at the top got a bit too comfortable

    Advice to Management

    keep challenging yourself


  7. "Goodby is incredible!"

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

    Pros

    - office culture is fantastic
    - great people!!
    - fast-paced, fun environment
    - excellent work perks
    - I was a contractor for only a month, but was treated with incredible kindness and respect by everyone from assistants to top level execs!

    Cons

    - none from my perspective! I've heard that work/life balance as a full-time employee can be tricky to navigate, but I experienced zero cons.


  8. "not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time

    Pros

    lots of smart people, dogs in the office

    Cons

    long hours and not a lot of fun

    Advice to Management

    make it fun again


  9. "Great Agency - amazing people and work"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Whip smart people
    - Great client roster
    - Entrepreneurial with an open door policy

    Cons

    - Can be difficult to move between accounts in down cycles


  10. "Creative Intern"

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    Current Employee - Creative Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Creative Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work, people, office, location, experience.

    Cons

    No cons other than the place feel too big.


  11. "Great but only for awhile"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Strategy Director in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people make this place great

    Cons

    Leadership is sorely lacking in the strategy department



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