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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Reviews

Updated October 18, 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
  • Wave goodbye to work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • long hours and not a lot of fun (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Account Manager"

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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

    - amazing, inspiring people
    - amazing work
    - raised my level of expectation for work, business, and people
    - good pay & promotion structure

    Cons

    - a lot of work, sometimes a little too much
    - you need to take ownership of what you want, where you want to go and communicate it yourself (this could be a pro)

    Advice to Management

    keep on killing it.


  6. "Such a wonderful place"

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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

    Incredibly smart, talented people
    Interesting and diverse client roster

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a continual struggle


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Communications Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone is willing to listen, work together, and learn from one another. A great environment.

    Cons

    Truly happy here, no complaints.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Traditional creative agency, poor personal experience"

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

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

    Pros

    - Creative atmosphere unlike any other
    - Motivated and passionate coworkers make late nights productive
    - Partners aggressively fight for great work, inspiring hustle
    - Producers and designers among the brightest and best
    - Traditional work is stellar
    - Dogs everywhere

    Cons

    - Lack of a diversity
    - Sink or swim mentality runs deep through agency culture
    - Lack of support from HR/Employee Relations on account staffing issues
    - Work/life balance is nonexistent, was told to "check-out" in-person daily
    - Advancement (vertically/laterally) is hard to come by, the agency feels like a revolving door

    Advice to Management

    - Support and educate mid-tier management on mentorship
    - Embrace digital work fully
    - Pay jr staffers fairly


  9. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Some really solid people and mentors.

    Cons

    Very political and management wasn't invested in account group.


  10. "Amazing"

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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 (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!


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