Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Co-Chairman and Creative Directors Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein
Jeff Goodby & Rich Silverstein
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    Great Place, Allows you to grow.

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    Current Employee - Ad Operations Team Leader  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Ad Operations Team Leader in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed all my time here, they let you work your own way, and let you grow with the larger team. The perks are great, it's really the work that drives the environment and that's why the people are there. To make great work. I really enjoyed my time at GSP.

    Cons

    The management style works great for the agency when it's at its smaller sizes. When it grew to near 1000, the management style was a bit too loose for the size.

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    keep on keeping on.

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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Interviews

Updated 23 May 2014
Updated 23 May 2014

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    Assistant Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

    Interview Details

    This is a company I had been wanting to work for throughout my advertising career. I could tell you all of their award winning campaigns and think through most of the strategic insight they unearthed. Unfortunately, the interview process really made me think twice about this agency.

    I was first connected to the New York office by Rich Silverstein himself (met him at my university where he gave me a name of his coworker and I later found the person on LinkedIn). I had a brief informational interview with another woman and she referred me to HR at the San Francisco office. I contacted HR there and received very flaky responses and cancellations on phone meetings that we were supposed to have. The conversation ended there.

    Five months later I contacted the same HR rep in SF, knowing she might be more interested in talking to me after getting more experience during a job I took in the meantime. She was interested and we had an informational interview that went well. She was nice and seemed friendly and easy to talk to. The interview led to her contacting me about a month later with a job opening. I was flown out to SF to meet with two account teams. I had seven interviews over the course of the two days. Times were moved around and meetings were rearranged but all seven interviews went on. The people seemed nice, though I had my reservations about the vibe of the office and the city as a whole.

    Before I flew back home I sent HR a thank you note and asked when I would hear back from them. A week went by with no response so I sent another follow-up email. Nothing, so I sent another follow-up. Crickets. Another week went by (a total of 4 weeks) and I finally heard that they decided to go with another candidate.

    Now if I would have heard within the first two weeks some kind of update that they were still interviewing candidates, I would have been completely fine and even more willing to accept that I did not get the job. However, after being strung along for an entire month with no update, I really lost respect for their HR process. Not something I want to deal with again.

    Interview Questions
    • After speaking about some work I had produced at my previous job, I was asked to evaluate my supervisor's decisions on the direction of the campaign.   View Answer
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Website www.goodbysilverstein.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1988
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue £10 to £25 million (GBP) per year

Just making good ads doesn't seem to be enough for this firm. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners is one of the premier names in advertising with a long heritage of cutting edge and effective creative work. Perhaps best known for the "Got Milk" campaign (produced for the California Milk Processors), the agency has also worked for blue chip brands such as Häagen-Dazs, Hewlett-Packard, and Saturn. In addition to traditional ad work, Goodby, Silverstein offers interactive and brand promotion services. Co-chairmen Rich Silverstein and Jeff Goodby started the company in 1983; it... More

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