Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Internship

 
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Internships
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Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Employees:
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Annual Interns:
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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 5.00 out of 5
11 Intern Reviews
Avg Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Intern Salary: $12.71 per hour
12 Intern Salaries
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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Internship Program Information

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners offers select paid advertising internships. Most internships take place in their San Francisco, CA headquarters. Internships are offered in account management, planning, media, digital, creative, and production.

About Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners is a full service ad agency. Clients include Yahoo!, Sprint, Netflix, HP, TD Ameritrade, and others. Internships are rarely posted on their site and the best opportunity toreceivean internship is to contact their HR team or get to know a current employee.

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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Internships: here
12 Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Intern Salaries
Brand Strategy Intern: $15/hour
Intern: $15/hour
Strategy Intern: $15/hour
Copywriter intern: $12/hour
Creative Intern: $12/hour
Art Director Intern: $15/hour
Intern: $540/week
Account Management Intern: $14/hour
creative intern: $12/hour
Cultural Strategy Intern: $10/hour
Strategy Intern: $9/hour
Account Management Intern: $10/hour
11 Goodby, Silverstein & Partners reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Get here any way you can"
Position: Brand Strategy Intern
Location: San Francisco, CA
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 9 weeks
Review posted on 8/13/2013
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Pros:

Truly a team vibe/no condescension/you do what you were hired to do (I never did filing, getting coffee, making copies, etc.) You contribute to real projects. Pretty flat... you have access to leadership and are expected to contribute in an autonomous environment. (that is, you are aware of what you should be doing, and you do it without a boss hovering, and you are expected to bring useful work to meetings -- which is a chance to contribute as a true part of a team) There's a desire to teach you and improve your skills. People are happy here. Your work is appreciated and often relied on. Nothing here is busy work or just for interns.

Cons:

the hill you climb each morning from Grant & California Street never gets easy.

Interview Questions & Process:

In my experience, I was recommended to an interview from a professor. I would imagine knowing someone here or introducing yourself would be beneficial. If you don't already know someone, take initiative I guess.

Advice for other students:

You aren't going to find a collection of people like this, working in a building with this vibe, this attitude, and the wisdom of decades - anywhere else. This is an ego-free zone, and the work is the better for it. And do not live in the Tenderloin by all means.
 
"Incredible place, even better people; words don't do it justice"
Position: Strategy Intern
Location: San Francisco, CA
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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Pros:

• People are incredibly nice, helpful, trusting and fair. I was surprised by how little agency drama there was, for it being such a large place.
• They'll treat you like a Jr. as long as you continue to act like one. Work hard, come early, stay late; you're efforts won't go unlooked.
• Random, but their kitchens on every floor are always filled with fresh Peet's Coffee (a SF classic), dozens of teas, and all the kitchen appliances you'd need (fridge/freezer, toaster, toaster ove, microwave, espresso machine)
• 25¢ beers in the vending machine, everything else is 50¢
• Many employees bring their dogs to work. That might seem trivial, but it speaks to the community feel that Goodby has
• While work can be daunting (ie: you're trusted with real work, for real clients, who expect really good results) it's incredibly satisfying to know you are doing some intern bullshit jobs. I found myself smiling many times during the day, only to realize it was purely because I was loving what I was doing.

Cons:

• There's a bit of a shakeup, and it seems some talent has gone off to other places (generally within the same holding group) BUT they are actively hiring some of the best and brightest minds out there, and are still raking in big awards and big accounts.
• Not necessarily a con, but you will need to be proactive about getting "extra" (see: anything that hasn't been handed to you) work. But if you can get your work done, and get involved helping others out, you'll find yourself in awesome meetings, with important people (see: partners, directors, dept. heads) because of that work.

Advice for other students:

If you move to SF, don't live in the "Tenderloin" area; Google it, you'll find more about it. The only reason I'm listing it is because you might see really cheap housing around there. If you can afford it, look into the Mission, Castro, Nob Hill, or Height areas of the city. They may be a bit further out, but you'll be happy you did. This warning especially goes out to females (guys, just put on a tough face, and be smart): Tenderloin area isn't a good place to be after dark if you can avoid it.
 
"Work hard, be kind, and awesome things will happen."
Position: Copywriter intern
Location: San Francisco, CA
Pay: $12/hour
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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Pros:

Great people, who give great feedback. If you do good work, you'll hear about it. They love to celebrate good work. If you mess up, they show you what you did wrong, what you did right, and tell you to keep working, they know you can do it.

Advice for other students:

If you get here, work your ass off. And be nice to everyone. They like nice here.

The internship program is totally different here than anywhere else. There's so few of us brought on at a time that it's not a competition. We already won the competition when Zach called and offered the internship. Do your work, stay hungry, and say hi to Chuck.
 
"Best Life Choice"
Position: Creative Intern
Location: San Francisco
Pay: $12/hour
Duration: 16 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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Pros:

Real clients that are awesome to work on. Everyone treats you with resect and you have the chance to carry a lot of responsibility and feel a part of the team. No matter how small the task everyone is thankful and no hard work goes unnoticed.

Cons:

I don't know if I'll ever like a place as much.

Advice for other students:

Craft your book! And DO NOT take unpaid internships...that's just stupid.
 
"Best Culture in a Legendary Agency"
Position: Art Director Intern
Location: San Francisco
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 16 weeks
Review posted on 6/27/2012
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Pros:

You meet really famous creatives and work with them, you feel at home everybody is humble and you party with people a lot. Zach and Dannielle are incredibly awesome and genuinely care about their interns.

Cons:

You don't get to concept that much.

Advice for other students:

Suck it up. Put in the hours, be sociable and you'll have connections for life.
 
"The Best of the Best"
Position: Intern
Location: Detroit, MI
Pay: $540/week
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/26/2012
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Pros:

- Every single person in the office is friendly
- Everyone is available to help
- You get real hands on experience
- A legendary & award winning company
- A project with real clients
- Real world experience

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n/a

Advice for other students:

Apply it will be so beneficial for you!
 
"There aren't enough votes in the world to give this program justice. "
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: Detroit
Pay: $14/hour
Review posted on 6/26/2012
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Pros:

Given a pro-bono client to create an entire campaign for, in addition to daily intern and team responsibilities.
Weekly sessions geared to educate interns on all the areas of the agency.
Unbelievable company culture.
Great view!
Encouraged to explore all areas of interest within the agency.
Very friendly co-workers.
Numerous opportunities to be a standout!

Cons:

N/A

Advice for other students:

A great opportunity to work side by side with some of the best in the business.
 
"Growtherful"
Position: creative intern
Location: san francisco, ca
Pay: $12/hour
Duration: 16 weeks
Review posted on 6/25/2012
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"Strong and well respected ad agency"
Position: Cultural Strategy Intern
Location: San Francisco, CA
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 11/15/2011
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Pros:

- Big name clients.
- Worked with Goodby's cultural strategist who are brilliant.
- Learned Goodby's approach to research and advertising.
- Video and focus group research.
- Hands on.

Cons:

Didn't get into too many creative meetings.

Advice for other students:

Find a niche and be really good at it. I don't think agencies like generalists.
 
"Sprint and other strategy work at Goodby"
Position: Strategy Intern
Location: San Francisco, CA
Pay: $9/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 10/16/2011
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Pros:

- People.
- Not afraid to try something new.
- Accounts: Sprint, Doritos's, and Yahoo!.
- Exposure to digital. Helped launch a microsite.
- Senior Goodby leaders.

Cons:

- Long hours, i you choose to put them in.
- Goodby doesn't offer many internships.

Advice for other students:

Having Goodby on the resume opens up doors. Focus on landing some great internships and do it early (freshmen and sophomore year).
 
"An amazing window into advertising pros"
Position: Account Management Intern
Location: San Francisco, CA
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/16/2011
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Pros:

- My expectations were high, but I truly learned a ton from the people at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
- Participated like anyone else at the agency. I was taken seriously.
- Worked across multiple accounts including HP, Nintendo, and Sonic.
- Culture was laid back and confident. I felt like everybody was a pro.
- Invited to meetings.
- SF is a cool city.

Cons:

Some typical intern work.

Advice for other students:

Interning at Goodby was an amazing experience. You'll learn a ton.
 
 
 

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