Crimson Hexagon

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Crimson Hexagon Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
4 Reviews
3.1
4 Reviews

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Stephanie Newby
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  1.  

    Exciting Technology, Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Technology is unique and cutting edge/get to work with top companies and brands
    -Young company with solid leadership
    -Maintains a start-up feel and culture
    -Flexible schedule allows good work-life balance
    -Great perks

    Cons

    -Structure is still being worked on, comes with being a young company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue sharing the grand picture and continue to display strong leadership to the great people that work here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Avoid this ungrateful, arrogant and inexperienced executive team—they're eager to abuse employees

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    Former Employee - Support and Services in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Support and Services in Boston, MA

    I worked at Crimson Hexagon full-time

    Pros

    Crimson Hexagon has some incredible technology that no other company can touch, and as a result it has earned some rather fantastic clients. The questions these clients pose are challenging—and your experience with those clients can be very rewarding when you enable them to use the software in a useful way or provide them with a best in class deliverable. Younger team members are smart, eager to learn, and generally supportive of their peers.

    Cons

    Leadership believes the single greatest obstacle to their success is the junior team that supports them—as such, they are quick to place blame on junior members when an account is in jeopardy. Rarely, if ever, does the executive team believe that their product is too complicated or that their offerings don't meet market needs. Rather, the senior staff, including HR, treats each employee as "entitled" and "lucky to be there." In reality, the junior team slaves behind the scenes to achieve all of the company's success, even in the face of an incredibly difficult to use product.

    Compensation is below market rate—which would be fine if the equity had value—but seven years after its founding, there is no exit strategy in sight. This poor compensation is especially appalling given the 60+ hour work weeks many of the junior staff endure to keep their clients happy. This is on top of the fact that Crimson Hexagon will tell you that you are not a valuable employee, and that you are an easily replaced commodity.

    If you're looking to work for a company that will value your contributions and respect your work ethic, I strongly urge you to avoid working for Crimson Hexagon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a successful businessperson in the 1980s is a wonderful accomplishment, but the skills don't translate to today's world. You don't know what factors are driving the social analytics market, nor what kinds of businesses earn VC investment—and you are especially clueless as to how a technology product company is run. This is proven by Crimson Hexagon's below market rate client retention (as reported in Forrester's Social Listening Wave report), as well as by the fact that the company has still not exited.

    You also have no sense of how hard your employees work to stay in tune with the market and with their clients. The junior staff is the reason the business has survived for 7 years—you're lucky to have them. Allow them to speak up and critique the business, give them leadership opportunities, trust their instincts, and reward them. Most of all, say "thank you" and get out of their way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for rookies and experienced professionals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon

    Pros

    Great place for rookies and experienced professionals.

    Cons

    Young company in a very dynamic environment.

    Recommends
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    Morphing or Selling?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crimson Hexagon full-time

    Pros

    The Operations group has good energy

    Cons

    All of the software scientists who originally developed the software to where it is today have left the company in the last three months. What do they know that we don't?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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