Crispin Porter
3.2 of 5 105 reviews
www.cpbgroup.com Miami, FL 150 to 499 Employees

Crispin Porter Reviews in Boulder, CO

Updated Mar 18, 2014
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3.2 48 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Crispin Porter CEO Andrew Keller

Andrew Keller

(20 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Best experience but not a "forever job"

    Broadcast Producer (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsExperience gained is untouchable
    Considered "producer bootcamp"
    Relationship and network built last a lifetime

    ConsNo life/work balance but if you're into it, its worth the experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kiss your personal life goodbye

    Snr Creative (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsYou'll meet lots of talented people that will end up elsewhere sooner or later.

    ConsI felt like I was never off work. Never understood why it was necessary to work until 4 in the morning. Nothing good comes out of it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You get what you put into it.

    Art Director (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsAs soon as you start at Crispin, you'll forget all of the stupid stuff you hear on Agency Spy. This is an agency that's still dedicated to making the best work in the industry. People work their butts off, without forgetting to have fun.

    ConsHours. But those are bad at any top agency. Though, hours affect workers. They affect families. They affect the retention at Crispin.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to learn the biz and then go somewhere else...

    Production (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    Prosgreat place to learn, instant family, use to be #1, was very highly regarded, good on resume

    Consvolume of work, speed of work, no room for growth, legacy people who were not good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GREATEST!!!!

    Content Manager (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsFrom day one you are thrown into the fire and treated like a full-time employee! You spend a lot of time at the office, but it goes fast because you are having fun doing what you love!

    ConsI don't have any cons!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together so you can start hiring again!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast-paced creative agency with good opportunities for advancement

    Integrated Production (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsChallenging work, great career-building opportunities, good benefits, lots of extra perks (concierges, employee happy hours, gifts).

    ConsLong hours, not a great work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore organization and structure is needed at the top.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing experience, passionate people

    Management Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsCP+B gave me experience that I know I will never get anywhere else
    Great talent and opportunity to make lasting connections
    C-level guys, although a bit of a boys club, figure out how to keep the BS of the business to themselves and let people focus on work
    Attention to culture
    Tons of opportunity to travel, I really believe people can create their own path at CPB if they work hard and have passion
    The operations team - travel, HR, , IT, extra staff make everything pretty easy. You don't realize until you leave

    ConsEfficiency of projects, but I saw this improve over the course of the 6 years I was there
    Account people are often left out of the process, and it shows to clients
    Some senior leadership should not be in positions of leadership
    People have little understanding of P&L and real business learnings to where they can go work at smaller shops

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to teach P&L and a new process for efficiency so you don't burn people out. This is worth investing in. Such great people come through there, it's a shame to see so many burn out.
    Encourage more women in senior leadership roles (next to Rob :) )
    Keep an eye out on the old-school managers and make sure they are treating people right and encouraging growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked a lot, learned a ton, made lasting connections

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsYour network immediately explodes with top talent
    The kitchen means you never go hungry
    Lots of employee "hoo rah!!" days-- free lunch, one day the company booked and paid for free food from all of the food trucks in Boulder, free booze-- they like happy workers.
    Living in Boulder!! Cheaper and much prettier/ healthier than NYC
    Bring your dog to work!

    ConsA lot of hipster- negativity. People like to moan about working a ton. I believe that the perks make it worth it.
    Pay is lower
    Not a lot of clarity on what it takes to move up

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement better employee review systems. Always keep the dog friendly work atmosphere!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Know what you're signing up for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsFor the most part, the people are great.

    ConsNo time for work/life balance, work 24/7, tons of pressure, low salary for the hours worked

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cue Circus Music

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsPretty good benefits
    Decently stocked kitchen
    Good parties
    Good alcohol
    Apparently good fringe benefits for higher-ups

    ConsUnhealthy culture
    Employees are depressed
    Departments are silo'd
    Management is delusional about being "cutting edge"
    Politics and bureaucracy rampant
    Old, traditional ad world types of thinking prevail
    Turnover is heavy
    Remote work/Alternative work lifestyles frowned upon

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour "rockstar" creatives are only going to get you so far. Hire some real management talent in your other departments, not just talking heads.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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