Crispin Porter

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Crispin Porter Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
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3.2 106 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Crispin Porter CEO Andrew Keller

Andrew Keller

(49 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • we produce a lot, the people are great, and working at CPB has some great perks(in 6 reviews)

  • It's also a great place to meet talented people that you'll end up networking with for the rest of your career(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent, so ensure you love what you do(in 23 reviews)

  • Long hours but you don't even notice some times(in 21 reviews)

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    Bootcamp and Factory

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boulder, CO

    ProsCPB teaches you to work quickly and how to come up with good ideas. You'll learn a lot from the people around you. There's lots of opportunity to make work. It's also a great place to meet talented people that you'll end up networking with for the rest of your career.

    ConsLong hours, it's a sweatshop. Don't expect much life-work balance, but you know that going in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good people

    Content Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Prossmartest best people in the industry

    Conswork life balance is definitely lacking

    Advice to Senior Managementoverall, path forward for a 3 year plan seems uncleat

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Inspiring Environment & Really Great Employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work with excellent client roster. Every single person you meet within the walls is hard working and very talented. Inspires you to do better than your best.

    ConsLong hours but you don't even notice some times.
    Tough for personal growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Life of a writer at CPB

    Copywriter (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent standard for work.
    Fun people.
    Take care of you: relo package is aweosme, fully stocked kitchen, etc.
    Awesome culture.

    ConsLong hours.
    The agency is now run by account people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe should work together as creatives and account, not against each other.

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

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    Strong Heritage of Creative Innovation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat client roster. Lots of opportunities to work on accounts that people are actually familiar with. CP+B has a legacy of doing great work; it is an amazing place to partner with.

    ConsLong hours but if you are not ok with this then you shouldn't be in advertising. Collaborative work is not as high priority as i had hoped; departments work more autonomously.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Truly life changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou'll do and learn more in a year than in 3 years anywhere else. Opportunity for advancement is high - if you're actually as smart and savvy as you believe you are.

    ConsLearn how to swim, because both ends of the pool are deep.
    Work-life balance is non-existent, so ensure you love what you do.

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

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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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    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

     

    A great learning experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat office environment, open kitchen, rather free schedule and lots of autonomy. Supervisors are also keen to listen to advice.

    ConsPay as an intern is minimum wage with a very heavy workload. Current employees will readily admit that its a declining industry with decreasing job stability.

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    Great Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAdded large clients to portfolio

    ConsWorked in broad range of languages and because its such a large company your role is very siloed

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoved the mentorship

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

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