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Creative Artists Agency Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2019

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Richard Lovett
114 Ratings
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  • "Long hours and very low pay as an assistant(in 42 reviews)

  • "Very low pay (minimum wage) and you can't work past 6:30p (which is kinda a pro too)(in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Artists Agency full-time

    Pros

    Neat entertainment industry perks and fun times

    Cons

    Low Hourly wage that's difficult to budget on

    Creative Artists Agency2018-07-26
  2. "Very Low Pay But Good Start"

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    Current Employee - Music Touring Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Artists Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good industry experience.

    Cons

    Low pay. Long hours. Paper pusher. Few opportunities to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and create more opportunities for growth.

    Creative Artists Agency2019-06-05
  3. "Love this place"

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    Current Employee - Intern 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Artists Agency full-time

    Pros

    Access to agents, and information. They treat you like a full time employee not an intern

    Cons

    Hours suck and they pay is so bad. CAA has a really high turnover rate because they make their employees work crazy hours for basically minimum wage

    Creative Artists Agency2019-05-28
  4. "Move up quickly or move out"

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Artists Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good dental and medical benefits, holidays, summer Fridays, and winter break (office closed).

    Cons

    Answering phones for simple support tickets, cutthroat end users, epitome of a corporate environment job (suit and tie, can't work remote).

    Advice to Management

    Need a manager who wants to be there and wants to stay.

    Creative Artists Agency2019-05-22
  5. "Great start in the Entertainment Industry"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Artists Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401K, everyone is equal as an Assistant in the entry-level position

    Cons

    Extremely low pay, clique-y, nepotism, no room for growth, long hours, high turnaround

    Creative Artists Agency2019-05-16
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Artists Agency full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment that allows you to either stay the course and move up or become more appealing to a different employer. I have enjoyed my time there. I recommend to anyone interested in entertainment.

    Cons

    People have a tendency to only want to look out for their own interests. If it is between you and someone else, best believe the other person is willing to do whatever it takes to take you out and put themselves in.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more understanding in terms of allowing time off and pay raises. Allow the employees to dictate their raises based on performance. Do not allow all of the ducks to swim in the cereal bowl.

    Creative Artists Agency2019-04-17
  7. "Great starting point for music business professionals"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Artists Agency full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good community. Great opportunity for growth. Lots of access to shows. Good networking. Fantastic Agent Training program. Most stable and high paying sector of the business.

    Cons

    Highly political environment. Some leadership not qualified to manage people.

    Advice to Management

    The best agents may not be the best managers of people.

    Creative Artists Agency2019-03-27
  8. "good"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Creative Artists Agency part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      it is a very good company

      Cons

      i don't have any cons

      Creative Artists Agency2019-03-03
    • Helpful (4)

      "Backstabbing environment"

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        Former Employee - Assistant 
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Creative Artists Agency full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Access to “the industry”, knowledge you gain

        Cons

        Backstabbing, gossiping, mean girls (and boys), high school prep/sorority/frat environment

        Advice to Management

        Hire better people, not just elitists with connections via rich mommy and daddy

        Creative Artists Agency2019-02-22
      • Helpful (6)

        "Avoid At All Costs!"

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        Former Employee - Manager 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Creative Artists Agency full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        The benefits and perks are great. Pay is only good if you're a manager and up. Free monthly lunches. Half days.

        Cons

        Regardless of position or hierarchy you will be treated like crap by literally everyone and anyone. Agents literally scowl and cringe at you as they pass you in the halls. And guess what? No one cares. You can complain to HR and they will act very "compassionate" but it's all to save face. The whole office structure is run by 21 years olds right out of college. No joke! Their first adult job! These $15 an hour children...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop being so "corporate" and actually take notice of your workers. And actually hire proper adults with a proper salary for these assistant roles instead of children. You are literally running a high school clique for pay.

        Creative Artists Agency2019-03-14
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