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  1. "Strong Marketing Team"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Los Altos, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crimson Consulting as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Crimson has some of the best marketing talent in the San Francisco Bay Area. My engagement with them was a placement at a tech company for five years. They were prompt with payroll and other HR notifications.

    Cons

    I had very little interaction with the Crimson office staff. I became one of their consultants as part of a transfer of my contract within the tech company I was working. As a long-time outsourced consultant, I expected to be contacted by an account rep or someone similar but the account reps kept leaving so I was never sure who that person was.


  2. "Principal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crimson Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Crimson provides a good opportunity to work with big name high tech companies in silicon valley and Seattle. Some of the work can be very interesting for enjoyable clients.

    Cons

    Much of the compensation model is tilted away from the employee with a sense that everyone is replaceable, which is somewhat true. You won't get rich here.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your prices and pay.


  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promote creativity and thinking outside the box

    Cons

    Silo-ed working environment and frequent changes to processes


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  5. "Great for entry-level marketing work. Not a place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work flexibility. Remote work culture. Only a few people actually go to a physical office. Generally pleasant coworkers.

    Cons

    Worker remotely means that you will not learn much from others. If you are looking for a rewarding career, learning from upper management and having a mentor, this is not the place for you.

    You will usually not be challenged here. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Give back to your employees in the form of workshops, mentorship, education programs.


  6. "Not the best culture"

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    Former Contractor - Digital Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - Digital Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crimson Consulting as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Crimson is a management consulting company that in the past 5 years started to embrace the notion of digital marketing. For traditional management consulting, Crimson is not a bad place to start though if you are looking for strong digital this is not the best place to be. Consider this good training ground for a starter career but plan on an exit strategy within the first year.

    Cons

    The organization is heavily male oriented and has a very ivy league, boys club culture
    Resistance by senior management to embrace evolving digital space
    Slow to pay


  7. "Great Opportunity, Great People, Great Delivery"

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    Former Contractor - Project Leader in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Leader in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Crimson Consulting as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I came across some of the earlier comments about Crimson and thought I would balance those with my experience as first a consultant and then a client of theirs.

    Pulled together a strong team of experienced professionals with the right background.
    Worked collaboratively with the team to spec and propose the project.
    Were there to help smooth out some of the bumps that always occur in projects.
    Were willing to go the extra mile to make sure they provided quality work the client was satisfied with.

    Cons

    Could be a bit more proactive in business development.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot more you could be doing to tap into and leverage the community of consultants you work with. Blogs with their insights, community mixers between consultants and your past, current and prospective clients.


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    "Disadvantages Outweigh the Advantages"

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Los Altos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Telecommuting. Middle Management and support staff are very friendly and help. Supportive support/admin team.

    Cons

    Some immature, negative, judgmental Partners lacking in integrity. Competitive nature, work till you drop. Lots of turnover. Disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the bad eggs, even if they're Partners. Practice work-life balance. Manage resources better.


  9. "till today whatever i had listen about crimson for the former students,its gives the indication that it is a genuine one"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crimson Consulting as an intern

    Pros

    because they trained the students in Microsoft Dynamics skill, and place them in the companies where this module is applicable

    Cons

    yet i have not found any of it....as i'll observe,revert back to you guyzz


  10. "Amazing Clients and Project Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunities to consult with amazing clients and consulting professionals across a variety of technology and marketing topics are outstanding. Most of the work is local to Silicon Valley and is performed off-site which makes for good work/life balance (esp. for people with kids). For such a small company, Crimson maintains a world-class client base and engages in interesting projects.

    Cons

    Both clients and consultants often have unrealistic expectations about scope and fees of projects which can make it difficult to structure projects in a way that everyone perceives as fair. The company has had a lot of turn-over in recent years which makes it difficult to know how to resolve administrative/operational issues. It seems that often times Partners of Crimson build up solid practices and then transition out of Crimson.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in keeping solid contributors - especially those who own revenue producing practice areas. Avoid hiring/retaining those who seek to instill drama in every relationship and situation.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "It Stinks Here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly support staff and the company's name isn't bad. The policy of working remotel for local clients is a big bonus, especially if you have kids. They have good clients (suprisingly).

    Cons

    Highly highly disorganized. Partners have little knowlege of tech marketing and so they lean on their pool of contractors to do the real work. They believe in asserting authority versus collaborating. Working remotely has it's Cons as well---partners don't feel obliged to keep the team together and so working remotely provides and added strain.

    Here is the biggest Con---they deliberately underestimate the amount the time required to do the assignment, and then don't pay you for all of your hours. The latter is the only thing that is consistent about Crimson.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out whether you wan to be a consulting firm or a recruiting firm. If it's the former, treat your contractors fairly to retain them and get rid of the con artists in your organization.