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Crimson Consulting Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The three owning directors are part of the team

    Cons

    none I can think ok


  9. "Company suffering from lack of leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crimson Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to put your best foot forward to try and make a difference.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership.
    Senior management doesn't listen to employees.
    Chaotic environment.
    Company lacks communication.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you've hired to guide the company.


  10. "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