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Crimson Hexagon Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible schedule allows good work-life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "best in class in an emerging market where the category has become a "has to have"" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The executive team can not seem to get along, even after many changes" (in 12 reviews)

  • "As the company is expanding, there are a few growing pains" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Great company"

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

    Pros

    People seem to have a good time and the flexibility is great. The executive team is super approachable and the CEO sits right on the floor with employees. She has a passion for the company.
    The benefits and perks are like nothing I personally have had at other companies.

    Cons

    I think a solid vision and long term goals change too often. Also connecting these to sound goals and holding people accountable is a problem.

    The sales org is never in the Boston office past 5pm and seem to be somewhat disconnected.

    But like any company experiencing growing pains, this place has a great platform and purpose. It just needs to do a better job of communicating it.

    I think the employee base is young and may not have experienced these growing pains before causing a panic-like mentality. This is common!

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and open about what you want out of the employees - and hold them accountable!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - A professional atmosphere and flexible work hours
    - HR committed to helping employees
    - Strong marketing and mid market sales team is driving growth

    Cons

    - Unique software compared to other SaaS products, must be passionate about analytics
    - Product vision should be more clearly defined and followed

    Advice to Management

    Invest in leadership with market research industry experience and that will focus the Product development

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growing Industry
    Great Company
    Mostly young coworkers
    Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Lots of cold calls
    Platform knowledge is on you to learn

    Advice to Management

    More in-depth platform training sessions


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Senior Leadership Can Not Get Along"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crimson Hexagon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation and lack of micro management.

    Cons

    The executive team can not seem to get along, even after many changes. This is the CEO's first time working in and leading a technology company so it is an odd technology company. The platform is awesome but customers hardly use it the way it is best used. The best talent has left so it is a challenge to learn from others.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a team that has a proven track record as a team, not one by one.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Just passed 2-year anniversary"

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

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon full-time

    Pros

    Gotta say I love going to work just about every day. Great location, new CMO and VP of sales are very capable, the company attracts good talent, unusually strong HR department for a company of our size, product works and good momentum.

    Cons

    Get more aggressive against the competition and leverage the platform to make more friends. Giving access to journalists is a good start.

    Advice to Management

    Empowerment and accountability are a hot topic. Don't stop, it will show results.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great time to join"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being in sales, I can only speak in detail to the revenue-generating side of the business.

    The new SVP of Sales/CRO is determined to continue building a world-class enterprise sales team. If you're looking for a role in sales, it's a great time to join a team that will move from strength to strength in the years ahead.

    Contrary to the negative reviews, I have found the culture to be supportive, collaborative, and authentic. There is a real team spirit at the company that comes from a real belief in our product, which is truly the best in the market. Being on the sales team, this is hugely important.

    Yes, Crimson let a few people go several months ago, but this was a necessary and difficult thing for the company to do. The fact that senior leadership was willing to make difficult decisions reflects positively on the leadership team rather than negatively. Plus, the people who continue to work at Crimson are those who are truly committed to the company and are on board with what we're setting out to achieve. With this episode in Crimson's history well and truly behind us, now is a great time to join and be a part of Crimson's bright future.

    Cons

    It seems disingenuous to not list anything here, but I really can't think of any major cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and even better people"

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    Current Employee - BDR in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - BDR in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon for a few months and I can not say enough about the company. There is a great team mentality that pushes people to succeed and the management is supportive of all facets of the business and is transparent with business goals.

    Cons

    There really has not been a downside to working here. It is in a great location, I have learned a lot, and the management is flexible with vacation and working from home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great purpose"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working on really cool problems with cutting edge technology
    Great product -- leads competitively
    Smart, passionate people
    Good perks and work life balance

    Cons

    Unlimited vacation has pros and cons, some never want to take it
    Communication for whatever reason can be stifled between departments

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in product and people
    Encourage collaborations and communication between departments


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Fantastic Company with some Start Up Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    First, I'm a Sales Rep here and we were hit hardest with this year's vision, which was a miss, but I'm still here and believe in this company. Second, we've already righted the ship and are on a good course. Great new CMO and SVP of Global Sales just hired. Every startup has growing pains. Could these growing pains have been handled better? Sure, but the company just got in front of its skis with hiring and had to reel it back, that's all. Some of the reviews below are from bitter employees who were laid off. If you actually read some of their reviews, you'll see what I mean. It's crazy talk.

    - Best Product in the Space.
    - Great Office Location.
    - Fantastic Industry. If you're ever going to join a new company, make sure it's in a growing industry, not a dying one. The Social Analytics and Consumer Insights Industry is in its infancy with so much potential.
    - Classic Start-Up Perks (lunches, beers, etc etc).
    - CEO has an Australian accent which is awesome.

    Cons

    - An overeager vision for 2017 including new sales setup and hiring expectations. Those have been corrected, though.
    - Not the best communication from executives about changes but new processes put in place for open and honest discussions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep progressing in our current direction and make decisions based off of data and market-driven context, nothing else.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I love working at Crimson"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crimson Hexagon full-time

    Pros

    Great employees and options for movement.

    Cons

    Still has a startup mentality, which is an excuse when things don't go as planned.


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