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Crispin Porter Miami Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of interesting smart people who were passionate about advertising (in 14 reviews)

  • Culture, people, bring your dog to work, kitchen, clients (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a bit crazy (in 42 reviews)

  • 10/hour for full time hard work, long hours (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crispin Porter full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked at CPB for almost 8 years. It had changed dramatically over that time. Pros are it is a creative, casual place to work. Most of the people are great.

    Cons

    It is more corporate and the "soul" of the company has been lost. Hopefully new management is working to restore some of what made CPB so great. Management is getting rid of a lot of long-tenured employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully new management is working to restore some of what made CPB so great.


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crispin Porter full-time

    Pros

    Great people, office and culture

    Cons

    Not a lot of work from home flexibility


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Trying to redefine itself"

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    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crispin Porter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedication to big ideas, collaborative culture, friendly HR and good client list

    Cons

    No clear career growth plans. Lack of compelling philosophy that used to define the agency once upon a time.


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  5. "Traffic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Crispin Porter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Lots of interesting smart people who were passionate about advertising.

    Cons

    Very stressful environment, not for everyone. Not all employees are valued and really shown respect.


  6. "Account director"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Account Director in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crispin Porter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best agency in Miami. Known for creativity and portfolio of clients. Talented group of people and awesome offices with a large kitchen with 24/7 breakfast and a gym with a trainer.

    Cons

    Long hours. No windows so you wouldn't be able to tell if it's day or night. People say there are showed so that people that stay overnight can get refreshed.

    Advice to Management

    Management was awesome. I was there after bogusky left but everybody still talked about him. I love top management but a lot of people have left or had to leave so not sure how good or stable management is nowadays.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Copywriter"

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    Current Employee - Copywriter in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crispin Porter (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of big clients to get experience on
    - Freedom to create own destiny

    Cons

    - Unhealthy work/life balance (aka sleeping under your desk 2x a week)
    - Low respect from superiors
    - Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Don't be creepy.


  8. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Creative Intern in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Creative Intern in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlike other agencies, you don't work as interns here. If you work hard you get awesome pieces for your book

    Cons

    crazy working hours and very poor work/life balance. It has a reason why it's called a sweat shop.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes there are miscommunication between seniors and juniors, and between account mangers and creatives.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Cut throat."

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    Former Employee - Content Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Content Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crispin Porter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big resume builder which is great when you're starting out. Fun activities and culture overall. A good way to get a sense for advertising.

    Cons

    Will drop you in a second. There is absolutely no loyalty. Very cliquey, feel alike high school. Creative Directors here are especially rude and entitled. Management has no idea what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Have some loyalty to your people. Enforce a life/work balance, don't just talk about it and pretend omelets or a beer cart will suffice. Your'e dealing with adults, not children. The bribing is transparent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crispin Porter full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Still kind of a fun place to work. Salary was pretty good. Tons of food in the kitchen, parties and fun events every now and then. Benefits were great. Good place to get some experience, but don't stick around too long.

    Cons

    This place is a shadow of its former self. MDC has ruined it. People are scared of layoffs because there's nowhere near as much work as there used to be. This year alone there were two rounds of layoffs, wouldn't surprise me if 2 or 3 more occurred. We used to have to have town hall meetings every now and then to go over cool new work and socialize with other offices. All that is gone. Each office kind of does its own thing and there is a big disconnect between them. Andrew Keller used to be more available, but he just vanished off the face of the earth.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to do. Can't un-buy yourselves from MDC nor can the clock be turned back to 4 or 5 years ago when things were better. Talk to your employees and bring back the townhall meetings!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place I've ever worked."

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    Former Employee - Content Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Content Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crispin Porter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food in the kitchen.

    Cons

    This is by far the worst agency I've ever worked at. They used to ask me to come in to work at 4am because the senior management was so dysfunctional they couldn't get the work done unless it was some crazy house. They also have regular, large rounds of layoffs, your job is never safe.

    Additionally, the creative has gone so downhill that big name clients are dropping the agency regularly.

    No one is happy working at this agency, everyone is always worried for their job.


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