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Crispin Porter Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Surrounded by a lot of cool, smart people (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. "Love for CP+B, forever and always."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Creative in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned more at Crispin than I did at any other job. I met my LA family in that office. I was mentored by strong, smart women into really figuring out where I wanted to be. The strong females in the office (when I was there) made me a more confident, smarter, and motivated human. I am so thankful + beyond grateful for my time at CPB.

    Cons

    The twice yearly layoffs are scary and not well thought out. They end up hiring back a % of people they lay off.


  2. "Overall a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "RUN RUN RUN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros: Big Clients, Smart People

    Cons

    NOT a meritocracy, work inefficiently, dying culture, running ridiculously lean, Lori Senecal ONLY CARES ABOUT BOTTOM LINE. period. Way too political, haven't won any legit new business in a while.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and your culture


  4. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Creative Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ACD/Copywriter in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - ACD/Copywriter in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crispin Porter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great agency that does award winning work.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a bit crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the things you love.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Copywriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Copywriter in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Crispin Porter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice people, good benefits, dog friendly

    Cons

    poor leadership, poor management, low morale

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent. Value your employees.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Stay far far away."

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    Former Employee - Creative in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Creative in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are the best part of this agency. They're fun, exciting and work to make everyone better.

    Cons

    The leadership is awful. Chuck and Lori need to remove every person in the leadership team and start over. They are killing this place. What used to be a fun and exciting office, full of culture and great work is now a place run on fear. There is zero encouragement from the leadership to do better work. Zero incentive to do anything outside of "regular work." There are no creative reviews, they don't promote creatives and they don't give raises.

    They are losing clients left and right. The clients they do have are awful to work with and don't produce work.

    Ralph Watson has the maturity level of a 13 year old girl and he runs the department based on cliques and who he likes. If you brown nose him, you'll get good briefs. If not, good luck.

    If you're a potential candidate, my advice is to stay away until they get better clients and Ralph is gone (if you're a creative).

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is abysmal. Bring back the culture that made this place great. Pay people what they are worth and act like adults. Fire Ralph because he is ruining this agency.

  8. 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.


  9. "Service Desk Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool office, technology, and coworkers.

    Cons

    Nearly no work/life balance.


  10. "great shop, nice people, snacks, open bar, cold brew on tap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crispin Porter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people, the office, the location, the snacks, the open bar

    Cons

    the clients, the clients, the clients, the clients, it's still advertising

    Advice to Management

    more parties


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