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Crispin Porter Reviews

Updated November 27, 2018
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  • "Work life balance is a bit crazy" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Occasionally long hours if you don't set up clear boundaries" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    What a great working environment! Fun people and fun projects.

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints. Perhaps better organization at times?


  2. "Uncertain times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crispin Porter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They pay well and there are lots of creative people in the building.

    Cons

    They are scrambling to figure out how their business can work. There have been rounds and rounds of layoffs, and the executive management doesn't know how to fix it.

  3. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crispin Porter full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, fun office environment

    Cons

    Ad world can be fast and superficial


  4. "Design Director"

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    Former Employee - Design Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Design Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Job - Lot of work

    Cons

    Lot of hours, a lot of politics.


  5. "Company culter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture and hardworking people

    Cons

    Work days can be hectic


  6. "Senior Art Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crispin Porter full-time

    Pros

    Good accounts and mostly talented CD's

    Cons

    Location, diversity, lack of culture. Teams are either way overworked, or way underworked - no in between.


  7. "Junior Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crispin Porter full-time

    Pros

    Boulder is a great place to live.

    Cons

    There are no other bid ad agencies around.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good people mostly, but lack of vision from top-level leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    Mostly awesome people here working "the factory" floor until you get up to C-suite level leadership, great "amenities" like fully stocked kitchen, summer Fridays, all-agency fun days, etc.

    Cons

    Patchwork of egos and philosophies from CP+B heyday-ers and other "heralded" agencies, award-chasing creatives driving the circus car to the neglect of actual client business objectives, strategists and account people kowtowing to CDs/ECDs and then getting roasted by clients creating maddening swirl and confusion, low pay, long hours expected (depending on account)

    Advice to Management

    "Creating the most talked about work in the world" is a flawed mission – getting people talking is an ends of good work – not a means


  9. "Where's company going?"

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

    I worked at Crispin Porter full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, work/life balance, cool office, stocked kitchen, perks

    Cons

    lots of organizational shifts over the last few years


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of leadership killed the greatest advertising agency in the world."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Crispin Porter full-time

    Pros

    The greatest people you would ever have the privilege to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership needs better training on how to manage. Operational nightmare. Huge disconnect with how things actually run.

    Advice to Management

    Education is key, Invest in the people and be humble.