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Crispin Porter Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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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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    • Senior Management
    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. "5 years ago it was the place to be. Now I would not recommend it."

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    Current Employee - Junior Producer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Junior Producer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people who still work here.

    Cons

    Creative has not been great, moral and culture does not exist. Not a great time to apply to CPB Boulder.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Something has to change"

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

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

    Pros

    Location, some really good people

    Cons

    As somebody who spent as much time with the company as I did, it pains me that I don't have more positive feedback. What they allowed to happen to me and countless others is unacceptable and unforgivable. They continue to keep people in senior roles at the company even when those people continue to behave poorly. They continue to make choices that benefit a few and hurt so many more. They say things like "be golden" and talk about how everybody should be respected and yet they keep people around who do the opposite. They had a chance (truthfully they've had countless chances) to make positive change and they did and continue to do nothing. The people of CPB deserve more, they deserve better. If it's not clear, they = the heads of the company. They are not in the dark, they simply choose to hide behind their inertia and let others shoulder the responsibility or blame for their failure to act or lead.

    Advice to Management

    If it's not obvious by what's written above, nothing more I or anyone else can say.


  4. "Glorified Babysitter"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Project 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

    -Fun people
    -Awesome work
    -Resume builder
    -Perks: Unlimited vacation, ski day, constant events planned, free food at all times

    Cons

    -The project management department is the joke of the agency and not taken seriously. Their only responsibilities are to be there when Creatives are (which can be until 2am or even later), check in with them constantly, hang up their work on walls, and basically babysit them. I felt like an annoyance more than being apart of a team.
    -I'd find myself spending most of my hours just sitting around, doing nothing, and waiting for Creatives to finish their work.
    -Don't expect to have a personal life. I just gave up making plans on weeknights and weekends because I'd have to cancel them anyways to make it into the office and be available 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    This department severely needs to be adjusted. I've never felt more useless and undervalued in a job.


  5. "Legacy Agency"

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    Current Employee - Art Director in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Art Director in Boulder, CO
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people from many different former agencies, good perks, dogs in the office, flexible with time, cool location with Boulder, huge brands.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't a lot of direction, no mentor system for those starting out, can be a sink or swim type of place, with big brands can not be too risky at times.


  6. "Tough Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Media Planner
    Current Employee - Media Planner

    I have been working at Crispin Porter full-time

    Pros

    Get to be a part of one of the better agencies in the world

    Cons

    Fragmented, Demanding, Thankless and lowpay


  7. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fully stocked kitchen every day.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Micromanaging. No respect. This place is like adult day care. Lacks class.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get a whole new team of management.

  8. "Account Management"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Account Director in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative focused
    Smart people
    Great legacy/foundation
    Solid history
    Solid client list still

    Cons

    Holding company ruined a lot of the culture

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the heart of what made you famous
    Get the bean counters out of the building


  9. "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.


  10. "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