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"Amazing Clients and Project Opportunities"

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

Pros

The opportunities to consult with amazing clients and consulting professionals across a variety of technology and marketing topics are outstanding. Most of the work is local to Silicon Valley and is performed off-site which makes for good work/life balance (esp. for people with kids). For such a small company, Crimson maintains a world-class client base and engages in interesting projects.

Cons

Both clients and consultants often have unrealistic expectations about scope and fees of projects which can make it difficult to structure projects in a way that everyone perceives as fair. The company has had a lot of turn-over in recent years which makes it difficult to know how to resolve administrative/operational issues. It seems that often times Partners of Crimson build up solid practices and then transition out of Crimson.

Advice to Management

Invest in keeping solid contributors - especially those who own revenue producing practice areas. Avoid hiring/retaining those who seek to instill drama in every relationship and situation.

Other Employee Reviews for Crimson Consulting

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It Stinks Here"

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

    Pros

    Friendly support staff and the company's name isn't bad. The policy of working remotel for local clients is a big bonus, especially if you have kids. They have good clients (suprisingly).

    Cons

    Highly highly disorganized. Partners have little knowlege of tech marketing and so they lean on their pool of contractors to do the real work. They believe in asserting authority versus collaborating. Working remotely has it's Cons as well---partners don't feel obliged to keep the team together and so working remotely provides and added strain.

    Here is the biggest Con---they deliberately underestimate the amount the time required to do the assignment, and then don't pay you for all of your hours. The latter is the only thing that is consistent about Crimson.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out whether you wan to be a consulting firm or a recruiting firm. If it's the former, treat your contractors fairly to retain them and get rid of the con artists in your organization.


  2. "Strong Marketing Team"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Los Altos, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crimson Consulting as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Crimson has some of the best marketing talent in the San Francisco Bay Area. My engagement with them was a placement at a tech company for five years. They were prompt with payroll and other HR notifications.

    Cons

    I had very little interaction with the Crimson office staff. I became one of their consultants as part of a transfer of my contract within the tech company I was working. As a long-time outsourced consultant, I expected to be contacted by an account rep or someone similar but the account reps kept leaving so I was never sure who that person was.

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