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Creative Artists Agency Reviews

Updated 14 November 2017
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  • Long hours and little room for growth (in 33 reviews)

  • Long hours, low pay but worth it if you take advantage of your resources (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "interview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Artists Agency (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back interview, wasn't sure what to expect. was asked if i knew about the company. sounded like a good place to work for.

    Cons

    A lot of over time, not great pay, not the worst either. Lots of hours to work but again, i'd say it's worth it if its something you want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Better starter pay i guess. The staff are happy so I don't think its run all that bad. Great environment to work at. I enjoyed it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant/Floater"

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    Current Employee - Assistant/Floater
    Current Employee - Assistant/Floater

    I have been working at Creative Artists Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Future career possibilities /connections to the entertainment industry

    Cons

    Low compensation and low possibility of promotion within the company


  3. "great place to work, awesome enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great enviroment, wonderful people very hepful

    Cons

    work hours are very long


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  5. "Executive Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Creative Artists Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, infrastructure really does touch all of Hollywood.

    Cons

    Depending on which department you're in, it might be hard to get promoted. The pay is relatively cheap.


  6. "Great for wanna-be Agents, bad for the unsure"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Creative Artists Agency (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office environment and lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Rank is extremely important. Don't expect to make eye contact with anyone above your pay grade.

    Advice to Management

    If I had advice to give CAA, I wouldn't be writing this.


  7. "Big egos, learned a lot, wouldn't trade it for the world."

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

    I have been working at Creative Artists Agency full-time

    Pros

    Access to high-level entertainment industry players. Supportive environment. Great Community of assistants.

    Cons

    Crappy Pay. Non existent work life balance. Very clique-y. Reminds me of high school, but with bigger egos. But hey, it's Hollywood. Nobody is there to make a lot of money, they're there because they love entertainment. Don't get into entertainment for the wrong reasons.

    Assistants who don't know how bad it is at other agencies might think they could do better elsewhere. For me, this was leaps ahead of ICM in terms of IT, HR, and Community.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring diverse candidates and invest in the community!


  8. "An Amazing place to work and grow"

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    Former Employee - TV Agent in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - TV Agent in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Artists Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    one of the best companies in the world

    Cons

    you have to wear a tie !

    Advice to Management

    More Vacation Days


  9. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Creative Artists Agency full-time

    Pros

    It was a great opportunity.

    Cons

    Long hours and little room for growth.


  10. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Artists Agency full-time

    Pros

    High exposure to the entertainment industry

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay


  11. Helpful (6)

    "The Culture of the company is very different than anything you'll ever experience"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Century City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant in Century City, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Creative Artists Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ice-cream Fridays, the short summer hours, you'll meet your best friends here, the holiday party is probably one of thee most extravagant parties you'll ever attend, the perks are pretty great, movie nights, concerts, etc!!! Also, once you survive this place for an entire year you can go wherever you'd like to go working in entertainment!

    Cons

    My boss I worked for taught me nothing but expected me to know everything. She was very sneaky and passive aggressive. She'd act like everything was ok, chat it up with you, ask you to go get her coffee and then come back and...BOOM you've got an email from HR ask you to come down and see them. Considering the fact that I was a novice assistant expectations were completely unreasonable, the pay was considerably low, the hours can be very long, there is no appreciation. In fact, on assistant appreciation day my boss completely forgot and gave me a slice of cake that came with her lunch that I ordered! But if you forget their birthday, mothers day, or even hair appointment you'll be chewed out and thats no exaggeration!

    Advice to Management

    The great part about leaving is the exit interview. Make sure you lay everything on the table, full disclosure because if they get enough bad evaluations in their file they'll be severely disciplined!


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