Creative Circle
2.5 of 5 57 reviews
www.creativecircle.com Los Angeles, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated May 9, 2014

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Creative Circle

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35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good projects and clear communication.

    Production Designer (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThe team at Creative Circle in Philadelphia helped me find great projects while I was between positions for over 3 months. I truly enjoyed the projects they placed me with and every interview process was smooth. I would still be using them had I not found a full time role so close to home.

    ConsSome of the projects were far away but they always gave you the option to choose. No real cons for my experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great support in finding jobs

    Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsThey tailor job opportunities closely to your skills and interests.
    They provide plentiful job offerings. Every job I've gotten through them has been a terrific experience.

    ConsNot a lot of feedback on the jobs you've applied for.
    You don't really know if you're being considered or not

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust a quick email saying whether or not you've made the selection cut would be great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quick turn around to find basic design work (Contracts/freelance) within the Minneapolis Market Area

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee)

    ProsPersonal, great listeners, helpful reps with making your portfolio look the best it can, so you in-turn are marketable to there clients. I had a contract work within 2 weeks after meeting with a rep!

    ConsSome of the contact work was very basic, I was not challenged. But great design contacts if you want something that isn't stressful and just want to take your time creating layouts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOnline time cards needs work. Not very easy to understand.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I've worked as an editor and proofreader with a variety of clients.

    Content Writer/Editor (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood people. Interesting assignments. Opportunities to meet people who will share your name and abilities and quality of work. Highly recommended.

    ConsThese aren't full time positions by any means, and they don't pay what you can get dealing directly with clients.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Creative Circle is a good resource for freelancers--but it shouldn't be their only resource.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompared with other temporary staffing agencies I've dealt with, Creative Circle is much more proactive. I receive several e-mails a day notifying me of jobs that may match my skills, and recruiters will call when they think they've found a particularly relevant position for me. Even when a possible job falls through, I appreciate their effort to keep me in the loop.

    ConsI'm not sure how well equipped (or willing) the recruiters are to evaluate their talent's competence. At one short-term engagement where Creative Circle had supplied eight proofreaders, I was shocked to discover that I was the only one who was formally trained and was actually familiar with proofreaders' marks and conventions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope your behind-the-scenes operations are as polished as the image your recruiters present to job candidates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Creative Circle aligns qualified talent with specific client needs for a solid experience for both parties.

    Senior Designer (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsCreative Circle provides a wide variety of potential contract opportunities, with an easy-access way to gauge their suitability and the respond to express interest. Their online tools allow independent resources to easily track and report time on all projects in play.

    ConsReally none that I've experienced to date

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to gauge the candidates as they work with clients, to refine the types of assignments where the design resources excel. Provide a more senior level of talent candidates to specific clients looking for a broader solution within one body (concept, design, delivery, etc.)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good placement opportunities

    Digital Display Designer/Developer (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsGreat exposure to clientele and decision makers

    ConsFinancial limitations for salary advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor short- to long-term contract placement, Creative Circle is a good resource.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start your creative career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThis agency probably provides the most recommendations of any in the creative fields. The work ranges tremendously--some of the clients are major, others are startups. It's a good way to build a portfolio if you're starting out, and pick up some freelance work if you're established and looking for your next job.

    ConsThe pay is well below industry standard. Because they have such a large stable of talent, you have to make a strong case that you're right for the gig. Freelancer gigs mostly occur on site.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish two tiers of talent, and pay the upper tier more as a premium service. Allow your younger talent to develop, while paying more senior people better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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