Creative Circle Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for, honest people!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Creative Circle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for CC for 3 months before being permanently hired. They worked with me during the interview process and the months I worked for them before being offered a full time job by the company. Amazing placement agency with talented individuals.

    Cons

    No that I can think of. Overall a great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Friendly staff with industry experience

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Creative Circle as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff who actively want to find you a job, not just because it's their job but because they enjoy helping people find creative gigs. The recruiters have industry experience, so they've always given me good career advice and tips. They also deal with any client issues so you don't have to.

    Cons

    They take a cut of your rate like any other staffing agency (they are a business, after all) but considering they found me the job, it's a lot more than the $0/per hour I was making!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great place for freelancers

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    Former Employee - Presentation Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Presentation Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Creative Circle part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Always kept me in work.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great team - VERY nice people - they try their best to keep their talent pool working

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    Current Contractor - Presentation Specialist, Writer in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Presentation Specialist, Writer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Creative Circle as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The recruiters are incredibly nice. They do their best to keep you working. If a client complains, they don't jump on the client side- they talk to both parties and take into consideration multiple sides.

    Cons

    Sometimes they book you on jobs for which you're not the best fit - client gets upset, job is stressful for talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Creative Circle

    Pros

    Very helpful, friendly, positive, encouraging

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons with this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Motion Graphics Freelancer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Motion Graphics Freelancer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Creative Circle part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunists arise from this company

    Cons

    Freelance is never a steady job. It gets bumpy at times. Not the companies fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. They've been super helpful with my job search and are always very professional and caring.

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    Current Contractor - Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Candidate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Creative Circle as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They really take the time to get to know you, what you want, and to find you the right opportunities.

    Cons

    None so far, but I'm new to the company.

    Recommends
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  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Exceeded Expectations!

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Creative Circle as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I went into the interview with Creative Circle with a very cynical attitude. I had read online reviews that talked about bait and switch tactics, low wages and poor communication. When the recruiter told me that she might send me some jobs that were below my minimum if she thought they were a particularly good fit, I thought "Yep. Here we go. Nothing is going to come of this." I continued to find freelance jobs on my own and ignored the company postings. Then, several weeks later I got a call from the recruiter about a job that was a perfect match with my skills at a great company. The offer rate was too low, but she promised to negotiate a better rate. She absolutely came through! The communication was great. The job is great and the rate is exactly what I requested. I decided I had to take the time to write this review because I almost wrote the company off based on poor reviews. I'm very glad I did not!

    Cons

    None so far. I'm very pleased with my experience with Creative Circle so far. I'm just getting started on my first assignment. So far, so good!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Posted job rates are way too low for experienced contractors. I did not trust the recruiter when she said she could negotiate higher rates based on my experience - and so I was not actively reviewing leads. I felt my time would be better spent finding jobs on my own. I would put more effort into explaining your ability to negotiate better rates for the right person.

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    They are super awesome, friendly, accommodating, helpful people that really work for the designer.

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    Current Contractor - Freelance Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Freelance Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Creative Circle as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you're a beginning designer, they can find you really great experience for your resume.

    Cons

    As a designer, there's very little stability and it's up to you to keep applying to jobs. Also, many times when a client hires a temporary freelancer it's because there's some kind of SNAFU in their department and so you end up getting plopped in some stressful environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Being Awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Creative Circle is a great company to work

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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative Circle cares about people not just numbers. Great corporate support as an internal employee. I always feel like they are looking out for the best interest of their employees. They pay well, in a weak economy it is nice to have a company that still pays strong commissions.

    Cons

    Better family health plan would be nice but they have improved in this area a little bit each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth is great, careful not to grow too fast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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