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C-K Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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C-K CEO Peter G. Krivkovich
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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at C-K as an intern

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, cool clients, nice office space, perfect location.

    Cons

    As an intern, I didn't really notice any cons.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worst company I have ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C-K

    Pros

    A couple of people that worked there were nice but the majority were backstabbing, untruthful, manipulators.

    Cons

    Leadership uses people and then discards them when they no longer have a use for them. The staff is overworked, underpaid and underappreciated so they are all very unhappy and bitter. Please take my advise and do not work for this company. You will regret it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people you hire are people. So stop treating them like garbage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing culture, smart leadership, innovative people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at C-K full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    collaborative, 360 approach, smart organization, good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    work life balance, smaller clients

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Beautiful company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analytics in Chicago, IL

    I worked at C-K full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1,Employee friendly
    2.Flexible work location
    3. Frequent parties at office

    Cons

    1.Lack of diversity,there is hardly any other race than whites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the working population racially diverse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great agency with really smart people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at C-K full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independent agency with a very friendly environment. C-K is a full-service agency with truly integrated teams, so there's a lot of opportunity to grow outside your role. The pace can be a bit crazy at times, but they really do a good job of giving junior people a voice and the opportuity to own more senior-level projects.

    Cons

    C-K has it's problems just like all agencies, but they do make an effort to address and correct issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Smart people with a fresh approach

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C-K full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, culture, and clients. It's refreshing to work in an environment in which people genuinely care about the work they do and each other. The people are very smart and passionate and collaborate well across departments. I feel as though different perspectives are valued because leadership understands that this how we produce the best work. Perks are good and policies seem fair.

    Cons

    There are no major challenges. People are most successful at C-K when they share their opinion and work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue communication across offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Integrated Agency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at C-K full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Agency leadership is committed to the integrated model. Entrepreneurship is rewarded and ideas are considered, regardless of level. Good ideas and hard work are rewarded. Flexible hours and fun working atmosphere - foosball, cornhole, parties, beer fridges, etc. Lots of opportunities to get involved with new business and to make a name for yourself.

    Cons

    Integration sometimes doesn't make it beyond the senior leadership. At the day-to-day level, it's sometimes just as silo'ed than in other agencies so you have to sometimes be proactive in pushing greater integration. Lots of professional development opportunities available, but no formal process or structure for taking advantage of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend improving and increasing internal communications and establishing a little more structure around professional development and internal awards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    C-K provides a very good work and life balance while also allowing planners to gain experience planning all types media.

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    Current Employee - Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at C-K full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relatively easy hours, older more experienced coworkers, stable jobs without layoffs.

    Cons

    Lower end of salary spectrum, significant turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your mid-level employees with a base salary that is comparable to the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Non Existent

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    Former Employee - Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at C-K full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The creatives and the creative department are strong and know how to put out good work, that is all. ECD does a good job.

    Cons

    Management does not have an understanding of what it truly means to run a company, let alone an agency. It is not all about putting money in your pocket. Management is evil, dishonest, and they only look out for themselves. This place could be great, if they treated their employees well, and didn't steal from their clients and employees. The hours are awful, the demand and paperwork is endless, and the pay is little to nothing for the amount of work that is asked. Wish all the people who intend to work here or interview here, read these reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved the teams I worked with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C-K as a contractor

    Pros

    It's a small enough agency you have an opportunity to stand out, but large enough to have the necessary resources.

    Cons

    There are favorites. Management is stuck in what they have been doing vs what they should be doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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