Creative Circle Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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28 Ratings

Pros
  • I continued to find freelance jobs on my own and ignored the company postings (in 4 reviews)

  • Good option for those seeking freelance work (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • These aren't full time positions by any means, and they don't pay what you can get dealing directly with clients (in 5 reviews)

  • The recruiter I worked with sent me on 2 interviews in 2 years (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Love working for Creative Circle!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been working for Creative Circle for close to 10 years and can honestly say I love my job! The company has always had a genuine interest in my career and given me all the necessary tools to be successful. I might be the only person on the planet that is excited on Sunday nights that I get to go into work on Mondays! The days go by fast, I get to work with high level talent and clients and on top of it, I get paid to do this! It doesn't feel like a job. I feel like the luckiest girl on the planet to have gotten this job! A few of my favorite parts of this job: Helping people find new opportunities and jobs The fast paced environment, days go by so quickly! The culture, we truly strive to have fun while we are working Meeting with extremely talented folks in Advertising and Marketing The list goes on!

    Cons

    I honestly cannot say anything bad about this company! They truly take good care of their employees!


  2. Work hard with great people!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Creative Circle full-time

    Pros

    Fun office culture, goal driven, fast-paced, and rewarding to be a resource for creative professionals looking for work

    Cons

    I think the biggest misconception is that Creative Circle is a head hunter service so you do encounter a lot of confusion since a lot of people don't realize it's a staffing agency.

    Advice to Management

    The management was great! They have roles within the office as well so it's inspiring to see them work just as hard (if not harder) as everyone else.


  3. Creative circle agency

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of jobs, good pay rates

    Cons

    low response rate, short contracts


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  5. Decent Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Creative Circle part-time

    Pros

    Good Job opportunities and Good ideals in the world of graphic design

    Cons

    Not many job offers when it comes to freelance like jobs


  6. Helpful (1)

    Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Creative Circle part-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Was quickly set-up with a great part-time gig.

    Cons

    Would enjoy more employment opportunities.


  7. Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of freelance work notifications

    Cons

    jobs are usually very short

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Helpful (2)

    Not for senior talent

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Creative Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    None I've been witness to but they certainly talk a big game

    Cons

    You're set up with a recruiter as a contact - you take the time to meet with them, they tell you great things, you never hear from them again You receive lots of email spam job postings that seem like a good fit for your experience, you respond with interest, you don't hear back either way

    Advice to Management

    If you get someone on the books, make sure you communicate with them - if they apply or express interest in positions you've sent them, either take the time to make the match or explain why it wasn't a good fit Relationships are everything in your business - invest in them


  9. Recruiter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative, Positive work environment, supportive, Successful, fun

    Cons

    No cons, no cons, no cons, no cons, no cons

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management I am so impressed by this company


  10. Helpful (1)

    Digital Media Designer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They send you job leads.

    Cons

    Waiting lines for staffing jobs can be long.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Retoucher

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Dirtector in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Dirtector in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place if you are fresh out of College. Build up your portfolio with major clients and national exposure of work.

    Cons

    Work as a retoucher/photographer months at a time without work. No benefits until after worked 1000 hours as a freelancer. The Account Managers have no salary cap. They will pay you a fraction of what the employers are paying Creative Circle. PUT YOUR BEST WORK UP MAKE CONTACTS AND MAKE IT A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR THE COMPANY THAT YOU FREELANCE FOR AND THEY WILL CALL YOU DIRECTLY.

    Advice to Management

    Get some full time contracts. Get benefits for the freelancers.



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