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Helpful (3)

Politics, paranoia and personal pets are the order of the day.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Vice President
Former Employee - Vice President
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at C-K full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Competitive pay, good benefits, financially stable.C-K is a reputable shop doing workmanlike work for mid-level clients. If the culture is a good fit for you, it can be a great place to gain experience and build your career.

Cons

Questionable leadership. As a result of heavy turnover at the top and ongoing power struggles between executive staff, it isn't the agency it used to be. If you're looking for an agency that values ideas and open, honest communication, this may not be the place for you.

Advice to Management

Check the egos at the door when making decisions that will determine the future of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for C-K

  1. Helpful (1)

    Ask lots of questions of the agency

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Position in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Position in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    C-K is a very creative and aggressive shop, and has a good reputation for their work. The compensation is very competitive for most positions, and even better than competitive for senior positions.

    Cons

    This is not a well managed agency. Most senior leaders are detached from the mid and entry level staff, and their is a significant gap between senior mangement and younger, potential leaders. Part of the reason is the work load heaped on mid and lower level staff, and part is the lack of engagement from the leadership. Anyone interviewing there should spend a lot of time talking to peer level staff (if they let you), and asking hard questions of the group leader about work styles, work loads, opportunities to be engaged with other areas of the agency, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take a serious look at how they are developing future leaders, don't be afraid to have open, honest and tough conversations about the integration of the agency, and become more engaged with all of their staff.


  2. Scrappy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Smaller office allows for individuals to collaborate with and meet many people across agency.

    Cons

    Minimal lower level account staff left supervisor titles with no one to supervise and executing the work of 3 people. Pressure to work long hours, weekends, and holidays without recognition or reward for hard work or successes.


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