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Helpful (2)

Wonderful place to work

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Creative Circle

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Knowledge of Advertising industry and strong managment team. Great training!

Cons

Long hours but worth it in the end

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Significantly lower rates than standard, pushy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freelance in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Freelance in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Creative Circle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They apparently do have hiring-side clients and will call you with opportunities. but...

    Cons

    I am a very senior designer in a field that is in demand. When I told them my rate, a rate I was currently making with a current client that I got through another recruiter than Creative Circle, Creative Circle was only willing to offer me 50% of that rate! When I asked how they could expect a person with such experience to accept that, the Creative Circle recruiter said to me "well you will be out of work soon [my contract was ending soon] so wouldn't you rather make something than nothing?" - I was disgusted and insulted. When I pointed out that I am running a business and that my rate is my rate and to accept anything lower would be detrimental to my business, the recruiter said "well I disagree and think you should take the offer". I laughed at them and wished them well. Might be good for people hard up for work or just starting out but I would stay away from Creative Circle like a professional plague.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your talent with respect and pay them market or higher rates otherwise close up shop and find a job yourself so you aren't mistreating people with your insane business model.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Freelance only gigs, no full time work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to deal with at the start. Great location.

    Cons

    They push for freelance/contract work as that can get companies coming back. They say they know a lot of companies that they can set you up with, but they don't. They sell to employers freelance and contract and the benefits of it. It's killing the market for full time workers.

    Advice to Management

    You need to stop pushing freelance or contract work.


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