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Amazing Company!

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Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

Pros

Working with some of the best recruiters and account executives who will work to get you placed!
Very sweet and helpful people.

Cons

You only have two options, Account Executive or Recruiter.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You're AMAZING, keep up the great work! :-)

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  1. 10 people found this helpful

    "Thank you for holding, someone will be with you in 365 days."

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    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Creative Circle

    Pros

    * They somehow seem to have a lot of available positions.
    * They have a large roster of talent.
    * They are known in the industry.

    Cons

    * Hiring managers at agencies have developed a bad taste for how Creative Circle "spitballs" candidates and as a result, candidates are given low consideration based on their representation by CC.
    * As a candidate, I found that the recruiters really had no clue about what my day to day duties require. I got calls for UXA, developer, and project manager gigs.
    * They don't seem to communicate with each other at all. I was placed at a job by one Creative Circle recruiter, then another called and asked if I could go interview for another position. Do they even check my file?
    * The recruiters are rude to candidates, but saccharin sweet to hiring managers. They seem to forget that sometimes these people are one and the same.
    * This may or may not be isolated, but I was definitely misled by my recruiter about how long the position would last and if it was even open for conversion to full time.
    * They create a cattle call environment by posting all over the job boards with listings that state "we have a client who is looking for" whatever the position is. It's a false lead. They just want to keep their talent pool stocked up. You're not going in to respond to a real job.
    * I've hired from them, and I've found positions through them, yet no one seems to know that I've already been in for multiple "getting to know you" interviews.

    I do not approve of Creative Circle's way of doing business. As a hiring manager, I won't use Creative Circle anymore because they lie to my candidates and they lie to me, then they poach their own placements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better system of communication between your recruiters. Don't burn bridges by misrepresenting jobs to candidates. Those candidates are your future (or current) hiring managers. They will repay your business tactics by blacklisting you, as I have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Wonderful place to work

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

    I have been working at Creative Circle

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours but worth it in the end

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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