Creative Circle

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Great team - VERY nice people - they try their best to keep their talent pool working

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Presentation Specialist, Writer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Presentation Specialist, Writer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Creative Circle as a contractor (more than 5 years)

Pros

The recruiters are incredibly nice. They do their best to keep you working. If a client complains, they don't jump on the client side- they talk to both parties and take into consideration multiple sides.

Cons

Sometimes they book you on jobs for which you're not the best fit - client gets upset, job is stressful for talent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep being great!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rates getting lower and lower!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Creative Circle as a contractor

    Pros

    They work with a lot of high-profile clients and can help you get in the door directly with these companies so you avoid the black hole of the Applicant Tracking System so many big companies rely on these days.

    Cons

    The rates are getting painfully low. Positions that paid $25-30 an hour five years ago now pay $18-22. It's shameful and degrading. And this is all because CC gets a big cut of what you're making. If you are getting $25 an hour that means CC is probably getting $50 an hour so you only get half or less of what the client is paying CC.

    If you are entry level or just out of college, go for it, but otherwise, look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop driving down the rates for the talent! With so much talk about minimum wage going up to $15 an hour, you can't expect to keep offering mid to senior level positions that only pay $18 or $22! If anything, your rates need to increase to at least $30 an hour and up for professionals!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hustle and Make Some Side Money

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Creative Circle part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay on time.
    They provide ready, willing, and able clients; this isn't a waste of your time
    .If you hustle for work and make your clients happy, they provide steady work

    Cons

    Pay is lousy-don't count on this being your main source of income.
    Creative takes a huge cut of your fee.
    Creative's recruiters are kids who talk fast, don't really understand the industry, and routinely ignore emails.
    No referral fee for successfully referring candidates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced recruiters, including men, instead of the young women you currently employ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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