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Updated August 15, 2018
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C-K CEO Peter G. Krivkovich
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Pros
  • "Company also lends well to having a work-life balance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "A lot of smart people work here but they are behind the curve" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pressure to work long hours, weekends, and holidays without recognition or reward for hard work or successes" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Traditional ad agency that thinks it knows about social media and digital, when the reality is they have no idea" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C-K full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people, fun work, cool location

    Cons

    There aren't any pressing cons.

    C-K Response

    Oct 10, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share your C-K experience and we are glad to learn that it’s been a great one. We think C-Kers are awesome too! From the top down, they are smart, hard-working and... More


  2. "Slow moving dinosaur"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at C-K full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Traditional ad agency that thinks it knows about social media and digital, when the reality is they have no idea. All they are good at is advertising, all the other "disciplines" like PR, Digital, Social, Paid Search, etc. are mediocre, at best.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and KEEP the right people. Mass exodus of really talented folks. Learn what you are good at, and stick to it instead of being a jack of all trades and master of none

  3. "CK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at C-K full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people, vacation time, benefits, and office culture

    Cons

    Frustrating performance review & promotion process


  4. "Dream Company NOT so Dream Like"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C-K full-time

    Pros

    Overall friendliness in the company. They have beer and liquor areas all over. Pretty fun company outings & team outings.

    Cons

    Communication within the team was awful. I got Laid Off completely out of the blue. Had one review after 60 days and that was it through the entire year. Throughout the company there are many places of disrespect, gossip and childish behavior. My manager would leave early to play video games and would get upset with me if I ever left early without giving him detailed reason why. I was very under paid. Employees drop like flies frequently because they don't like the cliches and gossip circles there.


  5. "Egoless culture and great work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C-K full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    C-K’s structure is really unique and enables strong collaboration between teams. As a media professional, being involved in the creative briefing has been such a welcome change!

    Cons

    As a smaller agency, when people leave you do feel it more. However, the company does a great job of moving quickly to fill positions.


  6. "Graphic Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at C-K full-time

    Pros

    Fun People, interesting atmosphere, work good

    Cons

    Mean People, limited clients, not much luck in getting new clients


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They are losing steam and fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at C-K full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of smart people work here but they are behind the curve

    Cons

    They think they know digital and don't, refusing to embrace it. Think they can skim by as an "old-school" advertising company. Accounts are failing. Management doesn't even understand what their team members are doing/contributing. A lot of yelling and swearing happen.

    Currently looking for a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Start learning more and becoming more relevant within the tech/digital world - break old habits.

    C-K Response

    Oct 10, 2017

    Thank you for posting about your concerns. We continue to invest in talent and technology to drive digital thinking in an ever evolving environment. If you would like to speak directly about this... More

  8. "ASsistant Media Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C-K full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment to learn

    Cons

    very fast paced environment to work


  9. "Great Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C-K full-time

    Pros

    Nice Benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    when they lose accounts they are quick to make staffing cuts

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Solid organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C-K full-time

    Pros

    Really solid POV and positioning. Loved the culture

    Cons

    Sometimes mgmt is disconnected from those doing the work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people all throughout the organizaion


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