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Updated June 21, 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 6 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)

  • "Mean People, limited clients, not much luck in getting new clients" (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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. 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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Supportive atmosphere. Excellent account people. Not political or bureaucratic. Lots of opportunity. Strong leadership. A lot of ongoing digital work.

    Cons

    Small staff. No global reach. Like any small agency, each person has a moderately heavy workload and a lot of responsibility which makes coverage difficult when people are out of the office.


  10. "Account Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full-service, integrated agency that is privately owned. Environment was conducive to collaboration and cross-functional marketing of agency services. Advancement within responsibilities and salary was there for the taking.

    Cons

    Consolidation of cross-functional marketing across agency locations lent itself to less control of services and products for any given project or client.


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