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C-K CEO Peter G. Krivkovich
Peter G. Krivkovich
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  • "Work/Life Balance: Its what YOU make of it, not the agency(in 9 reviews)

  • "Some really great people, an interesting mix of clients, fun culture, and positive work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Be Prepared or pass on the opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at C-K full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The reviews on here are pretty accurate. They make an effort to create a good culture with events, parties, snacks, and beer. Offices are beautiful and great location off of Michigan Ave. Good creative work.

    Cons

    There are almost too many to count in my 5 years there. They put on a really welcoming and positive facade but the culture is extremely toxic. It's not all bad but there's a reason why there's such a high level of turnover and burnout. -This isn't the job for you if you enjoy work-life balance. Long hours are expected. There were times where projects were given arbitrary...

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    Advice to Management

    I honestly don't even know what to say that could make things better.

    C-K2018-09-29
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Scrappy"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at C-K

      Pros

      Smaller office allows for individuals to collaborate with and meet many people across agency.

      Cons

      Minimal lower level account staff left supervisor titles with no one to supervise and executing the work of 3 people. Pressure to work long hours, weekends, and holidays without recognition or reward for hard work or successes.

      C-K2013-10-17
    • Helpful (3)

      "Boys' club atmosphere, terrible management"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at C-K full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Casual work environment, beer fridge, lots of free food

      Cons

      • Frat club, homophobic atmosphere • Disorganized, poor process • Terrible management, at all levels • Poor pay; 1% pay increases at review time, even after a glowing review • Care more about $$ than employees • They say they want to promote people, but in fact will hold people back as much as possible while at the same time giving them glowing reviews. • Long hours

      Advice to Management

      The boys' club atmosphere isn't cute anymore. It makes people uncomfortable.

      C-K2013-07-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Smart people, but terrible management and no work-life balance to speak of"

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      Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at C-K full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great people, smart people, good clients as well.

      Cons

      Terrible management, long hours - seemed no one cared about putting WAY too much on your plate, and the clients suffered.

      C-K2012-10-25
    • "It is a good company, the work is great. But the work could be better if logistics were addressed."

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      Former Employee - Art Director in Milwaukee, WI
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at C-K

      Pros

      Good people, great ideas. Strong teamwork.

      Cons

      Difficult clients....understaffed. Long hours, but that is agency life.

      Advice to Management

      Get rid of project management and staff to meet client needs.

      C-K2008-12-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Business reproacher"

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      Current Employee - Business in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at C-K full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good experience if your new

      Cons

      long hours have to work weekends

      C-K2017-11-11
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