Creative Circle Reviews | Glassdoor

Creative Circle Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
174 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Creative Circle
73 Ratings

174 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Thanks to Creative Circle, I'm now in a full-time position that I absolutely love (in 17 reviews)

  • Have had great experiences with placements and have gotten lots of opportunities to experience different industries (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Freelance to full time jobs are bs (in 26 reviews)

  • Low-balling the hourly rate, but needing candidates with a great skillset (in 17 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (3)

    "What a great and helpful company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Art Director in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Art Director in Clayton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They did an amazing job!
    I was just looking for a freelance position while I was at a full time job. The wonderful people at Creative Circle knew that I had aspirations to move up in my field so they took a shot and pitched a full time position to me. I am now an associate art director at a company I LOVE with plenty of room to move up in the ranks. I am so very happy that Creative Circle reached out to me and matched me up with this amazing company!

    Cons

    I only got one freelance job, but I know clients can be finicky with pricing and time.


  2. "Take it or leave it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get some work, and minor benifits

    Cons

    low pay, lack of transparency on how much you contact is worth

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Creative Circle full-time

    Pros

    Met a lot of friends while working here.

    Cons

    Every day was exactly the same...You made cold calls ALL morning, then were allowed to leave the office possibly in the afternoon to go on client meetings. It was a very structured and micromanaged environment, which does not really work for me. I need an employer that trusts me to do my job, and that I will get it done.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Don't waste your time!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None that I've experienced, it was just as if I never met or signed anything. Avoid wasting your time with them.

    Cons

    This agency seems to post false ads in hopes of building their portfolio of candidates. You can expect to be forced into an in-person interview and then little to no contact. Lack of communication, lack of follow up, posting of inactive or false positions.

    Advice to Management

    Value the time of the candidates you bring in. If you cannot or don't intend to help them, don't waste their time!


  5. Helpful (7)

    "100% Worthless"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time

    Pros

    You don't have to work for them.

    Cons

    This company is just another data-harvesting scam masquerading as a legit recruiter.

    For your "onboarding" interview, you can expect some optimistic encouragement, followed by months of radio silence, interrupted by the occasional phone call that leads nowhere. Repeated voicemails and emails go unanswered. The optimism quickly melts into false hope, and that's when you realize you've been scammed.

    Just read the other horror stories on here, and you'll get the gist of it. And don't believe the smarmy, glowing 5-star reviews--they are all written by Creative Circle employees trying to pad their ratings. When it comes to lying, these people are pitiful amateurs.

    Advice to Management

    See if you can buy yourself a used soul on Ebay.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Circle part-time

    Pros

    Did you get a job.

    Cons

    Completely unsupportive. They want me to quit the job I was unhappy at, before they are willing to find another job. So I would have to take the consequence of not having any income until they were able to find me another job. They cared more about the client then me. Also they had no idea what was going on at the agency, the communication was horrible, and at some point rude.

    You're not paid at your skill level. They're the biggest supporter of this problem and graphic design. They're never transparent about how much they are actually getting from the hours you work.

    Advice to Management

    They should support your designers and help them in their career not just try to make money off of them.


  7. Helpful (24)

    "It is what you make of it."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Have a mailing list with frequent job opportunities
    - Helpful and responsive when you reach out

    Cons

    - Not entirely transparent on contracts
    - Portal to manage, submit, and review job/contract info is poor and hard to use.
    - Benefits could be better but they do offer them

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Terrible"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You are paid I guess? If you don't have to hunt them down for your weekly checks

    Cons

    Freelance to full time jobs are bs. They rarely ever transition to full time, so it is a complete waste of time. The recruiters are sketchy and will always side with the client even if you have health issues/clients who mistreat you. Was paid half of potential salary through them. Just terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and use your moral compasses (if you have any)


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Freelancers Beware"

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

    Pros

    There are not any pros

    Cons

    They lost the personal information, very unprofessional staff that likes to waist freelancers time.

    Advice to Management

    hire competent staff


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Didn't help find job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Creative Circle full-time

    Pros

    They were super friendly and tried their best

    Cons

    Took forever to find employment


Showing 174 of 381 reviews
Reset Filters