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Creative Circle
107 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great pay and work-life balance(in 13 reviews)

  • "In the end, through them I landed a full-time position at a (wonderful) local agency that I never would have heard about if it weren't for Kristen(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Mostly freelance, not many full time opportunities(in 31 reviews)

  • "They rarely ever transition to full time, so it is a complete waste of time(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Best Company of All Time!

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    Current Employee - Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Great Culture - Highly Rewarding - Helping others

    Cons

    - Crazy busy - but worth it!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Work hard, play hard

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time

    Pros

    We have a serious work hard, play hard mentality. Great package for PTO and holiday time off, and encouraged to take your time off as well. There is also potential for a 3 month sabbatical after 10 years of service. Uncapped commission structure with ability to earn tons of money, for a not so difficult job. Helping candidates find their dream jobs, always learning about new companies / clients and technologies...

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    Cons

    Staffing takes it toll, it can be emotionally and mentally exhausting. The highs are super high, and the lows really suck. It's a female dominated office with lots of drama and side chat. First year is the hardest, lots of cold calling. Going from a private company to a public with lots of shifts in management and communication - typical growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication from the top down

  3. Helpful (2)

    Very luck to have this job

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Team is always there to support you and you have the resources to succeed. Management encourages you to take time off, go on vacation, and play as hard as you work!

    Cons

    Sometimes candidates do not appreciate the hard work you put in on their behalf.

  4. Freelance Graphic Designer

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    Former Employee - Freelance Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Circle for more than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible - Easier for job hunting without a strong network background

    Cons

    - Usually for short term purpose - Unstable

  5. Helpful (1)

    Would not recommend to freelancers

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Job Connections, Do have opportunities

    Cons

    Terrible Pay, Your rep will take atleast half your hourly pay

    Creative Circle Response

    February 15, 2019Answers

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We’re glad you had a good experience with our job opportunities. We did want to clarify your additional statements, however, since we make sure our candidates are fairly compensated based on work history and experience. This process starts ...

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  6. Entrepreneurial freedom with corporate structure

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Able to build your own book of business with a great compensation plan - Friendly competition with a supportive team - Ability to grow with no cap on pay - Good amount of PTO given with happy hours and holiday parties - A solid 401k matching program

    Cons

    - Cold calling and emailing to initially build a book of business

  7. Life Changing Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    -work life balance -chance to make over 200K+ in commissions within first few years - ability to make your own success with the tools the company provides

    Cons

    -lower base salary but opportunity for no cap to comission - high stress at times - not as much WFH as most companies

  8. Great company with opportunity to make a lot of $

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    Current Employee - Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Circle full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a lot of money fairly quickly Excellent and comprehensive training program so you are ready to hit the ground running Enjoy working with music in the background - keeps the energy level up Good base salary for a commission job Great benefits Good work life balance

    Cons

    a little more WFH would be nice

  9. I love working at Creative Circle

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      Current Employee - Administrative 

      I have been working at Creative Circle full-time

      Pros

      Creative Circle has a great company culture, and it feels like home!

      Cons

      Creative Circle takes a lot of work, but it's totally worth it!

    • Not ideal

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      Former Employee - Account Executive 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Creative Circle full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good amount of holidays People tend to help each other Rewarded for hard work

      Cons

      So much structure in your day - lack of trust Lots of gossip amongst managers and team on a regular basis - it feels toxic at times, especially being in an open work space VPs/Managers play favorites Highly micromanaged work environment

      Advice to Management

      Don’t play favorites Treat the team fairly

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