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- "No accruable personal days or health benefits no matter how long you've been with the agency." (in 31 reviews)
- "communication is lacking between the recruiter and the other two parties" (in 14 reviews)
- "Bad management" (in 10 reviews)
- "The compensation or salaries of the jobs they offer is low." (in 9 reviews)
- "Some managers have even encouraged pay candidates 45ph and keeping 65ph." (in 7 reviews)
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- 3.0Sep 16, 2021Account ExecutiveFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Great people to learn from - you are learning from top performers & the company has implemented a strong training program; opportunity to make a lot of money
As there are a lot of tenured people who have ownership over large companies (and all their affiliates / branches), it can be hard to find companies not being targeted that are large enough to give you big earnings; it is very much “my way or the high way”’mentality - you are educated on how to do things and not encouraged to do them any other way (v. Other companies encourage you to do what you think is best)
- 3.0Feb 26, 2015Anonymous ContractorCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearMinneapolis, MN
When you first meet with them, they are of-course very encouraging about your prospects. They are professional and courteous. Everyone is very pleasant and helpful. They have a lot of contacts and creative job opportunities.
Seems really difficult to get traction, and I wonder about the strength of their relationships to the companies they place with. They seem at their mercy. I also don't get a strong sense of how much they are advocating for me with a potential client. I had a much better sense of this with other placement agencies.8
- 4.0May 14, 2019Creative RecruitFormer Employee, less than 1 yearWarren, MI
- Initial contact with Creative Circle, to sending opportunities, to landing interviews is really fast. Almost overwhelmingly fast, but that's a good thing. - Forwards lots of opportunities and are hands-on with trying to find the best fit for you. - Great initial first interview with your recruiter. Also a really good opportunity to talk about your work — great practice! - Ended up with a good full-time position (which is what I was hoping for) pretty quickly. Process moved along fast from start to finish.
- Incessantly call, even if they know you currently work a full-time position. Sometimes it's not easy for a potential candidate to drop what they're doing in the middle of a work day to speak on the phone. - Really advocate for contract/freelance work when you specifically ask for a full-time position, and then try to make contract work sound romantic by saying that contract work actually gives you more freedom to look for other positions that you think sound good. - Certain recruiters are pushy and manipulative. They will push you into an interview that you don't necessarily want to do. They'll also try and manipulate you into going to another scheduled interview when you have already accepted another position through them, saying that it will "hurt your chances to network in the future" and that they "understand that it's your choice" over and over trying to guilt you into going. They are actually worried about their relationship with the client rather than your future ability to network with people in the client's circle. - Once accepting a full-time position, all communication ends pretty abruptly. Probably because you're not freelancing through Creative Circle, but the abruptness of all communication ending definitely feels like they just wanted you for the commission (which, in the end, they do — but at least hide it).10
- 5.0Jun 17, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Executive team that genuinely cares about your success. Work hard play hard environment - lots of opportunities to set goals and achieve really fun rewards.
None that I can think of. I haven't had too many issues arise that weren't handled quickly or professionally.5
- 4.0Mar 21, 2020ContractorCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
-Recruiters work quickly– be prepared to rework your resume often (and within a matter of hours) in order to get in front of the right clients -Opportunities are with top tech companies. Great way to get your foot in the door -Recruiters advocate for you in front of clients -Lots of opportunities for remote work (depending on industry)
-Health insurance is offered through a company called Benefits in Card. Since this isn't a major health insurance company, coverage is limited (though you can pay more for a higher tier) and isn't accepted by other insurance businesses (OneMedical, Oscar, etc). I wish they would find a solution that provides more coverage.
- 1.0Feb 16, 2017Job SeekerFormer Freelancer, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
connected to many top companies and able to offer their network of job seekers lots of opportunities
Sadly most of the job opportunities offered through Creative Circle are part-time or freelance. Also, the recruiters take a very hands off approach and rarely work directly with candidates to help them find real work that is a good fit based on professional experience. As a job seeker you get bombarded with emails for job opportunities that don't even begin to fit your skills or employment goals and requirements. And worse yet, if you get an email for a job opportunity that interests you that you are actually qualified for you never get contacted back one way or the other after you email the recruiter about your interest in the assignment or your qualifications.18
- 4.0May 30, 2017Anonymous ContractorCurrent Contractor
Have had great experiences with placements and have gotten lots of opportunities to experience different industries. The staff are very quick to respond to inquiries about job postings (though don't read through resumes, they only look at your bullet points) and are very friendly and professional. It's nice to have someone on your side to ask questions to the employer and negotiate salary on your behalf. I've been told that the SF office is better than in other cities.
During Q1 the number of job listings is significantly decreased and that makes it hard to find placement. Not entirely their fault but still not a great experience. It also gets a bit confusing if you're being considered for multiple positions, seems like they have a lot of recruiter turnover so not everyone is familiar with the processes or how to communicate with one another.