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- "No accruable personal days or health benefits no matter how long you've been with the agency." (in 31 reviews)
- "Cheat you out of your money / low pay" (in 16 reviews)
- "communication is lacking between the recruiter and the other two parties" (in 14 reviews)
- "The compensation or salaries of the jobs they offer is low." (in 9 reviews)
- "Bad management" (in 9 reviews)
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- 4.0Oct 12, 2014Contract Design ProfessionalCurrent Contractor, more than 3 yearsDallas, TX
• Good ability to match opportunity to skills/designer. • Steady source of variety of possible opportunities, along with spot projects to add to fill up a schedule. • Highly communicative and supportive office staff. If you're looking for a variety of short-term design opportunities to fill in around other more steady gigs, or if you're a new designer looking for assignments to build a portfolio, you'll do well with CC. I suspect those that grumble about their relationship with Creative Circle are the types that are most comfortable in a more structured work environment. CC expects you'll be able to do certain things like handle your own schedule, and conduct dealings with the client in a professional manner. To that point, my experience has been you get back what you put in. Share updates regularly, do high-caliber work, enhance your reputation with the CC recruiters and in a relatively short period of time, they'll be supplying you with a steady array of gigs aligned to your skills, or even putting you up for full time roles that are a comfortable fit. SImply stated, employ good work ethics, and be selective about the assignments you take on.
Pay level per hour or salary-based are low, but assume that's also often by client insistence. Hard to add many more cons - I've gotten pretty much I was looking for as far as ancillary contract projects.5
- 2.0Dec 22, 2018Anonymous FreelancerFormer Freelancer, less than 1 yearDetroit, MI
Staff is friendly and professional in person
The recruiters aren't aggressive enough in representing you, advocating you and following through. I was submitted for a job I really wanted and it's been 3 months that I haven't gotten any feedback. When I inquire, I'm told they haven't filled the position, but they haven't heard anything. I agreed not to contact the employer and regret going through CC because I've seen the job listed as direct. I also saw the employer list a different position I'm somewhat interested in, but don't want to blow my chances for the position I really want. Now, I have no chance of that one, either. Soon after submitting me, CC posted this job, searching for other applicants. This seems like a pretty crappy way of representing me. I was asked to provide 3 references' contact information- preferably managers. CC asked them to fill out a rather lengthy form (1 of my references shared his responses with me). I feel like I "wasted my wish" asking this favor for a job that never had a chance of going anywhere. I wish I had waited to ask favors from these people until I was sure I was at a point that it would help advocate me. Now, I'm afraid to bother them again. Parking at their office in downtown Detroit is nearly impossible. I went to the garages they suggested and they were both filled. I was very lucky to find a spot on the street and not be late to my informational interview. A different recruiter than the one I had been working contacted me and asked me if I was interested in a job description that was precisely what I said I was not interested in doing. I asked for more specific information about benefits 3 times and never got any response. I also asked about whether they offer a referral bonus and never got a response about that either. Most staffing agencies offer $500 - $2000 for a hired referral. I guess they offer nothing.2