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"Advertising recruiting at its worst"

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Former Contractor - Senior CopyWriter in Chicago, IL
Former Contractor - Senior CopyWriter in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Creative Circle as a contractor (More than 10 years)

Pros

Seriously, I can't think of any. They don't even deserve one star. I think more and more agency folks are learning about CC's shadiness and cutting their working relationship off.

Cons

Where do I begin?

• Horrible hourly pay for gigs, i.e., $25 per, for a Sr. Art Director or Sr. Copywriter (I've spoken to many peers in the biz who say CC takes as much as 60 to 70% of the rate they get the client to sign off on. Pathetic. Pros in the biz like Aquent, Vitamin T, The Smart Dept and The Want Club blow them out of the water.

• Recruiters don't have voicemail for job candidates, just their agency clients. This is unheard of (no pun intended).

• Don't return emails (or poor at this); and often have a negative, short tone (exclamation points). One example (this was the entire email response) "I will let you know!"

• Agents don't interact/share information on CC talent pool; they're like cut-throat car salespeople (at the expense of candidates).

• Known for poor management of logistics, i.e., leaving out details (start time on first day, length of project) which ends up making talent look bad in front of the client.

• Big one: You get a call on Friday at 5:30pm because they need someone desperately for a Monday gig that starts first thing in the AM. So you cobble together relevant samples and send them to the rep. Rep says they'll let you know either way. Poof. Disappear. You never hear back, either way.

Advice to Management

Be more like Aquent, Vitamin T, The Smart Dept and The Want Club.

Other Employee Reviews for Creative Circle

  1. "Not outstanding but they get plenty of submissions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Circle as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Listing almost daily; prompt payments,

    Cons

    More concerned with their commissions than their representatives and focus more on short-term assignments rather than cultivating relationships. No accruable personal days or health benefits no matter how long you've been with the agency. Compensation is always on the low-end of the scale because they specialize in quantity not quality

    Advice to Management

    Become better experts in the fields in which you represent therefore you can demand higher minimums from your clients.


  2. "Amazing Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Creative Circle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with some of the best recruiters and account executives who will work to get you placed!
    Very sweet and helpful people.

    Cons

    You only have two options, Account Executive or Recruiter.

    Advice to Management

    You're AMAZING, keep up the great work! :-)


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