Creative Circle Reviews

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122 Ratings
Pros
  • "Quality screening of potential gigs(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great pay and work-life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As good as freelance work can get(in 51 reviews)

  • "Anyway, she told me to apply at a lower hourly rate because I wasn't as qualified as other candidates(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      admin assistant

      May 31, 2018 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      friendly staff great place to work

      Cons

      no cons I love working there

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fine

      Oct 5, 2020 - Account Executive in Costa Mesa, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can make money if you slave away

      Cons

      Manager is a vulture, cares about themselves not the employees.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A pleasure to deal with

      Nov 19, 2014 - Anonymous 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The freelance jobs are with cool agencies. The duration of their freelance and contract gigs vary from days to weeks to months, even fulltime. Say no when you aren't interested and they will still consider you for all others. The recruiters are to the point, and great to deal with. They put personality and humour into it, while delivering all the details about a role. I've been working with them for many months.

      Cons

      They might tack on a larger markup than other agencies, but hey, they call me often with new opportunies that I wouldn't find on my own.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Creative Circle, better than being solo

      Nov 13, 2014 - Freelance Web Developer in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The freelance positions they locate are with professional agencies. This may lead to better things. They handle marketing, payment and overall communications well. They have found me more work in past year at a higher rate than I was able to myself, which is obviously a good thing.

      Cons

      Agencies see you as an expensive fix for a problem they are not staffed up for. This is because, as a client said to me, "CC adds a pretty good fee on top of your hourly rate". Be prepared to face pressure on this.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Pure slavery and low knowledge of the tech around the interactive industry

      Aug 1, 2014 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of contacts and contracts if you are willing to feed these cats.

      Cons

      Pure rip off. Hire senior developers at junior salary. Not honest about the % they take. No technical knowledge. Unethical.

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      15 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of ups and downs!

      Jul 11, 2021 - Creative Recruiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great place to start and get feet wet - in depth training, buddy system after training

      Cons

      - WFH, no laptop/ computer provided even though office workstation is available in physical office, required to remote into personal computer daily - I’ve seen coworkers do over 100% mark-up. Feels cut throat, lots of sloppy things done to hit metrics - maternity leave is bare minimum - long hours (will pay off in $$) but exhausting and will feel drained - little to no diversity

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      They take 50% of your billing rate / Poorly Organized

      May 28, 2021 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are some nice people who work there but they are not informed or forward-thinking. All interactions are reactive vs. proactive. The onus is on the consultant to drive the process and ask questions. No formal onboarding offered here when it is standard for every other agency.

      Cons

      Creative Circles take 50% of the billing rate which explains why their rates are so low compared to other agencies. They are not organized on the front end and it is radio silence while you are on a project. As a consultant, I had to drive the process from the beginning, and ask questions throughout the process on how to handle procedures that could have been easily communicated from the get-go. They act like anything you are asking them that it is the first time any candidate has asked them. One hand is not talking to the other. It upsets clients and the consultants.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good People to Work With

      Jul 1, 2021 - Graphic Designer in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The team is very accommodating with individual situations and tries hard to get candidates placed.

      Cons

      The common problems associated with the gig economy; very limited paid time off, often very limited job security.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Opportunity to make money!

      Jun 30, 2021 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great commission structure with opportunity to make a lot of money.

      Cons

      Internal politics run deep, that can often distract people from doing their job

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great agency!

      Jul 2, 2021 - Public Relations in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Always sending great assignments via email and very responsive.

      Cons

      No cons that I can think of.

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