Job Board - Advertising

Just got approached by Creative Circle for an interview and read their reviews here. They asked my SSN last 4 digits on phone, should i be worried?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
Posting as :
works at

They take half of what you earn. If they say a job pays $50 and hour, its more like $110. They suck in almost every sense of the word. They just want a butt in a seat. That said, if you need some gigs to tide you over, they can help. But avoid if you can.

Reaction Icon Like
likehelpfulsmart
Arrow Icon

I know for a fact that they take a HUGE cut - more than 50% of what you would make by going to the agency directly. That's way more than other firms take, and it's total BS. They are bottom feeders and exist only to hook up the most desperate with places that don't care what quality they get. Unless you have any other option stay away. Not only are you underselling yourself, but you're working for a company that is devaluing all creatives and what we do. my two cents

Reaction Icon Like
likesmarthelpful
Arrow Icon

Wait why the eff would they take half of my earnings? Screw that

Reaction Icon Like
likesmart
Arrow Icon

Creative circle is tons of red tape and paperwork before they even talk to you. I didn’t bother.. they undersell you, and other recruiters don’t make you jump through hoops for BS

Reaction Icon Like
helpful
Arrow Icon

Creative circle is legitimate I’ve worked with them before getting ask last 4 on the phone seems odd but wouldn’t worry about it.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Thanks for the info. I m gonna stay away from them. Any other recruitment agencies for advertising u might recommend?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I agree ten thousand percent about the pay cut issue, it’s not good. But I took a great gig from them and was extremely happy with the work I added to my book and I worked with a great client. Always negotiate with them on rate. It’s one way to get work or foot in the door.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

Applying R1 and promotion goes in effect in September (Deloitte decisions released in June), do I reflect it as “September - Present” on my resume when submitting an application?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Just got rejected after last round of (virtual) on-site with Facebook. Super bummed. I thought the interview went very well. Is it just current situation (hiring freeze) or maybe I'm not good enough?

likeuplifting
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Ladies, interviewed for my dream job today and I think it went well! Only thing is that I only have the name of the hiring manager who I talked to, but she brought another guy into the room (cont)

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Interview next Tuesday. What excuse can I use since it’s so soon and there’s no option to reschedule to a Mon or Fri?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Starting interview process for product role with a Series A startup that raised $10M What are the key questions I should be asking? My thoughts: 1. What is the valuation? 2. What is the exit strategy? 3. What is the product (very vague idea after phone screen) 4. How will my boss help my growth? Very early in the process as you can see. Key concern is that I’d report to a Senior PM who has 1 year of consulting exp. and 1 year at the company. I’m approaching 1 year of consulting exp.

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Anyone in BizOps at LinkedIn or have gone through the interview process? Curious about the type of work and if people find it challenging and/or meaningful.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Anyone in Boston ever interviewed with liberty mutual internal consulting group?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Interviewing for a start up with series B funding. It seems that they are looking for an entry level employee. How to take the interview and say I don’t want entry level? Worry being salary - I believe I can bring lot to the table

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

My VC firm interview coming up will have a "math problem" section to it. If you had to pick 1 type to study, what should I focus on?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Do you discuss fee for interview assignment? If so how to you bring it up? I’m having to do a whole campaign strategy, moodboard and logo creation and wary of the amount of free work upfront. But also don’t want to ruin my chance of getting the job.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Invited for onsite interviews for a Manager position in EYs Program Management group. I am part of almost the same group at K. I am 5th year Manager and up for promotion this year at K which also..

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I'm starting to seek new opportunities both in industry and at other firms. For those that have moved: how did you prepare for interviews? Are there any good online resources you know of?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Opened a chase card and now want to also get the sapphire reserve, how long should I wait before applying? Currently had this card for a month.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What questions can I expect when interviewing with CDs, ECDs, Recruiters?? (AD moving from Europe to New York)

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What are some solid interview questions ??

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

AMA. I'm a former Deloitte Manager who was laid off last year. Recently signed with FAANG with onsites at FB, AMZN, AAPL, Groupon, Capital One. First rounds at GOOG, Netflix. This community helped me a lot and I would like to give back by answering questions to the best of my ability. Resume tailoring, consulting to tech fit, interview prep etc.

likeupliftinghelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Deloitte folks- what level should I be interviewing for with my experience? Friend is referring me for a recently won contract with all levels open In DC, 3.5 years exp, data background, PMP cert.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I have about 3 weeks to get good at casing for an upcoming MBB interview. Would love to crowdsource the best tips/advice/resources!

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How many interviews did you have before getting an offer? Undergrad doesn't count. I had 4.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Any manager and above in a DS or DA based role willing to have an informational interview with me? Hoping to get some guidance and perspective as someone looking to break into the space with prior exp

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Additional Posts

Booz Allen: how much do principals/VPs make (salary, bonus, etc)?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Exploring other opportunities on bench. Lady next to me is openly talking to a recruiter in shared common space. Wow just wow.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

westin or w in costa rica? going with parents and sibling!

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

My personal mantra/ “word” for the school year is Stay Positive. My reason is that I understand my attitude navigates my classroom environment and well being. What’s yours and why?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Leaving Accenture and they are asking for original version of receipts for previously approved and reimbursed expense reports... has this happened to anyone? (don't have the originals but have copies)

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Applying R1 and promotion goes in effect in September (Deloitte decisions released in June), do I reflect it as “September - Present” on my resume when submitting an application?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Thankful to have a job that not only includes job security, caring colleagues, and interesting projects, but that also is still giving double-digit percentage raises, promotions, and $250 WFH stipends 🙏🏼 Trying to slow down and count my blessings during this late night grind

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How to protect my high stress and soulless income from tax besides 401k and having a million kids. Preferably passive income strategies. Pls &thx

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Just got rejected after last round of (virtual) on-site with Facebook. Super bummed. I thought the interview went very well. Is it just current situation (hiring freeze) or maybe I'm not good enough?

likeuplifting
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Would love to learn more about how other teachers are using Micro:bit in their classrooms. I see the possibilities - my mind goes in a million different directions because I am so excited to use it.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Has anyone weaned off of Adderall / Vyvanse? Trying for a baby soon but terrified to go off meds due to concentration and depression issues.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What are everyone’s objective views on EKS&H (regional professional services firm based in Denver), in terms of company culture, values etc versus that of big four?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Has anyone been on unpaid leave? How does it affect H1B status? Going through some personal stuff and might run out of PTO

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If you get fired because you’ve been on the bench too long from not being able to find a project does this constitute being able to receive unemployment until you find a new job?

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I’ve been in this bowl for awhile now, and I’m wondering if it might be helpful to start a new bowl focused on toxic workplace environments, systematic harassment, and lessons learned. Cont

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Centurion lounge in MIA is a ghost town

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Has anyone had to defend themselves at their firm when coming back from maternity leave? My firm decided to hire an associate (male married with no kids) instead of a per diem to cover my cases.

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What are some of everyones’s billable hours goals as well as the hours you actually bill in a year, typically?

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Expecting in few months and have the option to opt out of performance eval this yr.Have really low/negligible utilization, I did everything I could but could not get staffed. How will this affect me?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If I quit my job due to mental health illness can I still get unemployment? And will it show up on my records when I apply for another job

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what’s it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

OR

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

Please enter a valid number