Not terrible, but a bit incompetent and fast in doing business
Artist (Current Employee) – New York – January 3, 2013
Compared to other staffing agencies in NYC, Creative Circle always seems like they are in a rush to do business. Their rates keep getting lower and lower, also compared to other agencies. I also feel that many of the recruiters are a bit incompetent, and need to have more industry knowledge - software, the difference between an editor and an animator, and good companies. I've worked for a couple high end companies, which are at the top of my resume for a reason, but they have never heard of them. Pull up a company directory and go through companies - get familiar with them/know their names, so that when a freelancer has it on his/her resume you can use it to their advantage to land them a gig.
Other agencies really take their time with the freelancers who they represent, and it is really a nice experience.
CC is not bad, they are friendly, and nice enough, and I've gotten one good gig from them, but there are many better staffing agencies out there.
Slow down, and stop taking such a large chunk of rates.
friendly, respond to emails promptly, have a big web of jobs
low rates, a bit incompetent, too fast/short with their freelancers.