Collabera Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Typical Staffing Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Technical Recruiter in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Technical Recruiter in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Collabera as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Share great opportunities in my field.
    Give excellent insight about the job they would like you to consider.
    Excellent referral program.

    Cons

    Pay rates aren't the best.
    Follow up with the contractors isn't the best. Say one thing and little follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a contractor it's hard to offer advise to the agency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Working with Collabera

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kinect UI in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Kinect UI in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Collabera full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice people that work hard for their employees.
    They give off a very professional and positive vibe.
    They give gifts to boost morale and to say thank you.

    Cons

    1. The difficult part is that I have a really hard time understanding any of the people I've talked to over the phone. It took me 4 months after I was told I had the job to actually start.
    2. I gave them what I thought were great 5 star reviews... shortly after, they stopped being so helpful. I was told when I called in to check if they had any more work. " We have a lot of new people...You will have to find work, we cannot help you" I wish I was lying... I'm not sure what happened.
    3. I feel that they like to keep people on contract so that they can keep business. Really don't see how a person would want to stay under contract work.
    4. They are competing with one another to get new referrals. they seemed more concern on whether or not the client was hiring any new people so they have places to put people. I just realized they have medium number of clients, with an extremely high volume of applicants. I even asked once what types of jobs they have. From my understanding, if you are in the mid-level, then you may have a hard time getting work through them. Especially if you aren't IT or a manager.
    5. My rep took more vacations than any person I've ever seen. Owners of most businesses never took this many vacations... She was never around.
    5. Insurance policy is terrible...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve on the things I listed above. From what I'm reading in other reviews, most of the concerns. are the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    good for short term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - 3D Artist in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - 3D Artist in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Collabera as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The good thing was they do your taxes. They did direct deposit on time;
    Manager was Nice;

    Cons

    a lot of things to file.
    The length of the contract usually goes like 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or 1 year maximum.
    There is a 100 days rule, which means once you finish a project, you have to take a 100 days break.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Program Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Collabera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are motivated to get you roles. They have good follow up with HR.

    Cons

    They often take a long time to deal with HR issues and equipment problems. The company was eager to reduce salaries with new role renewals. I never got a raise moving from one position to the next, even though I had great reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great short-term placement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Collabera

    Pros

    Get your foot in the door somewhere that you want to try as a potential long-term fit. As far ascontracting companies go, this one has a great on-boarding process.

    Cons

    It is unfortunate these days that third party staff augmentation companies, like Collabera, are making up to 40% of what you should be bringing home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I were going to speak to leadership at Collabera I would encourage them to lower their profit margins slightly to keep employees and build a niche.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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