Collaborative Consulting Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Consultant

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Collaborative Consulting as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation is competitive, their are opportunities to work with major clients in both FS and Healthcare. The benefits and 401k matching is competitive as well.

    Cons

    You need to be able to work as part of a team or independently depending on the project. You are also encouraged to identify other opportunities within the firms where you are working. These are not necessary negatives but just part of being a consultant for any firm.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a good job and communicates clearly to consultants about expectations even though everyone may not be listening.

  2. Collaborative Consulting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Collaborative Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has grown substantially over the last 15 years and with revenue of $70M, has become a strong consulting firm in the Boston area and a stable place to work. The benefits and work environment are comparable if not better than their peers.

    Cons

    Like any consulting firm, Collaborative hires associates at all levels from outside the firm. Some of these hires are relatively new to the workforce and may in fact be consulting for the first time. Others have decades of experience and bring a lot to the table. Unfortunately, there is a core of individuals with a long tenure at Collaborative (particularly on the technical side) who feel threatened by experienced outsiders and will sabotage their work in order to preserve their own career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Examine your long-timers and fast-risers closely. Make sure they aren't getting "too big for their britches" and shutting down good ideas based on practical experience simply because the come from "outsiders". You've lost several good employees because of these tactics by a few.

  3. I work at Collaborative Consulting Domestic Solution Center

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    Current Employee - Software in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Software in Wausau, WI

    I have been working at Collaborative Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The solution center has a great training program for those new to IT! You get a chance to learn from some industry professionals with more than 15 years of experience that are from different parts of the country. The projects are small in size and easy work on for those without any experience.

    Cons

    The solution center has been removing several key individuals since the beginning a few years ago that in my opinion were really great and have either been replaced with family member, or someone not of same quality with no ease of tensions on the existing team. Those looking for the first IT job - this is the place! You get training, and some easy projects - there aren't many big projects on this side of the company. Those looking to sharpen resume and work with an experienced team - keep on looking, you won't find it here.

    Advice to Management

    communicate changes in direction

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  5. Think twice before you join this company!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer

    I worked at Collaborative Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    To my knowledge, I do not see any pros.

    Cons

    My rating speaks for cons.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Some good but more bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Collaborative Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented consultants in the field. Much energy dedicated to hiring solid professionals. Excellent compensation and benefits package primarily based on high billing rates. Not a bad place if you are insulated from senior management.

    Cons

    The CEO often behaves unprofessionally, routinely screaming at people, and constantly criticizing his direct reports behind their backs. The COO works on his side business just as much. His paid advisors are milking their payday, with limited knowledge of the industry and adding very little value. Other senior management is very well paid, but they are largely very unhappy people, feeling locked in by their compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company like you have been talking about for the last ten years. The leadership team is impatiently waiting for that, so they can move on. So very few will be sorry to see you go.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Exciting, genuinely nice people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Collaborative Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Benefits: Great benefits, the company invests in this significantly. We have the best health insurance, 20 days PTO whit roll over option, work from home, 401k match is substantial.
    -Work life balance: You work hard and play hard. These guys are respectful of your time and if you go above and beyond it is noted and rewarded
    -Company values: This is perhaps my favorite characteristic about Collaborative; their people. They really care about having a healthy environment and about their employees.
    -Training: There are plenty of opportunities to learn, they have a very cool training room in Wisconsin where fellow employees teach their particular expertise to others.
    -People have your back: It is easy to talk to more senior people like the VP. I felt like their doors were always open. And, they are really easy going people.

    Cons

    If you are working from the office, sometimes it feels a little bit lonely. People come and go to other projects so that was a little bit tough for me at the beginning. For this same reason, sometimes it is a little bit hard to communicate with others (supervisor/director).

  8. Helpful (2)

    Best place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Collaborative Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome culture and people
    Accessible management
    Tremendous Growth Potential

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!

  9. Helpful (1)

    Nice, caring people. Friendly atmostphere. Quality of assignments is hit-or-miss.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant/Technical Lead in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant/Technical Lead in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Collaborative Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, good benefits, vacation time, bonus/overtime pay potential for consultants. Management is understanding if you are on the bench.

    Cons

    Typical of consulting, you may not have choice on the assignments. May need to just "take what you can get" and projects may lack technical challenge. Little insite into which potential clients or projects you are being pitched to. Little mentoring for new consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Help consultants understand how they are being pitched and how they are viewed by management so when they are benched, they have an idea what they should be studying or keeping current on. A skills database may be helpful.

  10. Overall, a good working relationship.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant/Business Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant/Business Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Collaborative Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company with good service-segment management. Plenty of knowledgeable groups & individuals to refer to when needed.
    Regional pay scale is good for qualified individuals.

    Cons

    Worked as distributed resource and never saw home office or met manager.
    Some persons fulfilling Project Manager roles are good at creating the plan, need help sticking to it.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the performance review process in its entirety.

  11. Great atmosphere and smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Technical Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Technical Consultant in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Collaborative Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Collaborative are some of the smartest and hard working that I have had the chance to work with. Also, I was on and assignment my entire time with Collaborative, never having to hit the bench.

    Cons

    As with any consulting company, the consultant doesn't really have a chance to pick the assignments, so you may end up with a very long commute.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with the consultants in the field.

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