Collins Consulting

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Collins Consulting Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    good

    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Collins Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good hours, never work on the weekend, normally out after 8 -8 1/2 hours

    Cons

    unrealistic goal expectations, people always leaving or being fired, makes you worry your next

  2.  

    No comment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Collins Consulting

    Pros

    Learned a lot on the job

    Cons

    Low pay and difficult management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to completely revamp managements professional people skills

  3.  

    Overall positive experience with some hiccups

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Management Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Management Analyst

    I have been working at Collins Consulting as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very helpful in getting you brought onboard as a contractor, paid on time, knowledgeable employees. Good company overall.

    Cons

    The company does not keep you up to date on certain issues that you need to know like advance notice of the contract ending, nor is there great communication between them and their clients. I moved halfway across the country for a position and not only did the client not know I was arriving (at all), they informed me the contract was scheduled to end two months later! Thankfully it didn't, and it lasted ten months from the time I arrived. Almost enough to fulfill my year lease...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your contractors in the loop more with the contracts they are fulfilling.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Collins is a great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Collins Consulting as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Collins team has been fantastic in helping me to find my latest opportunity. They are very professional to work with. I have found them to be extremely helpful whenever I have had a question about pay, benefits or anything else.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. They are doing a great job of managing me remotely. It would be nice if I could meet the HR and payroll teams in person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Collins Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collins Consulting Inc. values and appreciates it's employees, and shows it often. Their approach towards recruiting is process driven, which seeks results from repeated efforts instead of demanding results and micromanaging the staff. Previous staffing firms I've worked for required tedious tracking of all activity, which created an environment where you were constantly looking over your shoulder.

    Here at Collins we are given a great deal of autonomy, which works well for me. I am a self driven person, who aims to win, and being allowed to run my own desk, my way, has helped me be very successful, and reduces the level of stress.

    From my experience, in order to find success at Collins Consulting Inc., you definitely need to be a self starter, who thinks outside the box, and isn't afraid to set trends and rock the boat when you know you have a good idea, and feel it will be in the best interest of the business.

    Pros
    - Fair Wages / Commission Structure
    - Generous Paid time Off and Holidays
    - Fantastic Location in Schaumburg, IL
    - Approachable Management
    - Affordable Health Care / Health Care Options
    - Business Casual Dress Code / Free Parking

    Cons

    As far as the downsides here at Collins, the main issue is pure volume of workload. From a job security standpoint, there are PLENTY of positions to work, and in turn collect commissions, but sometimes it seems you barely get a moment to breath before the new wave of open jobs come in.

    Some of the staff tends to dwell on the negative at times. However, this is not purposeful, and more of a bad habit, created over the years. Management has been very active in interacting with the recruitment team to stay focused on the positive.

    Cons
    - Large workload volume can seem endless.
    - Limited Retirement Plan (no match)
    - Limited Life Insurance Options (Employee Funded)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep an open door approach and maintain the great work/life balance. Emphasize professional growth and lead by example. Hold the staff accountable to commitments, and continue to develop standardize processes, which will assist with time management, and keep the staff on track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Opportunity to Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Collins Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    While working for Collins, I have been given the opportunity to learn and grow. It is with great initiative and the willingness to learn that I was able to grow into several different roles. I appreciate that Collins has invested in me to allow me to grow in my strengths. From what I have experienced, I see that it is important for Collins to be a company of integrity. It is a balance to satisfy both the client’s needs as well as their employees.

    Cons

    Collins has a large volume of orders to fulfill, Collins has a large volume of orders to fulfill which in itself is not a Con. They could achieve more if they brought on more folks to help with the volume.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    All and all, a good company to work for !!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Collins Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've been working at Collins for about a year, and i must say that over that course of time there are a bunch of pros for working here. Firstly, the company's staff (both employees and management) are all friendly, relatable, and easy to work with. In addition, the management works with individual recruiters to cater to their strengths and teach them the ways of success in this industry. The management is also really good at allowing their employees to maintain their work life balance.
    There are also other smaller perks which spice up the recruiting experience, like friendly team competitions from time to time. Last year there was a competition for an all expenses paid trip to New York, which was really fun.

    Cons

    Collins is located in Schaumburg, which can be cumbersome to commute to from some suburbs and Chicago. However, management is very reasonable about being delayed by traffic for all their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs Improving...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Collins Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Friendly coworkers of same age
    - Personal desks
    - Earn PTO right away

    Cons

    - No Headsets for high amount of phone usage
    - Typical cubical posiiton
    - Very numbers driven (monitor phone usage, minutes inbound and outbound)
    - Unrealistic weekly goals
    - Hardly any personal or face-to-face interaction with client or candidates
    - Management "not on the same page"
    - Very difficult to make commission
    - Office is very boring and dull
    - Very little training after hiring
    - Management rude to recruiters when they make mistakes
    - Technology of office equipment is very old and interferes with work quite often (outdated)
    - Micromanaging from Managers
    - Office is heavy on paper usage and has no recycling (lack of social responsibility)
    - Small company (no vertical movement)
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that you are all on the same page. Recruiters shouldn't be getting in trouble because of disagreements in different processes that different managers would rather do and others wouldn't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

    I have been working at Collins Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good location, nice ( non-management) staff.

    Cons

    Management is very territorial. Often talks down to the recruiters. Extremely numbers driven to the point of not caring about anything else. Have found that salary is very compared to other recruiting firms in this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more and have a little faith that they might actually know what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great opportunity to build a solid foundation in Recruiting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Collins Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    While I was originally concerned about the previous Glassdoor reviews, I have found Collins Consulting to be a very positive experience. Throughout my first six months at Collins, I have been provided one-on-one training of all the aspects of IT Recruiting. It definitely has been a hit the ground running opportunity, but success is achievable by applying the lessons learned throughout the first three months. Both upper management and the account managers offer great insight on how to improve your recruiting techniques with every new job. The salary + commission pay structure allows for a team oriented, yet competitive work environment. Also after a recent expansion there are now individual work areas available for the entire team. Judging from the previous reviews there have been many adjustments made to their previous management techniques.

    Cons

    The previous negative reviews are discomforting and raise concerns about the possibility of building longevity there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the improvements and you will build a stronger, more versatile recruiting team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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