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Helpful (2)

Avoid.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

There are indeed some very smart, hardworking people here, including in management. Major clients on the list, and an okay place to enter recruitment. Upper management actually does listen to employees.

Cons

Zero mobility. Very low salaries with no chance of a raise. Constant threats of termination for not meeting unattainable metrics based on some very strange ideas about the recruiting lifecycle - they monitor your talk time, outbound calls, and yes, even bathroom breaks. Almost no actual training. Absurdly process-oriented workflows. A lot of promises were made when I interviewed that never panned out, like comprehensive training and the possibility to work from home. To be fair, they never promised an eventual pay increase, which is wise because nobody ever gets one. Polite disagreement with middle management nets you a screaming fit in a public area of the building and subsequent vilification. They also changed the commission structure earlier this year so that in theory it's possible to do quite well on a placement, but in practice (volume recruiting) pretty tough.

Advice to Management

Train your people. Give them raises when they manage to succeed despite the various levels of bureaucracy required to even get a submittal out the door. Middle management should not be allowed to mistreat recruiters - it may be a family business but a certain level of professional courtesy should still apply. Give account management some autonomy and client ownership - they know what they're doing. If you want to micromanage your people, it follows that you are accountable for their failures as well as their successes.

Other Employee Reviews for Collins Consulting

  1. Helpful (3)

    Not satisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It’s close to the mall and to the interstate. One good thing is that they pay all the Recruiters the same base salary.

    Cons

    First of all, three Recruiters are crammed into each office, and these offices are tiny! You are not allowed to print a job description. Anything that does not need to be filed away in an employee file cannot be printed. You are not allowed to have your cell phone at your desk. You get two fifteen-minute breaks, so you can use your phone during those breaks or your lunch. If you need a pop or snack from the vending machine, that needs to be done during your break too. You can’t walk away from your desk during work hours unless you are going to the bathroom. Their clients can be counted on your fingers; there is not a single business development position at Collins. Most of their business comes from one big client. If they ever lost that client, they would be in big trouble. There is no room for growth. The husband and wife (Bob and Cindy Collins) run the company.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. Have a meeting to tell us about changes; don't send an email.


  2. Helpful (3)

    collins consulting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice location. There are some very bright and hard-working people here. The Recruiters are very energetic and fun to work with.

    Cons

    This is a very small company, and there is no room for professional growth. Management does not respect employees, and they never communicate clearly with employees. You will never receive a raise. Your starting salary will remain constant. Management is also not very willing to help employees succeed. You are constantly threatened that you will be fired if you don't meet your weekly goals, but no one will ever sit down with you and address the obstacles that you are facing in meeting those goals. The work conditions are excruciating sometimes with three people crammed into each tiny office and temperatures can be extreme- 80 degrees or 50 degrees sometimes! Additionally, management often sends very persuasive emails to the entire office to buy their boy scout cookies.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the concerns of your employees when they are voiced. Communicate effectively with employees and treat them with respect.


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