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A great opportunity to build a solid foundation in Recruiting.

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Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Schaumburg, IL
Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at Collins Consulting full-time for less than a 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
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    WORST EVER

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    Former Employee - Any Position  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Any Position in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Collins Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are great but often walk around with frowns and you can see the frustration in their faces. There are no pros to this company what so ever....

    Cons

    During the interview process you will think they are a typical company but once in the job you will get very little, if any training. There will be all kinds of material on how they prefer a job to be done but they leave it very generalized so they can blame if not done to their liking. They micromanage and change processess on a constant basis. They will can call you out in front of others so be prepared for unprofessionalism. They subject individual employees to senior management harrassment and will pick on them everyday all day until someone else comes on their radar. It is a husband and wife team and they fight and are disrespectful to each other....the other senior likes to bully people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micromanaging and learn to be professionals. Quit bullying your employees, it doesn't work~ Quit the "I am superior" attitude and learn what real leaders do to motivate their best assets (their people). Quit the blame game and take some responsibility. Show some respect and stop misrepresenting how the company truly operates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Avoid.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Collins Consulting

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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