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Collaborative Solutions Overview

Reston, VA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Collaborative Solutions is a leading global Finance and HR Transformation consultancy that leverages world-class cloud solutions to help deliver successful outcomes for its customers. As one of the longest-tenured consulting partners with Workday, Collaborative Solutions has a ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Have you heard? Collaborative has been recognized as a 'great workplace' for the fourth consecutive year!

    Collaborative Solutions Continues Streak with Fourth Consecutive 'Great Workplace' Rating

    Reston, Virginia - March 7, 2018 - Collaborative Solutions was certified as a great workplace for the fourth consecutive year by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Collaborative Solutions earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at

  • “Collaborative supports gender equality and is especially proud of our women in leadership, with 53% of managers and executives being female” – Collaborative Solutions Chief People Officer, Bonnie Dowler. Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the inspiring women around the world, and a special shout out to our dedicated female Collabies!

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Collaborative Solutions – Why Work For Us?


Collaborative Solutions is a leading global Finance and HR Transformation consultancy that leverages world-class cloud solutions to help deliver successful outcomes for its customers. As one of the longest-tenured consulting partners with Workday, Collaborative Solutions has a 98% customer satisfaction rate and has partnered with over 325 customers including global Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, and education and government institutions.

Collaborative Solutions has deployed in over 125 countries and has experience with organizations ranging from 200 to 200,000 employees. Collaborative Solutions is based in the Washington, D.C., metro area with offices in Pleasanton, CA; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Tampa, FL; New York City, NY; Toronto, Ontario; and Dublin, Ireland.

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Collaborative Solutions believes in setting a good example. We want our communities to thrive, and we know we must give back in order to continue enjoying the benefits they provide to each of us. We recognize the importance of civic engagement and community interaction, and we encourage our employees to support local charities in their own communities.

Collaborative Solutions is a Corporate Sponsor for the yearly event Walk Now for Autism for Autism Speaks, which funds research, knowledge transfer, legislative support and alternative treatment for those with Autism.  Support of Autism Speaks is the primary focus of Collaborative Solutions charitable efforts.  As an organization, we make a significant donation as a Corporate Sponsor and we have team members participate as walkers in the event.

As a progressive and socially aware company, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives focus on being involved in our communities, conscious of our environmental footprint and responsible in our business practices. We are firmly committed to integrating these objectives into our overall business plan, and we continue to improve upon our CSR performance year after year. This year our Collabies have donated their time to packing meals for children and families in need in our local communities and abroad.

The Best & the Brightest

Whether you are a college recruit or an experienced hire, your initiative, creativity and hard work will take you as far as you want to go at Collaborative Solutions. We encourage new ideas and new approaches and believe our entrepreneurial atmosphere is only part of what makes Collaborative Solutions a highly motivating place to work.

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Collaborative Solutions CEO Carroll Ross
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    "#1 Workday Partner, Vision for the Future, Onward and upward!"

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    Collaborative have made some great changes in their business over the past year that has helped them become stronger in their industry - aligning managers and leadership with their strengths, focusing on inefficiencies and how to fix them, driving stronger alliances and improving processes to drive continuous growth. Culture is fantastic and a good piece of working here - this is true across all offices and even for those consultants that are in a remote location. Managers and leadership care about their employees and consistently reach out to check in to make sure everyone is doing well. Business is booming! 401K match is great for this size company.


    Costs of benefits could be improved although not sure that is based upon what they can do versus the healthcare industry increasing their costs to employers.

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    I know business is challenging, but keep your head up high - you have put some solid leaders in place that have a vision for the future and are bringing us down a good path. I look forward to being here for years to come as I advance in my career.

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Collaborative Solutions Photos

Collaborative Solutions photo of: Ahoy, matey! Some of our Tampa Collabies got together this weekend for the Gasparilla Pirate Fest and had a great time.
Collaborative Solutions photo of: Our customers loved meeting the Goo Goo Dolls at our Meet and Greet.
Collaborative Solutions photo of: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Collaborative Solutions photo of: Our Chicago Collabies had a blast ice skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park last night! We enjoyed the warm 40 degree January weather- thanks to all who came out.
Collaborative Solutions photo of: Goo Goo Dolls Rocked our Customer Appreciation Party!
Collaborative Solutions photo of: Another AMAZING night honoring our terrific customers.
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Collaborative Solutions Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Collaborative Solutions in October 2017.


    I received a quick response to my online application from the recruiter to set up a phone screening. The recruiter was forth coming about the company, the position and the hiring process. She tactfully brought up the compensation structure and the difference between my much higher previous salary and what they might offer. I was left with the impression that they would potentially be able to address some of the gap if the hiring manager thought my experience warranted being above their range. The recruiter passed my application to the hiring team and they declined to interview me - an outcome I anticipated. The entire process was conducted promptly and professionally.

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Collaborative Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune Best Workplace in Chicago, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, #17, Fortune, 2017
  • Best Firms to Work For, Consulting Magazine, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • Best Firms to Work For, Consulting Magazine, 2016
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