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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

  • We're honored that Fortune Magazine has named Collaborative a ‘Best Medium Company to Work For’ for the third consecutive year, and we've increased in ranking each year to #11! Thank you to our happy employees who are dedicated to customer success:

    FORTUNE Names Collaborative Solutions a 'Best Medium Company to Work For' for Third Consecutive Year

    RESTON, VA - October 18, 2018 - Collaborative Solutions announced it was recognized as a top medium-sized workplace by FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work® for the third year in a row, landing on the list at #11 of the 100 Best Medium Workplaces.

  • For the second year in a row, we are so proud to be on FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work®’s list of 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity!

    For Second Year, FORTUNE Recognizes Collaborative Solutions as a 'Best Workplace for Diversity'

    RESTON, VA - December 7, 2018 - Collaborative Solutions announced its placement on FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work ® 's list of 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity at #70. This is the second year the company has been on this .

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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 500 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 and has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  



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.

Collaborative Solutions Reviews

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    "It's A Home, Not A Job"

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    I have been working at Collaborative Solutions full-time


    Collaborative Solutions is a great company....this is home! Executive management is in-touch with employees and clients, and each "Collabie" is truly interested in helping others grow within the company. The culture here is's ingrained in everyday communications and is something everyone embraces.

    Every day is a good day!


    I have no real cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

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Collaborative Solutions Photos

Collaborative Solutions photo of: Collabies Take Over Dave and Busters after our Quarterly Town Hall!
Collaborative Solutions photo of: Our customers loved meeting the Goo Goo Dolls at our Meet and Greet.
Collaborative Solutions photo of: Happy Cinco De Mayo from Collaborative!
Collaborative Solutions photo of: In house stretching class to promoting Stress Awareness Month! Flexible Collabies are happy Collabies!
Collaborative Solutions photo of: Ann Arbor, Michigan
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.
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Collaborative Solutions Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Collaborative Solutions in March 2018.


    Applied online and the Talent Acquisition Manager reached out to me very shortly thereafter to schedule a 45-minute initial phone interview. The process then went as follows:

    1) Talent Acquisition Manager interview: Standard first round interview questions, discussed why Collaborative, why Workday, why I was looking for a change in organizations, how I worked with others, if I was able to travel, challenges with past clients, likes / dislikes, etc...The next morning, I was asked if I wanted to proceed with a peer interview.

    2) 60-minute phone peer interview a few days after the initial interview: A lot of double-sided questions, such as what were some really good experiences I've had, some really bad experiences I've had, things I do/do not like doing in the workplace, how I felt about a remote work environment. All in all the conversation was very positive and gave me a great opportunity to understand a day in the life of someone I'd be working with.

    Was contacted at the end of the day by the recruiter to see how the conversation went and to schedule the manager interview.

    3) 75-minute manager interview in-person, 2 weeks after the 2nd interview due to scheduling: Very casual and felt more like a conversation than an interview. Was asked about past change management, training and technical writing experiences and how those past experiences would fit into the role at Collaborative and what projects were like.

    Was contacted the next day by the recruiter to schedule the final, director interview.

    4) 60-minute phone call with the practice's director: Similar to the manager interview, very much like a conversation and to confirm I'd be a good fit for Collaborative. A lot of me asking questions about the role and its requirements, the practice and Collaborative.

    The next day, I received a call from the recruiter telling me about the offer details, benefits and was getting final approval from senior staff on the offer. I received the offer shortly after the call and the official documentation for it shortly thereafter that!

    Overall, the interview experience was very positive. Communication between each step was prompt, and each interview I had was very transparent about the inner workings of Collaborative, client-facing work and how teams work with one another.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of culture-based questions to gauge how well you work with an internal team and with clients, how you've handled past experiences and how your past experiences match up to the job responsibilities in question.

      No trick questions at all, everyone wants to get you know you, understand your motivation for applying to Collaborative and see if you are a good match!   Answer Question
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Collaborative Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Medium Workplaces, Fortune, 2018
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Women, Fortune, 2018
  • Best Firms to Work For, #2, Consulting Magazine, 2018
  • Best Workplace In Consulting & Professional Services, #5, Fortune, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, #17, Fortune, 2017
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