Mission: Our “We can do that” work philosophy was born out of an innate desire everyone here at c1 shares to work together to solve problems and effect positive business outcomes for our clients. Give us a challenge and you’ll likely hear us say, “We can do that”.
I worked at consilium1 full-time (More than 3 years)
Gave me a 25% pay increase upon exemplary performance at key client. Hiring process was very professional and Executive VP Guylaine DiSalvo is absolutely wonderful even though I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person.
Local upstate New York benefits. Out of network for most consultants. Client forced work over my scheduled two week vacation and I was never reimbursed -- that's a $6350 loss on my balance sheet. Was let go when client contract was terminated without cause simply because c1 had no other clients that could pay for me.
Advice to Management
Make sure to pay attention to client behavior and reimburse for lost time. Take time to actually meet your top earners even if they are not local.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at consilium1 in July 2014.
Someone from c1search referred me to an internal position. They had found me on one of the job boards. A few weeks later, she told me about the internal job. I had two phone interviews the next day - with a big wig and then a technical person I would be working with.
Reasons for Declining
It seemed like their process was a bit disorganized and unprofessional. I did not even get a formal written job description (other than title) so it was a little tough to ask specific questions (or sound like an idiot). Also, it seemed like a two for one type job - Software Engineer/IT Generalist and they couldn't tell me how much time they spent on each. They wanted me to give notice to my current employer, but their written offer still had contingencies (background/drug/reference checks) and it seemed like arm twisting to get an extension. The recruiter blew this concern off as no big deal and that I should quit if I had nothing to hide. This goes against all job advice I have read as well as common sense. I did not also get a chance to talk with what would be my direct supervisor. I also probably only talked to people there for an hour total before they gave me an offer, which I only had 24 hours to consider. They wanted me to show up at a client site on my first two days, to get a brain dump of an employee that was leaving, before I had any formal training/exposure/orientation to their systems. Lastly, their pay and benefits were not sweet enough to make me consider moving. They did not meet a modest (10%) raise I had requested.