I have been working at Collabera as a contractor (Less than a year)
I thought the recruiter was aggressive pursuing my candidacy since I tried to discourage him, due to the known impossible nature of his client. His ardent efforts paid off. Such began what turned into a consistent respect for the hard working folks who represent me to their clients. It truly appears they have the candidate's interests at heart, and earnestly work at maintaining a delicate balance between making the client happy, as well as the candidate. It's not a perfect world, and walking that tightrope requires that finesse that makes up that long pole that real tightrope walkers use for balance. That's refreshing for those of us who need the safety net or cushion when the client isn't necessarily "always right." Such was my witness. From the start of the background check, and the filling out of what seems an inordinate amount of senseless paperwork, to the actual placement at the physical location....every person in each of those phases was diligent in being sure "all was accomplished according to Hoyle." There was a real sense of comfort in that -- knowing someone else was at the helm. But what impressed me the most, and still does, is the care and concern of their Relationship Manager -- the fellow who walks that tightrope. He listens. Smoothing the bumps and hick-ups that naturally occur in any work environment is no treat when you mix emotions and someone's pay check, or more important -- their reputation. Collabera does this well....Well, let me rephrase: A fellow named JP did it well. I suspect others at Collabera are of the same mindset. I mention this as more important because I have been a Contractor for 10 years, and sadly have seen it all...so I think. Contract firms are all different. Most look out for the client. Somehow the EE (employee) ends up "the resource." And it's a dialing-for-dollars game. But that was not the impression I got with Collabera. They had more respect for the EE than many "middle road" contract firms. Some of the small boutique firms also have this "high touch" approach -- but for a company the size of Collabera it's rare. Kudos, hats-off, and bravo. Bravo.
None at this juncture. Hang on, you'll go for a nice ride with Collabera. If you treat them with equal respect, it will go a long way.
Advice to Management
Keep whatever your corporate business model is -- it seems to be working quite well. Model the behaviors of your "best of breed" and spread that throughout. I believe that to be your differentiator. Tell all of your hard working 'number chasers' (all EEs) to relax and have a good time at work. They work so hard and it does come across as such in their dealings....but we (candidates) I believe are accustomed to a more relaxed approach. The Collabera employees are SO polite (that's great) but if they think of us (candidates) as their neighbor, maybe that would help with just easing us (and them) into the transition of placement. I hope you pay them well.
I have been working at Collabera (Less than a year)
Very helpful if you have any issues or questions
Pass pay cuts onto employees if company that you are on a contract with makes adjustments
good company, decent pay, decent benefits
No promotions. Low number of vacation days
Advice to Management
your assests are the consultants so you should take care of their needs better
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