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Collabera Richmond Reviews

Updated January 26, 2017
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  • Some work life balance you ll miss (in 26 reviews)

  • Long working hours sometimes gets into the head in balancing work and personal life (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Vision, Values & Velocity!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collabera full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    GREAT platform for young fresh pass out kids to make a career!
    People working as account managers already got promoted based on performance .
    Awesome culture, great people, great training!
    2015,2016,2017 - they it, got amazing growth - both for company and each individual, lot of rewards, great compensation !

    Beware only best of the best get selected in first place!!

    Cons

    Some room of improvement, always the case, with travel policy! Keeping up with the current growth pace is going to be challenging, but the leadership has vision!

    Advice to Management

    Please keep doing what you are doing, phenomenal vision, great echo system - please keep nurturing the hunger to grow, with values intact and promoting efficiency! Nothing wrong in aiming to achieve the best, watch it - staffing industry is going to look at this organization as "role model"

    PS: I am not paid to write this review nor am I going to release my identity!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent first contact, lots of screw-ups later"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The first person to work with me was enthusiastic and professional, and did his job well. The rate they got me was excellent. The individuals I worked with were polite and seemed to be trying to do well in the face of monumental red tape.

    Cons

    I was told I could telecommute after the first month, but they never told me the policy was changed until I accepted the position and started. I drove 95 miles EACH WAY. My first paycheck went astray, and I had to resubmit time sheets several times over the five months I worked there. No benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Do not promise what you can't deliver. Offer benefits and paid training.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business objects developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Objects Developer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Business Objects Developer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Collabera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Break in the IT industry.

    Cons

    Worst Company to work for.
    They Rob, Cheat you.
    Dishonest.
    laid back Management

    Advice to Management

    I dont really care. You compensation is an insult against what you actually should pay.

    Collabera Response

    Dec 15, 2015 – Customer Service

    We're sorry to hear you have these feelings about us! We'd be interested to hear what your experience was like to find out what we might do to make it right, and how we could improve what we do for ... More


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Go with Collabera unless you have to!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Process/Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Contractor - Senior Process/Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Collabera as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits as a contractor

    Cons

    They only work with project managers and engineer/IT people. If you ask them to post you for a creative job, you're sunk. They only see you as your last position.

    Advice to Management

    It is difficult enough to find a job, this company doesn't have any wishes to do anything more than they have to in placing you for your next job.


  6. "Very Fair for Contracting Position"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Collabera as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for Technical industry/positions

    Cons

    Contracting, so not permanent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collabera as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bench time is less when looking for projects

    Cons

    Lack of visa sponsorship is a con

    Advice to Management

    Consider Visa sponsorship and health insurance is expensive


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Can't keep up written offer, bad company policies - least transparency"

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    Former Employee - Technology Lead in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Technology Lead in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Collabera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary. Good and honest HR.

    Cons

    You are forced to take PTO if it's a client holiday but not collabera holiday !
    You don't get clear policy documents from employer, when i asked for it, got a snippet in email from the HR.
    Forget about employee care completely even if you are salaried employee.
    They gave me in writing about filing Immigration for me during job offer and when followed up for 3 months, ultimately got a one liner email that they can't do it.
    When clients complaint, u get to hear it a lot, but, forget about appreciation for good work.
    Employee Relationship person onsite ! Should be called client relationship person who only takes are of grief from client and not from employee.

    Advice to Management

    It'll be nice to have the policies and benefits mentioned more clearly. And have some transparency in the company atleast with your employees.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "It is kind of alright to work with this company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collabera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's good for fresh college graduate.

    Cons

    Very fussy. Insurance premium is like $200 a month. Outrageous...Don't expect any benefit from this company. I and my wife were planning for a baby but insurance for both of us was estimated to be $700 a month so we thought of changing a company soon and than plan for the baby.. Yes, $700...Isn't it crazy?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working with collabera has been great so far as compared to my previous companies."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management support. Strong client base.
    Old company in the staffing industry.
    Good Cash flow and hence no worries of they going bankrupt.

    Cons

    Limited internal growth oppurtunities.
    Not very good benefits plan.
    No work-life balance support - its all about work 24/7.
    Heavy offshore oriented - with every single job done by people in countries like India.

    Advice to Management

    People is everything. They must understand that if people work 24/7 - the current business can be doubled, however people have life outside work.



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