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Collaborative Solutions Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance and bonus structure is pretty good as well" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Also, unlimited PTO and a good work/life balance" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance only exists if it is convenient for the customer and employee's schedules are not taken into account" (in 8 reviews)

  • "I have no real cons at this time" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "#1 Workday Partner, Vision for the Future, Onward and upward!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collaborative Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

    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.

    Collaborative Solutions Response

    Sep 11, 2017 – People Services Representative

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience as a current employee. Since day one, our people—and the culture they’ve instilled—has been our top priority... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior pri in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior pri in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collaborative Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth, Challenge, opportunities to learn and share what you've learned, flexibility

    Cons

    Workload can be feast or famine, often little recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Invest more in internal tools & processes.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Decent Company but a few pitfalls"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Collaborative Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Work from Home
    Lots of Projects
    Good Projects and People to work with

    Cons

    Unlimited PTO is not true- (2 weeks in a year is considered too much)
    No consideration if a major family event happens like a death (no acknowledgment not even an email)
    Forecasting is a issue. Not enough allotted time to give clients the best level of dedication.
    Benefits-Dependent coverage is really expensive

    Advice to Management

    Do not call PTO unlimited if there are true restrictions like (2 weeks)


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collaborative Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Market opportunity is incredibly strong and Collaborative is reaping the benefits. Well positioned to continue capitalizing on growth in this space. Management is very solid and seems to truly care about culture. On-boarding was excellent.

    Cons

    Typical challenges of a company experiencing significant growth, e.g,. keeping up with hiring. Much better than the alternative!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best Company I’ve Ever Worked For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collaborative Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -fantastic culture
    -easy to talk to Leadership
    -great pay
    -growth and development opportunities
    -work life balance

    Cons

    -would really like better family leave policies


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Pros/Cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collaborative Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, knowledgeable consultants. Highly collaborative. Management encourages work/life balance.

    Cons

    Promotion by favoritism is frequent and enough people have left because of it. Sometimes, the only way to get promoted or get opportunities to grow is to threaten to leave the organization. Benefits need work.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Great, to good, to what was I thinking ?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Collaborative Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great marketing team. Not everyone can put lipstick on a pig like they have

    Cons

    Leadership has no applicable strategy in regards to retention and growth and development. The technology team has historically over hired and leaves plenty of staff on the bench waiting for a project. Sales leaders have had many instances of also over staffing, retention, claims of defamation and more than a few hostile work environment accusations . Time to get it together and turn the ship

    Advice to Management

    Leadership has pushed management to unsustainable metrics and forced individuals to inflate pipelines in order to meet leaderships expectations which ultimately results in lower YoY performance, low moral and higher than reported atrition rates.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great Company for College Grads!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collaborative Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I'm not a corporate culture kind of guy and don't often write reviews but Collaborative has provided so many great opportunities I had to write something.

    Collaborative makes a real effort to develop you professionally and give you opportunities to grow. At Collaborative you don't feel like a number. The executive team will greet you by name and ask for your opinion regardless of your role... To me that says more than anything else.

    Cons

    There's a lot a work. Hours and workload can be insane, but you get out what you put in.

    Advice to Management

    As Collaborative continues to grow, don't change the culture. Continue to invest in the analyst program.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "It's A Home, Not A Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collaborative Solutions full-time

    Pros

    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 tangible...it's ingrained in everyday communications and is something everyone embraces.

    Every day is a good day!

    Cons

    I have no real cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Fantastic, just not perfect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - N/A in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules
    Career progression
    Great peers
    Work/Life Balance
    Ability to "own" your path

    Cons

    It's a smaller, more dynamic firm. Changes happen and some people don't handle that well. Communication could be improved, but what company can't say that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making decisions with the best of intentions. I don't think anyone here can honestly say the people at the top don't take care of the people under them. It's been frustrating to see our Glassdoor rating fall over the last year while most people seem really happy. Just don't forget who we are as we continue to grow.

    Collaborative Solutions Response

    Jan 29, 2018 – People Services Representative

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your candid feedback.


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