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"WORST EVER"

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Former Employee - Any Position in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Any Position in Schaumburg, IL
Doesn't Recommend
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I worked at Collins Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The people are great but often walk around with frowns and you can see the frustration in their faces. There are no pros to this company what so ever....

Cons

During the interview process you will think they are a typical company but once in the job you will get very little, if any training. There will be all kinds of material on how they prefer a job to be done but they leave it very generalized so they can blame if not done to their liking. They micromanage and change processess on a constant basis. They will can call you out in front of others so be prepared for unprofessionalism. They subject individual employees to senior management harrassment and will pick on them everyday all day until someone else comes on their radar. It is a husband and wife team and they fight and are disrespectful to each other....the other senior likes to bully people.

Advice to Management

Quit micromanaging and learn to be professionals. Quit bullying your employees, it doesn't work~ Quit the "I am superior" attitude and learn what real leaders do to motivate their best assets (their people). Quit the blame game and take some responsibility. Show some respect and stop misrepresenting how the company truly operates.

Other Employee Reviews for Collins Consulting

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid."

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are indeed some very smart, hardworking people here, including in management. Major clients on the list, and an okay place to enter recruitment. Upper management actually does listen to employees.

    Cons

    Zero mobility. Very low salaries with no chance of a raise. Constant threats of termination for not meeting unattainable metrics based on some very strange ideas about the recruiting lifecycle - they monitor your talk time, outbound calls, and yes, even bathroom breaks. Almost no actual training. Absurdly process-oriented workflows.

    A lot of promises were made when I interviewed that never panned out, like comprehensive training and the possibility to work from home. To be fair, they never promised an eventual pay increase, which is wise because nobody ever gets one.

    Polite disagreement with middle management nets you a screaming fit in a public area of the building and subsequent vilification.

    They also changed the commission structure earlier this year so that in theory it's possible to do quite well on a placement, but in practice (volume recruiting) pretty tough.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people. Give them raises when they manage to succeed despite the various levels of bureaucracy required to even get a submittal out the door. Middle management should not be allowed to mistreat recruiters - it may be a family business but a certain level of professional courtesy should still apply. Give account management some autonomy and client ownership - they know what they're doing. If you want to micromanage your people, it follows that you are accountable for their failures as well as their successes.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It’s close to the mall and to the interstate. One good thing is that they pay all the Recruiters the same base salary.

    Cons

    First of all, three Recruiters are crammed into each office, and these offices are tiny! You are not allowed to print a job description. Anything that does not need to be filed away in an employee file cannot be printed. You are not allowed to have your cell phone at your desk. You get two fifteen-minute breaks, so you can use your phone during those breaks or your lunch. If you need a pop or snack from the vending machine, that needs to be done during your break too. You can’t walk away from your desk during work hours unless you are going to the bathroom. Their clients can be counted on your fingers; there is not a single business development position at Collins. Most of their business comes from one big client. If they ever lost that client, they would be in big trouble. There is no room for growth. The husband and wife (Bob and Cindy Collins) run the company.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. Have a meeting to tell us about changes; don't send an email.

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