For Third Year, Consulting Magazine Names Collaborative Solutions a Best Firm to Work For


Collaborative Solutions announced today that it has been recognized as the number four 'Best Firm to Work For' by Consulting® Magazine. Consulting® Magazine leads the popular Best Firms survey annually, with hundreds of the industry's top firms participating in 2017.

Collaborative Solutions was ranked by its consultants in six categories that each measure a different aspect of employee satisfaction. The company placed in the top five firms for Client Engagement, Firm Leadership, Firm Culture, Work/Life Balance, and Career Development. Aside from ranking fourth as 'Best Firm to Work For' for the second year in a row, Collaborative ranked second for Client Engagement, third for Leadership and Firm Culture, fourth for Work/Life Balance, and fifth for Career Development. Additionally, Collaborative Solutions achieved the number two ranking for 'Best Firm to Work For' in the strategy consulting space.

Said President and Chief Culture Officer Bob Maller, "Our employees, who refer to themselves as Collabies, are characterized by their ambition to work together and go the extra mile for each other. Their dedication and enthusiasm for customer success is infectious, and directly correlates to company honors like Consulting® Magazine's 'Best Firms to Work For.'"

Throughout Collaborative Solutions' 14-year history, the company has made its employee-centric culture a priority. This culture is built through an open-door policy with executives, mentoring and training programs, a focus on employee satisfaction, and most of all, true teamwork and collaboration. Chief Executive Officer Carroll Ross says, "I know I speak for our entire team in saying we couldn't be more excited about this honor. This marks our third Consulting® Magazine honor and 9th workplace award so far in 2017. The 'Best Firm to Work For' award is a point of pride for our employees, and a mark of confidence for customers."

With a 98% customer satisfaction rating and industry-leading net promoter score, it's clear that Collaborative Solutions' focus on career development and company culture has positively influenced customers. This latest recognition follows others Collaborative has received as a top workplace in the past year, including:

  • Best Place to Work in Illinois, #7, The Daily Herald Business Ledger, 2017
  • Top Workplace in the Bay Area, #20, Bay Area News Group, 2017
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Ernst & Young, 2017
  • SmartCEO's Future 50 Award (Fastest-Growing Companies), SmartCEO, 2017
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Fortune Best Workplace in Chicago, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Top 20 Best of the Best Professional Services Firms, SPI Research, 2017
  • Executive Management Award, SmartCEO, 2017

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About Collaborative Solutions

Collaborative Solutions is a leading global Finance and HR Transformation consultancy that leverages world-class cloud solutions to help deliver successful outcomes for its customers. As one of the longest-tenured consulting partners with Workday, Collaborative Solutions has a 98% customer satisfaction rate and has partnered with over 350 customers including global Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, and education and government institutions.

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