|United States, Virginia, Richmond
Consumer reviews about collabera
Nov 11, 2014
Scam In Disguise
Glad I did some research on this before responding back. Just got a call today from them. Caller ID identified it as Collabera. I'm fully aware they are a temp agency, but decided to let the call roll to voicemail and deal with it later. When I called back, it was indeed a man of Indian accent. What I thought was odd wasn't his accent (I'm used to working with people from India) it was the fact that he simply said 'hello'. A genuine call from a legitimate business would never-ever answer the phone with a simple 'hello'. Said his name is Jayesh from Collabera. What I also noticed was that he rambles. Talks about the job opportunity, found my resume off a job board, mentioned my software experience, yadda-yadda-yadda. It sounded more like he was reading of a teleprompt or script. Said the client is Capital One Bank in Richmond. Yes, Capital One is headquartered in Richmond, I drive past them sometimes over on Innsbrook. The word 'Bank' is nowhere on their building. So I played along. I don't respond to his questions with a simple yes or no. So he rambles on some more and talks about the link he has already sent to my email and how to respond to it so that Collabera can submit my profile to the client highlighting my years of software experience and that I've chosen Collabera to represent me. It's an email from an old resume. I've been called by legitimate temp agencies and have been interviewed by them. No legit temp agency will ever submit your profile/resume to any of their clients WITHOUT coming in for an interview and signing the legal documentation giving them the right to do so. And just to drive the nail into the coffin of this obvious scam, I asked this question "Are there any fees for the service". His response 'the link at the bottom of the e-mail is to our website that will have all the answers to my questions'. So if you get an unsolicited call or email from Jayesh with Collabera, just hit 'delete'.
Jan 23, 2016
Multiple Recruiters, Same Client
I'm sooo sick is this company. I'll get 3-4 so called recruiters call me for the same role with the same client. What type of mess is that? They don't communicate with each other and it really gets annoying as they will email you the role and then call. If I don't respond to your email, why call? I have asked numorous times to remove me from their databases but since my resume is available online, I doubt that it will never happen. Another thing that has been annoying is that they always call to recruit for the same "Premier Client" called HCL (an India owned IT Outsourcing, what a coincidence) and then offer you an entry level rate for tier 3 requirements. Ever heard of a Helpdesk Analyst making $11 an hour? All they run is a keyword search and Boom! Send an email without even reading your resume. I asked them once if HCL was their only client. The agent said no, they have thousands. I said then why only contact me for HCL??? She had no answer. I also aksed if they even bother reading the resumes and again, no real answer. Stay away from them.
Mar 5, 2016
These recruiters call me almost every day
I get a call from someone at Collabera, always followed by an email, almost every single day. I've asked to be removed from their list, and it never happens. The voice mails that are left are always from people in India or with an Indian accent. These folks ramble so fast and every call sounds the same. I'm not sure how to stop these phone calls.
When I ask them how they found my resume, I always get the same response -- www.theladders.com. I went to The Ladders and took down my resume as soon as I heard this and am STILL getting calls! I'm beginning to think that the only way to stop all this is to change my email and phone number.
I tried to call the number on their web site and no one answers. Then I called their "Business Excellence" phone number (1-866-398-6464 and it was also a voice mail.
Someone in the consumer advocacy industry please help!
Jun 18, 2016
Collabera is fishy (scam artist) IT recuriter
Beware of this company Collabera. I have been working in IT industry for last 15 years and I haven't seen a dishonest company like Collebera. First they lie on the contract they give you. They promise a contract rate and length but then they change it once they got ok from you. They take the good paying IT jobs of USA and make it contract so they don't have to pay any benefits. Then they call US citizen so they can go to the job site on time they employer needs them. Meantime, they are looking in India for cheap IT consultant to replace it with you pocket the money. Once they find their cheap IT worker and his visa is set they will replace you in second. No wonder it's CEO is a getting a million out of this scam.
BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY IF YOU GET CALL FROM THEM JUST HANG UP OR GIVE TELL THEM TO TAKE HIKE
Oct 7, 2016
fake commitments by the recruiters
recruiter named niranjan natrajan he called me and said that i got selected for the first round and after this there will be a training for 10days it will be a paid training.As i was ok with this i confirmed with him whether he is very sure about this because i already had a job offer from wipro bps even my documentation was done,but as h said no u'll get selected for sure and i also informed him that i have one offer in hand and after few he din't answered my calls and when i mailed him one lady called me from collabera and said there is no such process.
Jul 22, 2020
In Australia "representatives" of the company claim to be located in Sydney, yet from India:
1) Apparently there are 2 offices in Australia: https://www.collabera.com/locations/
Suite 4, Level 10
470 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
++61 3 8658 5933
Suite 2, Level 14
189 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 8249 1981
2) Checking both Australian numbers:
- Sydney phone number (currently) goes to a voice mail message to "leave your details" and someone will get back to you. The website claims 24x7 service contact.
- Melbourne phone number goes to an overseas RVA. The local Melbourne number appears to be a diversion.
3) The Australian website has no recent updates on positions (possibly due to shutdown, lack of fake jobs, content maintenance, etc.) and (c) 2919.
4) "Representatives" on LinkedIn offer positions which don't exist nor are listed on the website. It appears they scan LinkedIn Profiles and invent job offers based on them.
5) "Representatives" provide Australian phone numbers which are not identified with the business, and are actual overseas diversions which don't even work.
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