testimonials
And now, a word from our clients and candidates...
"What makes Communications Collaborative different is their genuine approach. They are not out to just fill a position or make a match. They are in it for the long haul—they build relationships."
What makes Communications Collaborative different is their genuine approach. They are not out to just fill a position or make a match. They are in it for the long haul—they build relationships. Eric has taken the time to learn about my business, my department and group and what our needs are, what makes us tick. Even what makes us laugh. He's friendly, familiar, entertaining but always the utmost professional. I find that to be true of the entire Collaborative team. They are creative, energetic, fun and appreciate where we're coming from—even if it doesn't benefit them. They understand that Providence is not Boston, that production is not design and that traffic is not just organized admin. They have exposed us to great resources and check-in in a non-pressured way, without stalking. What else could you ask for in a creative sourcing agency?
—Rebecca, Creative Director, RI
"They have taken the time to fully understand our needs as an agency and what we look for in a candidate."
Over the years, Communications Collaborative has been a staple in our arsenal of tools that we draw upon when we are in need of good freelance help. They have taken the time to fully understand our needs as an agency and what we look for in a candidate. They work with us to get to know our environment as well as our temperament...We can be fickle when it comes getting the right fit for our creative department. They know what their candidate can do and understand our needs so well that I always feel confident in their recommendations. I cannot speak more highly of their efforts or their coordinators. Honest, down to earth people that have a calming demeanor and a broad field of knowledge in the placement industry.
—Chuck, Content Manager, Creative, RI
"The quality of people they have sent us has been unmatched."
Working with Communications Collaborative has been great. From our initial working relationship where our need was immediate, to working with us further down the road to help develop a contingency backup plan, I have found them easy to work with and responsive. The quality of people they have sent us has been unmatched. Totally reliable, completely available, and very flexible.
—Jennifer, Marketing Services Planning Manager, MA
"I won't use any other staffing agency."
Communications Collaborative lives up to their name. Collaboration is key to my team's output, and it's important that anyone brought in from the outside shares that spirit of give and take. With CC, that sense of working towards a singular goal starts not when the designer or copywriter walks through our door, but as soon as I pick up the phone and call with my latest last-minute need. I know they're on my side. And, the professionals that CC has brought to us have not only been consistently top notch in their right-brain creativity, but refreshingly left-brain in their responsiveness and attention to deadlines. I won't use any other staffing agency. My team, and the work we produce, are too important to me to let just anyone pull up a seat to our drafting table.
—Gene, Creative Manager Digital, MA
"Their knowledge and the focus on our industry is what really makes finding the right fit fast and very easy."
I've been working with Communications Collaborative since 2006 and I've never felt the need to go with another agency. The reps are very responsive, highly professional and always friendly. I also like the fact that they genuinely care about their freelancers; every so often they will have the occasional breakfast get-together to just talk and catch up on things. Their knowledge and the focus on our industry is what really makes finding the right fit fast and very easy. I've had many instances where I needed to fill a position quickly and the Collaborative has been able to provide me several candidates to review within a day. I have never been disappointed and have recommended them to other coworkers.
—Beth, Production Design Manager, RI
"I've been working with Communications Collaborative for the past few years and have returned because of the level of service they provide."
I've been working with Communications Collaborative for the past few years and have returned because of the level of service they provide. CC has always kept an open relationship with the creative team here, unlike many of the other agencies we've worked with. I can't recall another Business Development Manager like Eric Gendron. Eric has worked diligently in keeping a strong relationship with my peers, our home office, HR and me to provide the best service found in the professional staffing industry today. Over the years we've worked with various levels of talent from CC, some of which have become permanent staff members here at our home office and all due to our continued business partnership with Communications Collaborative.
—Lenny, Associate Creative Director, MA
"As a freelancer at CC, you have access to a client pool that is deep and diverse…"
I've been a Communications Collaborative freelancer for 9 years and my opportunities have been vast. As a freelancer at CC, you have access to a client pool that is deep and diverse as well as the attention of professionals who are devoted to meeting your work aspirations. You don't have to worry about unanswered calls since the staff is always anxious to secure that next great opportunity for you. What's especially impressive is CC's constant dedication to building a better firm by considering freelancers' feedback, conveniences and talents.
—Pelenge, Project Manager
"The CC team is efficient, always prompt to respond to my questions, and simply a pleasure to work with."
The CC team is efficient, always prompt to respond to my questions, and simply a pleasure to work with. CC has fit in nicely with my freelance business, offering a variety of editorial projects that mesh with my background. I look forward to continuing our relationship in 2010 and beyond.
—Paul, Writer/Editor
"...the perfect partner for finding me jobs that not only I could do, but would enjoy doing."
I could not recommend Communications Collaborative enough to other freelance designers out there. I joined them while building my own business as a way of making more connections and expanding my avenues for bringing work in. They work hard to find you the right companies to work with and that really helps me stay busy during the times between my own projects. My interview was very relaxed and I felt like they were the perfect partner for finding me jobs that not only I could do, but would enjoy doing.
—Jesse, Web Designer
"...were very responsive and presented me with several opportunities right away."
As soon as I started working with Communications Collaborative during my job search, they were very responsive and presented me with several opportunities right away. They provided feedback and prompt updates during the interview process. I really enjoyed working with my staffing consultant. She's always quick to respond and I appreciate all her efforts in getting me a great opportunity. I'm grateful to the staff for their hard work in placing me in a long-term contract and for their continued support while I'm working. I'll definitely turn to them again when I'm searching for another job.
—Katherine, Senior Traffic Manager
"I've been able to move from a placement that lasted a few weeks to one that lasted six months to my current position that has lasted more than four years."
Working for Communications Collaborative has given me the opportunity to work in a number of different business settings. And this varied experience has proven a very valuable asset to my portfolio. CC has always been supportive of me when I need questions answered, and more importantly when it comes time for a raise. I've been able to move from a placement that lasted a few weeks to one that lasted six months to my current position that has lasted more than four years. I highly recommend Communications Collaborative. You will gain valuable experiences and you will build a support network that you will have for your entire career.
—Andrew, Production Designer
"...they have placed me on more freelance jobs than any other placement agency in the Boston area."
I enjoy working with Communications Collaborative simply because they have placed me on more freelance jobs than any other placement agency in the Boston area. They always keep me abreast of potential opportunities now and on the horizon. The interview process with them was very streamlined and didn't take hours like others. Everyone there works together when one member of the team is unavailable. My recruiter has a great understanding of my skill set which translates to more focused placements for me. Her wide range of connections allows more opportunity and variety for me when choosing between jobs. Communications Collaborative takes interest in finding people work, not just placing them in jobs to increase their fee. Overall they are the most professional agency in Boston, and I feel confident when I send potential talent to them, they will work very hard to place them in contracts.
—Anthony, Interactive Art Director
"...executed flawlessly as a trusted advisor, negotiator, and catalyst in achieving a successful outcome."
I had the pleasure of working with Crystina as a senior-level candidate for contingency search. She took the time to get to know me, understand my background, and my career goals which enabled her to find a position for me that fit all of my requirements. During each step of the interview and hiring process, Crystina executed flawlessly as a trusted advisor, negotiator, and catalyst in achieving a successful outcome. Her executive matching skills are second-to-none and I would highly recommend her.
—Todd, Account Director
"I recommend the Collaborative to everyone I know looking for creative jobs."
Reaching out to Communications Collaborative made a bigger difference in my job hunt than months of applications and cover letters. The amount of interest they took in me and my job search was refreshing. My account manager Ali took the time to get to know what I had to offer so she could find jobs that suited me. Within a month, I'd been hired as a freelance graphic designer at a marketing studio (a studio that took me on as a full-time employee shortly afterward)! I recommend the Collaborative to everyone I know looking for creative jobs. I cannot say enough to express my confidence in them.
—Patrick, Designer
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