I work for a large consulting firm on a small (seven person) team of economists, engineers and project managers, constructing analysis and reporting infrastructure for companies with complex sources of customer data.
We're all aggravated by our current relatively low pay, and are collectively considering jumping ship in search of greener pastures. However, as a team, we work very well together, and would prefer to continue working with each other.
We've thought about applying en mass to the same set of companies, then making our decisions from there, but given the benefits of having a team that has already gelled and worked together for an extended period of time, we think it would be mutually beneficial to keep us together.
Right now, we're just reaching out to our contacts to see if any of them have the need for an entire team, but we'd like to know if anyone else has moved companies with a whole group of employees outside of an acquisition? Was it worthwhile talking to recruiters as a group and working things out collectively, or would we be better off just moving to a new company as individuals, then trying to work together from within wherever we end up?