Bowdoin Group

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Bowdoin Group Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work and rewarded for hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a great team in place that is always willing to help newer members become acclimated to the position or even the industry. You're given the tools/resources to succeed and are rewarded for your hard work. Great office culture and a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    Interview process in lengthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication open with employees. Absolutely love that you take your employees opinions seriously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everybody is serious about their careers. People work hard but they everybody helps each other out, We all play hard and their are no clicks. Management is very open to input, even from the newer employees. You will learn how to do things the right way. People with bad attitudes do not last. There are no office politics just do your job.

    Cons

    When you first join you will be surprised how direct people are with each other. There is no excuse making. If you don't like being introspective about your performance the meetings can be uncomfortable. Once you get used to the directness you will find it very helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus on culture has been very helpful. Don't take you eye off the ball.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent size, culture, values, and position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smaller company
    Growth opportunity
    Fun culture
    Work Hard Play Hard
    Great Location
    MBWA
    Open Door Policy

    Cons

    Role Ambiguity/Performance Ambiguity
    Office Park beautiful but office space a little corporate - not in sync with culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more information on organizational structure (departments, seniority, etc)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The culture is outstanding and the company has a great reputation in the markets they serve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA

    I worked at Bowdoin Group full-time

    Pros

    This is a great environment for a driven, hungry sales personality. The leadership group, especially the owner, is terrific and they put a great deal of effort into making people successful. The business ethics here are second to none and that comes from the top. There are always incentives and rewards in the form of dinners and company trips that are rare for this industry.

    Cons

    Recruiting is a tough business......this company does it's best to help people succeed, but ultimately there will be bumps in the road. If someone is not self-motivated and a hard worker, this will not be the right place for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company, Friendly People, Room for Advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will be recognized and rewarded if you're motivated, driven, and work hard. The people are very friendly and helpful, good culture, lots of flexibility. They provide an environment where what you put in is what you get out so there's the freedom to move at your own pace. Good for those who want to succeed quickly but not for those who want to just coast. Management works with everyone daily, If you have an issue or new idea you can address them.

    Cons

    People often have a lot of their plates. A lot is expected. This is good and bad, no shortage of work but sometimes spread thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many types of people can succeed there, they could open up a little, take a chance on people versus erring on the side of caution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good People, Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group

    Pros

    Easy-going, professional. They will definitely work with their contractors to keep them happy, within the constraints imposed by the contract with whatever company you are placed at.

    Cons

    Some things sometimes slip through the cracks. Simple things sometimes get overlooked. There sometimes is a little more attention paid to the bottom line than to the personal needs of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in with your contractors and consultants more often. "No news" is not always "good news" and often a remote employee is reluctant to make waves for fear of teh reprecussions, wither to the employee or to one of the companies involved.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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