Bowdoin Group

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4 people found this helpful  

If you want recruiting ok, but don't join looking for anything else

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

I worked at Bowdoin Group full-time

Pros

Lots of fun, hard working, nice people. Office space isn't bad. Company puts on monthly social hours to mingle with coworkers and relax with food and wine/beer.

Cons

You're sold one idea of what your job is and what the company's approach and values are, making them sound less like a "head hunting" firm which ends up feeling like they're trying to trick themselves into believing they're not in recruiting and that the industry isn't super competitive and invasive. On boarding/training isn't helpful. Too many people train/direct you in different ways. You hear people say that they feel like they can't have work life balance to be successful. Interview process is also extremely long and huge emphasis on a personality test which doesn't event prevent the high turnover I witnessed. Also, you go in for your acceptance of the position only to be grilled by a partner which again gives off the impression that this company is highly paranoid of people leaving.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be honest. You're in recruiting to make money. It's ok to say you hold higher ethics to get the job done but it definitely isn't all about helping people. If you're honest about your industry and what your priorities are you will attract the right people and will have to spend less time and money on personality tests that only depict extreme paranoia on your own part.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 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
  2.  

    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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