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Helpful (5)

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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Bowdoin Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Excellent size, culture, values, and position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (Less than a 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 Management

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


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