Bowdoin Group

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Helpful start to my career as i gained hands on experience right away. The company has strong senior management.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Recruiter in Wellesley, MA
Former Employee - Recruiter in Wellesley, MA

I worked at Bowdoin Group full-time (more than an year)

Pros

You will be thrown right into the mix and it expected to produce from day 1. If you can handle putting in the work the chance to do well is there.

Cons

Lack of structure between departments and communication between managers and recruiters. It seemed that at times everyone was not on the same page.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  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
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