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Bowdoin Group Overview

Waltham, MA
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
The Bowdoin Group is a recruiting firm that delivers custom recruitment solutions to the innovation economy by focusing on relationships, not transactions. We have rapidly grown into the 7th largest executive search firm in Massachusetts and continue to expand into a national ... Read more

Mission: We're a recruiting firm that delivers custom recruitment solutions to the innovation economy by focusing on relationships, not just transactions.

Company Updates

  • #TBT to when some of us did Escape the Room Boston a few weeks ago! Our communication and clue-finding skills were on point and both teams were able to get out. Great job, all!

  • Take charge of your career on March 2nd 6:30-8:30 PM! Learn about exciting opportunities at Bowdoin and how to ace your next interview. Email Lauren at for more info. Refer someone who attends and win a $25 Amazon gift card!

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Bowdoin Group – Why Work For Us?

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You’re a professional that delivers on the expectations set for you daily, and you’re committed to getting the job done. Our flexible work options and generous vacation and benefits is for those who strive for the best in and out of the office.

We love to make a splash at Bowdoin!

Every employee at Bowdoin is a highly valued member of the team, come grow with us in a dynamic culture of learning and development. You want to make a difference for people and businesses, and we enable you to do just that. We’re constantly growing, and we want you to be a part of it.

Always make room to golf for a good cause.

Work with smart, driven people who want to win while doing the right thing. We collaborate, trust each other, take pride in our work, and always motivate our colleagues to be their best selves.   


We love to hang out, in and out of the office!

We’re always moving. Whether you’re on your way to a client meeting or you’re joining the company at a Red Sox game, you’ll never be bored. You’re day will fly by as you meet high expectations, and you’ll have fun along the way. But we do more than just have fun; with 20 hours of paid volunteering each year, we take the time to give back.

Employee Spotlight - Caroline Leonard

Check out our employee spotlight and Bowdoin Banter series to learn more about the people who make up The Bowdoin Group!

Bowdoin Group Reviews

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David J. Melville Jr.
20 Ratings
  • "Great companies can always work on a few things...doesn't take away from their greatness!"

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

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time


    - Great company culture
    - Good/Fair compensation for Sales, Recruiting, and Operations functions
    - Unbelievably flexible work environment (days off, flexible commuting schedule, WFH, WeWork space)
    - Nice Office/Park (ping pong, cornhole, LeanBox, food trucks all summer)
    - Management cares about employees
    - Most importantly, rewarding and challenging work. Everyone's achievements and successes are genuinely recognized


    - Hard seeing path to certain positions (no one leaving anytime soon)
    - Tough to unwind/detach from work at home or on vacation

    Advice to Management

    Executive and Sr Level Management works 24x7, which leads to over working and setting a bad example. Understanding that businesses never sleep, but people can/will/have get burnt out because they feel like they need to be working 24x7 (home and on vacation) because their managers do.

    Having said that, the business formula is working. The evolution of the company in recent years is remarkable. Bowdoin has the right blueprint with the right people. We now to just need to stay course and make sure you keep the great team you have.

    At the end of the day, this is a great company to work for. I am lucky to work here.

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Bowdoin Group Photos

Bowdoin Group photo of: Red Sox Game Sept. 2016
Bowdoin Group photo of: Gold Club Q1 2017
Bowdoin Group photo of: Red Sox 2017!
Bowdoin Group photo of: Red Sox 2017!
Bowdoin Group photo of: Escape The Room Boston
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Bowdoin Group Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Bowdoin Group (Waltham, MA) in April 2016.


    The recruiter first reached out via phone to set up a skype interview/conversation in the next few days, then sent me an online personality test. After the completion of those, I was invited for a face to face interview at their office in Waltham, MA. At the face to face interview, I spoke with first the research manager, then a member of the research team, both of which asked me similar questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewer asked me wide ranging questions about my data skills, decision making process, and past work experience in research projects. They also asked about the work settings I do my best work in, as they kept referring to their open atmosphere/culture and rather cliche "work hard-play hard" approach.

      After about a week I got a call back from the recruiter saying they decided to go in a different direction, but seemed open to reaching out in the future if a position opened up.   Answer Question
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Bowdoin Group Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Staffing Talent & Client, Inavero, 2016
  • Best of Staffing(Client), Inavero's, 2015
  • Best of Staffing(Talent), Inavero's, 2015
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