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Bowdoin Group Overview

Headquarters Wellesley, MA
Size 1 to 50 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Since 1994, Bowdoin has placed thousands of professionals throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Our single focus of delivering excellence is changing the way our clients and candidates think about recruiting. Our 50 person firm provides customized recruitment ... More

Mission: We are changing the way people think about recruiting by delivering highly customized recruiting solutions to leading and innovative companies while providing fulfilling careers to our employees and candidates through a relentless commitment to excellence.

Bowdoin Group – Why Work For Us?


Are you passionate about building great companies? Are you obsessed with delivering excellent service? Do you want to work for one of the fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts? If yes, then we want to hear from you!

Bowdoin attracts only the most talented, professional, and driven individuals to join our team of expert consultants, recruiters, and researchers. We do things differently from other recruiting firms - we are truly passionate about excellence and we are motivated by our clients' and candidates' success. We recognize hard work and reward dedication with competitive salaries, extensive benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. We believe in a well-rounded work life, which includes social responsibility initiatives and fun company gatherings that contribute to our culture.


The Bowdoin Group cares about its employees, its clients, and its community. The “TBG Cares Team” is a group of TBG employees who are dedicated to upholding TBG’s values of Integrity, Outstanding Client and Candidate Service, Excellence, and Teamwork. With these values as a foundation, the TBG Cares Team works to create opportunities for community outreach and philanthropy, and to foster a collaborative and fun internal community. 

The TBG Cares Team receives an annual budget from the management team in order to plan and execute community service outings, company gatherings, health series, and team building activities that strengthen TBG’s connections to each other and our community. Some of these activities include the quarterly volunteer day, nonprofit walk-a-thons, “Refreshment Friday,” health contests, massage days, team softball games, and more.


Lombardi said, "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." Our pursuit of excellence permeates every aspect of our business and pushes us to continually do better today than we did yesterday.

We provide straight feedback, even when it hurts. This ensures our clients get the right people and our candidates get the right jobs. Demanding honest and constructive conversations, allows us to be transparent, take action, remain humble, and constantly improve.

Our continuous quest for knowledge and improvement allows us provide meaningful value to our clients and candidates, and we're not afraid to face the brutal facts so we can get better and better.

Collaboration is part of our DNA. Whether working together on a project, scoring touchdowns on the football field, or volunteering at an inner-city school, each individual is expected to make a measurable, positive impact on the team.

At Bowdoin, "the right thing" means putting people first. Doing the right thing keeps us accountable, makes us stronger, and ultimately leads to excellence.

Bowdoin Group Reviews

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David J. Melville Jr.
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  • Not your typical recruiting firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Waltham, MA
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (More than 5 years)


    Great people- the people at TBG are great. It is a fast paced culture but not your typical cut-throat sales culture. People look out for each other and nearly always do the right thing. Growth potential- If you are willing to put in the hard work and be proactive with management there is a lot of room to grow. Unlimited income- This isn't unique to TBG but you are truly able to earn as much money as you want.


    Hiring- hiring for a company isn't easy (we should know, we're a recruiting firm). but often times people get stretched too thin because there aren't enough qualified recruiters or salespeople at the company. The hiring has gotten MUCH better over time but it's an area that can always improve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire smart, hard working people.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
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    Easy Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bowdoin Group (Boston, MA) in February 2015.


    I received an email one day after applying to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview lasted roughly 20 minutes, then I was scheduled in for an in-person interview the following week. It was the same person interviewing on the phone and in person. She was very friendly and asked straightforward questions. The in-person interview took about 45 minutes.

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

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