Mission: The Bowdoin Group is an award-winning executive search firm that specializes in leadership and strategic roles for a wide range of companies, from small firms building out their executive team to large firms sourcing talent for rapid market expansion.
We had a great summer outing last week, taking the team to Thompson Island in the Boston Harbor. We were very lucky in that the weather was perfect, and we all got to enjoy a Backyard BBQ and lawn games! Thanks to the staff at Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center for hosting us!
#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!
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.
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.
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’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.
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I worked at Bowdoin Group full-time (More than 3 years)
*Uncapped earning potential
*Genuine people/the ability to be your true self at work
*Constant feedback and investment in ongoing training
*Annual incentive trips and quarterly award dinners
*Company actively gives back to the community
I now work for a very large Fortune #15 company and to date have not met another Recruiter that seems to have had such a positive experience working for a staffing firm. This is a company that truly invests in people and in shaping raw talent. I was hired into my next job lacking 5+ years of the experience required for the position because I was exposed to very sophisticated clients across multiple industries for all levels of positions at a very young age. You will never be viewed as a number or solely for the revenue you are able to generate. My experience with Bowdoin exposed me to recruiting for the first time and has lit a passion within me for the industry that will never die.
If you are on the fence about accepting an offer or apply to Bowdoin Group, take the leap of faith. It may be one of the best decisions you'll ever make.
Compensation was fair but base salary guarantees were quite low compared to the Heidrick, Korn Ferry, Egon Zehnders and most corporate salaries in the space. However, most do cap total earning potential which Bowdoin does not and most do not hire entry level talent. It's still hard to pass up on guaranteed compensation similar to average total earning in commissions.
Otherwise, no cons from my end. I found the culture transparent and if issues ever came up, I felt comfortable talking them through and that I was heard.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing. I can't thank you enough.
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.