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Pacific Companies Overview

Aliso Viejo, CA
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Pacific Companies represents the best cross-section of practice opportunities for both permanent and locum tenens that you will find nationwide. When independent group practices, solo physicians, small hospitals to multi-billion dollar integrated healthcare systems are looking ... Read more

Mission: Pacific Companies was founded over a decade ago on the simple principles of customer service, delivering value and achieving results. Our firm has proven its effectiveness and commitment to each of these underlying principles while serving thousands of private practices ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our Head of Talent Acquisition, Matthew A. Forest, attending the Cal State Fullerton Student Athlete Career Expo last night. We are always looking for recent college grads to TAKE A STAND and join our award winning organization!!!

  • Whenever someone gets a placement here at Pacific Companies, they ring the bell and our entire organization gives them a high five! Congratulations to Andrea on her sports medicine locum tenens job placement in Sacramento, CA! This is Andrea's first placement and definitely the first of many more! Great Work!!!!

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Pacific Companies – Why Work For Us?

About Us

Pacific Companies was founded over a decade ago on the simple principles of customer service, delivering value and achieving results.  Our firm has proven its effectiveness and commitment to each of these underlying principles while serving thousands of private practices, hospitals and integrated health systems, and tens of thousands of physicians looking for the right place to call home.

Our approach is unique for our industry and we consistently deliver outstanding results through a solution-oriented, innovative approach that emphasizes the highest level of customer service to both clients and candidates.  Pacific Companies consultants all have expertise in compensation models, contracts, and recruitment of all specialties both permanent and locum tenens.


Employment Opportunities at Pacific Companies

As one of the largest and most trusted full-service healthcare recruiting firms in the country, Pacific Companies helps physicians and other medical professionals find exactly what they are looking for in both community and practice.  Our consultants visit every practice opportunity we represent in person and provide our physician candidates with an unparalleled amount of information. Our core philosophy is that “physicians practice evidence-based medicine and Pacific Companies practices evidence-based recruiting.”

We are seeking talented and motivated individuals to join our rapidly growing company. Individuals need to be challenged and given a clear picture of what it takes to advance in any situation. Whether you are a new college graduate, a seasoned sales professional or have extensive experience in the staffing industry, you will be joining a company with over 100 years of combined recruiting experience. You will also be joining a company that invests in you. Our training program for our new hires is recognized as one of the best in the industry and we have a founding partner that is solely dedicated advancing the knowledge of our new team-mates. 

We have corporate headquarters in Aliso Viejo, CA and have a presence with clients in 49 states.

To see where your current skills may align in our company, please see our job postings and descriptions here on glassdoor.
You may also reach out to Matthew A. Forest at or at 714-619-3082. 

Culture at Pacific Companies

Culture is an extremely important factor to consider when deciding on a company that best fits you and your goals. We adhere to a “work-hard, play-hard” mentality here at Pacific Companies. Our employees are motivated during the day to get work done and then ecstatic to celebrate their hard earned success. To achieve high ranking results, our corporate environment is one of friendly competition as well as collaboration. Friendly competition is key in any organization because it helps to motivate people to exceed their goals. While there is friendly competition within our company, no one here is out for themselves. When each person succeeds our team gets stronger. We all realize that we are growing together and there is no one within our organization that would not put down what they are doing to answer a question. Our collaborative approach has helped build a tight knit group that has that family feel that many job seekers love.

Our people mean so much to us! They are the engine that pushes our organization to new heights! Because we believe our people are the key reason why we are so successful, we offer a generous benefits package that helps our employees have the freedom to choose what is best for them and their families. We offer medical and dental insurance as well as 401k match and life insurance for our employees. Furthermore, vacation time as well as sick days are woven in to the overall benefits package.

Here at Pacific Companies, we take A STAND in all we do. 

1. Attitude - Believing is everything 

2. Sense of urgency -We don't stop until the job is done.

3. Teamwork - We accomplish more together!

4. Accountability - To ourselves, our team, our candidates and clients

5. No drama - Save the drama for your mama!

6. Driven - To win. 

We hold these values very close to us at Pacific Companies. The success of our organization is in large part due to us collaboratively holding each other accountable to these values on a daily basis.  

Pacific Companies Reviews

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Pacific Companies President and CEO Gary Cook
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  • "Phenomenal Place for Focused and Deicated People"

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    Current Employee - Physician Recruiter in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Physician Recruiter in Aliso Viejo, CA
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    I have been working at Pacific Companies full-time (Less than a year)


    Family atmosphere with no micro-management. There are some great leaders here who know how to mentor. The career diversity is pretty great too. You get to work with all types of people who have had different careers and it creates an environment that fosters innovation and new ideas. CEO is in the loop and leadership goes out of their way to recognize hard work and good results. Most everyone is driven so it helps keep you focused and pumped up to succeed. That being said, the team mentality here is really strong and you always feel you have your colleagues' support. I have a great opportunity here and anyone who works hard, is committed to our core values, and believes in our mission will see financial and professional success. They recognize dedication and good talent when they see it, so there are also opportunities to fast track your career path which is awesome.


    Can't really think of any. No extra or added resource benefits like cell phone allowance, gym membership or laptop for work, but I think they go out of their way to help you when you've proven yourself. They are always fair or at least try to meet you half way. That's the best part about working with a smaller company!

    Advice to Management

    More integration of marketing and recruiting departments would serve both departments well I think. Would like to see PC get involved in the community too. I think it would add value to our image and be a great opportunity for us to work together as a team.

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Pacific Companies Photos

Pacific Companies photo of: Some of our Pacific Companies team enjoying a casual friday catered lunch in our kitchen!
Pacific Companies photo of: Our team in front of our new building and office space!!
Pacific Companies photo of: Our annual ugly sweater luncheon and contest! Its our first company lunch in our brand new office space!
Pacific Companies photo of: Our first annual company Halloween costume party!!! Work hard and have fun!!
Pacific Companies photo of: A Saturday morning crossfit team building event. We believe in teamwork here at Pacific Companies. Its one of our core values!
Pacific Companies photo of: Our Locum Tenens division celebrating another record quarter!!! (Q3 - 2016). We all win together here at Pacific Companies!
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Pacific Companies Interviews



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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso, CA
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pacific Companies (Aliso, CA).


    Very intense interview process that covered everything from personality tests to lengthy interviews that covered questions outside of the norm. They definitely wanted to make sure that the people they hire are the right fit both in skills as well as personality.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my most positive and negative experiences in both high school and college. Having been in the workforce for over 20 years, it seemed odd to be asked questions that go so far back.   1 Answer
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Pacific Companies Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Private Companies, Orange County Business Journal, 2016
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. 5000, 2017
  • Top Workplaces, The Orange County Register, 2017
  • Top Workplace, Orange County Register, 2017
  • Fastest Growing U.S. Staffing Firms, Staffing Industry Analysts, 2016
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