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The BOSS Group Overview

Bethesda, MD
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
The BOSS Group is a staffing firm specialized exclusively in the creative, marketing and digital disciplines serving national and local brands across many industries. Since founded in 1988, our clients can still attest to our expertise in creative staffing, the high caliber of ... Read more

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The BOSS Group – Why Work For Us?

The BOSS Group is an award-winning creative staffing firm for creative, marketing and digital talent. We’ve been supplying temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire and managed services solutions to leading organizations across virtually every industry sector for 28 years. 

The BOSS Group has local offices in many major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., but serve clients nationally.

The BOSS Group is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a member of the BLR Holdings, Inc. family of companies.

The BOSS Group was founded in 1988 by Linda Wein and Rossi Bonugli, two principals of a graphics production house. They relied on part-time staff to support ebbs and flows in their design business and then sought to help those staffers find other employment when not needed at their shop. Envisioning that other organizations could benefit from a trusted source for well-qualified temporary staff, they founded BOSS Temps (now The BOSS Group) to focus exclusively on human capital solutions for the creative profession.

Since then, The BOSS Group has grown into a leading creative staffing expert with offices throughout the United States. Still, our focus remains on advocating the creative professional by sourcing qualified interactive, creative and marketing talent for employers and by helping the creative professional secure a steady stream of work.

The company attributes its many successes to a strict focus on creative staffing and adherence to its values: employee centricity, service excellence, entrepreneurial spirit and passionate performance.

Why Join The BOSS Group? We offer…

  • A company culture you have to see to believe — we celebrate everyone’s success and have tons of fun contests/prizes/games throughout the year
  • A work hard, play hard attitude with a real work/life balance
  • A standard 3-6 month training program, including regular check-ins with managers and a personally assigned mentor
  • Continuous, extensive training programs over the course of your career, focusing on leadership and professional development
  • An excellent benefits package, including medical, vision, dental coverage, 401(k) plan with employer match, flexible spending account, travel reimbursement and more
  • A generous leave package—30 days total from year one including your birthday!
  • Summer Fridays! (We close early on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.)
  • Casual attire—the flexibility to dress for your day, whether it’s filled with client visits or making calls in the office

The BOSS Group Reviews

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    "Accurate title-- I support both Sales and Recruiting, as well as take care of administrative tasks."

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    Current Employee - Sales and Recruiting Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales and Recruiting Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
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    I have been working at The BOSS Group full-time (Less than a year)


    friendly and welcoming atmosphere; motivating team with collaborative, can-do attitudes; proven ability to grow your career within the company; opportunities to learn and develop new skills; casual attire; leave at 3pm on Fridays!


    Staffing in general (not just with TBG) is not a super consistent industry-- there are super busy times which are great, but that also comes with some lulls and super slow times.

    Advice to Management

    Across the board, I think management is great. All the "higher ups" have been with The BOSS Group for a number of years, so not only do they know the industry but know the specific in's and out's of TBG as well. A number of them have been in the positions they now manage, so training is effective and their insight is meaningful.
    My direct manager is easily the best manager I've had. She sets a great example of hard work, diligence and success. She is also always available if you need her help, advice, or just need to talk. She also sets measurable goals relevant to the career path I want to follow, which truly means a lot. My only advice would be to keep doing what she's doing!

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The BOSS Group Photos

The BOSS Group photo of: Conor Smith, President of The BOSS Group, with Inavero Best of Staffing Awards
The BOSS Group photo of: Fun day on Pie Day for Spirit week in the Philly Office!
The BOSS Group photo of: Cinco de Mayo Celebration spread!
The BOSS Group photo of: Cinco de Mayo Celebration!
The BOSS Group photo of: The Sales Team Meeting
The BOSS Group photo of: Bring your child to work day!
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The BOSS Group Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at The BOSS Group (Chicago, IL) in October 2016.


    Very thorough process, yet all made me feel at ease and welcomed. There were great questions, yet they weren't trick questions, they genuinely wanted to get to know me and discover if I was the right fit. I went through a phone screening with the recruiter, followed by a phone screening with my immediate boss, and an in-person interview with the person my boss reports to. The progression was natural and allowed me to learn more about the company, and also validated my interest in the company.

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The BOSS Group Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Staffing Client Diamond Award, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2017
  • Best of Staffing Talent Diamond Award, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2017
  • Best of Staffing - Client, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2016
  • Best of Staffing® - Talent, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2016
  • Best of Staffing® Client Award, Inavero & CareerBuilder, 2015
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