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VanderHouwen Overview

Portland, OR
201 to 500 employees
1987
Private Practice / Firm
Business Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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Locally founded, women-owned, and nationally certified with WBENC, VanderHouwen is a premier staffing provider of technology, engineering, finance and accounting professionals. Our unique family-owned company offers individualized staffing services and solutions to our clients ... Read more

Mission: At VanderHouwen, our mission is to provide outstanding customer service in a straightforward, ethical, personal, and responsive manner. Our unique family-owned company offers individualized staffing services and solutions to our clients and candidates, creating value for ... Read more

VanderHouwen Reviews

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Wilsonville, OR
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    Pros

    VanderHouwen & Associates (VHA) represented me for a contract position for the last two years with Xerox. VHA is a local Portland company that does the very best at making their contractors feel as if they are part of the VHA team. VHA is not just interested in "winning the contract", all the representatives at VHA were very interested in my career goals and checked-in with me often. They didn't forget about me in the field, as many other placement firms do. Many of the other contractors at Xerox often told me how they wished VHA represented them.

    Benefits and pay are competitive.

    Cons

    VHA specializes in more technical/engineering placement and for me being a creative marketing professional they don't have a lot of other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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VanderHouwen Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at VanderHouwen.

    Interview

    I initially met with several people at Vanderhouwen's Portland office. They gave me some general advice about my resume and discussed some potential fits with a few of their clients. I was later in regular contact with one of their recruiters who really worked hard to get me opportunities within my desired pay range. She managed to get me an interview for a temporary position, and seemed likely to get me a second, but I ended up accepting a permanent position before the interview took place. Very positive experience though. Would definitely recommend, especially for job seekers that are new to the Portland area.

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VanderHouwen Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon, OregonBusiness, 2015
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Portland Business Journal, 2014
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