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VanderHouwen Overview

Portland, OR
201 to 500 employees
Private Practice / Firm
Advertising & Marketing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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

Company Updates

  • Employers are embracing more non-traditional work environments that better suit employee schedules and needs.

    How to Be Successful While Working Remotely | VanderHouwen

    Today's workplaces are changing. More companies are making the shift to "modern" office spaces-which means open, collaborative workspaces, flexible work environments, etc.-to better accommodate the needs of their business and their employees. In fact, flexible work environments are in huge demand today, and many companies are giving their employees the option to set their own hours and work from home when they want to.

  • Pluralsight, Lynda, and edX are just a few resources on our list.

    Go-To List of Career Development Resources for Tech Pros | VanderHouwen

    If you're in a STEM field, you likely are intimately familiar with how rapidly technology evolves. Often, staying up-to-date on new advancements is necessary to remain competitive in your field-a task that can sometimes feel cumbersome to many professionals. But whether you're a Web Designer, Developer, or Engineer, it's important to take a strategic approach to your career development.

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VanderHouwen – Why Work For Us?

Join the VanderHouwen Family

At VanderHouwen, we’re all about relationships. We are a family owned and operated business, and that notion of being a family extends to the entire VanderHouwen team. Our core values of being ethical, highly personal and always responsive extend to how we treat our employees. We offer generous benefits, exciting professional growth opportunities, have a strong respect for work / life balance, and are committed to helping you build an exciting and rewarding career. After all, careers are what we know best.

Catapult your recruiting career

Now is an exciting and lucrative time to grow your staffing career. The technology, accounting & finance and engineering industries are thriving! Candidates and companies alike are in need of knowledgeable and driven recruiters and account managers to help them achieve their goals. If you like working with people, building relationships, and creating effective staffing solutions, join our team of talented and passionate employees.

Become a part of our loyal community

From clients to candidates to employees, our community has remained committed to VanderHouwen year after year. Unlike other recruiting agencies, we have a team of veteran recruiters and account managers who have been with VanderHouwen for many years. Professional growth opportunities, strong compensation offerings and meaningful relationships with both clients and colleagues are just a few of the reasons our team has grown with us over the years. We work with some of the top companies in Portland and Seattle, who recognize the passion that we put into our staffing solutions and strategies.

Why you’ll love working with VanderHouwen!

  • We work hard, and play hard. Participate in our company outings and competitions including corn hole tournaments and our annual VanderOlympics.
  • We value building strong relationships, enhancing people’s lives and positively impacting the community.
  • We take care of you. VanderHouwen offers competitive salaries, goal completion rewards, a generous commission plan and professional development opportunities.
  • Our Team is Green! Our flagship office is a Gold Certified Sustainable Workplace.

VanderHouwen Reviews

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    "Staffing Agency with a Human Touch"

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


    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 Photos

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VanderHouwen photo of: VanderHouwen Snow Day 2017
VanderHouwen photo of: Headquarters: Portland, OR | 6342 SW Macadam Ave. Portland, OR 97239 | 503.299.6811
VanderHouwen photo of: Washington Branch: Bellevue, WA | 2018 156th Ave. NE, Suite 220, Bellevue, WA 98007 | 425.453.7300
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VanderHouwen photo of: Our late Founder's monogrammed notepad
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VanderHouwen Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    I applied online. I interviewed at VanderHouwen.


    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

  • Largest Women-Owned Business, Portland Business Journal, 2017
  • Private 150: Top Private Companies, Oregon Business Magazine, 2017
  • Largest Staffing Firms in the Portland Metro Area, Portland Business Journal, 2017
  • Corporate Philanthropy Award, Portland Business Journal, 2017
  • Top Privately Held Companies, Portland Business Journal, 2017
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