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Bowdoin Group Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "Great companies can always work on a few things...doesn't take away from their greatness!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time

    Pros

    - Great company culture
    - Good/Fair compensation for Sales, Recruiting, and Operations functions
    - Unbelievably flexible work environment (days off, flexible commuting schedule, WFH, WeWork space)
    - Nice Office/Park (ping pong, cornhole, LeanBox, food trucks all summer)
    - Management cares about employees
    - Most importantly, rewarding and challenging work. Everyone's achievements and successes are genuinely recognized

    Cons

    - Hard seeing path to certain positions (no one leaving anytime soon)
    - Tough to unwind/detach from work at home or on vacation

    Advice to Management

    Executive and Sr Level Management works 24x7, which leads to over working and setting a bad example. Understanding that businesses never sleep, but people can/will/have get burnt out because they feel like they need to be working 24x7 (home and on vacation) because their managers do.

    Having said that, the business formula is working. The evolution of the company in recent years is remarkable. Bowdoin has the right blueprint with the right people. We now to just need to stay course and make sure you keep the great team you have.

    At the end of the day, this is a great company to work for. I am lucky to work here.

    Bowdoin Group Response

    Jul 15, 2017

    Thank you so much for your nice review! I am glad you provided an opportunity to discuss work/life balance. As you pointed out, a flexible schedule is part of what makes The Bowdoin Group great and... More


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bowdoin Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people and doing great work!

    Cons

    Keep doing big things

  3. "Bowdoin Group is an excellent company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, wonderful people with an excellent company culture. We partner with our clients and look to service them with excellence.

    Cons

    Continuously changing to contend with the changing marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Even though we are getting larger, please continue to operate like a small company so that our culture remains the same and we are always committed to helping the people we serve!

    Bowdoin Group Response

    Jun 11, 2017

    Thank you for the review and your advice. Maintaining our culture while staying at the forefront of the changing marketplace is definitely a challenge. The way we can accomplish this is by staying... More


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time

    Pros

    -Excellent leadership team who really cares about career growth and employee needs/wants
    -Innovative collaborative office space

    Cons

    -most times, very tough commute/traffic due to industry growth in the area

    Advice to Management

    - more compelling 401K would be nice, almost no match currently

    Bowdoin Group Response

    Jan 19, 2017

    Thank for the review!!! It is both an honor and humbling to part of such a great team. Regarding the traffic, I met with the Mayor of Waltham and she said she is trying to get a monorail built... More


  5. "Rewarding in many ways"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very transparent culture where everyone works hard and really cares about what we do - focus on delivering excellence and living our values every day

    it's the type of company where you can make a lot of money if you work hard and you also feel good about it since you've helped people, especially during critical points in their lives

    Cons

    Waltham traffic can be tough at peak commuting and the night of a Pats game, but management allows flexibility so we're able to adjust

    Advice to Management

    keep investing in our growth - it's working!

    Bowdoin Group Response

    Dec 19, 2016

    Thank you for the review. I am so glad you have find your experience rewarding and that feel comfortable with our transparent culture! You are right- Peak hour commuting on the evenings of Patriots... More


  6. "A place where you can actually make an impact!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've only been with the company for a couple years, but in my short time here, I have been able to make a true impact. Unlike other companies, Bowdoin empowers you to take real, ambitious strides that advance your career. I have received more out of two years here than I probably would in 5 years at a larger company where I was just a number. That combined with the flexibility I have to do my job (WFH days, etc) make Bowdoin a diamond in the rough compared to other recruiting firms!

    Cons

    To work at Bowdoin, you have to be a go-getter. If you're looking for the typical 9-5, this is not the place for you. If you want to make a real difference at a company and set yourself up for success later on in your career, then Bowdoin is definitely worth your attention!

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on career development, especially for entry-level hires.

    Bowdoin Group Response

    Sep 5, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am really happy you feel empowered to take steps to advance your career. We have a lot of new and experienced people making great contributions... More


  7. "Great place!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Individual Growth & Knowledge expansion, Ability to work on a multitude of different projects at once across healthcare, financial services and technology, Flexibility, Good people

    Cons

    Work load is sometimes over whelming, Pay is on the lower end

    Bowdoin Group Response

    Aug 27, 2016

    Thank you for the note, I always enjoy hearing from our team members.. I am glad you are enjoying working projects across all our divisions! Based on the scope of our your work you appear to be... More

  8. "Innovative Staffing Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Changing the way people think about recruiting, all hands on deck.

    Cons

    very high bar to hire, may lose good people being risk adverse.

    Bowdoin Group Response

    Aug 21, 2016

    Thank you for the shout out!!!! We definitely have a high bar, and I hope we are not being risk adverse, but I will certainly keep your comments in mind.

    Dave Melville


  9. "Awesome, family oriented company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bowdoin Group full-time

    Pros

    Great balance of experienced leaders and millennials partnering with one another to deliver great services.
    Fun atmosphere
    Everyone cares about each other

    Cons

    You can earn a lot of money, but salaries are extremely low

    Bowdoin Group Response

    Jul 25, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I am happy you feel positively about culture and our focus on delivering great services. Speaking as one of the "experienced leaders" your... More


  10. "Great culture and company growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bowdoin Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team culture, entrepreneurial, coworkers and management give you freedom to make your own success, everyone wants to help each other succeed, not cut throat or metrics driven, smaller company feel so more visibility, great reputation with clients, CEO is down to earth and all of senior management is helpful

    Cons

    sometimes might be too narrowly focused, mentoring is light for people new to staffing industry, not a real career path established

    Bowdoin Group Response

    Oct 14, 2015 – Manager

    Thank you for the review, I think you describe our culture very well. I am not sure what you mean by "focus" but I would love to hear your thoughts directly.

     As our company grows, we need to... More


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