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David J. Melville Jr.
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  1. "Mixed Bag"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wellesley, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wellesley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bowdoin Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good money, pleasant account managers

    Cons

    No benefits, account managers did not keep in touch with the client. Told me I would be extended through 2015. A week later, I was told I would be done at the end of the month. High turnover rate of account managers and staff

    Advice to Management

    If you want to expand, offer decent benefits to your contractors.

    Bowdoin Group Response

    May 14, 2015 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for writing your review. You will be happy to know that beginning this summer a new benefit program will be rolled out to all our contractors. You will have the opportunity to enroll in... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poorly managed, terrible culture, disappointing commission plans."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bowdoin Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits package is good, company has a great reputation with clients, knows what it's target market is.

    Cons

    Several business units that do not collaborate, high turnover in leadership, no career advancement. Culture is cliquey and uninspiring. Micromanagement is the only motivational tool.

    Bowdoin Group Response

    May 14, 2015 – Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The business unit you worked in did have some of the issues you described, which is why last November we facilitated management changes in that... More

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Ok if the risk is all on you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Wellesley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -unlimited earning potential
    -younger culture
    -above average comission structure

    Cons

    -ultra competitive
    -no base, fully recoverable draw
    -very little benefits
    -lack of marketing
    -enormous turnover

    Advice to Management

    -people will continue to leave unless opportunities are created


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