It is with great pride that we present a few of the many references we have received over the years from both our clients and candidates. You may find our Candidate testimonials below.

Employer testimonials

I worked with Marius at Groom & Associates for one of our mandates. I found he was professional, in tune with our company’s needs, and accurate with his candidate recommendations. I enjoyed working with Groom and believe we have built a great business relationship for the future. I recommend Groom & associates for their network and understanding of our needs and core business.

Loretta Downing Human Resources, Kerr Financial Consultants Inc.

It was a reassuring experience to work with Groom & Associates when I was under consideration for a position of director at Merck. Because fit has emerged as an important hiring criteria, considerable time was spent in frank conversation about my experience & expectations and how well they suited the current needs of the organization and their preferred candidate profile. The investment in time paid off, reducing uncertainty and laying the groundwork for my seamless integration at Merck. Karen worked tirelessly to ensure a perfect fit, and to see that I’d be happy and successful at Merck, and that they’d be gaining a valuable asset. Win-win! I have had no hesitation in referring both candidates and companies looking for specialized talent to Groom & Associates.

Rachel Yates Senior Vice President, Weber Shandwick

I’ve worked with Groom & Associates in the past and was always impressed with their level and quality of service, so I evidently called on them again when I changed employers. What sets Groom apart from its many competitors is their dedication to meet customers customers’ needs quickly and accuratly accurately through their large network and repository of contacts & resources that provided candidates immediately. Their database of candidates is far reaching and diversified and I was able to fill a position with exceedingly precise requirements; a technical skill set that had taken me weeks of searching and still hadn’t found. Ultimately Groom & Associates sourced the right candidate who was fluently bilingual and qualified for the role with the good references! It is always a pleasure to collaborate with such a team of engaged professionals! 

Procurement Manager Financial Industry 

I am writing to recommend the services of Groom Associes. I have been using them for about a year, and we have been very pleased with the dependability, service and attention we receive. In addition, the people that they have working for them are always very pleasant, respectful and professional. Class act! I am happy to recommend them.

Paula J. Caletri Human Resources Manager, SSAB Special Steels Americas

I wanted to say that it was a pleasure working with Groom. Groom was professional, responsive and extremely accommodating. I very much appreciated Groom setting up Skype interviews in your office for me to remotely meet our final candidates. Service was absolutely top notch and very timely communication. In regards to candidates, we certainly found a few that were well qualified and I am very hopeful that our final selection will be a good fit. To be honest, the only challenge was finding someone to fit into the Olympic Committee culture.  Again, it was a pleasure and I would definitely recommend your company to colleagues.

Valerie Rouse Director, Branch Operations at Maritime Travel

Karine Potier and I have met your consultant and this has absolutely confirmed how much of an excellent consultant she is. During the hiring process for an assistant manager in Toronto, I had already notice all of that. It really was a tremendous pleasure to have worked with her. For the next workforce needs, we will do business with Groom & Associates without any hesitation.

Laurence Potier Directrice des opérations, Société immobilière Ahern inc.

Over the past three years, Groom and Associates have always met our needs with staff that had the right attitude and skill set the company was looking for. Dealing with Groom was effortless, from my first conversation going over our companies needs right through the interview process, continued by the hiring/follow up. Very efficient team! The recruiters at Groom & Associates assisted me in finding the perfect candidate, they put themselves in my position and made sure the candidate was the perfect match. The follow-ups were spot on, always wanted to make sure the employee they found was performing to our company's expectations. I would definitely recommend Groom & Associates to anyone who is looking to deal and professional recruiting firm. They always understand and know what I’m looking for. They play an important part in the hiring of our team. 

Dexter Church President, Paysagiste DLC Greenteam Landscaping

We initiated a search, in the Montreal area, for what we anticipated being a difficult to fill, temporary sales position. We engaged two different staffing agencies and neither produced a single candidate. Upon further searching, we came upon Groom & Associates. An initial scoping session was held and the Recruiter we dealt with seemed to quickly grasp what we were looking for. This proved to be the case because in a very short period of time, we had a number of qualified candidates, and eventually hired one of them. While I'm not eager to have turnover, when we inevitably do, I will look forward to engaging Groom & Associates again.  

Jeffrey Symmonds Talent Development Manager, Mérieux NutriSciences

Having to spend a number of years in the agency world myself, I must say that I was most impressed with Groom & Associates. Our recruiter was very helpful, prompt in his responses to my questions or requests and an ultimate professional. I felt everyone there worked to truly understand the type of candidate Recall was seeking, and we did find a solid candidate. I would absolutely work with Groom in the future. I will certainly be in touch should we need any additional support.  

Erin King Staffing Manager, Recall

Everything went very smoothly with our recruiter, I had a very good service. She answered quickly, was very professional and it was nice from beginning to end to work with her.In general, most of our recruitment process is done in-house, but however if a job required the cooperation of an agency, I definitely communicate with them for new projects.   

Caroline St-Pierre Human Resources Advisor, Insurance EssOR

Candidate testimonials

I wish to express my deepest gratitude to Groom & Associates, and my extraordinary recruiter, account manager at Groom & Associates for his excellent service and appreciate for all his extra effort during the past month. The best service that I have seen in my career, extremely fast response, knowledgeable, great respect, very positive and professional. I highly recommend their services at Groom & Associates, one of the best recruitment companies in Montreal.

Bin Li Financial Analyst

While I was looking for a job, I was in contact with various employment agencies supposed to help me to access to new employment opportunities. However, support provided by Groom & Associates was a true added value that allowed me to grow within my career. My recruiter at Groom & Associates took the time to meet with me to give me personalized support based on my professional aspirations and provide me with valuable advice in order to get the perfect job within a company that can be the perfect fit for me. As a recruiter, he really outdone, realizing available and keeping me informed every step of the recruitment process until my job! It is with great enthusiasm and without reservation that I recommend Groom & Associates to anyone wishing to develop professionally.

Bibisha Mbimbi Member of the Human Resources Professionals Chartered

Thank you, Groom & Associates, for your help with finding a job. I appreciate your kindness. Your recruiter always replied to my e-mails within couple of hours, direct to the subject.I enjoy my job, it is a great journey so far, I hope will be for many year from now forward. I would highly recommend your services to my friends that are looking for a carrier opportunity.

Ramona Iuliana Topala Program Manager/ Account Manager

From the first call I received from Groom & Associates, I knew this was going to be an experience to remember. My recruiter has always been very friendly and funny but most importantly, she really cares about their clients and candidates.My recruiter is always going the extra mile.  The follow-ups were constant and again, my recruiter really cares and she is very genuine

Alma Medrano Manager

I was what you call a "soft seeker" meaning I was happily employed but longing for a new challenge and passively looking for something new. I received a call from Groom & Associates one day and my recruiter told me he was given my CV by his colleague at Groom and had an interesting opportunity for me. After many disappointments with other agencies & on my own, I was skeptical but open to the idea. My recruiter did a great job explaining the company, the position and why I would be a good fit so I agreed to meet with his client. After a great interview, I left feeling excited and optimistic about the position. Luckily within 24 hours I received an offer and with my recruiter’s help, negotiated a few minor details and accepted the offer.Leaving a comfortable job was a big gamble but Groom & Associates’ interview preparation and guidance through the whole process made it smooth and rewarding. I'm loving the new job and will always be grateful to Groom & Associates for helping me get to the next level of my career.  

Andrew Mahoney Senior Buyer/ Planner

My experience at Groom & Associates was nothing less than positive in every way. Anyone who has ever been on the job market and unsure of their marketability certainly understands what it feel likes to meet yet another recruiter! What will this new recruiter do that the 10 others I met couldn't....let me tell you! At Groom & Associates they care, they really do and they really show it! From the moment I met my recruiter, I was put at ease and felt relaxed! She got it...she felt my nervousness but somehow I knew that this was going to be good! We had a great discussion: What was my past work history, what were my new career aspirations and what we're the possibilities on the job market today. I was able to do required testing in the comfort of my home. My recruiter kept in contact with me on a daily basis about what positions were in the pipeline and even just to see how I was and encourage me. I never felt alone, like I was doing this by myself. Someone else was equally invested in my search for work and life stability. All this being said, together we were successful in landing a fabulous position with a very reputable firm. What I appreciated the most was the details about the new company and position were honestly outlined. No surprises! As well, there was constant follow up by my recruiter. She took the time to call me and find out how it was going on several occasions. I thought that was amazing! Groom & Associates is not just any recruiter. They become a lifelong friend. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend them. In fact, I always do! They are highly professional, dedicated and really will have your best interest at heart!  

Lisa Corrente Executive Administration

It has been a great pleasure to be able to work with Groom & Associates. I have had the unique experience of being placed by Groom and Associates and up to now still working with them in recruiting staff for my new employer. I would state that my recruiter is without a doubt one of the most dedicated and passionate individuals that I have met during my 10 year career in financial services. She has not only helped me move my career to the next level but has opened my horizons to different avenues of business and industries, while utilizing the skills and experience that I've been able to acquire to date. She worked with me during my job search and was extremely diligent in following up at every step and interaction with perspective employers. I especially appreciated her transparency and her in depth understanding of my needs. This in depth understanding greatly helped me find the perfect position. I would highly recommend the services of Groom & Associates to anyone searching for work or looking to hire a recruitment firm. They truly offer the most professional service in both realms from the reception staff to the management to the recruiters themselves. I commend everyone at Groom & Associates for their obvious zeal and passion for their work.  

Moksha Mohit Supervisor

My consultant at Groom & Associates, approached me and lead me by a very professional way to find a new challenge in my career.It helped me a lot during the whole hiring process, whether for coordinating interviews or answers to my questions about the company and the position sought.I highly recommend candidates seeking new challenges to work with Groom & Associates.   

Paulo Vorperian Engineer

My experience of working with Groom & Associates was exceptional. I was looking for a job on my own for a few months, but once I approached Groom & Associates, I was hired by a company within a few weeks. They were able to match my profile with a company and position that was well suited to my experience and career goals.From my initial contact, my recruiter consistently supported me in every step. She is excellent at reading your skills and personality attributes and finding the perfect fit. She is genuinely kind, friendly, supportive and professional. My recruiter went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable but professional service. She did all the follow ups during and after the recruitment process and we stayed in touch even though it's been almost a year since she found me a job. I would and I have already recommended Groom & Associates to my friends who were looking for a job or new challenge. From my personal experience it was a pleasure to work with Groom & Associates. She proved me that I was not only the new “connection” on her LinkedIn contact list and I wish all recruiters have the same attitude and professional but also human approach to any job seekers out there.  

Katarzyna Munoz Administrative Assistant

It has been a great pleasure to work with Groom & Associates. My recruiter did his research, and thanks to his experience, help and timing, I as a candidate and an important institution as a client, have engaged in a solid partnership in just over a couple weeks. Good work! Groom & Associates does care. This does make quite a difference. Their approach is respectful, discreet, simple, straight forward and productive. Groom and Associates, did help me move my career to the next level. My recruiter’s follow ups during and after the recruitment were frequent, fast and useful. I will recommend corporate contacts and prospect candidates to put Groom & Associates on top of their list, when needs for such services do arise.  

Yves Coutu Representative, Corporate Partnerships