How much do you charge?
We charge companies 25% of a candidate’s first year salary, excluding bonuses, due the day they begin working at your company. We have a 90-day guarantee, so if it doesn’t work out during that time, we’ll issue you a full refund. Recursers don’t pay us anything to help them find a role or to attend the Recurse Center.
What is your recruiting process like?
We send you engineers that are both interested in your company and that we believe would be a good fit. All the candidates we work with have attended our full-time programming retreat. During this time we get to know their technical capabilities and talk with them about their motivations, interests, and what they’re looking for in a company before making any introductions. We work in whatever way is most convenient for you, whether it's email referrals, directly adding candidates to your ATS, a private Slack channel, or something else.
What types of companies do you recruit for?
We welcome all companies looking for great programmers. Our current partner companies include small startups, mid-size tech companies, public companies, non-profits, and technology-focused hedge funds.
What types of roles can you help fill?
We help companies hire for all programming roles, including Backend, Frontend, Full-stack, Data Science, Data Engineering, DevOps, Android, iOS, Mobile, Quality Assurance, Security, UI/UX, Developer Relations, and Engineering Management. Experience levels vary from six months to 30 years of programming experience.
Do you place people outside of New York and Silicon Valley?
Yes. We happily work with companies throughout the US and around the world. We also work with candidates looking for remote work, and are happy to send referrals for remote roles.
What are the demographics of the candidates you work with?
Our community is around 6% black, 6% Latinx, and over 35% women. We are always striving to build a stronger and more diverse community, and have disbursed over $1.5M in need-based living expense grants to people from traditionally underrepresented groups in programming over the past four years. Read more about our efforts to support diversity at RC.
Do you recruit for contract or part-time positions?
Yes, we have recently started doing this on a case-by-case basis and would be happy to talk to you about it. If you're looking for part-time or contract programmers and a partnership with RC isn't a good fit, we are also happy to introduce you to Monadical, an independent software consultancy that is run by RC alums.
Do you charge for internships?
No, we do not charge for internships. However, if a candidate who was hired as an intern becomes a full-time employee then our standard fee (25%) will apply.
Do you offer discounts for non-profit organizations?
Yes, we have a discounted recruiting fee (20% of a candidate’s first year salary) for organizations registered as 501(c)(3)s in the US or equivalent designations outside the country.
How do I get started?
Complete this form and we’ll reach out with next steps if we think we could be a useful partner for you.