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Why Us

What I have learned in the past 23 years working at Patty Shapiro and Associates is that my goal is to deliver happiness. I have acquired the skills on how to  train, how to motivate, how to mentor, how to be a firm and  fair leader, and  how to work hard and how to pick the right team.

As a group we laugh together, we cry together, we raise our voices at each other, we respect each other, and we always know that tomorrow we will be there supporting each other in the next venture.  Everyone has a voice and is always heard. When I think of Patty Shapiro & Associates I think of family, loyalty and honesty.  I am proud and grateful.  (Patty)

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Patty Shapiro & Associates is the definition of a team. We work better in a brainstorm. In the greatest meaning of it, we are interconnected. As a team, we have an understanding of each other that is unexplainable. We function in the utmost chaos with a strange sort of synchronization. We thrive in a fast-paced environment; we love the pressure. (Alexandra)

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Patty Shapiro & Associates believes in promoting life-work-balance. We believe in the importance of building relationships with everyone with whom we work with. We are a team, we are colleagues, and we are a family. Every day here is an eventful day – new business, new challenges, and new opportunities. We are a high-energy group working in a fast-paced environment, and together we continuously collaborate with one another to ensure customer satisfaction. (Erin)

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Patty Shapiro and Associates’ corporate culture stands out because its values and culture resembles no other company that I have ever worked for or heard of.  We are a team that truly supports each other. We are all dedicated to our job and show true loyalty to the company.  Patty Shapiro and Associates values each and every employee ,be it  full time, part time, interns; and in return we as a team will do our utmost to make the team succeed. Patty Shapiro and Associates cares about me an individual, as a mother, as a person. We all have a voice, and it is always heard.  The perfect combination of autonomy and teamwork is the secret to the overwhelmingly success and longevity of Patty Shapiro and Associates. (Stephanie)

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As an industry girl I have known about the Patty Shapiro & Associates firm for my entire career. I knew her reputation was stellar. Having said this, it is really only when we are part of a team that we truly understand the culture.

After joining the team of Patty Shapiro & Associates in June this year I have to admit I was taken aback by the welcoming, genuine and professionalism of each and every one of my new colleagues. We work together towards common goals and one’s success is the success of all. I feel privileged to be part of this wonderfully engaging, dynamic and innovative environment. I believe we could easily tear a page out of our corporate culture playbook as a shining example of how employee engagement is lived each and every day. The secret ingredient: shared core values. We are all so different (which makes life super interesting!) yet all share the same core values as our foundation. This commonality and chemistry combined with deep industry knowledge and integrity are our strengths: our clients know this and understand. This is how we build lasting relationships of trust. (Christina)

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1st impression

When I think of Patty Shapiro & Associates I think of acceptance and success. I think it is very important to go to work every day and love what you do and I feel blessed as I believe I have found it here. We are a team that strives together and understands what needs to be done while enjoying what we do. We are always there for one another and that’s an amazing feeling. Patty Shapiro and Associates has been around for 23 years, there is obviously a reason for that.  It is not by chance but by the right combination hands on and hands off, training and mentoring.

2nd impression

To me Patty Shapiro and Associates is  an experience that money cannot buy. There is a sense of belonging and acceptance that lies within the office. We are a team that will always support one another, and succeed because of each other, which in turn makes us very successful as the best recruiters in Montreal and our very happy as human beings. Patty Shapiro and associates is a second home that has allowed its employees to be creative, free and feel a sense of family. (Amanda)

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Working as part of the team at Patty Shapiro & Associates gives me the perfect balance between my professional and personal life. I am proud to be part of a team that has sharing, trust and success as its defined priorities. Every day, Patty Shapiro and Associates makes me want to challenge myself and continue to work in a happy and in  a healthy professional atmosphere. What I do daily is not just a job, it is a lifestyle, and in turn that is why the work we do at Patty Shapiro and Associates is invaluable to us. Every day is an adventure. (Isabelle)

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What is it about Patty Shapiro & Associates that makes it so special you ask, that is a very easy question to answer.  Patty Shapiro & Associates is about people first and foremost, each associate plays an integral part in the company’s mission to achieve a life work balance. My associates and I are very fortunate to work in an environment that promotes both self awareness and personal growth and encourages us to share our professional experiences amongst each other keeping us engaged in all aspects of our company’s growth. This in turn reflects directly on the quality of our work and our commitment to each other and in turn the success of the company. I feel blessed daily, as being part of the team of Patty Shapiro and Associate is like having an extended family. (Dan)

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Success, Loyalty, Passion, Commitment, Respect, Reputation, Friendship, Fun, Chaos
These are my first thoughts when thinking about Patty Shapiro and Associates.
A fast-paced, team environment at its best. We strive together for the betterment of the company. We grow together, decide together, disagree together and most importantly succeed together. A 2nd family for us all.  Finishing each other’s sentences is a daily occurrence. There is never a dull moment. We are empowered and motivated to achieve our goals with the necessary tools and guidance. We are a community of admiration, love, and respect for one another. (Jennifer)

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Patty Shapiro & Associates’ culture is based on the personality and values of its founder and president. Like Patty, the company’s employees care deeply about people – be it each other, clients, job candidates, suppliers or anyone else connected with the company. Patty’s dedicated team comes to work every day with a passion for what they do and a sincere belief that they make a difference in the lives of so many people. The company culture revolves around fun balanced with a strong work ethic and a desire to achieve concrete results. Patty Shapiro has created a unique company culture that most other companies only dream of. (Robert)

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Patty Shapiro & Associates is THE place to be.  Whether you are just starting out in the business or have years of experience under your belt, the team at Patty Shapiro and Associates welcomes everyone equally as an immediate part of their workplace family.   Working for or being placed by Patty Shapiro & Associates means you are always looked after and never forgotten.  Each and every one is valued & treasured as the individuals that they are and everyone is praised for the value they bring to the team every day.

The connections that are made with and through Patty Shapiro & Associates last a life time.  The team takes the time to get to know each and every one of the candidates & co-workers and the connection is maintained and nurtured.  You are always remembered and in turn you are always welcomed with open arms. The dream job does exist and Patty Shapiro and Associates will find it for you and if you are really lucky Patty will hire you! (Robyn)


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My internship experience at Patty Shapiro & Associates was nothing short of inspiring.  Within days of being introduced to this exceptionally close-knit office of a dozen people, I instantly felt at home and began to consider myself the newest addition to the Patty Shapiro & Associates family. Looking back, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from such determined, creative and hard working professionals. The Patty Shapiro & Associates team seeks to help candidates find what they themselves have successfully found; a job to love. The positive energy that floods the office motivates and inspires not only the associates working there, but also each and every job-seeking candidate that walks through the door! Patty Shapiro & Associates’ corporate culture is unlike any other and is truly one of a kind! (Tali)

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The environment at Patty Shapiro & Associates is a reflection of the staff that work there; colorful, energetic and passionate about their work. It is an atmosphere that any workplace would strive for and thrive in. They have created a unique ambiance, making visiting candidates feel warm and welcome and they are genuine about it. I am the newest addition to Patty Shapiro & Associates and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be part of such a cohesive team. (Nick)

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Patty Shapiro and Associates has a very unique culture that is rare to see. Their mid- size allows them to focus directly on the tasks at hand. They are approachable, honest and hardworking, everything you would want in a head-hunter and an employer. I started off as a stagier and then worked my way into a full time job. Working with Patty Shapiro & Associates was not only a learning experience but also a pleasure. I am grateful for the opportunity and it prepared me for my future roles. (Alyssa)

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I am extremely glad I got to do my internship at Patty Shapiro & Associates. My experience here so far has taught me a lot about work and life. It is such a joy to come into the office every day and seeing the employees love their work and each other. It makes the environment at the office pleasant and enjoyable to be part of.  I am pleased I got the chance to learn about the company and meet the most amazing and friendly staff. For my first internship at a head office, I could not have been luckier to do it at Patty Shapiro & Associates. I am saddened that it is coming to an end but like they say “All good things must come to an end.” I will cherish all the memories I got to be part of and never forget the experience I had.   (Natasha)

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Determination, hard work, and passion are three words I have learned at Patty Shapiro & Associates. It was with great honor and pride that I spent three weeks as an intern here. I have gained an enormous amount of knowledge on the tasks completed by each employee. I feel confident on the skills I will be performing one day when I run my o“future” business due to my experience at Patty Shapiro & Associates. The atmosphere is like no other. Working with Patty Shapiro & Associates has been one of the most positive and productive learning experiences I have assisted throughout my career but also my personal life. (Christine)

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Avoir fait mon stage de 2 mois au sein de l’agence Patty Shapiro & Associés a été pour moi une expérience très enrichissante. J’étudie les ressources humaines et j’ai pu comparer les méthodes de recrutement en France et au Canada.

 Je voudrais vraiment remercier Stéphanie pour le temps qu’elle m’a consacré tout au long de mon stage, sachant répondre à toutes mes interrogations.

Je tiens à remercier tout particulièrement et à témoigner toute ma reconnaissance aux personnes suivantes, pour l’expérience enrichissante et pleine d’intérêt qu’elles m’ont fait vivre durant ces deux mois au sein de l’agence Patty Shapiro & Associés :

Patty, pour son accueil et la confiance qu’elle m’a accordé dès mon arrivée dans l’entreprise ; Alexandra, pour m’avoir intégré rapidement au sein de l’agence et pour m’avoir formé dans un lapse de temps très cours sur l’ensemble de ses tâches quotidiennes. Et l’ensemble de l’équipe : Jennifer, Amanda, Christina, Erin, Josiève, Robyn, Anna, Dan et Eric pour leur accueil sympathique et leur coopération professionnelle tout au long de ces deux mois.Un grand merci à vous, vous êtes géniaux, gardez votre enthousiasme, et votre solidarité c’est la clé de la réussite. (Faustine)

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Working alongside some of the most hardworking, dedicated and talented professionals has been an experience that have gone way beyond my expectation. Patty Shapiro & Associates are unlike any other team I’ve met. In a short amount of time, they have showed me their unique professionalism and aspiring attitude. While continuously working hard, they define the meaning of team work and a family oriented environment.  If someone would ask me to describe Patty Shapiro & Associates in one sentence it would be “Love what you do and you never have to work a day in your life”. That’s the true meaning of success in my opinion. (Liana)

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Patty Shapiro & Associates is unlike any other recruitment agency out there! The recruiters take the time to get to know you professionally and personally– in the hopes to match your hopes and dreams to a great opportunity in the industry.

 The vibe you get as soon as you walk through the door is like no other: a welcoming and inviting vibe. I feel privileged to be working alongside such inspiring and determined individuals who pride themselves in being the liaison between you and your dreams. A truly unique ambience and recruiting experience. (Christina)