"It has been a pleasure working with you all and the entire staff at Austin Group. You all were very professional and discreet in working with me and in providing me with information on positions that matched my skill set and experience. This is a significant change for my family and me but you all provided me with perspectives and support that helped with our decision. We are optimistic about this change."
Michael T. in Houston, TX
"There are several recruiting agencies to work with, but I want to emphasize the competitive edge possessed by Vickie Nelson with Austin Group Executive Search. She has myriad contacts in the industry, and her professional & personal demeanor is unmatched. She maintains a strong business relationship with her clients; hence, she is readily able to find the perfect position for those seeking other opportunities. I am very excited about my upcoming position as a Process Engineering Group Lead. Thank you Vickie for all your great work!"
Process Engineering Group Lead
Virginia Corporate Tech Center
“Throughout my career I have used recruiting companies but none better, more professional and highest level of integrity as AGES, LP. What makes them one huge step above the others is their honesty and transparency. They believe in the concept of having satisfied customers and they include as their satisfied customers the professional (hiree) as well as the corporation (hirer). Because they give such level of importance to make sure that both parties are satisfied, they are completely honest about potential jobs and genuinely care about both parties. Thanks for your outstanding service.”
Louisiana Chemical Plant
“I have used Austin Group Executive Search twice to obtain challenging engineering positions. They are very professional and work with both the engineer and client to obtain a good match. They do not shot-gun your resume to everyone, but match your talents with the position. I strongly recommend AGES, LP.”
Lead Inspection Engineer
Houston Petrochemical Organization
“As a native New Englander, I wanted to stay in the Northeast, and made several questionable career choices to stay in that area. I finally questioned my desire to stay in New England, one morning while commuting 43 miles to work when fuel prices were at their highest and I had just received a $500 oil delivery. I decided I needed a career and location change. I contacted some recruiters that I had used in the past, I heard from several that my resume was a mess and they wouldn't present me to "their" clients. Vickie Nelson and The Austin Group worked with me, I landed several interviews, and wound up having to choose between two excellent job offers. Now my career is back on track and I am very happy with my situation.”
Industrial Gases Organization in Louisiana
“I entered into the management job market at one of the most difficult economic times and was having very little responses from the market place for my talents and experience. Austin Group Executive Search was able to recognize my skill set, talent, and experience and align me with the appropriate opportunities. My first interview with the first client they aligned me with was a success and I was taken out of the job search position and into a full time opportunity that fully utilizes my skill set and abilities. Thanks to Lindsey and The Austin Group for their time and efforts in understanding who I am and what I can deliver and matching me with a great opportunity.”
Project Development Manager
Global Petrochemical Marketing Organization in Houston, TX
“When I was Vickie’s hiring authority she consistently provided good candidates that were well screened. After each interview, she would follow-up, but I never sensed pressure to hire. In fact, she was candid about candidates’ likes and dislikes, as well as their impressions. When I was looking for a job myself, she was great about finding new opportunities, screening them somewhat, then sending me the ones in which I was interested. In short, she took the time to understand what I was looking for so we didn’t waste time with opportunities that were not close to a good fit. Both experiences were great!”
E&C Organization in Houston, TX
“I had been in a struggling industry for nine years and thought my industry specific experience would prevent me from breaking into something new. Hoping this was not the case, I gave the Austin Group a call. I had interviews lined up within a week and started my new job with a 30% pay increase within a month.”
Specialty Chemical Plant in Beaumont, TX
“Hey, I went to check my mail and I found this gold looking package from the greatest recruiters in the world. Thank you very much and I think you guys don't give yourself enough credit! You all worked very hard for me and made my transitioning a great ease. I appreciate all of your help and I can't express enough gratitude towards both you and Allison! Thanks a million!”
Specialty Chemical Company in Houston, TX
“My family and I would like to thank you for keeping us in the Houston area. It was a pleasure working with you and I will definitely send any referrals your way in the future. Things are great here at the plant , the people are great to work with and I am very happy with this company. Thanks for all your help and support in getting me in the door."
Industrial Gas Organization in Houston, TX
“I know that my family and I are looking forward to new adventures in the New Year and I am very excited about joining the Albemarle team! I couldn't have done it without you and the Austin Group!"
Specialty Chemical Organization in Houston, TX
“Good things are still happening and it all began when you had faith in me; thanks again."
Business Environmental Manager
Specialty Chemical Organization in Atlanta, GA
"I wanted to thank you and your staff at Austin Group Executive Search for the work done on my behalf that allowed me to find a great job. After 15 years of project engineering and management in the building products industry I was having difficulties with finding compatible work in petrochemical industry. I was fortunate to have a contact with you and I was immediately impressed with your ability to succinctly communicate your marketing strategy, your stimulating and motivating techniques. You spent a significant amount of time with me to get to know me. I mean really know me with all my detailed experience, skills, successes, motivations and weaknesses. We discussed interviewing processes in detail from the point of how to present my assets (resume, cover letters) and how to turn my weaknesses into assets to potential employers. Needless to say the marketing plan was extremely successful in a short period of time. I felt your support through every step of the process and I can’t thank you enough for that. I feel I have developed some meaningful skills in the process that I can take forward. My best to you and your family and Austin Group partners."
Project Engineer/Project Manager
Refining Organization in Kansas
“Just wanted to thank you for a job well done on getting the feedback. As we discussed, many times, other recruiters have gotten little or no feedback which is useless—this is why I enjoy working with you!"
“I wanted to extend my virtual handshake and thanks to you and all of your wonderful folks that helped me with my job search earlier this year. You have an outstanding, professional team that is clearly well respected in the Houston market. In any event, I am enjoying my new location.”
Senior Environmental Engineer
Refining Organization in Houston, TX
“Your candidate presentations and interviews are very thorough and go beyond what I’ve seen from other recruiters."
Control Systems Sales Organization in Dallas, TX
“My wife was transferred from Pennsylvania to Louisiana for her job. AGES, LP helped me to find a wonderful position in Baton Rouge area. I was hired before we moved!”
Corporate Senior Reliability Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
“The Austin Group was able to assist me in securing my first Plant Manager assignment, which is a milestone I had been striving for throughout my 12 year career up to that point. More importantly, they provided this service to me and my family on the heels of Hurricane Katrina, at a time in which we were truly desiring to relocate from the Hurricane devastated Gulf Coast Region. They worked with my wife and I every step of the way towards securing our new home and my new career in the North East. Our lives have changed in ways we never even imagined over the past 3.5 years. I will always be indebted the Austin Group for helping me to secure this opportunity.”
Plant Manager in New Jersey
“I would like to express my profound gratitude to The Austin Group Resources for the excellent support and professionalism. During my assignment with AGR, their team has demonstrated an efficiency and unequalled diligence every time I have been fortunate enough to deal with them. AGR took the time to understand my qualifications, experiences, and future career goals. They placed me in a company and culture that turned out to be a perfect match.”
Sr. Consul Flow Assurance Engineer
“I have used AGR for the past 12 years for recruiting needs from entry level to management. My career has spanned many areas including regulatory affairs, operations, maintenance and business management in every case Becky Daniel and the team at AGR have provided quality candidates that met my needs. I appreciate that AGR has built a relationship with me as a client and that they continue their relationship with placements long after the “transaction” is complete. The AGR team has the dedication and desire to meet your needs and adapt to the challenges of an ever changing job market.”
Industrial Gases Organization
"Austin Group has been on my preferred list of recruiters for Safety, Engineering and Environmental candidates for many years. They've found us well qualified candidates we hired. I highly recommend them."
Louisiana Specialty Chemical Manufacturer
“As an HR manager for over 20 years I recognize the importance of a relationship with a recruiter who listens. Lauren Lewis found for us a Project Manager with exactly the experience and skills I needed, in my price range, and didn’t waste our time presenting candidates who some might have considered ‘close enough.’ I will definitely use AGR for our specialty hiring needs in the future. And, if a potential client wants to talk to me to verify that the comment is genuine, feel free to give them my phone number.”
Texas Chemicals Plant
“I wasn’t looking for a job when Becky called; luckily a great company was looking for me. I have been satisfied and compensated for my move and Becky and I have remained friends. Becky only wants the names of my friends names that are top performers, she has placed several of them. I respect her reputation with our company where nearly 20 engineers have been placed over time. I recommend Austin Group Resources as a professional firm where candidates are delivered and clients are respected. I enjoy the Thanksgiving card!”
Chemical Plant, Houston
"Austin Group Resources has the reputation for providing opportunities to qualified candidates as well as delivering All-Star candidates to their clients. I would describe their Core Values as: Integrity, Respect for People, and Client Relationships. I became acquainted with Austin Group Resources back in 1993. I specifically built my relationship with Austin Group Resources starting with Becky Daniel (President and Managing Partner). Becky and her Austin Group Resources Team have assisted me in three different occasions. Two occasions pertaining to me as a candidate and the third one as a client. Each of the two career change opportunities I had assistance with by the Austin Group Resources Team resulted in greater job satisfaction both monetary as well as job fulfillment. Austin Group Resources honor your expectations of confidentiality as well as represent you with integrity and honesty."
Safety and Health Manager
Offshore Drilling Manufacturer, Houston, Texas
“The Austin Group consistently provides highly qualified technical individuals when we are looking to fill positions. We have hired several candidates sent to us from the Austin Group that have remained loyal and productive employees. When candidates are sent to us through the Austin Group, we are confident that each individual is thoroughly screened to ensure that they will be a good fit for our organization.”
Unit Manager at a Petrochemical Plant
“It has been a pleasure working with The Austin Group in my job search. I have been treated as an individual instead of just the information provided by my resume. The personal attention given to my job search has identified those areas that are important to me in finding a match for my profession as well as my preference in relocation. This personal touch is a very strong indication of the quality of professionals I have entrusted with my career.”
Site/Project Safety Manager
"My association with the Austin Group (Becky Daniel) is more than just business; it's about a long term friendship. I Have worked with Becky for over twelve years as both a candidate and a customer and one thing has remained consistent...she is truly focused on the well being of her clients. Becky knows the importance of finding a good fit for both parties and does this through open and honest dialogue. Her understanding of the industry and commitment to success has benefited me both personally and professionally."
Major Independent Refiner
"Austin Group Resources’ knowledge in their field positively gave me a leg up when seeking a position. They made a special effort to build a relationship with me, caring enough to be sure to find the right fit with my circumstances. I found them responsive and supportive through the entire process. From resume review, to interview, to salary/benefit negotiations - they were right there with me. Partnering with Austin worked out well for me and I recommend them highly."
CSP Quality, Safety and Training Manager
"The Austin Group is one of the most progressive recruiting firms I have worked with. For the last 10 years Austin has provided me and my company with intelligent, personable and capable employees. I would highly recommend them to any company that wants to strategically staff their organization for future growth and success."
Director of Human Resources
"I have worked with AGR several times both as a candidate and a hiring manager. Becky Daniel and her staff have always taken the time to understand my needs as a candidate looking for a position and as a hiring manager to help ensure that we locate the correct fit. This personal attention is why I turn to AGR first. I know that I depend upon the professionalism and solid advice from AGR to get started on the right foot. Thanks."
Reliability Center, Chemicals Hub