“Pathways is a great resource for recruiting and has been my go-to agency for many years. Chris and his team take the time to know his candidates and his clients and their firms which leads to successful short- and long-term placements, an invaluable benefit!”
Joy Buchanan, Director of Human Resources, Miller Starr & Regalia

“They’re just one of the best. There’s a select group of five companies that are always your go-to recruiters, and Pathways falls into that category. They always seem to have high-level candidates, no matter what the position is. They are able to come through with good candidates, multiple high-level candidates. They really seem to be thorough in the screening process. They understand what it is you’re looking for from the skill level and personality level. They kind of seem to know what you’re looking for. They seem to meet your needs. They’re pretty fast. It doesn’t take long for them to present candidates.” On a scale of 1 to 10, Hall says she’d give Pathways a 10. “They’re just easy to work with,” she says. “They’re nice people. They make my job easier. They always try hard. They’re consistent.”

Gabrielle Hall, former regional HR manager for the California offices of Covington and Burling

“We have gotten very good candidates from Chris and Pathways Personnel, both on the temporary and permanent side. They definitely take into account what our preferences are, what our culture is. Chris has become very familiar with the firm. He’s placed quite a few people with whom he’s stayed in touch with. He really has a grasp on this department and specifically does a really good job on finding people who fit in well and work well in this atmosphere. With temporary staffing, we’ve had a lot of projects where we’ve needed to get someone quickly in place. Pathways Personnel usually gets us people within 24 hours or less. I have found Pathways to be better. I think it has to do with the ongoing relationship we have. Chris and Pathways maintains good relationships with the people they’ve placed and that is beneficial down the road.”

Erin Callahan, former Paralegal Manager for Keker and VanNest in San Francisco

“Pathways Personnel is one of the agencies that I have continued to have a good relationship with. Their Recruiters really get to know you and what sort of person you are looking for in terms of the position. I like their style. It wasn’t just a matter of putting resumes on your desk, they really think about the people they put forward. Pathways always stays in touch in case any needs come up. … The recruiters have been great to work with. They know the person who is going to fit here. That’s why I have been pleased working with them. They know the culture and know what we’re looking for. … Over the years Chris Crowley has been my go-to guy. I like the way he follows up and that he’s genuinely interested in the people he works with.”

Noreen Rechsteiner, litigation support Manager for Morrison and Foerster in San Francisco


“I feel like I can be very honest with Chris [Crowley],” says Angela Kuo, who has gotten work as a contract attorney through Pathways. “He welcomes feedback, which is something I appreciate. I like the fact that he’s good about taking care of us. I like the fact that he checks in with us. He has a great staff at Pathways that I enjoy working with. Pathways is not an agency [just] putting me on different assignments. We talk to each other. Chris is very open, we talk about his daughter, I appreciate that. I like that he’s very funny and refreshingly honest. Pathways has given me raises and recognized my contribution. I appreciate that as well. … I just like the way he and Pathways Personnel works.” Angela has recommended Pathways to people she worked with in law school. “You have to have a better eye for evaluating a person, and I find they do that,” she says. “Chris is definitely someone who can work well with others.”

Angela Kuo

Matt Knoth, who has gotten paralegal work through Pathways, gives kudos to them as well. “They are super friendly. To be able to deal with the owner [Chris Crowley] of a temp agency is great. Chris was sensitive to my needs. He understood the need to pay bills. He understands who should be temping and who should be working full-time. Chris has always been great about making sure if my duties change at a particular assignment, he’ll ask for a raise. It’s been really nice. Pathways has been successful in finding me positions that relate to my experience. Their recruiters act as sort of a personal advocate for me. That feeling is there all the time. I enjoy working for Pathways for that reason. Pathways gave me a bonus at the end of the year. They know how to keep me happy.”

Matt Knoth

Nikki Hopper, who also has gotten paralegal work through Pathways, says, “They took the time to make sure I’d like where I was going even before the first interview and once I received the offer. Pathways is great at maintaining relationships. The market is pretty hard right now, so I’ve recommended Pathways Personnel a lot. I always recommend them when people tell me they’re looking.”

Nikki Hopper

Carrie Parker, a Senior Litigation Paralegal at a prestigious trial law firm, first started working with Pathways Personnel 10 years ago, after she had been laid off from her legal job. “When I found Chris, it was great,” she says. “He’s real no nonsense. He looks at your skills sets and lets you know what will be a good fit. He’s really concerned with making a good fit. Every where he’s placed me has been great. I’ve kept in contact with him because I can totally depend on him if I’m looking for work. He’ll chat with me honestly about what’s going on in the field. He always follows through. He always gets back with me. I never felt like I wasn’t aware of what was going on. I always knew where I stood in the process, the feedback I’d get from the firm I was working at.” Parker says it was important for her to work at a small law firm, and that’s what Chris found for her. She has referred friends to Pathways Personnel, and they have gotten work through Pathways as well. “Pathways recruiter’s are always accommodating to meet people and see what they can do for them,” she says. “Pathways is great and so is the owner, Chris Crowley. I have a lot of respect for him and the company.”

Carrie Parker