52 Limited

52 Limited - CareerRecon

52 Limited started out as a local staffing agency that placed creative professionals. Today, they “are a digital resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing and engineering departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies.”

Quick Facts

Best ForActive Military, Military Spouses, Veterans
IndustryAdministration, Customer Service, Operations, Technology
EmploymentFull-Time, Part-Time, Remote, Permanent
Job LevelMid-Level
Military or Veteran Focus?No
Veteran or Spouse-Owned?No
Where do they place people?Regional
ServicesJob board

Military & Veteran Focus

Who would 52 Limited be best for?

Based on the descriptions of each job area, and jobs listed within them, 52 Limited would ideally suit job seekers who have experience and talent in creative and information technology fields.

Does 52 Limited offer specialized service(s) to the military community?

No. There is no indication from their website or blog that there are specialized services for the military community.

Does 52 Limited offer specialized service(s) to veterans?


Do they offer discounts to military or veterans?

No. 52 Limited does not seem to charge job seekers for their services, as anyone landing a job through this company would initially be paid by 52 Limited directly. With that, there is no applicable discount to this company’s offerings.

Is the company veteran-owned?


Job Types & Locations

What areas of the country do they place people?

They work primarily along the west coast. They place people into jobs in locations in and surrounding the following hubs:

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Seattle, Washington
  • San Francisco, California

What kind of jobs does 52 Limited place people in?

  • Account Manager
  • Apparel Designer
  • Art Director
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Back End Developer
  • Brand Strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Designer
  • Digital Producer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Footwear Designer
  • Front End Developer
  • Full Stack Web Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • IT Program/Product Manager
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Motion Designer
  • Presentation Design
  • UX/UI/IA Developer
  • Web Developer

What types of jobs do they recruit for?

  • Full time
  • Part-time
  • Full-time direct-hire
  • Contract-to-hire

Job Levels

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

What companies do they work with?

Other than the unnamed clients that 52 Limited references on their website, there is no information about partnerships with other companies and organizations.

Unique Services & Programs

The most unique aspect of this company is their focus on placing creatives into jobs. There are dozens of agencies that specialize in placing IT professionals, so 52 Limited’s focus on the creative talent pool is refreshing.


Where are they located?

The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Do they have offices around the country?

Yes. In addition to their headquarters, it appears that 52 Limited maintains regional offices in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California.

52 Limited Review

The company’s website is sharp and easy to navigate. Although they have a blog page that hasn’t been updated since May 2020, that could very well result from the impact of the pandemic on companies around the globe.

The freshest content available is via their social media accounts and the 52 Limited YouTube channel. Some of the topics they cover include:

  • Transitions and Career Changes
  • Cultivating Psychological Safety at Work
  • 10 Minute interviews with influencers from various career fields

On their Resources page, they list the various fields in which they place job seekers. However, in order to see any of the jobs listed in those fields, you would have to answer a series of questions and sign up before those become available. That’s both good and bad.

One one hand, some job seekers just want to see what’s available to measure themselves against the job postings. On the other hand, the company is protecting the clients who have come to them for their staffing solutions.

Company Testimonials

52 Limited does not have reviews or testimonials posted on their website. However, there are a number of reviews on Glassdoor, which have the company at 4.9 stars for an overall approval rating. For anyone who reads as many company reviews as I do, that is a near-perfect score and one that is hard to achieve.

One former employee referred to them as a wonderful company: “[They] believed in the growth & development of employees to create a better future together. An amazing company culture with a drive to continually make things better!”

And another said: “They work hard to find the right fit for you and genuinely care about your preferences and career goals.”