Triple Crown Consulting Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Best Job Ever

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Triple Crown Consulting (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is a work hard play hard mindset. Very focused yet fun office environment, which is constantly supportive and motivating.

    Cons

    I never had any bad experiences with the company. Success is available if you put in the work.


  2. Great Place

    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Triple Crown Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, Exciting, Competitive, Commission, Money

    Cons

    Some of the employees are difficult to work with


  3. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Triple Crown Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you get paid weekly, and work hours are from 8am-5pm

    Cons

    -horrible work environment, not professional at all. I was very shocked at how people behaved themselves there. Management gossips about their employees openly. -Very high turn over, in my first couple of weeks two people left the company. - your main duty as a account manager is dialing 200 times a day and that is all ! For eight hours a day ! - You also compete with people who have been there for years and have client relationships, making it very unlikely for you to get commission. If anything this job is more about luck. - everyone who works there are friends and have known each other for a very long time, that they help each other out and for the most part you will be left out of great leads and conversations.

    Advice to Management

    -better base pay -hire professional managers -stop the gossiping about employees. While working there I knew who was about to get fired, and who was having issues.


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  5. Fun people to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Triple Crown Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All the people I worked with at Triple Crown were very fun, and with luck and patience you can make a lot of money there.

    Cons

    The base salary is low, even for a sales job. You can work yourself into the ground, but if you arent in the right place at the right time, you wont make much money.

    Advice to Management

    Bump up the base salary and modify the commission structure.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Work for contract or perm, avoid big data

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Triple Crown Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a good place to work to gain experience, especially right out of college. It's a younger crowd, so everyone has similar interests and the people are pretty cool. Day to day activity is the same: come in at 8 and have production meeting with your team and dialing the phone by 9. Recruiting is tedious and repetitive so if you're the type of person who gets bored easily, go into a different field. Success is measured by phone time, dials and completed calls, adds to your base, and how many candidates you submit to a client and get interviews and placements for. It is a commission based job so your salary is dependent on how much you work. Contract dept makes up 80% of the company. If you work hard, know what you're doing and are aggressive, you can make close to or over 100k a year. There are 5-6 team leads who manage 5-6 recruiters and account managers each. The leads and co-leads are basically responsible for new hires success. They do all the training and gives recruiters and acct managers direction to be successful (or not) at this job. Perm dept has around 9 people and they do direct hire placements. It's a lot harder to make easy money in perm when compared to contract, but there's also less competition. There are 2 team leads who do the same as contract's leads. Big data also has around 9 people and 2 leads, who are the worst team leads in the entire company. Majority of the negative reviews on here are about big data and their leads (you would think the owners would get a clue by now and fix it). Nothing good to say about them . If you have a choice to work for contract, perm, or big data DO NOT go to big data unless you don't want to make money.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the low base salary of 25k. Turnover rate is high, but that's normal in staffing agencies or any sales related jobs. There's also a clear division between contract and big data and perm. Perm sits at the front of the office by themselves while everyone else sits in the back. The owners only care about contract and big data and pretty much excludes perm from things,

    Advice to Management

    Firstly, fire the team leads for big data because they are both jokes. They act like they're so important and busy in the conference room when they're just sitting in there gossiping about their team and planning their next vacation on the company's dime. Secondly, increase the base salary. Yes, it is a commission based job so most of your money should come from placements, but 25k is too low especially when it takes months to build your network and there are months where you're just slow or have contractors wrap up their projects. Third, there should be some kind of dress code for the company. The guys are required to dress "business casual" while the girls can wear whatever they want. If you want a 'business casual' environment then it should apply to everyone. It looks sloppy when someone comes in and there are girls wearing jeans and sandals while the guys are in collared shirts and khakis.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Terrible Company, don't waste your time

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Triple Crown Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Will hire anyone - Young group of peers

    Cons

    Definitely a place where gossip and favoritism play a big factor into the role. Minimal and subpar training, they basically just feed you to the sharks. The company hires people on the premise that you have unlimited potential on earning money, while beginning to work on a salary smaller than a Costco employee makes. Unrealistic metric goals. When you do actually start calling people the response is negative from the people being reached out to. Most people claim Triple Crown harasses them and are furious to even still be contacted. Literally the worst period of my life was spent working here. You will be surrounded by people who went to low ranked schools with useless degrees.

    Advice to Management

    CLOSE UP SHOP.


  8. Great place to learn and develop sales skills while working in awesome environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Triple Crown Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/office environment including gym, basketball court, ping pong, etc. Excellent experience learning about sales cycle and how to close deals Very collaborative/team approach Opportunity to make a lot of $$

    Cons

    Takes a month to start seeing commissions

    Advice to Management

    Additional performance based incentives


  9. Turn and Burn!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Triple Crown Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Easy to get the job, barely have to have a college degree -Young coworkers, great for post grads -Paid weekly

    Cons

    -Horrible Owners -300+ calls and 3 hours of talk time a day, almost an impossible metric -Unethical business and sales tactics -Money is poor -High Turnover

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the employees you hire, not the ones you plan on turning and burning


  10. Helpful (8)

    Unprofessional and illogical workplace. If you have any integrity or self-respect, continue your job search.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I worked at Triple Crown Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's really nothing good about working here. Everything is an inside job; you could be great at this job but if you're not lucky or are successful by operating even slightly outside of COO Dave Smith's instructions you'll never be valued here. Upper management is very contradictory; they will belittle someone in a meeting for trying to work around a vendor list "calling it a waste of time" and then send out an email praising a "favorite" employee when they work to get Triple Crown on another company's vendor list. They tell you not to speak with HR but some of the company's biggest accounts came from that. They tell you to call, not email prospects but their current biggest client came from an email someone sent years back. That being said, if I'm going to say something nice I will say that there are many kind, hard-working people there whom I had the pleasure of working with. It's just a shame that the negative, back-stabbing culture of the place overshadows them.

    Cons

    Cons? Where to start...? I'm an experienced sales rep and this place was by far the worst environment I've ever worked in. To be successful, you're repeatedly asked to questions you moral compass; not a day goes by where you do not witness someone do something unethical. A couple of the sales reps are complete deadbeats who basically tell recruiters only to work on their leads/openings and will even try to steal leads from less-experienced reps via a multitude of unethical actions. I had it happen to me once and it's happened multiple times to a friend of mine who still works there. I can't stress this enough: you have a strong urge to shower after spending extended periods of time around a couple of these people. Worse yet, they used to make more money but the COO seems to think he's moving things in the right direction. He's quite proud of "having started a business vs going to school" (he did attend college, however, it was on a football scholarship) but his lack of understanding for what makes a successful business culture is the main thing that holds the company back. Their best rep left a few years ago to start her own business because she couldn't handle the company culture anymore. Furthermore, they are also being sued at the moment for a couple of reasons: an inappropriate relationship someone in upper management had with someone in lower management and for having people work more than 8 hours a day/40 hours a week and not paying them any overtime. Sadly, to make any real money here you need to be lucky and get a client who has an urgent need for multiple contractors whose skills fit triple crown's "core." Working extra hours and making lots of calls might help you a bit but it's far from a guarantee. There are too many inefficiencies when it comes to how they evaluate people; they will praise people for hard work who can't close deals because they don't belong in sales in the first place. Finally, don't believe any of the 4 or 5 star reviews. Management asks some of the recruiters and reps they promote to put them up in order to counter-balance the plethora of negative reviews they receive. They have an atrocious turnover rate and many candidates do not accept jobs simply because of how poor the company's image is. There are even clients who have stopped working with them or refuse to work with them simply based on the perception of the working conditions. The sad part is that what I've shared here is just a few pieces of a giant puzzle. Management could fix many of these aforementioned issues, but they are afraid of change; they'd rather appease the negative people they have than put in the work to produce a positive working environment in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some trained and experienced business people and get rid of the bad apples. There are people at this company that upper management would point to as "successful" for the money they make but they are social cancers, use drugs recreationally or both. Even if they have a decent track record producing results in sales/recruiting, decent companies wouldn't touch these people with a 10-foot pole. Start promoting people based on talent, not on perceived "work ethic" or lucky results.


  11. Helpful (1)

    If you want to learn how you shouldn

    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Triple Crown Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Will hire anyone with a degree

    Cons

    Unethical and low pay. This is a place which everyday gets closer and closer to bankruptcy because of their poor business practices.



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