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Top Hat Overview

Toronto, ON (Canada)
201 to 500 employees
2009
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Top Hat’s interactive, cloud-based teaching platform enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities. Millions of students at 700 leading North American colleges and universities use the Top Hat ... Read more

Mission: We make teaching fun and effective

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    Current Employee - Product Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
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    I have been working at Top Hat full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is by far my favourite company I've worked at. I enjoy going to work every day and genuinely enjoy all the time I spend here.

    The people here are fantastic and talented. The people I work with are all people I want to spend time with outside of work; and do! I've made plenty of good friends while working here.

    The work is fulfilling, as we are actually building something of significance. You can go on classroom visits to see our product in action!

    The company invests in its employees by spending money on courses, management training, and building private relaxation rooms. The work life balance is good. I have never felt stressed out or had to work late. There's also lots of company fun to be had, with lots of social events! The company is also putting a big focus on diversity and employee well being this year.

    The office is incredible, with a massive lunch space, beautiful meeting rooms, a quiet library, relaxation rooms, a meditation/yoga room, a breastfeeding room, a ping pong table, and a foosball table.

    The company is at the perfect size (350 people). It's big enough that there's structure, stability, and a plan. It's small enough that you know most people and can make a big impact.

    Cons

    The product team sometimes has difficulty seeing a feature through to full completion because they want to focus on the next big thing. This can be frustrating to watch.

    Advice to Management

    See new features through to completion! It's better to have 5 amazing products/features than 20 half-finished features!

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Top Hat Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Top Hat in June 2018.

    Interview

    Sent an email to a recruiter to ask about the position. Was quickly contacted to schedule a phone screen with the recruiter via a scheduling service (such a nice break from sending emails back and forth.) Was asked pretty typical screening questions -- just research the company values beforehand and be earnest about wanting to work for them. Didn't move forward, but the recruiter was very polite and got back to me the day after.

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Top Hat Awards & Accolades

  • PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by Canadian Business and PROFIT, Profit Magazine, 2016
  • 2016 Canadian Start Up of the Year, Techvibes Canadian Startup Awards, 2016
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