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Hatstand Reviews

Updated October 25, 2017
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  1. "Junior PM / Business Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hatstand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great recruitment process - short yet thoughtful. Onboarding was great, lots of company pride/swag. Unfortunately, fades out over time.

    Cons

    Little to no career guidance. They place you with a client that dictates your everyday experience. Unfortunately, I was placed in an investment with a lot of attrition and low morale. Hatstand did nothing to amend this or provide any real support - either by instilling its own supportive environment or providing a mobility plan for roles beyond this client. They tried to connect you with older consultants who often rambled about their own experiences rather than providing any form of mentorship. Overall, Hatstand lacked any sense of identity or company culture in the US market.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a culture for employees. Focus on career development not just placing and dropping employees with a client.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Raced to the bottom..."

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    Former Employee - Lead Vocals in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Vocals in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hatstand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People were good, office was clean and some good people in the main office in the UK.

    Cons

    Whatever it was, management was inept and did not expand the client base and relied heavily on 1-2 major clients. Invested a lot in marketing but not in substance and tried to convert their image to "consultancy" with no legit track record. Converted commission program to quarterly bonus so they could point to not meeting targets" as reason to stiff all; resulting in a mass exodus. Lost major client and quickly sold the company which had little value.

    Advice to Management

    You reap what you sow, time wounds all heels...

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Served me well as a company to "get foot in the door" in IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hatstand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company culture, people are friendly, lots of company events, dynamic environment, personal training budget
    Communication is easy and direct, benefits are not stellar but are ok.

    Cons

    Salary is not as average for a similar position elsewhere, using personal training budget means you have to stay with the company for certain amount of time or pay it back.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salaries


  4. "Company that lost its way"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hatstand full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had a good delivery reputation and tried to create a happy working environment. Good teams at the back and mid office functions

    Cons

    Purchased by an unappreciative company. CEO no clue on running a business. Poor senior decision makers cost the company dearly.

    Advice to Management

    You have no functioning managers due to the redundancy program


  5. "Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly
    Learn a lot about the business

    Cons

    sometimes there is not much to do


  6. Helpful (2)

    "treats employees poorly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Hatstand (Less than a year)

    Pros

    occasional events, people in the office itself

    Cons

    contractors not treated well, ignored
    very poor pay
    very top heavy with managers who dont contribute much