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Updated Dec 1, 2019

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3.8
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Top Hat CEO Mike Silagadze
Mike Silagadze
163 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free lunch is provided and there is always enough for everyone(in 33 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and perks including catered lunch every day(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "products not closely aligned with market demand, over a month each year spent on data entry, high turnover at every level incl(in 14 reviews)

  • "Company is growing and there is that potential to become corporate rather than start up environment(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Strong Outlook"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Top Hat full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -management is honest and welcomes feedback -you can stand behind the product -work well and you'll be promoted quickly -free lunch and trips to Toronto -a good opportunity to travel -good commission structure

    Cons

    -quotas are a double-edged sword, and you will fall behind if you slack

    Top Hat2017-02-08
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Mismanagement on another level - Stay Away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Top Hat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Free lunch - Hard working and great co-workers who share similar goals as you

    Cons

    - Limited internal upward mobility - Young and unexperienced management (many time unprofessional) - Terrible reputation in HigherEd community (professors many times refuse to speak to us when, "Top Hat" is mentioned over the phone. Hundred of spam emails are sent, only furthering the decline of Top Hat's reputation and increasing the negative stigma that Top Hat has incredibly outrageous aggressive sales... techniques. - Massive Cold Calling centre. You will be at your desk, 100% of the time you are working. The only time you will not be is when you sneak away to grab a coffee because you're overwhelmed with the hang-ups and flaky professors or because you're frustrated with the unreasonable expectations. - No regard for human life. For as much as they promote, "culture", they have no issue firing people on the spot for "poor culture fits" or putting people they don't like on "PIP: Performance Improvement Plan" as a way of trying to get rid of you. - Every lunch is typically one big trash talk session of the company since everyone is frustrated and no managers want to listen. If you do happen to speak your mind, congratulations, you've now become a "poor culture fit", start looking for another job :) - No transparency on commission structure. OTE's are mentioned when they recruit you for hire, that is it. Once you actually start the job you realize that 95% of the people in that role are NOT hitting their OTE by a significant margin. Basically, you'll be living off your base. - Poor Higher Ed outlook: Most of what Top Hat is trying to do will be replaced by free materials within the next 5 years and crushed by major players like McGraw, Cengage, Pearson. Bad industry outlook in general.

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    Advice to Management

    - Find new management -Address the legitimate concerns of your employees -Create new sales processes because professors are starting to refuse to speak with us. See: "aggressive top hat monocle marketing" in google search.

    Top Hat2018-01-13
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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Top Hat full-time

    Pros

    You can get your gym reimbursed and free lunch.

    Cons

    High quotas. Bad management. Must do over 100 dials a day with emails.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management

    Top Hat2018-01-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Top Hat full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunches, nice coworkers, casual environment

    Cons

    No development, not a serious place for serious and professional sales people

    Top Hat2017-11-03
  6. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work!"

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    Business Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Top Hat

    Pros

    1. A truly great product that you can really stand behind! 2. Excellent coworkers and a fun office envirnment. 3. Working for a company with huge growth and potential. 4. Free lunch catered every day.

    Cons

    1. I would have liked more training right when I started.

    Top Hat2016-11-02
  7. "Good Culture, but work can Repetetive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Top Hat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch. Great community and some really like minded people. Work can be rewarding, because very challenging quotas. Really good training, especially with the product getting more difficult to sell.

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive. When you have been there for a decent amount of time you see the entire office leave. Also limited jobs available for promotions

    Top Hat2019-12-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely brilliant"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Top Hat full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch, great training, supportive and nurturing atmosphere, exciting vertical, great travel opportunities, free breakfast and lunch, transparent communication from management, great location, plenty of social events and most importantly a product that is helping to fix the broken education system. Super fun to work there too

    Cons

    If you don't like calling people a sales career here isn't for you. There's not enough hours in the day to do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, morale seems high

    Top Hat2019-10-05
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Culture, Not good pay"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Top Hat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people here are smart and fun to work with. Free Lunches Company is trying our best to disrupt the traditional education space and overall cares about students - Learnt a lot

    Cons

    - Compensation is awful, AE's making very low bases and OTE is not attainable at all causing very good reps to leave - Turnover is high - Companies in the space are catching up to the product and making it more difficult to sell - Culture isn't as good as it used to be because of unattainable goals and OTE

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to your sales people before they all start to leave

    Top Hat2019-10-03
  10. "Great company culture and met some great friends for life"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Top Hat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great people -Great culture -Really good incentives and activities -Free lunch with insane options

    Cons

    -Very fast paced, not necessarily a bad thing but be ready to have a lot going on

    Top Hat2019-08-21
  11. Helpful (5)

    "No room for growth, bro culture, high volume"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Top Hat full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - free lunches - travel to cool places

    Cons

    - management would rather you make 100 calls/100 emails/ day instead of actually being strategic in outreach - not true b2b sales, you're selling to professors who ultimately aren't the ones who buy the product - no room for growth - enterprise sales there is selling partnerships, not the kind of experience that you need to accel your career - inexperienced management - music blasting throughout the sales... floor - cliquish environment, especially in management - the industry is flooded with competition now doing the same thing, but better - the product itself doesn't work half the time, which makes it hard to demo, renew professors and expand accounts

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    Top Hat2019-07-30
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