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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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Top Hat Founder & CEO Mike Silagadze
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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
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    I have been working at Top Hat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -great place to gain some great experience and progress quickly
    -working for one of the top start ups comes with great values to move forward with
    -constantly growing and improving
    -face paced environment
    -culture is by far the best I have seen, some of the best people to work with
    -great OTE if succesful and on target (quota attainment)
    -expanding all sales roles to encompass a longer and more complicated sales cycle with all product lines which creates a diverse and challenging position.

    Cons

    -as a startup, there is always lots of change and many procedures constantly evolving, must adapt
    -sometimes there are mistakes made overall that negatively affect sales but from what I have seen (couple years tenure) they always develop a solution to remedy the issues
    -as a consequence of a fast-paced and growing company, quotas can be large but are very fair to ramping (new) reps. Growth and success can be found easily throughout your tenure.
    -day to day the sales cycle can be repetitive/transactional, there is a very polished and structured framework that has been developed that is successful but at times can be tiresome. (plan in place to develop this issue)
    -exec team can be very numbers based rather than development orientated

    Advice to Management

    Remember as we grow and during the mission to IPO don't forget about being fair and realistic to the sales team. As a faced paced startup we have aggressive targets to hit but keep in mind how things are formulated and expected your sales reps - keeping us motivated via fair commission structures and quotas will only create more success especially since we are all financially motivated.

    Keep on always re-evaluating structure and process for the sales team, the execs have always been very adept at reacting to issues and problems and solving them (for the better) each campaign. Try to be proactive during campaigns rather than reactionary - this could solve a lot of issues.

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Top Hat Interviews

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Top Hat (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through the school job board and completed an in person interview with two of the hiring managers. I received an offer through a ranking process a shortly 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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