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Melissa C.

03/16/2015

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When I was job searching, I was looking for two main things : an enjoyable place to work along with a great work/life balance. The Managers who my interviews seemed to actually enjoy their position, which was kind of refreshing from the retail world I came from. When I asked about their work/life balance they went more in depth about the opportunity. They were able to give me a personal insight about the reasons why they chose this opportunity and told me about their personal and professional improvements.

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Jamie M.

02/09/2015

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I have always wanted a job in advertising/pr, but when I graduated from The University of Illinois, I knew it was a highly competitive industry for people with no experience. Top Consulting was my first real job out of college, and I tell you, no other classroom; job; seminar; or learning environment would have ever given me the amount of professional, real life knowledge that I got there. I learned the value of maintaining a great attitude, building rapport with customers, closing a sale, and how to coach and develop others. No...My relationship with Top Consulting didn't turn into management, but I did get a job in the advertising industry, which is what I have always wanted to do. The skills that I learned at Top Consulting were the reason I was able to land my dream job. Any successful person will tell you that people skills are the most valuable asset to have in any business, and that is exactly what I was able to master by working with Chris and some of the other guys there. Sure, doing sales everyday can get tough, but it made me a more resilient, tough-minded individual ready to take on my advertising career. If you want a job where you sit in a cube all day, for a limited amount of money, then this is not for you. But, if you want a position that requires hard work and a student mentality with a real opportunity to advance where the payoff is UNLIMITED money-making and advancement opportunities, work here. Because, you will get exactly what you put into it. It changed my life for the better, and that is not an exaggeration, that is fact.

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Dan L.

02/03/2015

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I would venture to say the exp...

I would venture to say the experience working with Top Consulting gave me skills that you simply can't learn sitting in a class room ie. how to read people, how to communicate your point effectively, and how to have someone invest in your idea. The team at Top Consulting have a proven track record of effective training, motivating, and incredible work ethic. Also, this is a place to succeed, you must put in the work, it only works if you work with the system, and I must say, they have had tremendous success with those who work with it.

One of the biggest assets however, is their leader, and is a fantastic one at that. Chris has vision, competence, and flexibility, and is eager to share his employees' successes and work with them through their shortcomings, b/c he realizes that their success is his success, and their shortcomings, are his as well. VERY few employers have mastered that art. I will say that it is very tough if you don't do well in a performance based positions. However, those who thrive in it do great. Keep up the great work, and remember to constantly instill the good values you teach to your people, that they represent something bigger than themselves, and you will continue to be successful.

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Kayla W.

01/29/2015

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I have been working at TOP Consulting STL for 6 months. I didn’t know anything about this industry before I started, because I didn’t have a lot of experience outside of retail. After talking it over with my parents, I decided to accept the position as a Junior Consultant. They told me that even if it didn’t work out long term, then I would gain valuable business/sales skills. I have always been a hard worker, so I was up for the challenge. Also, I had interviewed with a few other companies that had similar structures (Management Training Programs), but they hadn't promoted anyone to management yet. TOP Consutling told me that they had promoted a manager to the Houston, Texas area, so I thought, that at least they have done it once.



Since I started, I have learned about sales, training, interviewing, and leadership. They’re have been obstacles to overcome, such as tough customers, but I am making more money than I was as a retail manager. I have met some great people at leadership conferences and even won a trip to New York City, which I had never been to before.



All in all, from my experience, things have been just as expected. I have learned a lot, feel more confident, and am excited about my future. Even my parents have noticed my progress. For anyone thinking about getting into this field, I would say to them, “Enjoy the ride!”

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Marshall B.

01/15/2015

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I like to be challenged. I only had experience in retail so I was used to doing the same tasks and responsibilities every day. What really attracted me to this company was how you are constantly learning new skills. Now that I'm in a training role, I get to help my Manager interview and train people.

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Nelson R.

11/10/2014

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New valuable skills.

When I started looking for jobs, I was looking for somewhere that would teach me new skills after I graduated. Through the Management Development program, my problem solving skills and communication skills greatly improved. My verbal and non verbal communication skills have really become better through with my team in the office but also with the clients.

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Kaylie S.

11/04/2014

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This company provides a great ...

This company provides a great foundation for anyone's a career. Since joining the company a few months ago, it is high-energy, fun and exciting atmosphere. I have been learning many new skills including customer service, sales and how to train other people. The skill, initiative and drive I have learned constantly catches the eye of upper management. My leaders/mentors in the company have taught me that the value of hard work is what is going to move me up in the company, not the amount of time I have been here. This gives me limitless opportunity for growing both personally and professionally as well as my earning potential.

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Dylan M.

10/29/2014

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I have been working at Top Consulting for about 6 months now. Since I have been working here I have earned a promotion, and have gotten to travel to a few cities that I have never seen. As a recent graduate from MIzzou, I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do in life (like most of us), but I did know that I needed to gain some experience in order to build my resume. Since I started working here, I have learned how to train other people and develop professional relationships with other people, which has really boosted my confidence. I started with the intention of just getting some experience, but there seems to be a lot of advancement opportunities in the future. Also, the President of the company had me and another employee over for dinner and took us to a Blues game for winning an office competition. I am a very competitive person, so I like getting recognized for doing a good job. So far, I have learned a lot about business and have had a lot of fun. Wish me luck!

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Haley S.

09/30/2014

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WOW

I am so glad I did my research before the second "interview". And this company should be as well because I would never have had any of this. Professional businesses do not go door-to-door. That is literally the saddest thing I've ever heard because they talk the junior consultant position up so much, and when I called the first time I asked how they reach their clients and the lady said that all matters are handled over the phone. NOTHING about playing pretend Girl Scout trying to sell cell phone service. For free nonetheless. This is a huge scam.

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Lauren P.

07/14/2014

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It sounds like people on here are against a few hour interview. But the way to move up in the business is explained in depth in the 2nd round interview. Before quitting my previous job, I wanted to know the in's and out's of this company, what they do and why they do it. All of my questions were answered.

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Jared K.

06/09/2014

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TOP Consulting has a fun and professional work environment. They truly live to their motto "work hard play harder". It is the people that make this office number one nation-wide. Everyone is caring, compassionate and shows the true meaning of having a great work ethic. Management was patient and truly cared for my success. It was a great experience and really helped me personally morph my strengths to being a great leader in any future employer. The sky is the limit with this company. However, If your looking for a place to do bare minimum and just get by this company isn't for you.

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keismith

05/30/2014

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DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME

I had an interview with this company and after researching the company and the job description in depth I found out that the Jr. consultant position requires you to make door to door sales for AT&T to new and existing customers if have time to waste with no hourly pay/ commissioned based you can past out watch magazine spreading the word of Jesus or apply for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and get paid $15/hr with benefits

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John S.

05/29/2014

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Great company and a great group of people to work with! The management team truly believes in the success of the people and providing them with opportunity to learn and grow in the professional world. I would highly recommend setting up an interview with this company. The team culture is great, they have lots of fun and are always willing to work hard to achieve success!

YPMobile User

05/06/2014

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TOP is a great place to work at! Not only does it have an awesome opportunity but also a core developmental team. They have the most driven and competitive employees I have ever met. The whole team serves a purpose and serves it well. They really give you a chance to participate in many events and become a great leader. Leadership is something that we all look for in a new career and TOP definitely gives you the chance to showcase all of those skills. The training they offer is something I have found very helpful, they coach different values that you can use in everyday life, not only in your career. Team nights are a big plus, where else do you have a career you love and also get to beat some people at sand volleyball? Another plus is networking! We all know how important networking is now-a-days, well they give you that opportunity to meet and talk to people all over the United States.TOP is a great experience all around in every aspect you look at it!

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Steve H.

04/10/2014

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Working for Top is a blast. I started out of college as entry level and now manage my own team. I work closely with AT&T everyday. It is a professional and fun environment. The work is challenging but engaging. I am given goals to attain and specific direction. The owner of the company spends a fair amount of time with me. AT&T gives us seats to the Cardinals games regularly (opening day!). Tons of perks.

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Victor V.

04/10/2014

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Entry Level opportunity

Fast advancement (based on performance, not on seniority)

Fun AND Professional Environment

Experience in business related fields



This is really a great company to start out in or start a new career over in. This company is a marketing and sales company. The people on this site calling this company a "scam" think every sales company is a scam. EVERY company does sales no matter what they do, this company just happens to focus on sales while building business skills. I left this company for personal reasons but I left with major business skills I would have never had. In the 10 months I was there, I went from no business experience to learning how to speak in front of people (I was very shy), do business presentations, conduct interviews, sales techniques, marketing strategies, team building skills, leadership and training skills...I could go on and on. The point of it is, is this company perfect? No. Is it worth going to and forming your own opinion about if you are called for an opportunity to interview and see what it's about? Yes.

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Meghan N.

03/31/2014

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I've had the opportunity to learn a lot about business operations, management and leadership...it was very hands on which is exactly what I needed. I've gained a lot of experience from working with them. Everyone that works there is very welcoming and fun to work with. Management takes the time to get involved which is great, and there is a strong team atmosphere especially with the growth and advancement of employees.

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kim.t.bush

07/24/2013

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These kind of marketing companies are preying off of recent graduates. They are misleading and use unethical tactics to run an American sweat shop for companies like AT and T and Direct TV.



I was forced to give one star because a star rating is required in order to post.



Top Consulting also uses unethical advertising on its website. It brags about being nominated as 2012 Best Place to Work, but companies can nominate themselves and this company did not make the list. You can look it up on the magazine website. It is a dishonest way to legally sound legit. Technically the company thinks it is not breaking the law but I am reporting all these companies Nd plan to expose them.



There has to be truth in advertising. I believe these companies are breaking the law. Also for the second interview, you will be stuck paying for your own lunch!!!!



Watch out for Westport Media, Access Marketing, StL Executives, Elite Events, Oryx, Smith Works Events, as well. Do not be suckered into a day of canvassing neighborhoods in nice clothing and uncomfortable shoes.

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julia1980

04/02/2013

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Don't waste your time interviewing, unless you want to waste many hours, and want to work a DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES JOB, which IS NOT advertised in their online job listings. This is very unethical. They waste people's time. This is a door-to-door sales job of ATT products/services. BE AWARE. They have been calling thousands of people for intreviews. I have heard the conversations while I was waiting for an interview. The president, Chris Roberts does not seem very sincere as well, but if you need a job like this, you need to know that the second interview is the one they call "shadowing" - perhaps use you all day for free work.

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breckk

12/18/2012

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I went in for a "second interv...

I went in for a "second interview" and it was slave labor for 7 hours. At no point during the first interview or when they called me for the second interview did they tell me that the job was door-to-door sales. I felt completely mislead and taken advantage of. The "trainer" didn't even tell me what we were doing and all the sudden I found myself in a neighborhood watching the "trainers" knocking on doors. Also, the pay is purely commission, no salary and no benefits. No one likes a door knocker!!!

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