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Dis-Trustify: Is #DCTech’s Trustify Trustworthy?

Updated with two new reviews on July 17, 2017

What the heck’s happening at DC Tech Darling Trustify? Now Trustify, previously and more aptly named Flim Flam is run by local DC Flim Flam man Danny Boice. According to Danny, he’s a Harvard man without quote marks, but Harvard would say different. You’d think a “Harvard” man would have all the right stuff to right the Flim Flam ship? Glassdoor reviews say otherwise. As our President of these here United States would say… #SAD!


Rating 2 stars out of

“Account Manager”

Former Employee – Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Doesn’t Recommend

Pros

the work itself was very interesting

Cons

upper management was not involved with day to day operations; therefore didn’t understand why there was ever any problems

Advice to Management

get to know day to day operations more


Exhibit #2 July 25, 2016
Rating 1 star out of 5

Doesn’t Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

To my knowledge, there are no remaining reasons to work at this sad, sad, garbage pail of a company. It is just pathetic. They’re dying. Flee.

Cons

The executives. The harassment. The instability. The disgusting behavior of the CEO, Danny Boice and his wife / trophy “President,” Jennifer Mellon. Horrible human beings, thieves who deceit their investors, employees and themselves (if they actually believe what they’re telling everyone else). They have fired more than 3 women who have reported sexual harassment charges and no men who did said harassing have been discharged. In fact, all of the men accused have been promoted. What a lovely place for women in the workplace, huh? Heads up female investors… Red flag.

Advice to Management

Shut down.


Exhibit #3  June 16, 2016
Rating 1 star out of 5

Former Employee – Anonymous Employee

Doesn’t Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

The people you work with besides leadership.

Cons

CEO may be a sociopath, developers are not paid, PIs are not paid, contractors are paid three months later, random firings when you disagree with leadership, and worst of all is exploiting people in need.

Advice to Management

Get Jesus.


2 New Updated Reviews – Added July 17, 2017 Below


Exhibit #4 June 12, 2017
Rating 1 out of 5 Stars

“Poor Leadership Can’t Retain or Sustain”

Former Employee – Anonymous Employee
Doesn’t Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Strong product-market fit in a market with an otherwise antiquated business model

Cons

The leadership of the company lack fundamental communication and management skills. Nepotism would be the easy out as far as factors, but it is more of a sense of egotistical narcissism and complete lack of self awareness. There are overwhelming redundancies in titles and roles at the top of the company, yet no one really operates the company. The background and skillsets of the management team have huge gaps in experience, which clearly translates in the strategic and day-to-day operations of the company. A good amount of the time the senior management was not present, relying on inexperienced “managers.”
Where there are a number of great B2B opportunities, the company has failed to execute on developing a solid market strategy and building the underlying organizational infrastructure. Instead they relied on their typical “one and done” B2C consumer model.
This is not the place to go if you are a free thinker or have any sense of experience in a high-functioning organization. Individuals are promoted within the ranks based on loyalty rather than competence or value to the company. So, if you want a promotion or just to keep your job for more than 6 months, then you might want to shut up and color every time you have a recommendation to the management. The turnover rate within the first year plus clearly validates the instability and volatility of the environment.

Advice to Management

Remove the oligarchy and bring in a management team


Exhibit #5 June 5,  2017
Rating 1 out of 5 Stars

“Stay Away from Danny Boyce and Trustify”

Former Employee – Anonymous Employee
Doesn’t Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
I worked at Trustify full-time

Pros

Some interesting work and decent people (CEO not one of them).

Cons

There’s nothing trustworthy about Trustify, and certainly nothing trustworthy about the CEO, Danny Boyce. The workplace culture was toxic and the preferred method of dealing with people who disagreed with anything was to fire them and to then hire people who were oblivious to the very questionable activities of Danny and his wife, Jen Mellon. Employee turnover was extremely high as most employees lasted only a few months either before being fired or finding out the company was falling apart and quitting. Danny involved the company in some pretty shady business practices during the Ashley Madison scandal and then tried to get rid of all of the employees who witnessed the company activities during that time. There’s nothing about this company that is worth your time, money, or energy.

Advice to Management

Shut down.


Now in Fairness, there are a total of 5 additional reviews of this company. My experience with Glassdoor is as soon as a company gets’s a bad review they stuff glassdoor with positive reviews to counteract that. Perhaps the positive reviews are fair unbiased reviews that were not influenced or written by management. I’m positive those reviews would stand up to as much scrutiny as the founder’s college transcripts and his record of  “successful startup career.”

In review, Trustify is a marketplace for private detectives who don’t care that they’re hired by a crook. You can not take the Flim Flam out of a Flim Flam just by renaming it Trustify.

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