Last time I posted a job that Direct Leap was offering, I got some feedback that implied that any interested parties should be wary. Someone else has contacted me recently with the same warning. Both have offered specific details, some of which I’ve been asked not to get into, and, in fact, since I’m only hearing one side of the argument, I don’t think it’s entirely fair to present a viewpoint that I haven’t corroborated in detail.
That said, I think it’s fair to say that when you hear a number of troubling stories from different people about the same company, it’s troubling sign. Anyone considering taking a job or doing some work with Direct Leap would do well to do your research, talk to people who’ve worked with or for them, reach out to your networks or search LinkedIn, or whatever it takes to get more information. For that matter, if you really can’t find anything and you’re desperate to learn more, get in touch with me and I’ll try and put you in touch with people who might be willing to talk to you from both sides.
If you think about it, that’s good advice for any company. I’m only emphasizing that advice here because, as I say, I’ve had two cautions passed on to me. You could simply play it safe and avoid the whole situation, but that’s really your call.
Anyone who’s worked with or for Direct Leap and wants to share their story, whether that’s positive or negative, do feel free. It’s up to you how explicit or anonymous you wish to remain.