Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Castle Marketing (Woburn, MA)

Beware of attractive, but possibly deceptive job ads which offer entry-level training in management, marketing, and sales especially if the ads state no experience required. If you decide to interview with such a company, ask many questions before accepting employment. Will you be paid minimum wage or commission? Are there company benefits such as health insurance? Will you be required to use your car with no expense reimbursement on a daily basis to do your job?

Castle Marketing
400 W. Cumming Park, Suite1200
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Phone (781) 281-0028
Email CastleMarketingBos.Jessica781@aol.com
Website http://www.castle-marketing.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Castle-Marketing/429763857060028






Domain Name: CASTLE-MARKETING.COM
Creation Date: 2013-01-11

http://castle-marketing.com/about-us/
Castle Marketing is a marketing/advertising firm that specializes in marketing programs for our clients’ products and services. The client base for Castle Marketing has expanded to leaders in Home Improvement.

Power Home Remodeling Group
https://www.powerhrg.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Home_Remodeling_Group

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Castle-Marketing-Reviews-E655988.htm

http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Castle-Marketing-Interview-Questions-E655988.htm

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Castle-Marketing-Reviews-E655988.htm?sort.sortType=RD&sort.ascending=false
Jun 3, 2014
“Misleading”

Account Executive (Former Employee)
 Woburn, MA
Pros – Straightforward work if you can deal with the poor conditions, weird hours, and unprofessional attitude of the place.

Cons – The type of work is misleading. It is simply door-to-door marketing in which you use aggressive sales techniques to harass people into signing up for more information on a product, only windows and roofing. You learn more about how to push people rather than the product you are promoting. Do not be fooled by any job titles. You will have to but in major hours, especially on weekends to make any money. You are honestly better off going to school and working a hourly job for your career prospects.

http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Castle-Marketing-Interview-Questions-E655988.htm?sort.sortType=RD&sort.ascending=false
May 14, 2014
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
 Woburn, MA
Interviewed at Castle Marketing

Interview Details – I replied to an ad I found on CraigsList for an Administrative Assistant position for Castle Marketing. As with any job, I searched for this company’s website and found it to be very simple but not horrible (I lack experience in analyzing websites). I decided to forward my resume to the company and got a very generic email from the “HR” department the next day (Saturday) saying that I was eligible for at least one of their positions and asked an interview and stating they were “available any time.” Sent an email back. No response. Then Monday morning came and I get at call around 8AM from a TEXAS number. Castle marketing is located in Woburn which has a 781 area code. I decided to look past this. I scheduled an interview for the next day with the woman on the phone who called again the next morning to make sure I received the confirmation email and I was all set for the interview.

I go to the Cummings Plaza (which seems to house a bunch of bogus companies FYI), and they make me fill out a very simple application. They made me wait 15-20 minutes past my interview start time. Once they take me in, I scan the office quickly and notice that it doesn’t look like anyone really works there. The office that I interviewed in had one of those giant pen holders that was pretty much empty, no computer, a few random office supplies, basically a big room with a desk and a couple of chairs. I shake hands with the interviewer and this other man whom he titled, “compliance manager.” The entire time this “compliance manager” stood at the window, said nothing and stared at me while I was interviewing (a real creep if you ask me).

We start the “interview” and it begins with the main guy saying “they have 150-200 applicants, only 14-15 are going to get offered a second interview, and 3-4 will get hired,” They say this to make you feel special and feel inclined to take the offer. Continuing, he just starts rattling off about the company saying, “We do business with a lot of big names such as DirectTV, AT&T, have you heard of those? (no duh), but here at this branch, we focus on the smaller companies that need a bit more help. Right now we’re promoting for a company called Power House Remodel” The entire time, he talks so much so fast, it’s hard to keep up and when he asks a question here and there, I just nod and agree. So he keeps talking about Power House Remodel and what not and I decide to ask, “What are your primary methods of marketing to the consumers?” His response, “We’ll go over that in the second interview.” Right then, I knew this was a joke. Like another reviewer stated, it felt like he was trying to sell me the company instead of me trying to sell myself to work for them. He goes on a long schpeal about business, promotions, customer service, I stop and ask, “What position are you trying to fill me in for?” He says, “Well looking at your resume and from getting to know you, I think you’d be a great fit for the entry level manager position.” Me: “But I applied for an administrative assistant position.” Him: “You actually applied for both.” Okay, whatever…He continues to talk about their manager training program and I zone out. I ask a question, “Can you tell me how compensation is handled? Is it salary, hourly?” Him: “We’ll discuss that in the second interview. But I can tell you that it varies.” RED FLAG=SALES/COMMISSION BASED. He does end up telling me that the admin asst job is hourly, I didn’t to ask how much because that’s usually an interview no-no. Anyways, he asks me why I deserve a second interview and I sell myself pretty weakly to be honest and when I’m done, he says I got it. Oh yay. Wants me to come in the next day at 10AM, told him I’ll get back to you. At the end of the interview I asked, “Other than this Power House Remodel company you mentioned, what other companies do you work with?” Him: “We like to go more in depth in the second interview about the details.” -___- me: “why can’t you tell me now?” Him: “AGAIN, we will go over those things in the second interview.” At that point, I asked so many questions, he kind of snapped at me and I saw the look on his face that he was annoyed. He told me that HR would call me to set up the second interview and they probably knew I caught on and they never called me back.

Reason for Declining – The interviewer would not answer my basic questions and wanted me for a job that I didn't intentionally apply for. This company is too sketchy, I don't trust it.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DFW Consultants, Inc (Quincy, MA)

Beware of attractive, but possibly deceptive job ads which offer entry-level training in management, marketing, and sales especially if the ads state no experience required. If you decide to interview with such a company, ask many questions before accepting employment. Will you be paid minimum wage or commission? Are there company benefits such as health insurance? Will you be required to use your car with no expense reimbursement on a daily basis to do your job?

People who interview with Cydcor affiliates are told they have the opportunity to be trained for marketing, management, sales, public relations, advertising, human resources so they can open their own office. What the job seekers are not told is that they are trained to open new independently owned corporate licensee offices thus repeating the recruiting cycle.

Beware of invitations for an all-day second "interview". If you decide to go to the second "interview", wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing lots of walking trying to sell door-to-door.

What do the letters DFW stand for? Dallas Fort-Worth?
Was DFW Consultants, Inc found in Dallas Fort-Worth in June 2009?
This company's website states they were established in June 2009 and they expanded into Boston in 2013, yet if you do a Google search for DFW Consultants, Inc the only listing is for their Boston office. If Boston is DFW's expansion office, what is DFW Consultant's home office?

Since when does "outsourced sales" equal consulting?

DFW Consultants, Inc.
1359 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Telephone: 617-472-1492
E-mail: hr@dfwconsultantsinc.com
http://dfwconsultantsinc.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/DFW-Consultants/544706658885981

http://dfwconsultantsinc.com/index.php/projects/
When was the company established?
June 2009.
We expanded into Boston in 2013


Domain Name: DFWCONSULTANTSINC.COM
Creation Date: 2013-03-06

http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/DFW-Consultants-Interview-Questions-E765768.htm?sort.sortType=RD&sort.ascending=false
...this is a Door-to-Door sales rep position.

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Dfw-Consultants/reviews?id=a249d52ae238bafc&from=overview&irclick=reviewc
SCAM!
Sales Rep (Former Employee), Quincy MA – April 2, 2014
DFW Consultants is a complete scam, posting jobs as " Entry Level marketing and sales". This is not a marketing job. This is just sales. Do not waste your time going to an interview, to the unprofessional office, where the "HR manager" ( who really is just a receptionist) blasts music and makes jokes. I feel bad for those that get sucked into this gimmicky scheme; the "marketing" on their website is done well- to draw in unemployed, unknowledgeable, and desperate people. What does DFW stand for anyway?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Proof Management Inc (Farmington Hills, MI)

Beware of attractive, but possibly deceptive job ads which offer entry-level training in management, marketing, and sales especially if the ads state no experience required. If you decide to interview with such a company, ask many questions before accepting employment. Will you be paid minimum wage or commission? Are there company benefits such as health insurance?

Do you mind standing all day in Sam's Club or Walmart to sell hair straightening irons or gel heat packs? Do you mind selling spray-on car wax in a can?

Selling merchandise inside of a Sam's Club or Walmart is not marketing. Look up the difference between marketing and sales.

Proof Management Inc.
28275 Orchard Lake Ste 107
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(248) 254-3790
http://proofmanagementinc.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ProofManagementMI

Lindsay Schaible's Previous Company, Accent Group Inc (Farmington Hills, MI).
Accent Group Inc no longer exist. Why was the company closed?
http://entryleveljobscamsblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/accent-group-inc-detroit-mi.html

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Proof-Management-Reviews-E723700.htm

http://www.yelp.com/biz/proof-management-inc-farmington

Searched for: PROOF MANAGEMENT, INC.
ID Num: 05290N 
Entity Name: PROOF MANAGEMENT, INC.
Type of Entity: Domestic Profit Corporation
Resident Agent: LINDSAY EILEEN SCHAIBLE
Registered Office Address: 31555 W 14 MILE RD STE 316  FARMINGTON HILLS   MI  48334
Mailing Address:   MI 
Formed Under Act Number(s): 284-1972          
Incorporation/Qualification Date: 7-3-2013
Jurisdiction of Origin: MICHIGAN
Number of Shares: 1,000
Year of Most Recent Annual Report:
Year of Most Recent Annual Report With Officers & Directors:
Status: ACTIVE   Date: Present

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ingenious Global Marketing (New York, NY)

Beware of attractive, but possibly deceptive job ads which offer entry-level training in management, marketing, and sales especially if the ads state no experience required. If you decide to interview with such a company, ask many questions before accepting employment. Will you be paid minimum wage or commission? Are there company benefits such as health insurance? Will you be required to use your car with no expense reimbursement on a daily basis to do your job?

Beware of invitations for an all-day second "interview". If you decide to go to the second "interview", wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing lots of walking trying to sell Verizon services door-to-door.

Ingenious Global Marketing
40 Exchange Place
New York, New York 10005
Phone (347) 899-1826
Email hr@ingeniousglobalmarketing.com
Website http://www.ingeniousglobalmarketing.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ingenious-Global-Marketing/568656639863056

Domain Name: INGENIOUSGLOBALMARKETING.COM
Creation Date: 2013-09-05

http://www.ingeniousglobalmarketing.com/careers.html
IGM's goal is to further strengthen its position in the market while creating market penetration and enormous brand exposure for its growing clientele base. In order to achieve this success, Ingenious Global Marketing knows it needs great suppliers and contractors to assist in driving its business forward.

One Source Provider (Dearborn, MI)

Beware of attractive, but possibly deceptive job ads which offer entry-level training in management, marketing, and sales especially if the ads state no experience required. If you decide to interview with such a company, ask many questions before accepting employment. Will you be paid minimum wage or commission? Are there company benefits such as health insurance? Will you be required to use your car with no expense reimbursement on a daily basis to do your job?

Beware of invitations for an all-day second "interview". If you decide to go to the second "interview", wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing lots of walking trying to sell door-to-door.

Do you really want to go door-to-door to sell AT&T U-Verse for 100% commission pay for no benefits? If you do not mind spending your own gas money to drive around and knocking on doors until 9pm to sell AT&T U-Verse, apply for the job and tell everyone about your experience.

One Source Provider
Dearborn Office
1 Parklane Blvd., Suite 811 E
Dearborn, Mi 48126
Phone: (313) 827-9000
http://www.onesourceprovider.com
https://www.facebook.com/onesourceprovider?fref=ts

Domain Name: ONESOURCEPROVIDER.COM
Creation Date: 2011-03-18

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/specific_search/One+Source+Provider

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/One-Source-Provider-Reviews-E458955.htm
Jun 15, 2012

Consultant (Former Employee)
Dearborn, MI

I worked at One Source Provider full-time for less than a year

Pros – Flexible work schedule
fun office environment
opportunity to advance
about $100 per sale
good if you have few responsibilities and wanna work for yourself
if you don't have an education and you can sell...here you go

Cons – Its door to door sales of AT&T Uverse
pyramid scheme
100% commission
if you don't make a sale you end up working for free
to be successful you probably have to be knocking doors till 9
good if you have few responsibilities and wanna work for yourself
very high turnover because they have poor training and don't really let people know what they're getting in to

Advice to Senior Management – have at least one day of "classroom" training/product knowledge before you send new advisers out
Let new hires know what they are really getting into and you might have fewer turnover

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Think Management Group (Grand Rapids, MI)

Beware of attractive, but possibly deceptive job ads which offer entry-level training in management, marketing, and sales especially if the ads state no experience required. If you decide to interview with such a company, ask many questions before accepting employment. Will you be paid minimum wage or commission? Are there company benefits such as health insurance? Will you be required to use your car with no expense reimbursement on a daily basis to do your job?

Beware of invitations for an all-day second "interview". If you decide to go to the second "interview", wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing lots of walking trying to sell door-to-door.

Do you really want to go door-to-door to sell AT&T U-Verse for 100% commission pay for no benefits? If you do not mind spending your own gas money to drive around and knocking on doors until 9pm to sell AT&T U-Verse, apply for the job and tell everyone about your experience.

3358 Eagle Run Drive Suite 200
Grand Rapids, Mich. 49525
616-288-3277
HR@ThinkManagementGroup.org
http://www.thinkmanagementgroup.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ThinkManagementGroup

Domain Name: THINKMANAGEMENTGROUP.ORG
Creation Date: 2013-02-06

http://www.thinkmanagementgroup.org/#!about_us/csgz
MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING
We are a Consulting firm that specializes in management, direct sales, and excellent customer care for the leading providers of advanced communication services.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Varipoint (Pittsburgh, PA)

Beware of attractive, but possibly deceptive job ads which offer entry-level training in management, marketing, and sales especially if the ads state no experience required. If you decide to interview with such a company, ask many questions before accepting employment. Will you be paid minimum wage or commission? Are there company benefits such as health insurance? Will you be required to use your car with no expense reimbursement on a daily basis to do your job?

People who interview with Cydcor affiliates are told they have the opportunity to be trained for marketing, management, sales, public relations, advertising, human resources so they can open their own office. What the job seekers are not told is that they are trained to open new independently owned corporate licensee offices thus repeating the recruiting cycle.

Beware of invitations for an all-day second "interview". If you decide to go to the second "interview", wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing lots of walking trying to sell door-to-door.

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Varipoint/reviews

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Varipoint-Reviews-E630158.htm

http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Varipoint-Interview-Questions-E630158.htm

Varipoint
1010 Western Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 251-0605
http://www.varipointpitt.com/
https://www.facebook.com/varipointpitt