Sunday, April 24, 2011

Intrinsic Consulting, Inc (Boston, MA)

Intrinsic Consulting, Inc (4 California Ave., Suite 1, Framingham, MA 01701, 508-626-0300) is a Cydcor Independently owned Corporate Licensee located near Boston. Cydcor affiliates advertise entry-level jobs and management training, but in reality they are recruiting for door-to-door commission sales people. Cydcor affiliates use the term "face to face" instead of door-to-door.

If the job ad for entry-level training for sales, marketing, management "sounds too good to be true", be cautious and ask lots of questions during the job interview. Is the job door-to-door sales, commission only, and with no benefits?  Will you be an employee or a contractor? Outside sales require driving which means gasoline expense. Are you sure you really want to work on commission pay driving with no mileage reimbursement?

http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Intrinsic-Consulting-Interview-Questions-E390311.htm

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Intrinsic-Consulting-Reviews-E390311.htm
ConsDon't get me wrong, I learned a lot while working at Intrinsic Consulting/Sharp Acquisitions, but the bottom line is, direct sales is a gritty industry with a high turnover rate for a reason. The hours are long (60+ / week), it's 100% commission (so you might make over $1K in a week or you might only make a hundred bucks), there are no benefits and no vacation time. They will hire ANYBODY who will start, in hopes that their recruiting law of averages will score the company some long-term players. You are constantly being sold on the long term opportunity, a pie-in-the-sky goal of becoming a 'Senior National Consultant' making millions of dollars a year. Fact is, less than 5% of people who work for the umbrella company, Cydcor, actually make it into management, and very few managers make it into consultant-level positions. But the only way people will keep coming in is if they have faith that they can be super successful if they recruit and train enough new guys and then open up a new office as a manager.

Aside from the false image of opportunity, my biggest problem with Intrinsic was that I just wasn't passionate about the work. If you're a recent college graduate and you can't find a job in your field but you want to get dressed up in a suit every day and work your butt off for 10 hours a day 6 days a week like you're actually an employable professional, and you're okay having little to no time to see your friends or family because you're too busy knocking on doors trying to sell Verizon FiOS, then this is the place for you! Otherwise, find a respectable job and stay away from Intrinsic.



Cons60+ hour work weeks, large amounts of driving, no reimbursement for fuel and meals, no health benefits, no days off, and 100% commission-based compensation for door-to-door sales.

intrinsicconsultinginc.com (domain name created on Mar 12, 2010)
Intrinsic Consulting, Inc
4 California Ave., Ste 1
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 626-0300
hr@intrinsicconsultinginc.com

Domain Name: INTRINSICCONSULTINGINC.COM
Created on: 12-Mar-10 (Mar 12, 2010)
Expires on: 12-Mar-11

Glassdoor.com review of The Acquisition Group (Intrinsic's former name)

Facebook Intrinsic Consulting, Inc
Intrinsic Consulting, Inc is a privately owned sales and marketing
firm located in the Metro-West of Boston, MA.

Multiple Interviews
Interviewing at Intrinsic is a thorough process. The preliminary interview
consists of meeting with one of our Hiring Managers for about 20 minutes to
discuss your resume and qualifications. From here, a second interview
consists of spending time with one of our Account Reps to see our client
interaction. The third interview would be a final meeting with our Hiring
Manager.

15 comments:

  1. I was employed by Intrinsic for several months and I would like to share my experience with anyone who is interested in this company.

    Intrinsic is a direct sales and marketing company that works with different Fortune 500 clients. The job responsibilities differ with each client and often include face to face sales/door to door sales. This is not necessarily done as 'cold calling'. Depending on the campaign leads may be provided. Everyone starts in the entry level position because we promote 100% from within and provide all the training and tools necessary to be successful in sales and business.

    I understand that this is not something that every person is interested in, but that is true for any field of work. They do not try to be deceptive, which is one of the reasons they have a thorough interviewing process that includes job shadowing for a day. The position does begin 100% commissioned with bonus incentives for reaching production goals and health/dental benefits were provided to me after 90 days of employment.

    They are in the business of developing people and providing opportunity to individuals who are willing to work hard and maintain a student mentality. Everything is merit based, so hard work is recognized and rewarded. The training is systematic and easy to understand even without having much experience in sales. They understand the challenges that arise in this line of work and do all they can to help each person to be successful.

    If you have questions or are skeptical about how the company works I encourage you to ask them or bring your questions to your interview before you take online reviews from strangers as straight fact.

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  2. This guy doesn't sound like he used to work there - he sounds like he still works there!

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  3. Did you catch the part where he says: "WE promote 100% from within" ........... "WE" ......sonds like an employee to me.

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    1. Yea I caught that "we" part...wow

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  4. very informative!! i just saw a posting for this position from this company 07/25/2012!!! glad i saw this when i googled the company!! Good looking out guys!! thx!!

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  5. His post is actually the word for word description on the "about us" section of thier website

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  6. I've already been interviewed by this Company, you literally walk on streets knocking door to door to try to sell Verizon Lines or TV's.. sucks big time! you only get paid if you sell something... and after several months, after I quited on the first day, they just called me again.. Are you serious?

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  7. Here's some advice from the bbb for who to contact to bring an end to these companies in MA

    Contact the following agencies for more information:

    Massachusetts Department of Labor

    Address:

    1 Ashburton Place
    Room 2112

    Mailing Address:

    1 Ashburton Place
    Room 2112
    Boston, MA 02108
    United States

    Information:

    Telephone: 617-626-7100, The Massachusetts Department of Labor handles workers' compensation, public employee collective bargaining and minimum wage laws. Visit their website to download labor relations forms, request state mediation and arbitration, review occupational injury and illness statistics and much more. The Massachusetts Department of Labor has a dual mission - to protect the general welfare of working people in Massachusetts, and to promote stable, mutually beneficial relationships between employers and employees.

    Fax:

    617-727-1090

    Website:

    http://www.mass.gov/dol

    This is a Federal Government Agency

    Massachusetts Attorney General

    Address:

    One Ashburton Place

    Mailing Address:

    100 Cambridge Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    United States

    Information:

    (617) 727-2200, The Attorney General is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As such, she represents the Commonwealth in many matters in which the Commonwealth is a party. In addition, the Attorney General is a resource to residents who are facing challenges in the area of consumer protection, fraud, civil rights violations, health care, and insurance issues. The main office of the Attorney General is located in Boston. Regional offices are fully staffed and located in Western, Central and Southeastern Massachusetts, allowing citizens more convenient access to services in their area. See Our Regional Offices for additional information.

    Website:

    http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=cagohomepage&L=1&L0=Home&sid=Cago

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  8. Just at an interview with this company, so glad for this website which I found while sitting there waiting. The company is behind a gym in a tall, seedy looking building with only them and one other company in it.
    The interview process was less then 10 minutes long and the women who did it almost refused to answer any questions I had in this 'first of three' interviews, saying they'd answer them all when they set up the second one. Every point this warning makes she touched on in the exact way, trying to put out words and information to fast to keep track of in an attempt to confuse me into saying yes. No mention of salary was ever made until I asked about it and even then she refused to give specifics despite my questions.

    Strongly recommending this site to anyone looking for a entry level job.

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  9. Thank you for this information! May God bless you people. After falling for several of these entry level job scams, I thought I had developed a keen ability to sniff out even the sleaziest and sneakiest of these job postings. Apparently I hadn't. This company (Intrinsic Consulting) almost had me fooled until I read this information. I'm currently desperate for a job and was about to drive for over an hour to get to this interview tomorrow morning. Now there is no chance I'll go to this interview only to find out that they want me to be a door-to-door salesman... oh I mean... "face-to-face marketing". I think I'll spend my time searching for a real job.

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  10. I applied here for an HR Internship following this ad http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/hum/3824092941.html. It took them two weeks for them to get back to me for an interview. After a one hour drive in the rain for this interview, I go in and find out this is for sales. The interview lasted barely 5 minutes. If I knew this was sales, I would have known to skip the trip.Waste of my time and their time with their deceptive advertisement. Really sucks when you are trying to get a legit Human Resources internship and these sleezeball sales gigs keep popping up.

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    1. A company entry has been created on this blog for Sharp Acquisitions, sharpboston.com. Please copy or enter new comments under the Sharp Acquisitions entry regarding your interview experience.

      http://entryleveljobscamsblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/sharp-acquisitions-inc-boston-ma.html

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  11. can someone tell me about dfw consultants!!! is it commission ?? is it door to door

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    1. http://entryleveljobscamsblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/dfw-consultants-inc-quincy-ma.html

      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?

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