Sunday, April 24, 2011

Prestige In-Store Marketing, Inc (Encino, CA)

Update June 2013: It appears Prestige In-Store Marketing is now out of business. The company's corporate status was suspended by the California Secretary of State.

Check out Miss Nikou Hohajerani's new company.
http://entryleveljobscamsblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-vantage-corporation-los-angeles-ca.html

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/prestige-marketing-inc/los-angeles-california-/prestige-marketing-inc-pyramid-scam-los-angeles-california-948055

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Prestige-Marketing-Inc/Sherman-Oaks-California-91403/Prestige-Marketing-Inc-Nikou-Mohajerani-Wont-Pay-Workers-for-Time-Worked-Sherman-Oaks-C-839047

http://www.corporationwiki.com/California/Sherman-Oaks/nikou-mohajerani/45412490.aspx
CA - President - Prestige In-Store Marketing, Inc.
Nikou Mohajerani is associated with Prestige In-Store Marketing, Inc. with the role of President. and is located in Sherman Oaks, CA

California Secretary of State
http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/cbs.aspx
Entity Name: PRESTIGE IN-STORE MARKETING, INC.
Entity Number: C3284881
Date Filed: 03/11/2010
Status: SUSPENDED
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 6080 CENTER DR UNIT 674 & 623
Entity City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90045
Agent for Service of Process: NIKOU MOHAJERANI
Agent Address: 6080 CENTER DR UNIT 674 & 623
Agent City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90045

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Prestige Marketing Inc/Prestige In-Store Marketing Inc, located in the Los Angeles area, appears be an affiliate of Smart Circle International.  Prestige's website states "The client base for Prestige is currently with the home improvement industry and its retail venues." Research the employment advertiser before committing time and money (transportation costs) to an interview. Beware of employment advertisements which appear "too good to be true". You will be paid minimum wage or commission, whichever is higher, for getting customers inside of Home Depot stores to agree to a free in-home consultation for kitchen remodeling. Of course, you would be paid the commission only if the customer actually signs up and pays for kitchen remodeling.

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http://prestigemarketinginc.net
https://www.facebook.com/prestigeincLA
careers@prestigemarketinginc.net
5535 Balboa Blvd #110
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 788-4328
(310) 755-3106, previous telephone number

Old Address
7334 Topanga Canyon Blvd Suite 220
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 961-5583
careers@prestigemarketinginc.net

Domain Name: PRESTIGEMARKETINGINC.NET
Creaton Date: 07-May-2010

23 comments:

  1. I had a job interview today for the job they gave me a call back and i have a 2nd interview for tomrw .... It seemed legit but what is this all about is it a scam please help

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    1. I applied to Prestige Marketing for Account Executive, brought me in and hyped me up. Then after the second round of interviews came to understand that I had to work the ground to understand the company. Found out that it could be 6 months, could be a year, or more with no guarentee of that position. It's almost like a hiring pyramid scheme. I've had other friends as well that considered it a waste a time unless your right out of highschool or just out of college and willing to do anything. You will drive a lot, get paid just enough for it to not beneficial. Think Marketing is now just calling me out of thin air for the same position.

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  2. Now they're located on 15335 Morrison Street Sute 306 Sherman Oaks 91403

    818-907-9504

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    1. 15335 Morrison St #306, Sherman Oaks, CA is the address of the infamous LA Sports Marketing, a Smart Circle affiliate known for recruiting management trainees to sell discount retail coupons.

      http://www.ripoffreport.com/door-to-door-sales/la-sports-marketing/la-sports-marketing-prestige-m-7ff0b.htm

      (Excerpt. Go to the Ripoffreport) to read the whole report.
      My first red flag should have been the waiver I signed saying that I would not get paid for the day but I looked passed it. They make you dress in a suit and tie and 5 of us packed in a van and we were dropped off in the middle of west hollywood with a bunch of quiznos coupuns and told to sell to people on the street and random business's. I felt so stupid walking into these business's one I wasnt getting paid, I couldn't go home because a van dropped me off and people just love when you go into their business's and try to sell them something.

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  3. how come this is a scam job? explain pls :D

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  4. On Craigslist, right now, this company is offering this job saying that all you need to have is "Above average" people skills, however, in other places like indeedjobs.com. CareerBuilder asks for "some" college. Now, their website asks for college. Still, they say that it's a "customer service" and pay by the hour job. They never let you know that you need to use your own car, get your referrals, otherwise, you're out the door....

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  5. I "worked" for them for three 1 hour "training days" and three in-store training days. I have not received ANY compensation. It was a complete waste of my time and money and GAS!
    I suggest other unsatisfied "workers" spread the word because they are not honest and upfront about what they are doing.

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  6. (If this is a double post feel free to delete, I can never type those captcha things correctly...)

    They are a scam. I "worked" for them for 3 "guaranteed pay" 1hr training days and 3 in-store training days. They never told me how many leads I would need and never gave me an hour sheet so I could claim my hours worked.

    Anyone else upset with this company needs to spread the word so other naive, ignorant or DESPERATE people do not fall for the same mistake I did.

    I lost time, and time is money, as well as gas. Completely not worth it.

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    1. Please elaborate. You said you "worked" for Prestige Marketing for three "guaranteed" 1-hour training days. Did you spend one hour inside Home Dept on three different days trying to sign up leads and did you "work" for three days at eight hours per day during your training days? If you were hired as an employee and not an independent contractor, Prestige Marketing is required by California state law to pay you minimum way unless you earn total commissions higher than minimum wage depending on PM's compensation contract with you.

      Did Prestige Marketing pay you any money for the time that you "worked" there? Were you an employee or an independent contractor. If you were an independent contractor then PM is not required to you anything except for commissions according to their compensation agreement.

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  7. Is this really a scam because I know someone who works there and is very happy?

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    1. Brain washed to be happy. They have moved from Morrison Street in Sherman Oaks to 5535 Balboa Blvd., Encino, CA 91316

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  8. This does seem to be a scam. I'm not sure what the scam is, but something is not right about this company.

    1. For one, their web presence is too small for a company that specializes in marketing.

    They have a "corporate" website, but not a company website that talks about their services to potential clients. It doesn't make sense in this day and age. Their Facebook is nothing but inspirational quotes and pictures of employees with no actual information on the company or the companies they are representing, which is a disservice to them and their valued clients. Keeping in mind that these are supposed to be marketing professionals, this is a waste of their time unless the point is to soley attract potential employees.If that didn't seem to be their only motivation, that wouldn't be a problem.

    2. Also, their domain name is a .net domain name. It is hard to believe that a US marketing company would create a domain name that does not end in .com. It takes only basic understanding of the internet market to know why.

    3. Lastly, this seems to be a recycled scam. I just put the name into Google and got results that related to different scams under the same umbrella company as Prestige Marketing Inc.

    I was conviced that this was not a job worth look at was when I looked up the domain name (godaddy) and looked at the WhoIs. The website is registered to ACE 4 Graphics. That is not too alarming, especially if they contracted the maintenace of their website to another company. No big deal, or so I thought until I searched ACE 4 Graphics on Google and the very first hit was someone asking about a completely unrelated company two years ago, but whose company was registered to ACE 4 Graphics with the same informaiton listed as Pretige Marketing Inc. ACE 4 Graphics was revealed to not exist in it's listed location, and the company that had its domain name registered under it was indeed a scam.

    So I would be very cautious with applying to this company. Beware of their Entry level positions (They say that they only hire within the company, but they have job listings for upper level positions). And good luck with your job search my fellow job seekers.

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  9. Its a scam, think about it. Train you to be a marketing rep? Do you know how hard it is to get a real marketing job, entry level or not. They wanted to interview me and I told them I have a B.S in Computer Science. The lady went silent for a minute then just said, "Ok the hiring manager will discuss your qualifications with you". UH yeah right, unless all the marketing majors and pros out there all died suddenly maybe I can see a company scrambling for anyone with a degree. Karena makes really good points that seals the deal. Their website is dogshit.....

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  10. I received 2 emails about prestige retail marketing company in crystal lake illinois, an im they r wanting me to call so we can set up an interview, im just wanting to know is this is a scam?

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  11. yes people its a scam, they are not a marketing company at all they are an independent retailer... let me clarify what they do is NOT illegal its just highly unethical... They pray on the desperate to work and offer them a "fast track" to management. They claim to NOT be sales related but your pay is Base +18% which is Minimum wage + 18% i already knew during my interview it was crap they were giving a "$300" straightener for $50, which included a second one for free and 6 other items and 2 bags plus an offer for jhair products for 10 dollars.

    By the time you watched one "complete" sale with both irons and oils etc it was over 45 minutes of presentation for 60 dollars worth of a sale of which you get a 1/3 to 1/4 of 18%, which equates to about 2 to 3 dollars a sale. they require you to drive to all locations no matter the distance with no reimbursement and offer no benefits and NO it does not improve your resume either when explaining the job you lose all credibility with the interviewer in basically admitting you worked retail not marketing.

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  12. So, I interviewed with a Sandy today at the Diamond Inc. Balboa Blvd location. I was wondering if this was the scam. I have the second "interview" tomorrow, meaning, watching the people show us how they work. Any leads as to if this is a scam?

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    1. how is it i am considering going in for an interview?

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    2. Would you like to sell women's cosmetics for commission pay with no benefits?

      http://entryleveljobscamsblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/diamond-inc-encino-ca.html

      Diamond Inc.
      5535 Balboa Blvd #110
      Encino, CA 91316
      (818) 788-4092
      info@diamondinc.co
      http://diamondinc.co/
      https://www.facebook.com/diamondmktg
      Founded 2012

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  13. oh yeah i was wondering what was happening with all the name changes from sports marketing to Prestige to Diamond and now vantage. something is not quite right. Ive interviewed with them and was sent to a home depot for second interview to see how entry level position worked never did comeback for a third interview cause i felt something was off. i mean the pay is very low to start and ratio to sale is low, is no wonder i have seen the same ad over and over again year after year cause nobody wants this low pay type of job.

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  14. This company is now called "Paradigm In-Store Marketing" http://www.paradigminstoremarketing.com/contact/

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  15. I am from.Ohio and was just offfered a position today to start as a sales rep I was told that I will be marketing instore at another outlet such as Home Depot Menards I have to start training today at 11curious can someome help me

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  16. The related Home Depot thingy, address and phone number are also now no longer at the Encino address - http://www.pim-encino.com/

    One needs to still watch Nikou, who is still doing this in Manhattan Beach, the other name to watch for is Jackson Church.

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