Thursday, June 23, 2011

Central Texas Marketing and Management (Temple, TX)

Central Texas Marketing and Management (Temple, TX) is a Smart Circle affilate that sells DirecTV subscriptions and Vizio televisions inside big-box stores such as Walmart, BestBuy, Sam's Club.

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.

http://www.centraltexasmm.com/
Central Texas MM is a marketing firm that specializes in marketing programs for our clients’ products and services. The client base for Central Texas MM has expanded into representing the leaders in Satellite Television and Consumer Electronics.

Central Texas Marketing & Management
2010 S.W. HK Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX 76504
No telephone number provided.

Domain Name: CENTRALTEXASMM.COM
Created on: 14-Jan-2011

https://www.facebook.com/CentralTexasMM
2010 S.W. HK Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX 76504
(254) 231-4349

12 comments:

  1. You can tell from the site they are a new company and tried to save money making their own site, other than that their face book page has all of the contact info you could need.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Texas-Marketing-and-Management/176566759110877?v=info#info_edit_sections

    I have an interview with them tomorrow and will report back if its a scam.

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    1. can't wait to hear how it went!

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    2. I went on the interview and it went well. It's not a door-to-door kind of job. You do have to a specific store such as the ones you said; Best Buy, Sam's Club, Walmart, etc. I start today so I'm going to see how it goes!

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    3. How'd it go, I have an interview with them as well? Do you still like it? Is it what they said it would be?

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  2. Has anyone worked for them and can honestly tell me that it is legit?

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  3. I was once a sales representative. The job is legit. You get paid (it differs between stuff but there is a base pay that can range frome 7.25/hr to 10/hr.....but if you make more in sales you can make way more than that.) If you make more in sales you get that money instead of hourly pay. Its kinda like if you worked for a furniture store. if you dont make sales you make like 300 a wk. if you make a bunch of sales you can make more than 1000. just depends. as long as you make 4 sales your making more than minumum wage. when i got the job i thought it was a pyramid scam or something...the only problem is you don't pay anything or take money from customers. so theres no scamming at all. your just a rep of direct tv working with ppl instead of over the phone.

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  4. This company is not a scam. When my husband first began working for this company, I too thought it was fishy. That's the world we live in, unfortunately - no one trusts anyone. I have since come around, especially after I also began learning more about the companies and how they work.

    First of all, Central Texas Marketing and Management does, indeed, represent DirecTV. As for the why a multi-million dollar corporation would hire "new" companies to work their marketing campaigns - all corporations do this. No one does their own - they all hire out smaller companies to do the client acquisition for them. Secondly, these are not new companies. The company that owns Central Texas Marketing and Management has been around for over 25 years. DTV provides all ads, logos, promotional items, etc. to these companies in each of the big cities. That's why the ads you see on places like Career Builder, Monster, Craigslist, etc. are all very similar. They have to be according to DirecTV's specifications. Plus, why would these Fortune 500 companies where the reps for companies like Central Texas Marketing and Management (among others) allow them into their stores if they were scams? They wouldn't. .

    Interviews: Like most places of employment, the interview is designed to weed out potential employees. It's all a numbers game, really. Yes, they are always advertising that they are hiring. That's because they ARE. Employees come and go (let go, quit, whatever the reasoning - turnover is high in sales). The first interview is short and sweet and gauges the employee's personality and level of excitement. Not everyone gets a 2nd interview, but yes, many do. The 2nd interview is designed to allow the employee to see a snippet of the day-to-day happenings of the reps. They go to the store, listen, and observe. Thee's no smoke-blowing or BS'ing. How many employers let you "try before you buy?" Not many. This gives the employee the opportunity to gauge whether the JOB is right for them. If there's a 3rd round, it's to go over paperwork and to get feedback. There's no scam involved. A scam would be taking something from you and you not getting back anything in return. This is an EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. Don't want it? Don't accept it. But there IS NO SCAM. It's sales and marketing, pure and simple.

    No, you don't need experience - they train you in how they (and DirecTV) need you to do it. Have experience? Super! Even better! Just means you can skip a lot of the steps of learning. You get paid to train, you get commission on your sales, you get bonuses here and there and other rewards that are not always monetary (like iPads, XBoxes, TVs, gift cards, etc) in spirited competitions. Doesn't sound like a scam to me!

    Research all you want, but most of the time bad press is put out either by disgruntled employees or by the competition. That's business. But don't pu-pu a job opportunity that doesn't even require you to have experience just because someone makes a few highlights in an ad. They have no clue of the inner-workings.

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  5. Very Well Said Mel Jones.
    I also started with Central Texas Marketing and Management. I to started out entry level just like all others that join. I joined the business March 15th 2011 and was promoted into Mgmt September 22nd 2011. I currently run the Amarillo, Texas market. Both Smart Circle and CTMM are great companies to be affiliated with. David Ortiz is a HUGE part of my success in this business and a fantastic mentor. You will be lucky to have a position with his company and learn how to become successful in all facets of this business.
    Calvin Williams
    www.circlesolutionsinc.com

    Thanks for reading. I hope your open minded enough to recognize real opportunity and take advantage of the business in front of you.

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  6. I worked for Calvin Williams in amarillo Texas I'm Walter Garcia it was overall a great experience I learned a lot the only thing I didn't like is how the owner Calvin always bragged about his money and stuff. But yeah if u want to take a shot at becoming big I guess go for it. As for me a Banker is the job for me hah.

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