Thursday, December 6, 2012

NLC, Inc/No Limit Consulting (San Francisco, CA)

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?

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 "interview". If you decide to go to this "interview", wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing lots of walking trying to sell door-to-door.

NLC is recruiting for entry-level account managers. Look up the definition of account managers versus sales reps. Account managers manage accounts and they do not go door-to-door to sell AT&T U-Verse, Quill office supplies or Comcast services. 

http://www.yelp.com/biz/nlc-inc-san-francisco

http://www.yelp.com/biz/emw-san-francisco?sort_by=date_desc

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/jjj?query=NLC&srchType=A 

http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/NLC-Interview-Questions-E597947.htm
Account Manager at NLC
Declined Offer – Reviewed Jan 8, 2013
The third interview is by far the longest. It involves an 8 hour ride along in which you follow another Account Manager on his/her rounds. Now this is the portion that needs the most explanation: NLC bills itself as a marketing firm that takes over the face to face direct marketing campaigns of Fortune 500 companies. Now what this translates to is door to door sales, and since NLC's Fortune 500 clients in SF are office supply companies, Account Managers essentially become door-to-door office supply salesmen.

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-NLC-RVW2926664.htm
Aug 12, 2013

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA


I worked at NLC full-time for more than a year
ProsThey hire anyone at all.
ConsI responded to a message on Craigslist that made the job sound very appealing. They said that they're in sales and marketing, their office is growing very fast and there's plenty of room for advancement. But here's what they don't tell you. No matter what title they give you, you will working 8-12 hours per day being a door to door salesman. It's a very high pressure job, you are not paid for training, and most of the time you are making under minimum wage (they will call you an independent contractor in order to get around minimum wage laws). I was miserable the whole time, and the same with most of my coworkers. but what about all the positive reviews here? They were all written by the Owner and I know this for a fact.
Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. You're beyond hope.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend


http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/NLC-Reviews-E597947.htm
Jul 5, 2013
“misleading”
Entry-Level Account Manager (Current Employee)
ConsWho names a soliciting job an ENTRY-LEVEL ACCOUNT MANAGER?
Have you ever heard of a company that makes you follow some woman around for 8 hours to knock on different small office buildings to solicit and call it a second interview?
What's worse was they drove so far away from their actual office that you're stuck roaming around with them, getting kicked out by different people, because they were my ride.


150 Executive Park Blvd
Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94134​
T: (415) 508-9551
HR@NLCincSF.com
http://nlcincsf.com/

https://www.facebook.com/NlcInc 
Facebook page states company founded on June 1, 2012.

A Corporation Name search of the California Secretary of State's website found no record for "NLC, Inc" in San Francisco or "No Limit Consulting". A search for the fictitious business name "No Limit Consulting, Inc" within the County of San Francisco shows the name is owned by Dzurenda and Associates, Inc.










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Note: The former employee who gave an average of 3-stars on his glassdoor review worked for less than three months at NLC, Inc. If he/she found the leadership and management skills training so great then why didn't he/she stay at NLC?

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/NLC-Reviews-E597947.htm

“I found it very challenging and exciting working at developing leadership and management skills while making money”

Former

Pros – leadership skills are gradually passed on to the trainee from superiors who have tested out the theories on the field.
Cons – Too much hardwork and time spent walking the streets, seeking customers
Advice to Senior Management – reduce working hours

Former employee - worked at NLC full time for less than a year

4 comments:

  1. Any craiglist email or phone call I get I check against http://www.ruscammer.com and 90% of the time someone has posted about it already.

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  2. Watch of for Leverage Management, Inc. in Austin, Texas. It is the same scam as In Store Advantage Solutions

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  3. NLC just called me a few hours ago asking for an interview. I said yes and told my girlfriend about it. She immediately warned me about it and I looked up research on it and found this.

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