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

Creation Date: 2013-09-05
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.



    It's becoming apparent that the address, 40 Exchange Place Suite 600, New York, NY 10005 is frequently occupied by misleading companies. I wish there is a way to contact the building owner/landlord to inform about this spot. (Unless this person is part of the scheme.)

    Anyway, here are a bunch of red flags with this company:

    - Website is filled with business jargon but provides no history of actually work with clients. No portfolio.

    - Their social media profiles are the same. Nothing but inspiring quotes. Very little followers. Maybe 20 or less. How can they be a leading marketing/sales firm if they are unknown to many?

    - Send in your resume and you'd most likely get a response in less than a week. They responded to mine the same day I send in my resume. You may think you're that of a great candidate. But the truth is, they'll reach out to anyone as soon as they receive the application.

    To be continued…

  2. Continued (part 2)

    - Their location is very shady. Although it's in the financial district (to lure you in), you will be confused as to why this leading marketing firm's building is squished between a bar and a shoe repair store. I just find it hard to believe that a company with a client such as Verizon has no building of their own. Let alone, office space of their own.

    - They are not even listen on the directory lobby

    - They share an office space with another company. (Could be a similar one)

    - I did not see any logo in their office.

    This is the part where you should be very attentive (the interview process):

    - The questions are easy. They won't ask you anything that you can't answer. This is to ensure that they can say, "Judging from your answers, it seems that you are definitely the right person we need for this company." They will make sure that you feel very good that you've answered all the questions. But in reality, the questions were not hard to begin with. Such as tell me about yourself... FOX NEWS OR CNN? (Really? Does it even matter!?) It's all about making you feel good to mislead you.

    - Once they say you're a good fit for their company, they will tell you the interview process has 3 levels. First is your first meeting, 2nd is with their "top executives", and third is well... there ins't. If you had agreed to do the 2nd interview, you already work for them. I'll explain.

    - Now that you've passed the first interview, they will say that the interviewee after you is not going to make it. Therefore, they will give you the opportunity to go on with the 2nd interview at the very instant. THIS IS A LIE. Look outside the interview room, you'll see one, two, or more interviewees waiting to be called in. NO ONE CANCELLED. Again, it's all about making you feel very important to lure you in.

    - So what is the 2nd interview process with the top executives you ask? Well, it's not an interview. The 2nd interview takes up a whole work day. A WHOLE WORK DAY!? I never heard such interview that takes up that long. Because the truth is, you already work for them once you agreed to do the second interview. GET IT? Second interview (a whole work day) = you are already training for the job. Which makes sense as to why it takes up that long.

  3. Continued (part 3)

    Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything further because I bailed after that. At that point, I already sniffed them out. I respectfully declined to do the "2nd interview" on the same day and told them I will think about it when I get home. As soon as I got home, I received an email from them about the 2nd interview process. It mentions somewhere along the lines, "Thank you. You are certainly the person we need. If you wish to accept the second interview, make sure you wear comfortable shoes as the interview takes up a whole day."

    WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES AS THE INTERVIEW TAKES UP A WHOLE DAY??? Why? Thank you for being so thoughtful about my well-being. But why do I need to wear comfortable shoes on an interview? Are you going to make me jump up and down while your "top execs" ask me 1st grade questions? No. It's because that's when they will send you to different towns to knock on doors and sell whatever they want you to sell. It's not an interview. You already work for them without you knowing it. Those top execs they mention are your trainers who were suckered in before you. I wouldn't be surprised if the top exec (trainer) is the very same person who interviewed me. If you agree to stay with them, I'm pretty much sure you will be the trainer for another sucker eventually. It's a cycle.

    As I've said, I declined right after the interviewer mentioned the 2nd interview process. I'm glad I did. I was able to dig deeper and find out about this address. Type 40 exchange place Suite 600, New York NY and you'll see a bunch of rip-off reports. I believe there isn't anything about this company yet. This may be the first.