Looking to join ACN? Well I would say make sure you join under the right rep. Someome with integrity and of good character. I got involved with ACN through an associate of mine. Though tricked into going to what I believed was an Entreprenuerial/Leadership Event which I later found out to be one of ACN's International Events. I enjoyed the succes stories I was presented with and had lots of fun. It was truly a great event. Therefore I proceeded to sign up under the Berkeley Marketing Group founded on the UC Berkeley campus by a group of UC Berkeley students. I must say my life would never be the same. But NOT in a good way!
Being from a working-class family I decided that the opporunity for financial independence was just what I needed. I was having financial problems at the time and lost as a person. So when an associate of mine who I trusted told me how GREAT ACN had been for him and how great the leader of BMG was I was on board and ready to go. As months passed, I got my first check in the mail from ACN and was happy. Things were going pretty good. The compensation plan worked just like they said it would. I was making extra money as a college student and life was good. BUT the more I got involved with BMG, the more I began to see character flaws in the BMG leadership that discouraged me from wanting to participate any longer. Don't get me wrong ACN is actually a pretty great company & after reading all of the Rip-Off Reports about ACN, I must say the issue seems to not be the company but the representatives people signed up with. Same with me.
As a member of BMG I saw some of the most horrific character flaws you could ever imagine. I'm talking backstabbing, under the table negotiations, manipulation at it's best, and sexual harrassment. I watched sweet caring individuals become money hungry monsters with no sense of the word fair or just. It became all about getting what they need to get to get to the top at anyone's expense except their own. In fact, one rep went after one of my best friends to join without giving me a heads up or anything. My friend leaked and told me, assuming I had already been informed. Let's just say my friend decided not join.
So to all those who want to join ACN as a college student, I say DO NOT JOIN WITH BMG. Here me!!! DO NOT JOIN WITH BMG. Especially if you are an independent thinker and truly caring human being. You will be pushed to get reps. NOT encouraged, but pushed to the point of harassment. You will be silenced and dubbed negative if you dare to challenge the almighty manipulator himself (the founder). And might be treated as bait for your ethnic community and objectified by BMG's top-producing rep especially if you're a female.
If you still continue to join, I would say stay true to who you are and know that ACN is NOT a quick-get-rich program. It takes years of hardwork and devoting way more than 10 hours a week (which the BMG leaders will try to naively convince you of). Don't get me wrong THERE ARE some really great people but the leaders are another story. They all need a character make-over. When a leader who continuously professes his Christianity and makes sure reps include it in edifying him, acknowledges that attending church is good for your image as a rep/leader and that church go-ers are the greatest motivational speakers, there is a problem! Red flag!!! Since when did pimping Christ become ok. Better yet when this same leader goes on to create a class claiming they did it because they LOVE to teach but also admit to using it as a way to get more reps for their Undergraduate Student Instructor's who are also ACN Reps BEWARE. Some can argue that this person is simply being smart and utilizing his resources to strategically build his team. That may be true. But since when did preying on people, especially young college students with the deliberate intent of intellectually persuading them to the point of manipulation & twisted lies to join an organization become ok. Espceically when it's just to get money and move up in ACN's financial ranks. I know this country was built on a government full of this type of dog-eat-dog stuff but that still does not make it ok.
Taking it a step further, it makes me question why after 5 years of being in Network Marketing he came back to UC Berkeley. He argues it's because his Mom wanted him to finish school. It might have been partially that but the real incentive was the ability to build his team because he was close to reaching one of the highest paid positions in ACN.
So again I say BEWARE!!!! I tell you Beware! If you're going to join ACN DO NOT DO IT UNDER BMG!!! Your character will pay for it.