I know this website is frequently used in Portland, Oregon. I know about 75-80% of potential candidates I hired researched the company on this website. As a former Hiring Manager for Altig International in the Portland, Oregon office I want to alert potential candidates on a few things. Over 2 weeks ago our complete Hiring Manager team walked out of the Portland office. Over two months ago the company cut Salaries of the Hiring Manager by 60%. We continued to work for the company and continued to call resumes that we attained from a Resume Management System.
What will happen is this company will contact you without looking at your resume. They just have a phone number list and will call anyone. It doesnt matter what your experience, age or job background is. What is going to happen is they will follow a well thought out script and have you come into an interview. The interview will be very brief and then you will enter a room with other candidates. You will go thru an orientation and at the end you will meet with the Hiring Manager 1 on 1. At that point you will be alerted that you will have to enroll in insurance school and pay roughly $450-$500 dollars. THEN THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU MUST PAY A $212 ADMINISTRATION FEE. They say the admin fee covers all materials and startup kits. IN REALITY, THE HIRING MANAGER WORKS OFF OF COMMISSION AND RECEIVES THE $212 DOLLARS. So that has the hiring manager hiring anybody and everybody. They will then set you up for a final interview with the Regional Manager Roger Fung. He will play a mind game in the interview asking "why should i hire you." He will then try to take the job away from you so you will appreciate it. Its all a set up.
In reality if a Dog walked in with $212 they would hire the dog. I want all perspective candidates to know that you $212 goes right into the pocket of the individual that hires you. Very unethical. Who wants to work for a company that mass hires and is not equipped to train you. I know this because Roger will sit back in his office and play on the internet as his new insurance agents videotape their presentations over and over again. They tell you its about 4-6 weeks before you draw your first paycheck. In reality. I was there for over 11 months and it will take you in the "Portland Office about 3 months." Be very careful when they tell you they provide you with 150 leads a week. You will receive leads at the beginning but then will be asked for referrals to keep your business going. Once again be careful in your process with this company as you are only a number.