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Complaint Review: American Management Services | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. American Management Services 27 years in business, employs over 120 full-time professionals, all seasoned executives, working in turnaround management, profit improvement, cash management, sales development, succession planning, & strategic management throughout the nation. American Management Services' mission to increase profits, cash flow for small & mid-sized companies.

  • Submitted: Thu, January 19, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, August 04, 2014

  • Reported By: tiredofthescam — Orlando Florida United States of America
American Management Services
Orlando, Florida United States of America

American Management Services REVIEW: American Management Services, Inc’s clients, feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with American Management Services, Inc. George Cloutier, CEO & founder, demonstrated commitment to 100% client satisfaction, exceptional client experiences, & success. Commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction & confidence when doing business.
*UPDATE: American Management Services, Inc.recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to American Management Services, Inc. for its commitment to excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Report’s discussions with American Management Services, Inc. have uncovered an ongoing commitment by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. American Management listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

American Management Services, Inc’s CEO/founder George Cloutier, has informed us that his personal philosophy is that his clients and his employees are a precious resource. [continued below]....
..... As a successful businessman, Mr. Cloutier feels it is critical to listen to his clients and respond properly. By always putting his clients first, Mr. Cloutier hopes to maintain American Management Services as an industry leader, and a successful enterprise both now and for many years to come.

Another top executive of the company told us that Mr. Cloutier’s personal business philosophy is based on the premise that "strives to add value in its services as they understand that a successful business model is based on value-added services, and client care”. Mr. Cloutier takes the time to understand each individual client challenge and opportunity. Having founded American Management Services, Inc. over 27 years ago the foundation and bedrock of our organization has always been to recruit, hire and train exceptional staff members, to empower them properly and to always go the extra mile for our clients no matter what the circumstance. Some of the other things Rip-off Report learned in the course of its investigation: typical client feedback reads: “American Management Services helped us restructure our organization to improve communication and establish accountability as well. I would be glad to recommend your team to any prospective clients.” Another client recently wrote us “I now understand the benefit of having the structure in place to operate more efficiently and profitably. I am excited and motivated about the future of the company. Thank you very much for everything.”

The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Louis Mosca during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward the American Management Services, Inc.

American Management Services is Ripoff Report Verified
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The American Management Services, Inc. provides privately held companies, primarily family owned businesses, the tools and opportunities to grow. It also meets with business owners throughout the country to challenge their company’s needs, sales, profits, and ease of operations. American Management Services, Inc. buys leads for businesses. Additionally, The American Management Services, Inc. get referrals from clients, banks, and accounting firms.

According to Louis Mosca, vice president and COO, all leads are bought from Dun & Bradstreet. Mr. Mosca also stated “We deal only with business clients, not individual consumers. We are strictly a business-to-business company.” American Management Services has four groups that make up the company. Consisting of consulting, call center, outside sales, and survey which work hands on with the business clients. If a potential client indicates interest, the client will begin the necessary introduction process. For a nominal one-time fee, the company will then send a consultant to a potential client’s facility for five to ten days. Those days are spent in attempt to identify areas of opportunity to grow. To ease the mind of the client, Mr. Mosca states “All company consultants are employees, not contractors. Our consultants have 20-40 years of hands-on business experience.” American Management Services will also answer any questions the client may have.

American Management Services has been in business 27 years and has worked with 7500 clients. Mr Mosca states “Each year we add an additional 400-500 to the client base.” In those 27 years, there has been only two clients not satisfied with the service provided. For example, 5-6 weeks ago one of the dissatisfied clients based in New Jersey posted on Ripoff Report’s website. “When we met with the business owner in September/October 2013, the owner was personally, and business wise insolvent” says Mr. Mosca. The client could not pay bills, payroll, or debt services. American Management Services worked with him over the course of 6-7 months and was able to restructure his company. The client refinanced his debt and that saved him $45,000 per month in cash. This, in turn, saved the client $540.000 a year. American Management Services then increased the client’s liquidity by $1,000,000. The client wrote the company a formal reference letter that has been posted to American Management Services website for 2-3 months. Subsequent to giving the reference letter, this same client posted “This insanity on Ripoff Report attacking me personally and our company’s results” states Mr. Mosca. Mr. Mosca has spoken to him since the client posted on Ripoff Report. Mr Mosca has also skyped with the client when the consultant was there, client’s location, on American Managements dime. Since then, the client admitted to over reacting. The client also stated, “I am very happy.” American Management Services has given the aforementioned client extra time for both parties to resolve any open items the client thinks are real.

American Management Services has one hundred employees with no turnover. The employees have been completely loyal to the company. The Senior Management Team, combined, has one hundred years of business service. There are numerous staff members with MBA’s or are CPA’s. One of the consultants “Is a Harvard graduate with a MBA and has spent his entire career helping small businesses survive and prosper. We also have one thousand client references that think we walk on water”, states Mr. Mosca.

American Management Services, Inc. Customer Care & Complaint Resolution

After an issue is was resolved, Mr. Mosca followed up by making the customary telephone call and flew to see the client face to face. Those steps were taken to ensure the clients issue is resolved and that they are satisfied with the resolution.

Mr. Mosca says that as a result of the complaints, the American Management Services, Inc. has implemented changes to help increase the quality of its customers’ experience. Mr. Mosca said, “I think from a business perspective, we will do what is necessary to have civilized conversation” resulting in meeting the clients full expectations and needs. American Management Services also increased their clarification and communication practices. Additionally, go in depth with the client in their client contracts.

Mr. Mosca and his team recognize the value of working with Ripoff Report and the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, and the platform it provides for businesses and clients to interact and resolve issues. He stated that “To be a part of these two programs is a badge of courage.” Ultimately wanting to bring back confidence to the company.

American Management Services, Inc. / Employee feedback

"American Management provides a very positive environment to work. Opportunities for suggestions and improvements are encouraged. Ownership and senior executives are truly concerned about our contribution to the company and providing growth opportunities for us. Executive management of American Management Services take the time to listen and communicate with employees and clients….what could be more important Mr Cloutier asks all the time?”

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that American Management’s past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.



Turnaround management is a process dedicated to corporate renewal and correction. We use analysis and planning to save troubled companies and return them to solvency. Turnaround Management involves management review. Once analysis is completed, a long term strategic plan and restructuring plan are created. These plans may or may not involve a bankruptcy filing. Once approved our turnaround professionals begin to implement the plan, continually reviewing its progress and making changes to the plan as needed to ensure the company returns to solvency.


American Management Services guides you through the entire profit implementation process. Helping you improve budgeting, operational controls, and cash flow. Whether you want to strengthen what is working or improve upon it, or are tired of being the 'chief cook' in all your departments. Our management consulting services include:

  • Budgeting and Operational Controls
  • Cash Management
  • Pay-for-Performance

What sets us apart from other management consulting services firms?

  1. We are a small business consulting business that has a unique, public private partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors.
  2. We are the only business management consulting firm that has over 27 years working with thousands of businesses on Main St. America.
  3. We perform a comprehensive business analysis. Our objective process seeks to identify strengths and weaknesses in all areas of a business.
  4. When requested, we assist with implementing the recommended changes.


"From a personnel perspective we have increased the amount of time we focus on continuing education. All of our staff are coached and monitored by senior and middle management on a daily basis. Formal trainings are conducted several times a week and these trainings include client satisfaction role plays.

From a client perspective, our focus has always been on providing extraordinary results for our clients. Now, we expend extraordinary effort to provide results and ensure client satisfaction. We have upgraded our client monitoring program, our Results Assurance program and our senior management communication process with clients. We care and we want all of our clients to know it.”

American Management Services, Inc. recognizes that complaints posted on Rioff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report’s review, American Management has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Mr. Cloutier, Ripoff Report is convinced that American Management Services, Inc. is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

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As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.

Employee Testimonials



American Management Services AMS Don't waste your gas money workng here!! Orlando, Florida


“Not sure who wrote this or how to respond….our business is very challenging and not for everyone. Our 100+ employees that currently work with and for us embrace our culture and the great things we attempt to accomplish each day.” Also, Ripoff Report emailed this customer so the member business could make things right with them. They never responded to Ripoff Reports request to help them. When a business joins the Corporate Advocacy Program, Ripoff Report emails everyone from the past so the member business can make things right with them. Of course, everything within reason.  


Don't waste your time and gas money working for these people.  There were 12 people in my class.  4 months later, I was the only one left.  The class after mine (just 2 weeks later) had no one left a month or so.  They have the highest turn over of any company I've ever heard of.  When I was hired they promised $10/hr plus commissions which I got, initially, after signing a crap load of paperwork which does nothing to protect you. 

4 months later in walks the boss saying that he can't afford to pay the hourly wage to anyone any more and reduces everyone's pay scale.  Since I didn't sign a 1099 and they require you be at work at a particular time, they have to pay you minimum wage - and that's what it ends up being!  A month later, I walk into the office to overhear a conversation of between the office person and the prospective employee and learned that they're hiring the new employees at the same rate of pay they told me that couldn't afford any more! 

They promise the possibility of benefits too but that's non-existent because you have to pay the entire thing yourself and it's expensive - you can get it much cheaper elsewhere.  If you don't want to ruin your pay history (prospective employers can and do run those, you know) and you don't want to end up making minimum wage, then don't work here.  Otherwise, go for it. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/19/2012 06:21 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/American-Management-Services/Orlando-Florida-/American-Management-Services-AMS-Dont-waste-your-gas-money-workng-here-Orlando-Florida-825457. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Good experience with company.

AUTHOR: AB^2 - ()

I actually would like to say that the company American Management Services is actually a company that is great to work for and they have alot of great employees and management that are fun to work around and the work atmosphere is about as fun as you can make a call center environment. They have a ping pong table and basketball hoops. So whenever you need a break from the phones you can let out some stress. I personally could no longer work for the company for personal reasons. Lou Mosca is a funny, funny guy ... I have no idea why some people have such negative things to say. If your good on the phone and don`t mind making some calls give them a call.

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

scumbag company

AUTHOR: Lied 2 - ()

 This is a scumbag company I will add more once I get the paychecks they owe me.    LIE LIE LIE

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#3 UPDATE Employee

We disagree

AUTHOR: American Managment - (United States of America)

For over 25 years we have made the needs of our clients and employees a priority. We totally disagree with and reject this posting.  Please visit us at amserv.com to see what our clients and our employees say. If you have any questions or would like to discuss American Management we encourage you to call our Chief Operating Officer Lou Mosca directly at 407-563-8699.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

American Management Services - No No No..!

AUTHOR: Manny - (U.S.A.)

I believe that American Management Services is an extremely and totally morally bereft Company, it's business practices are reprehensible and the manner in which it treats its employees is profoundly awful.

I worked there for several months. Their promises regarding expense reimbursement were often easily characterized as a prolonged stall tactic in the hopes that you, as an employee, would simply stop asking.

Their purported "pay" was significantly less than minimum wage. I believe it's employee attrition rate must be in the 400% annually neighborhood. One person from my training group of 12 lasted more than three months.

At the time I worked there, appointments for Tier 1 associates such as myself were made under the false premise that a representative from a quasi or actual governmental agency were stopping by to lend a hand.

While this would, of course be denied, I've retained multiple faxes that, in writing, fully support these obvious fraudulent practice. Representations that were made to me regarding potential clients, travel distances (in my case, often 200-300 miles per day, commonly 5 days a week, and more often to eventually hostile "clients" who were duped into the meeting or, conversely, bad appointments that were never real in the first place.

My worst experience was a 175 mile drive for a 8:00 am meeting with a company that had no idea I was coming or what I was talking about. I averaged over a thousand miles of driving a week, and had to fight for every penny of reimbursement that had been promised to me, while at the same time being docked X dollars from every expense check (when one actually came) to pay for the "lease" (or something) on a 100% non-functioning and months before returned "Blackberry".

The "in the field" training that was promised was never delivered, but all of the above pales in comparison to the revelations made public regarding the character and criminal activities of the sales manager and trainer, hypothetically then in a key management position at AMS, Mr. Gary Antonino.

Mr Antonino and his brother were both convicted of bilking a large group of people, by and large comprised of the elderly, for millions upon millions of dollars in what was referred to as Ponzi scheme. The same person who was represented to us as our mentor and guide as well as our trainer and was sentenced to 87 months in the federal prison system, and that pretty much encapsulates what I believe that American Management Services is all about. In my opinion, this is a terrible and shameful Company who's "poster boy ended up as a despicable convicted felon and things went downhill from there. 

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#5 Consumer Comment

I am sure you just mis-understood

AUTHOR: The Captain - (United States of America)

 It is sad to say many new Reps of companies rely so heavily upon startup pay they can't make it without it.  Sorry to hear you were obviously one of the many who have tried and failed, but that does not make a company bad,  or you either.  Just not a good fit.  Perhaps your skills were not high enough to perform the Job, without an assisted pay plan.  The Start-up pay that so many Larger companies offer is to get someone going until they can make it without it.  Kind of like training wheels on a bike.  To be so upset as to misunderstand is Sad.  Some Jobs are very difficult and not for everyone.  I know from my business its hard to find the right people.  The more difficult the Job, the more difficult it is to find the right person.  Perhaps you should read Zig Ziglars book " Over the top" Your not a failure, It was just not a good fit.  I have had dealings with American Management Services and found them to be quite helpful.

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