Elite Medical Sales Recruiting was once called AIMS. Was this due to the great number of SCAM allegations and complaints AIMS received? Google "AIMS Medical Sales Recruiting" to read all people have to say. http://elitemed.com/
There is a company out there called Elite Medical Sales Recruiting (formerly AIMS Medical Sales Recruiting) that posts all over Monster.com, CareerBuilder and other jobs boards. Their ads look exactly like traditional recruiter ads, so many sales reps unquestioningly forward them resumes. What happens next is as follows:
1) A "recruiter" from Elite calls the job seeker and tells him or her that their resume looks good and that there are medical sales jobs in the job seeker's area. Elite calls even those not currently in a medical sales position. Most recruiters will not do this, so this is a red flag.
2) The "recruiter" then sends you an email describing their program and affiliation with a "Medical Sales College." This is a giant red flag.
3) This same recruiter then says another Elite recruiter in your area will contact you regarding medical sales opportunities near you. In reality, what this next recruiter does is tell you your resume will not land you a medical sales job unless you take a course from their affiliated Medical Sales College. This, in my opinion, reveals that Elite/AIMS/Medical Sales College work together to extract most of their money from job seekers.
4) Elite currently claims to charge a flat $2,000 off hiring companies, but I suspect they did this due to all the allegations that they are not legitimate recruiters. AIMS used to advertised that hiring companies are NOT charged any fees.
5) Elite/AIMS tell everyone that their company has a solid Better Business Bureau rating. To me, this is misleading, since BBB is an agency that companies pay for. BBB is, in effect, is a marketing/advertising service.
6) Elite/AIMS makes most of its money from job seekers. Traditional recruiters charge million/billion dollar companies, not job seekers. The $2,000 they charge hiring companies is a small portion of their actual business--which is selling education much like University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, etc.
7) The current fee for the Medical Sales College course is approximately $5,000. Since consumers are not guaranteed a medical sales position, and since the course is not an MBA, then essentially the degree is worthless unless one lands a medical sales job with it.***
1) Is Elite Medical Sales Recruiting a SCAM?
2) Why did AIMS change its name to Elite?
3) Are there any current lawsuits against these people?
4) Is there any value to a Medical Sales College course?
In my opinion, AIMS/Elite Medical Sales Recruiting and their affiliated Medical Sales College is one big SCAM. And no, I am not a recruiter, but someone these people tried to rip off.