- Report: #329658
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Complaint Review: GLDS
GLDS101 East Park Blvd., Suite 600 Plano, Texas U.S.A.
GLDS Service Complaints Scam or Ripoff Caution!! Plano Texas
*Consumer Comment: SOUNDS LIKE AN OVERPRICED SCAM
*Author of original report: GLDS Recruiting Services-How does it rank?
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The materials given by GLDS are materials publicly available on different job search engines. The job tips are listed on Careerbuilder.
After my 90th-100th day, I requested a refund due to no results from GLDS's marketing. The Don King claimed that GLDS markets "just over 300 resumes per week. That would put us at over 4800" after 90 days. All THAT MARKETING AND NOT A SINGLE CALL FROM RECRUITERS! From that, is GLDS a MARKETING expert? I request a refund. Mr. King states, "If you want us to release you, we can offer a refund of our profit on you. That would be $125." What is this "our profit on you?" Mr. King wrote, "Please sign the attached release and FAX it to my office (972-516-3710). Upon receipt, I will issue the refund check.
I questioned the service guarantee's validity.
"If you are not satisfied with the marketing materials and research provided to you in our launch meeting, we will refund you deposit in full and no money will be owed to us."
Response from agent:
The guarantee has two components:
1. We will not stop the marketing until the position is found.
2. If you are not satisfied at the conclusion of the launch meeting, you would not make the 2nd payment and the initial deposit is refunded on the spot.
Since you elected to proceed with the program and made the 2nd payment, #2 is no longer applicable. #1 is still in effect.
BE WARNED that the literature that you sign is not TRANSPARENT. GLDS have experiences in covering itself. I am merely writing to educate others who have not had the experience, especially those who have lost their jobs and feel that they have no alternative paths due to financial obligations. I am not stating that GLDS is a bad service, but my experience has been lacking. I paid $695 for a folder of material publicly available. I do my 10-day updates per GLDS's guidelines. What I receive as responses are:
1)"We can get the resume out there but we cannot force the employers to call."
2)"As slow as things are, your chances are going to be much better staying with us. I cannot tell you how much things are slowing down out there."
That is after GLDS having marketing me to over 4800 recruiters.
I am a bit disappointed, but I will take the $125. Otherwise, it would be COMPLETE AND TOTAL lost cause.
GLDS has a site in Plano and in Irving. Please use caution to make sure that your job hunt is successful.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/30/2008 10:36 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/GLDS/Plano-Texas-75074/GLDS-Service-Complaints-Scam-or-Ripoff-Caution-Plano-Texas-329658. 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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