Desperate for work, as all recent grads are, I had a brief stint working for LinkTech Solutions a while back, and after having read all the reports about LinkTech Solutions on this website and others, I felt convicted to provide further insight about the situation and about the company in general so that consumers and legal agencies may be better informed about exactly with whom they are dealing.
First and foremost, who is LinkTech Solutions? Below is a link to their information on BBB. Notice that they are "LinkTech International" on BBB and that they are not an "accredited business." This is because their previous registry with BBB was LinkTech Solutions Inc. (about a year or two ago), and that company had so many cases against them that they changed
their name. Notice that within the last year or so their new unaccredited business name has already received 27 complaints and a letter grade of C-.http://www.bbb.org/oregon/business-reviews/internet-marketing-services/linktech-international-in-beaverton-or-22025321
What services does LinkTech Solutions claim to provide? LinkTech sells internet ad space to real estate agents in the US. They tell you lots of fun facts when they call, but what they do not tell you is that the service they claim to exclusively provide to you is really not "exclusive" or a service that THEY provide at all. Signing up to be at the top of internet search results is something that YOU CAN PROVIDE FOR YOURSELF directly with the specific search engine of your choice, for half the cost and none of the hassle. Check it out for yourself at these web addresses:
However, you will not find LinkTech telemarketers harassing for your money in all 50 states, as it is illegal in many. LinkTech only stalks the real estate agents in states that have loop holes in their telemarketing laws. "Put me on you do not call list," you might say. Not in Oregon, or a dozen other states for that matter. Wonder if you state is protected? If they are calling you, there is a good chance you live in one of these states with the loophole. Be assured there is nothing you can do to stop them from calling, and they WILL call again. Why? You might ask (especially if you where quite blunt with them the last time you spoke). Because of how they operate internally, which leads me to the next point.
What is a day in the life of an employee like at LinkTech? The business started in some guys living room with little more business than a VISA machine. Feel secure, dont you? Especially since they pride themselves in getting credit card information from you real estate suckers, but strangers none the less, in less than 15 minutes. And now, several years later, you may think they have upgraded their business professionalism, as their many YouTube videos will show you, like this one. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymkPGdadqwY&feature=related). But you cannot help to ask, what kind of company needs to make video's about their totally awesome work environment?
A company that needs to convince you they have a totally awesome work environment. Every morning there is a group huddle in which the sales members are first berated, then encouraged to strong arm, manipulate, and force credit card information out of real estate agents in record time with giving as little information as possible to the agents, or as the LinkTech managers call them" desperate people who don't have a clue how to sell a house or themselves." And while the staff is not being reminded of how incompetent and worthless the client is, they are being reminded of how incompetent and worthless they are.
The reality is that this company goes through "brokers" (telemarketers) faster than they can hire them. LinkTech Solutions is notorious for emotionally abusing and berating their employees. I am estimating that the average employment period for LinkTech telemarketers spans anywhere from a few days to a few weeks which is directly related to how poorly they treat you. I lasted 4 months, and saw an easy dozen rotate through before I threw in the towel myself.
During a telemarketers few days or months of employment, while they are not cold calling Realtors, searching online for new "suckers" as the management puts it, they are yelled at, belittled, disrespected, and threatened with loosing their jobs on a daily basis. They are not even allowed to use the restroom without management permission. They are paid minimum wage and are
scheduled just under 40 hours a week so that the company can avoid providing them full-time benefits. Additionally, if a staff member works over-time, they refuse to pay them for it since they worked extra hours technically at will, even though all over-time work comes directly from the threat of being fired on the spot.
You might be wondering at this point just who is responsible for this entire charade, or the man behind the curtain so-to-speak. Next time they call you, don't get too mad at the poor soul on the other end of the line trying to sell you ad space. They most likely just got hired, and will most likely quit or be fired within the next few days. Here are the men responsible.
Ask to speak with Mohamed Hariri or Omar Yusuf, the company managers. They both outspokenly take pride in being so filthy rich from their scheme at such a young age, have no college education, have no respect for anybody who does, and
encourage their sales staff to have the same attitudes. Here are links to their Facebook accounts.Omar Yusuf http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=636848581 Mohamed (AKA Mo) Hariri http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=569308596
But most of your money is also going to owner, Meir Yaniv and Jeff Essebag. Maier, or should I say, the lead singer of foreign rock band Abused Romance. Jeffrey Bhaedhayajibh, a realtor in Chino Hills california, was the Companies Demo Client for a long time. Come to find out, hes is freinds with Jeff Essebag and married to his sister. While Omar and Mohamed are busy cracking the whip on their sales staff here in Oregon, Meir is over in his home country Israel living out his musicians fantasy and on
your dime. I have included a link to the band website below. But do not be fooled by the grandeur and professionalism of the band website, they have very few fans and no presence in Hollywood. All the funding is straight out of the LinkTech
Solutions bank account. So enjoy the music video, you paid for it!(((Redacted)))