As a recent college graduate, I was looking for a job in marketing/advertising. I knew I needed to research companies in this market especially due to the risk of it being a door-to-door sales position. I'm mainly writing this review due to the fact that I could not find any red flags and wanted to warn future applicants.
I applied for the position through Career Builder and was contacted shortly after by the "head of HR." We set up a interview which after driving 90 minutes to, only lasted 15 minutes. The office itself looked like it was put together over night. The interview was basically talking about my resume, which could have easily been done over the phone.
That evening, I received a call back for a second interview, which was a 7-8 hour "shadowing" for the management in training position. I specifically asked the woman if this was a door-to-door sales position, and I told her that if it was I was not interested. She assured me that although some employees do this, my position did not.
Upon driving another 90 minutes to the shadowing, I was paired off with 2 men who told me we had to go to some headquarters for a client. The man's license plate was from Maryland, which I found sketchy in the first place. We then pulled into a neighborhood on the north part of Indy, and walked door-to-door in 100 degree weather selling AT&T U-verse services.
Luckily, we stopped for lunch (which I had to pay for) and he started interviewing me in the Subway. At this point, I was so upset that I had been blatantly deceived, and out right lied to. I made it clear that they lied to me, and I didn't understand why they would waste both of our time and resources. I said I would like to go back to my car so I could go home. This made for a very awkward car ride back to the office with 2 men. The only positive was my drive allowed me to settle down.
Moral of the story, if a company says management in training, no experience, high salary, and they have all caps or asterisks on their ads beware!