- Report: #170129
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: IPA - IBA Scam
IPA - IBA ScamChicago, Illinois United States of America
REVIEW: IPA commitment to 100% customer satisfaction, IPA - International Profit Associates implemented strategic changes to insure clients business success, focusing on finding ways to help small & medium size companies make improvements to both their short-term and longer-term profitability & creating a secure future. Buffalo Grove Illinois
*UPDATE: Ripoff Report Review - International Profit Associates recognized by Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Program as a safe business service - IPA pledges to always resolve any issues, feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with IPA
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SPECIAL UPDATE June 19th 2012: International Profit Associates IPA remains committed to 100% customer satisfaction and has drastically improved their business processes over the years to better serve their customers. International Profit Associates - IPA is truly dedicated to making sure ALL customers are happy with their coverage. International Profit Associates continues to show customer service is of the utmost importance and they currently have no complaints!
To date, International Profit Associates - IPA has addressed and resolved all reported complaints, which have always been resolved to the complete satisfaction of their customers. International Profit Associates - IPA proves to be among the top members of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, as a Verified Safe Business. Over time and since becoming a member, International Profit Associates IPA has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. Rip-off Report has confirmed that International Profit Associates is no fraud, is not a scam and is of the highest integrity. As an active and current member of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever International Profit Associates IPA remains committed to customer satisfaction and gets our top Verified Safe endorsement.
Editor's UPDATE: Positive Rating and Recognition has been given to IPA International Profit Associates for its Commitment to Excellence in customer service.
Ripoff Report's review of IPA uncovers an ongoing commitment to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect the company will always work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns, more importantly IPA is concerned with the new growth and success of their clients business and, IPA is listening carefully to what its clients are saying. After all, when becoming creative to make things better, making changes for the benefit of the business sometimes comes hard like any good lesson.
One top executive of the company stated to Rip-off Report, that IPA's corporate philosophy is based on the premise that IPA will advance itself through first advancing its clients. Their process starts by identifying what clients want, then reinforcing and continuing with its work, which ultimately leads to Client Company Life Cycle Management - what clients needs as they grow from start-up to maturity continuing through exit strategy and retirement for the business owner.
Ripoff Report has confirmed that IPA's approach to business includes a total corporate quality assessment. The result of which, leads to continual dedication to quality operations, client and employee relations, and innovation management. Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that the company's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client satisfaction.
It is our opinion that large and small business owners can feel confident in the fact that IPA has worked with thousands of businesses in Canada and the United States. They are a full business development company and innovators in their field and have successfully helped thousands of businesses by providing new and innovative ideas and solutions for almost every type of business imaginable.
IPA recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (true or not) are issues that need to be addressed and if handled correctly can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's Review, IPA has made organizational changes allowing their clients a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a total overall commitment to customer experience.
In summary, after our review, which included discussions with IPA Senior Management, Rip-off Report is convinced that the company has been and is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.
Read more about IPA International Profit Associates Commitment to Excellence and Total Consumer Satisfaction and why consumers should feel safe, confident and secure when doing business with a member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. ..yes, a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.
Read about Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,..A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.
===================== NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
===================== IPA - IBA DO NOT WORK FOR THEM, RIPOFF, SCAM ALERT Chicago Illinois
As a former employee of IPA IBA I can honestly report that they are indeed in the business of ripping honest companies off for as much money as possible. Their cattle call recruiting style ropes in with promises of at least 70K up to 300K for their "top reps". Not only is that all lies they are extremely unprofessional and employ bullying tactics not only on unsuspecting clients but employees as well!
The one week training seminar consists of what can only be called bragging by various IPA employees. In fact the only person I saw who seemed to have any money what so ever was the owner who slid around their office like a troll. The entire building resembled a third world factory and we were told that we would never see their telemarketing centre because it is "10 X worse".
Most of the training is done is a run down hotel about an hour outside of Chicago in a suburb that I learned has a reputation for harboring organized crime (Al Capone had a house there for God's sake). It really is an endless series of bragging sessions that any idiot could see right through though some of my classmates, nearly 40 in total) bought into.
The essential element of the whole thing was to get people to commit to the next phase. That's you job, and they expect you to cold call. I later learned that to actually get anywhere you HAVE to cold call because their telemarketers "qualify" leads by simply confirming the person's name and address. Sometimes they don't even do that much.
NOT ONE SINGLE CLIENT KNEW I WAS COMING IN NOR HAD THEY HEARD OF THE COMPANY. The comment made to me by the manager was always "well did you sell them anyway?". Who in their right mind is going to have someone drop in uninvited and allow some phantom company to root through their books based on a drop in one hour presentation.
I did have some success and made some money but felt horrible after and have been doing my best to distance myself from IPA IBA ever since. I should also add that from my huge class not one single person still works for the company. Most lasted a week.
I CAN NOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH... DO NOT WORK FOR IPA IBA. THEY STEAL PEOPLE'S MONEY. I HAVE SINCE LEARNED THAT THE TROLL OF AN OWNER WAS ONCE A LAWYER BUT LOST HIS LISCENCE TO PRACTICE. HE WAS ALSO CONVICTED OF VISITING AN UNDERAGE PROSTITUTE!!! THESE ARE WITHOUT A DOUBT THE WORST PEOPLE TO WORK FOR.
I SHOULD ALSO POINT OUT THAT I WAS NOT FIRED. THEY WILL NEVER FIRE ANYONE BECAUSE THEY HAVE A HARD ENOUGH TIME KEEPING ANYONE FOR MORE THAN A COUPLE MONTHS. I QUIT AFTER GIVING MY PERSONAL NUMBER TO A CLIENT WHO WAS A GENUINELY NICE PERSON AND IPA TOOK HIM FOR CLOSE TO 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
HE CALLED ME AFTER AND ASKED ME WHY I DID THAT TO HIM. MY NEXT PHONE CALL WAS TO IPA TO TELL THEM I WAS OUT. THEY BEGGED ME TO STAY AND CALLED FOR 2 WEEKS AFTER NO LESS THAT 60 TIMES. THEY GOT VERY HOSTILE AND ONE EMPLOYEE NAMED DIMITRI ACTUALLY THREATENED ME AND MY FAMILY. (I have a hard time taking any of them seriously though. Unless he was planning on somehow falling on me I doubt any of the overweight morons I saw in that office could hurt anything other than a buffet)
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND NEVER EVER WORK FOR IPA IBA AND FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T LET THEM IN YOUR BUSINESS. EVER.
M ottawa, Ontario
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/02/2006 01:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/IPA-IBA-Scam/Chicago-Illinois/REVIEW-IPA-commitment-to-100-customer-satisfaction-IPA-International-Profit-Associate-170129. 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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