ED Magedson – Founder
Image 1 StudiosNone Atlanta, Georgia United States of America
If you see an add for this company on Craig's List (or anywhere) don't waste your time. I received a call from Stephanie Hurley (VP of Operations) and she seemed nice enough and we had what I considered a decent phone interview. I found it odd, however, that this company didn't have a web site, and couldn't find anything about them when I researched them. Stephanie's reasoning is that they had a very unique marketing system that they didn't want "trade secrets" anywhere on the web.
I thought this was rather odd as you don't need to reveal any "secrets" on your web site. All I really could tell about the company, as Stephanie explained it, is that they place photographers in with Fortune 500 companies for contract work and there's a "90 % closing rate" She also mentioned they go through "a lot of Event Coordinators" and I asked why with such a high closing ratio, and she explained that people get complacent etc.
I impressed her enough to get to the next step which is to sign AND notarize a non-compete agreement, and then upon receipt of the NCA, she would set up a face-to-face interview. Stephanie confirmed receipt of the NCCA and said she was setting up face-to-face interviews for Tuesday of the following week because we here in the southeast had a snow storm coming in Sunday night, and that she thought it best to wait till Tuesday.
I was supposed to receive some detailed information from her admin person Kathy, and it never came. I contacted Stephanie via e-mail on Monday asking for the information and she replied back indicating she was setting up my interview for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. I replied back (and left a voice message) that Wednesday would be tough, as I have obligations at my current company. I missed time because of the storm, and wound up making arrangements for Tuesday to make time for the face-to-face interview.
I never heard back and I called again on Tuesday, as well as sending e-mails (see below) that I would keep the Wednesday appointment if absolutely necessary, and here was Stephanie's ridiculous, unprofessional reply:Hello XXXXX,
On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 8:10 AM, XXXXXXXXX wrote:
Hi again Stephanie - If road conditions improve, can we meet this afternoon? If not, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:30 a.m. will be fine.
Can you believe this woman? The Atlanta area was basically brought to a standstill, putting me behind on work I couldn't get done remotely, and she's accusing, not only me, but everyone she spoke with, of making non commitment excuses??? She actually said the interview(s) would take place on Tuesday, and then moved it to Wednesday, and she's talking about excuses???
I have never before, In my professional career, heard of anything like this. They may be legit, but there's a reason why they go through a lot of Event Coordinators, and Stephanie's attitude and unprofessionalism may be one of the indicators.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/11/2011 04:24 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Image-1-Studios/Atlanta-Georgia-/Image-1-Studios-Stephanie-Hurley-Very-Unprofessional-Organization-Atlanta-Georgia-681419. 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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