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Complaint Review: Kelly Advertising AKA Granton Marketing

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  • Submitted: Fri, May 16, 2003
  • Updated: Tue, May 03, 2005

  • Reported By:Stanton California
Kelly Advertising AKA Granton Marketing
1845 W Orangewood Ave Orange, California U.S.A.

Kelly Advertising AKA Granton Marketing a "waste of time organization" Orange California

*Consumer Suggestion: Some Advice for AARON - a company shill?

*Consumer Suggestion: Some Advice for AARON - a company shill?

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Some Advice For FAWN HANSHEW.

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I answered and ad placed in the newspaper for "Advertising". The ad was..."Advertising Career 28K-32K, start in our entry-level customer service department and learn a career in advertising working with pro sports teams and entertainment industries. No experience necessary. Paid Training available".

Sounded like something interesting, so I called for Amy Condie (a name listed on the ad) to get some information. I called and was transferred to I believe Amy. She said that they were holding interviews the following day and asked if I wanted to schedule an appointment. I was put on hold and not knowing that I was transferred back to operator (the two ladies sounded alike) I was given directions. I asked what the job consisted of, and then realized I was talking to the operator. I was told that she wasn't sure what positions were being interviewed for, and that I could ask that information when I got to the interview the following day.

I went through my interview with Kelly Advertising. I was told to go home and review the website for Grantonmarketing.com. I did so, and when reviewing the website, I read a phrase stating "door to door sales". Not feeling too confident in that, I decided to do a little more research. I came across RipoffReport.com and saw complaints towards Granton Marketing. I read numerous reports filed against them and a division called DSMax (one of many different names I came across). A lot that was said was exactly what I went through in my interview that day. In how there was nothing exactly mentioned about the position I would be doing. How the interviewer was on a first name only basis (it was not Amy Condie). How he talked about the company and the big named companies they dealt with, and how I could eventually advance into my own accounts. How he just wanted to know about "me" in this interview process... and if he liked me there would be a second interview.

Well, he told me to come back the following day for an all day event that would take place at 11:15AM to 8:30PM. That I should be in professional attire and comfortable shoes, because we would be in and out of the office all day.

After reading the reports filed and hearing the same things done and said. I just decided to not go through the next interview process. I don't want to be put in a position where I would have to hide from security and deal with door to door sales.

Although this opportunity may not be as horrible as ones I've read, I do not want to take a chance to find out. I really appreciate the people that have taken the time to file a report. It has made me aware of this company, and has stopped me from putting myself in a situation I may not want to be in.

Thank You! :)

Ms Aware
Orange, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/16/2003 11:59 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kelly-Advertising-AKA-Granton-Marketing/Orange-California-92868/Kelly-Advertising-AKA-Granton-Marketing-a-waste-of-time-organization-Orange-California-57290. 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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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Some Advice for AARON - a company shill?

AUTHOR: Al - (U.S.A.)

It seems that you do not read these Rip Off Reports very much, if you did, you would know (unless of course you are a company shill) that She was being offered a "business opportunity" rather than a job! She would've been an independent contractor (at least according to the company, but not to the IRS). She has missed out on NOTHING other than a bad experience.

The Ad she answered was a blantent LIE, There is no 'Customer Service Department', she would've ended up trying to sell coupons door to door to businesses, spending more time walking than making money, going to unpaid 'atmosphere' meetings where all negativity is drowned out, in an attempt to maintain that 'atmosphere'. She would've been driven to exclude her family and loved ones in her life, as they would be an impedement to the lofty goal of being an 'owner' of a busness that she would never utimately control. I applaude her decision to use her free will to choose not to make a bad choice. Had this been an actual job offer, I am sure she would've called in to cancel her 'second interview'.

Why don't you answer one of those ads Aaron (if you aren't a brainwashed shill already), and see how everyone there is hooked on the kool aid. They won't care if your sick, or if you mom died, because if you can't show up, they have no need for you, no matter how good of a person you are, they have dozens of suckers lined up to do the same work.

Kudos to ya Girl!

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Some Advice for AARON - a company shill?

AUTHOR: Al - (U.S.A.)

It seems that you do not read these Rip Off Reports very much, if you did, you would know (unless of course you are a company shill) that She was being offered a "business opportunity" rather than a job! She would've been an independent contractor (at least according to the company, but not to the IRS). She has missed out on NOTHING other than a bad experience.

The Ad she answered was a blantent LIE, There is no 'Customer Service Department', she would've ended up trying to sell coupons door to door to businesses, spending more time walking than making money, going to unpaid 'atmosphere' meetings where all negativity is drowned out, in an attempt to maintain that 'atmosphere'. She would've been driven to exclude her family and loved ones in her life, as they would be an impedement to the lofty goal of being an 'owner' of a busness that she would never utimately control. I applaude her decision to use her free will to choose not to make a bad choice. Had this been an actual job offer, I am sure she would've called in to cancel her 'second interview'.

Why don't you answer one of those ads Aaron (if you aren't a brainwashed shill already), and see how everyone there is hooked on the kool aid. They won't care if your sick, or if you mom died, because if you can't show up, they have no need for you, no matter how good of a person you are, they have dozens of suckers lined up to do the same work.

Kudos to ya Girl!

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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Some Advice For FAWN HANSHEW.

AUTHOR: Aaron - (U.S.A.)

HI FAWN. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT, IN YOUR NEXT EMPLOYMENT IT MAY BE A WORTH WHILE IDEA TO GET THE PHONE # OF THE COMPANY YOU WORK FOR. THAT WAY WHEN YOU ARE SICK AND CAN NOT MAKE IT TO WORK, YOUR ABLE TO CONTACT THE EMPLOYER AND LET THEM KNOW YOUR SITUATIUON. IN MY EXPIERENCE ITS PREETY CUSTOMARY TO CALL YOUR EMPLOYER IF NOT SHOWING UP TO WORK. ITS LIKE YOU SAID. THE FIRST WEEK WORKING FOR WEST COAST AD EFX EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. IT WASNT UNTI'LL YOU DECIDED NOT TO INFORM YOUR EMPLOYER OF MISSING WORK, THAT YOUR OPINION CHANGED. IM SORRY THINGS DIDNT WORKOUT FOR YOU AND SINCERELY WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK. JUST REMEMBER NO COMPANY ANYWHERE OUT THERE WANTS TO WITH SOMEONE WHO DEOSNT SHOW UP. - AARON
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