I originally wrote a rebuttal to someone else's report, but decided that my own experience should be it's own separate report.
Lightship Employment Solutions is fraudulent. I was lured into contacting Lightship because I received an email from a contact at a company, Pembrook Partners, indicating that their research staff presented them with my resume. Since I wasn't a match for their assignment, it was suggested I contact Lightship Employment Solutions for other opportunities. I googled Pembrook because I wondered how they received my resume and wanted to reach out to them first? Strange thing. There is a website front for Pembrook with no contact information visible to public: no names, email, address, or phone number. I tried googling the contact name, Sara Bloom; however, there is nothing on the Internet about this person either.
Lightship clearly uses this false company (Pembrook) and fake contact (Sara Bloom) as a means of driving people who are desperate to find work to their company. When you contact LES, you speak with Elizabeth Johnston. She rattles on and on about their philosophy towards employment search in a manner that sounds like she's either reading from a script or has recited it countless times. Either way, she is unfriendly. If you ask questions, she becomes increasingly impatient and rude.
Elizabeth is focused one thing: Getting you pay their $1,800 fee or agree to schedule a time to speak with the team leader for a free consultation (where you'll likely get a harder sell). When I asked for references, she refused to provide them unless I was serious about working with them. This company seems to be merely providing job-seekers with contact names at companies, without any actual inside intell or connections. The names they provide to you can be found on the Internet and with a quick phone call.
Save yourself $1,800 for a bunch of names that are scrubbed from InsideView or off company websites and do the work yourself! A company that gets you to their salesperson by using fraudulent tactics clearly has no integrity.