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Complaint Review: MIICAH Marketing Solutions Inc.

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  • Submitted: Mon, March 29, 2010
  • Updated: Wed, December 21, 2011

  • Reported By: user1023 — Michigan United States of America
MIICAH Marketing Solutions Inc.
34119 W. Twelve Mile Rd Suite 200 Farmington Hills Farmington Hills, Michigan United States of America

MIICAH Marketing Solutions Inc. MIICAH, Rockland International SCAM Farmington Hills, Michigan

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Not a Scam

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Favorable Review from Ex-Employee

*Consumer Comment: Shady

*UPDATE Employee: Interesting...

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I would just like to reaffirm what many others have stated via many Complaints Board (regarding ALL Cydcor affiliates, and in particular: MIICAH marketing solutions inc. of farmington hills, Michigan). Beware of this seemingly lucrative job opportunity. The entire company is based upon brain-washing a variety of individuals into falsely believing that MIICAH really is, essentially, their best bet in today's corporate world.

When I was temporarily employed with this bogus company, I was under the impression that I would be working with others within my peer group. I am a college graduate from an accredited university; only 7-8 other individuals within a large group of 25 employees actually held college degrees.

Don't get me wrong, I have a great deal of respect for those that find college to be the wrong path for themselves; I think that everyone makes the world go 'round, and without hard-working individuals, (with or without a college degree), positively contributing to the economy, America would not flourish.

At the time of my hire, I was genuinely in search of a career that would require me to utilize my university-acquired skills. And, Christina (the company's "President"), falsely led me to believe that working for her really was a legitimate opportunity for a Bachelor's graduate.

Now, let me get into the logistics behind the set-up of such an elaborate scam as MIICAH (and all Cydcor affiliates). MIICAH is, essentially, a Pyramid Scheme. While I was working for them, we were to "pound the pavement," so to speak, and solicit businesses into switching over their phone lines to our designated mother company. The techniques we were repeatedly taught in a cult-like atmosphere every morning revolved around building a sense of closeness with your victim, yet taking the initiative to go ahead with a switch-over when a customer seemed confused. If you could clearly add value to their current phone plan without them taking notice, you were encouraged to deceitfully do so in order to profit. These slight adjustments may seem trivial from an outsider's perspective, yet many companies are getting SCREWED by entrusting a MIICAH scammer with their phone bill.

The entire notion of switching over one's phone service is so ridiculous; and, we were taught to leave the premise as soon as possible upon viewing the company's bill if absolutely nothing could be added (read: another phone line, upgraded DSL, any other addition that we could pull outta our a**es in order to increase their current phone billing statement), reiterating how non-customer orientated this company really is. MIICAH thrives on promoting a service that really has little or no purpose, with employees that are falsely motivated on a daily-basis to work (and DRIVE) aimlessly for straight-commission and no gas mileage compensation, while Christina and Brady profit off of merely recruiting/interviewing unsuspecting and/or desperate individuals.

The most ridiculous part of my entire stint with MIICAH was actually participating in a few of the daily meetings that took place in that cult-like office down 12 mile rd. Every morning, either Christina or some other douchebag would give a pathetically conducted "motivational speech". I honestly snicker to myself everytime I tell friends/family about the things they would say to us. For example, one morning Christina or another lackey attempted to motivate us by sharing their life story. Christina's life story? I don't care about the fact that you used to work in a cubicle, and probably graduated with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average from whatever institution you really attended. Your life story isn't inspirational. You have not defeated barriers in order to achieve ultimate success. You are the so-called "President" of MIICAH (FREAKING') marketing solutions: an affiliate of Cydcor. A company known to many as a complete scam. You run a Pyramid Scam. You are a recruiter, you are not a president. You promote services to unsuspecting clients. You are, by no means, a true business man.

With that said, please DO NOT pursue a job with MIICAH. You will only end up compromising your morals, putting hundreds of miles on your car, and gaining little to no experience valid in today's TRUE business world. Don't compromise your true worth; luckily, I am now working for a large corporation of which I don't feel comfortable mentioning, and making a salaried income with benefits and a 401k. In a few years, I'd love to go back and get that MBA - mostly so I can tromp all over companies like MIICAH. They've been ripping you off for years, businesses: be aware!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/29/2010 01:34 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/MIICAH-Marketing-Solutions-Inc/Farmington-Hills-Michigan-48331/MIICAH-Marketing-Solutions-Inc-MIICAH-Rockland-International-SCAM-Farmington-Hills-Mich-586901. 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 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Not a Scam

AUTHOR: lmscott83 - (United States of America)

I agree with the first rebuttal, MIICAH is not a scam. I'm a previous employee of the Farmington Hills office and thought it was a decent job. To think morning atmosphere and their pep talks is brainwashing is absurd. It's very motivational and send employees out with the right mindset to have a successful day. Just as was mentioned in the first rebuttal this job isn't for everyone. You truly have to have a passion for sales and marketing if not move on to the next job. Companies within Cydcor create opportunities for people to become leaders, owners, trainers, managers, and so on. Retaining these things isn't easy it takes hard work, dedication and most importantly time. I've learned easy isn't always the best way.

The statement that was made about college graduates isn't true. When I worked there 85-90% of the office had 4 year degrees. Their target market for employees are young energetic college graduates. I was one of the oldest there and I was 26 at the time. The training and responsibilities MIICAH Marketing employees receive are irreplaceable. Unfortunately, I no longer work there, but the skills I acquired were great and very helpful. I still speak with ex-coworkers and from the help of MIICAH they now have good paying jobs with big companies, I myself became partner of a medical supply company. So I encourage people to work there even if it's just to get experience.  
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Favorable Review from Ex-Employee

AUTHOR: Meridith - (United States of America)

Hello-

I am an ex-employee of MIICAH Marketing and would like to state my peace. I worked for this company for just over one year and only left because I found out that I have having a child. After graduating with my B.S. degree from MSU, I spent several years in real estate until its ultimate collapse. I started working at MIICAH in Jan of 10'because they gave me a chance to start fresh in a stable industry.

In reading the negative review on this company I can only think that this individual is innatley unhappy. It is unfortunate that young professionals have such an entitled sense to them. They feel that just because they graduate that they are owed a company car, high salary, and benefits... and to them I say: NEWS FLASH-- welcome to the real world. It is not my intention to bash college grads, as I believe that education is of the utmost importance, but rather I'd like to enlighten them that the world as their parents knew it no longer exists.

As the reader of this report I ask you this: type in your most beloved charity, banking establishment, or favorite restaurant into "rip off report" and you will most likley find negative reviews. People are entitled to their own opinion- its what makes us human. But because I have had such a favorable experience with MIICAH I thought I'd set a few things straight: 1) MIICAH does not work with AT&T, they work with Staples Office Supplies 2) MIICAH provides full training and does not require an investment from its employees, therefore it is not a pyramid scheme 3)Christina and the MIICAH team are well educated and rather impressive young professionals and its appauling to hear someone speak such slander about them.

I would like to thank the MIICAH team for being so patient with me during my first few weeks of employement as I learned the campain and thank them for a great year. It was as pleasure to get to know the team and I look forward to staying in contact with you and watching you hit your goals!

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#3 Consumer Comment

Shady

AUTHOR: fishyfish - (United States of America)

There is rushed hiring, underpaid training, easy dismissal of job opportunity when questioned on job practices, plenty of ex-employee scamming complaints, and jobs posted on websites that were NEVER even remotely touched on in an interview.  This sounds like a scam on the American public, and if there is no legislation against companies like this, there should be, because these types of companies shouldn't be wasting a person's time and effort to find a job just to use them for personal gain at the potential employee's own personal expense, when the job market is rough enough as it is. 


It appears to be extremely immoral (taking advantage of people attempting to get a decent paying and stable job), and should be illegal (of which I'm sure it's not, because these types of companies have extremely good legal advice when it comes to running these operations).

.....and people wonder why the United States is f*****, and how it happened.


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#4 UPDATE Employee

Interesting...

AUTHOR: Stella - (United States of America)

There isn't any brainwashing.  If you are concerned about anything during your interview you are able to ask during your interview and you will get an honest answer. 

The company actually isn't the best for everyone.  The company is good for building your resume and your experiences.  You are able to come in right out of school and get taught how to interview, train, be a leader, sales and public speaking. 

But there are people out there who are attracted to a sales based position and succeed at it.  There is even a salary plus commission or 100% commission.  About 80% of the office is in fact on 100% commission because they prefer to make more instead of being sure they get the salary each week. 

I would say 75% or more of the employees have 4 year degrees.  There are even a few with their Masters.  We have graduates from Western, Eastern, Kettering University, UofM, State and Adrian to name a few.

Employees are not taught to confuse their customers and switch them over in a deceitful way.  The companies have very strict guidelines all of our employees must follow.  When they aren't met employees are pulled and let go immediately.  When that happens it isn't in the company's control.  (that has happened multiple times)

The previous poster tried to state that we work strictly off a commission bases.  That isn't true and has never been since incorporation in June 2009. 

Christina has a degree from Michigan State in Psychology.  She didn't graduate with a 2.0, she is actually very intellgient.  She is responsible for payroll, advertising, overseeing the office, dealing with the clients and customers, interviewing, speaking at conferences and trying to mentor 25 + people daily.  That is actually quite a task.

If you want a large corporation please don't apply.  If you want an office setting please don't apply.  If you want a quiet job please don't apply.

We do have things that attract people out of the corporate world.

1. Amazing Relationships with Each Other

2. Fun and Energetic Atmosphere

3. Personal and Professional Development

4. It isn't Boring

 

 

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