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Complaint Review: Marcus Evans South Africa

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  • Submitted: Wed, June 25, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, November 25, 2011

  • Reported By:sandton Other
Marcus Evans South Africa
1 Georgian Crescent, Bryanston Gauteng, South Africia South Africa

Marcus Evans South Africa To drunk to pay salaries Gauteng Johannesburg South Africa

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Marcus Evans The complete Rip Off

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Marcus Evans Products

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My husband works for marcus evans in south africa & i really think people should know how deceptive this company really is. For 2mths my husband has not had his commision (the once in a while commision) paid in on time and now the 3rd mth his basic was late. The GM is always drunk or smelling of last nights alcohol to do anything about it. Further more the basic salary does not even cover monthly expenses. They promise that you can make lots of commision but the people in production dont give you good products to sell so you dont actually make anything. If you do its maybe twice a year. When my husband tries to speak to his boss about the situation of salaries he gets told that his boss does not want to hear about personal problems. Being paid your salary is a company problem not personal. What does he work for then? I am sick of hearing that the GM does not do anything about the problems at work cause his excuse is that people in accounts and production are his pets therefore they are to be left alone. How can you even think of running a company like this? Something needs to be done about this as marcus evans is just getting more worse by the day to work for. The owner of marcus evans just rakes in the money and is sitting on millions but he cant make sure his companies around the world are run correctly or even look after his staff who actually bring in all that money for him. What a shame and disgrace. Please do something about this as people around the world are suffering.

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sandton
South Africa

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Marcus Evans The complete Rip Off

AUTHOR: Duke - (South Africa)

I have read many articles about Marcus Evans the company, trust me the man himself is equally devious. I was one of the few sales people who where quite successful in making sales and commission, but it was not on every product. Quick example, a product was given to us which was to be punted to the gaming industry, it was a complete failure because the reseach was a complete bouch. Only 2 bookings were recieved, the sales team was penalised instead of the marketing team or research team. This isnt fair. Yes there were many sales people who never even made it past their 3 month trial period but there were many worked extremly hard to make a success of it, Marcus Evans the owner sits in the shadows living his wealthy lifestyle whille his staff suffer and clients get ripped off.

The MD at the time was to busy bongking one of the staff to really care. What makes it worse the managers that come from overseas branches are arrogant pricks. Salaries at the Johannesburg Branch were never always paid on time and explantions were never forth coming, I fought for my commission once because the sale was so huge, first excuse was that the client had'nt paid, I proved them wrong with providing them with proof that payment was done on time, second excuse the MD had'nt signed off the payment, eventually after fighting for weeks on end it was paid out. I then decided to resign, Marcus Evans does not have business ethics, they lie, steal and cheat their staff and clients. Typical example was during the world cup last year, products were sold to companies with world cup tickets and suites at the various stadiums around South Africa, when the clients got there they were turned away and all tickets confiscated because they were not valid. Marcus Evans the company wasnt even at the events. Millions were lost by clients.

As far as I'm concerned Marcus Evans and companies who do business in this way should be closed down and its executives arrested and their assest taken away from them. Every Dog gets its day.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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AUTHOR: Nan - (United Kingdom)

I have to say very briefly in response to your post about marcus evans in South Africa being too drunk to pay their staff and only providing below standard products for the sales team to sell.

Although I no longer work at marcus evans (after leaving the country) I would like to say that I worked there for a period of 3 years, and have never had a job before or since that I enjoyed more or worked with such wonderful people.  Whilst working there I aways recieved my pay in time and in full.  I agree the basic salaries were fairly low, but if you are a semi-decent sales person good commission could be made and I always earned good money.

I was promoted from a junior sales position, to senior sales, to sales manager and finally send to training overseas for 5 weeks - all expenses paid, whilst still being paid my South African salary - and then finally started up Sponsorship Sales for the conferencing department.

Whilst employed there I had many of my own personal demons to deal with, and found the Management of marcusevans to be nothing but supportive & understanding & always willing to help when possible.

I do not know who you are, nor who your husband is, but I would like to say that a poor workman always blames his tools, or in this case blames the product he has been provided with to sell.  I will admit that on occassion the production team misjudged the market and produced products that were unsuccesful, but not all of their products were like this - it would not be financialy viable for them to run a business in that manner.

I therefore put it to you that perhaps your husband was in the wrong job and would be suited to a different form of employment.  I understand that he is your husband, that you love him & I admire you for standing up fop him, but I think youi may be slightly biased with your thought process.  Marcus Evans is a large successful International organisation and they have not managed to build that up over a period of approximately 20 years by producing shoddy events & mis treating their sales staff.

I wish you and your husband well in all your future endeavours.
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