I worked for Marketing Sessions for a little over a month. It was more than enough for me, and for the countless others I saw quit during that short period of time.
My story is much like all the others I read from Cydcor employees. There are just a few things I want to make clear to those people who are interviewing or are considering working at Marketing Sessions.
First, you are not paid anything except commissions. You will not receive a paycheck for at least three weeks after you start. You are not paid for training. You will drive hundreds of miles in a week, and you will pay for your own gas and expenses.
You will work at least 11, sometimes more, hours per day. At least eight of those hours will consist of you walking for miles. You will be assigned a territory, and it may be in a terrible neighborhood. You will, nonetheless, be forced to accept this with a smile.
You will be encouraged to skip lunch or eat very very quickly. You will be told not to take any breaks at all during the day. You will be expected to go to between 60 and 90 businesses per day.
You will be given a script to follow, word for word. You will not be allowed to express any form of discontent or negativity to your coworkers. You will be forced to attend an early morning meeting, once a week, during which you will hear the exact same words spoken at you over and over again-- how great the company is, how much money Michael Sessions, his offspring, Per Holtze, his mentor, Brandi, and others make, and how dumb you would be to leave.
You will cease to have a life outside the company. You will begin to say things like "Sweet" and "Nice" and "Quit negging me out" when you are at home because you will be programmed to say these exact phrases at work. Your family will worry about you. You will not see your friends. You will get very little sleep at night. You will be physically exhausted all the time, because you will be walking many miles in a week.
Your feet will ache, your mind will be numb, and you will worry all the time that you may not get enough apps to get you "on the bell" (another phrase) every day. Then you may lose your job.
You will not be able to share these concerns with your coworkers, because they may tell Michael, and then you will be in trouble.
You will, eventually, realize that you were lied to and mislead. And then you will have to decide if you want to stick with the company, take your chances at becoming an owner, and then making your living out of lying to innocent people.
If you doubt the things I say, do just one thing. Go to Monster.com, and carefully read the contact names at the bottom of the Marketing Sessions ads. They will say, contact "Gene Sparks" or "Sarah," and many other names. Then consider this: The only person in that tiny, four-room office who answers the phones and schedules interviews is a woman named Alexandra. There is no Gene Sparks, no Sarah somebody.
Ask yourself why Marketing Sessions makes itself look bigger than it really is by listing several contacts who don't even exist.
This is only the beginning of the lies.