• Report: #875863

Complaint Review: Multiview

  • Submitted: Sun, April 29, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, October 10, 2012

  • Reported By: roger — United States of America
Multiview
Internet United States of America

Multiview SCAM, TELEMARKETING AD SCEME Irving, California Internet

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: First of all...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Immoral and Unethical Employees

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Immoral and Unethical Employees

*Consumer Comment: Quantifiable information

*Consumer Suggestion: when "Leaders" lie...

*UPDATE Employee: Enough of this!

*UPDATE Employee: Multiview

*General Comment: um yeah

*General Comment: This person who says "please check your facts"

*General Comment: Please Check Your Facts

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These guys are an internet ad scam business. They use loser telemarketers to call your office countless times ( even if you are on the do not call list like we are) .

They got a hold of one of our partners who is 77 years old. He does not understand the ad business or internet. Exactly the kind of people like are looking for. He paid them around $500 for some bogus "ads" , a year later after looking at every analytics program and referral log they have sent us exactly 0 visitors.

Moral of the story, if someone calls YOU to sell YOU ads. Its a scam. Thats why Google, Microsoft, Facebook etc don't call people. People go to them b/c they know its legit.

Look this firm up, countless ripoff reports/ Total scam and trash business. They hire the bottom of the barrel people of this world. People that have to go home from work KNOWING they stole money from people. This is a crime and management team should be jailed.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

First of all...

AUTHOR: Someone in Irving - (United States of America)

$100 Million to a company is pocket change, and you claim its revenue? If you're going to mention revenue, know what you are talking about! What kind of revenue? Sales? Provisioning of services? What is EBITA? This means more than what you said. Come on---aren't all of you supposed to be "College Educated" and part of the "Intelligencia"?

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AUTHOR: Someone in Irving - (United States of America)

This company requires the candidates to have a college degree to be Telemarketers. The call you to sell Internet search related luxuries and advertisements that produce to "hits" on visitors to scam you out of your initial $500 bucks.

The employees that work there are largely poor, bottom feeders, and are part of a drug culture that typically involves them being broke immediately after their low paycheck. The bottom feeders that work for this company, are led by better bottom feeders with intent to lie to the customer about what they get, and not being truthful about their services.

Multiviews agenda is to deceive the customer about a service they have to pay for to get nothing from it.

-------A TRUE RIP OFF AND SCAM!!!-----------
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Immoral and Unethical Employees

AUTHOR: Someone in Irving - (United States of America)

This company requires the candidates to have a college degree to be Telemarketers. The call you to sell Internet search related luxuries and advertisements that produce to "hits" on visitors to scam you out of your initial $500 bucks.

The employees that work there are largely poor, bottom feeders, and are part of a drug culture that typically involves them being broke immediately after their low paycheck. The bottom feeders that work for this company, are led by better bottom feeders with intent to lie to the customer about what they get, and not being truthful about their services.

Multiviews agenda is to deceive the customer about a service they have to pay for to get nothing from it.

-------A TRUE RIP OFF AND SCAM!!!-----------
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#4 Consumer Comment

Quantifiable information

AUTHOR: giantkiller - (United States of America)

After spending some poorly handled marketing dollars with MultiView, including my predecessors blind faith in the illusion of online advertising, I got down to brass tacks with one of the 8 different phone jockeys that contacted me. I simply stated that in order for us to continue to buy "skyscrapers" or "virtual billboards" or whatever horseshit jargon they toss at you, I needed lead tracking or quantifiable click-thru data to justify budgeting. I was told that "we can't share that with you" I can explain it to you over the phone"  I really have no way of breaking it out into a specific genre" , blah blah blah. If I was going to sell you a car and wouldn't let you drive it, would you be skeptical? This wreaks of  "pull a huge net and see what we catch" operation. Unfortunately thats how you ruin an environment and in this case the web has plenty of litterbugs. ciao
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

when "Leaders" lie...

AUTHOR: TruthTruthTruth - (United States of America)

after reading many ripoff reports and rebuttles regarding Multiview and IRS tactics, performance, or lack thereof I have only confirmed what is an absolute truth: this company, Multiview, is not worth any investment of any kind whatsoever other than to warn others what catastrophic faults to avoid on every level of corporate relationship from employment to consumer contact to investment opportunity. case in point: readers now privee to blatant lies from Multiview management above are in print and must be addressed: Multiview does NOT hire college educated sales people. our investigation revealed less than 8% of sales force had legitimate bachelors or even associate degree. large percentage of employees were deemed unhirable for a very consistant reason: criminal records. sadly our findings revealed high risk due to uneducated management and even less educated, consistantly criminal salespeople. These poor high risk kids in sales are blatantly lied to by managers (Team"Leads") without conscience. Drug test the Team Leads. Clean house, Multiview. We discovered the sad truth with both in house and local investigations and our findings proved these poor kids to be drunks (see local bartenders), drug addicts (openly discussing drug use/exchanging/selling drugs inhouse,etc). Easy discovery. Poor leadership. Therefore our firm declines your vulgar unprofessional obscenities once again and while Multiview's uneducated sales ppl call blindly consumers are keenly aware of the illusions. The adolescent unproffesionals in sales & management are underqualified & cannot offer a competitive product. They are a costly risk on every level. Their product is flawed as owners are seeking immediate shelter from the house of falling cards upon them. They will not get out in time and those left behind will sink with this little ship in the same way they started: addicts attract addicts. Abrojen business model leads to lies and when the "Leaders" lie, the truth is They All Fall.

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#6 UPDATE Employee

Enough of this!

AUTHOR: MT - (United States of America)

I check this site out of curiosity occasionally, it amazes me how many people come on here to spam hate against Multiview. It sounds like either a really upset advertiser or a select few bitter ex employees. I have never posted on here before, but will take some time defending a company I happen to enjoy working for over 2 years.

The previous post could not be more correct. I will add that any professional marketer that doesn't see value in being at least listed in a LEGITIMATE directory that is linked directly from an associations homepage- should not be in a marketing role at all. The simple website s****.>
I have worked for this company for almost 2 years, and yes we are far from perfect. However, there are very smart college educated people working here that make a good living in sales.  We provide a very specific product for very specific markets! If the members of the association are not a target, then you shouldn't be advertising with that group. If they are a target- do yourself a favor and actually spend some time on the guide to learn how it works....some companies renew listings, when they would get FAR better results by simply adding on some extra placement options for nominal rates.

Multiview publishes for over 900 associations, and we employ of 400 college educated sales reps. Any rep who tries to mislead, lie, or anything not 100% honest is terminated. They have a zero tolerance policy. The only thing I agree with from other posts on here is that we do over call. this is often because of duplicate leads, causing multiple reps to call without knowing. This is a problem and they do their best to avoid it. Like I said earlier, they are not a perfect company but they are honest, successful, and growing. 900 associations trust us with handling advertising to their members, we wouldn't have these relationships if weren't anything but 100% legitimate. We also happen to sell $7 million plus in advertising every month.

People who label professional inside sales reps as "loser telemarketers" clearly have never been in sales. We have a business model that requires inside sales- there is nothing illegal or unprofessional about this process. The same professionals that travel to businesses to solicit are called outside sales reps. we just happen to do it sitting in a comfortable office building. If you cannot understand this- then you probably don't understand that EVERYTHING revolves around sales. Multiview just happens to be better at this process than you!!

Finally, for the ex employee on here trying to bash Multiview and scare away new recruits let me share this with you....we tell every employee what they are signing up for. Inside sales is NOT for everyone, if you are a good communicator, smart, able to handle rejection, and determined you will make good money at Multiview. However, if you are not able to cut it- or just not happy doing inside sales there is nothing wrong with that. Be a professional and understand that inside sales isn't for everyone.

If anyone reading this is curious- I am not a high level director, equity holder, etc. I have been a team lead but also just someone who works hard in sales at Multivew and cannot stand seeing ridiculous things being said about a good company. If anything else, they give hard working people a chance to make a decent honest living, provide associations revenue, and try to do it in a fun way. No company is perfect, but in my opinion they are one of the good ones!
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#7 UPDATE Employee

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AUTHOR: AndrewW - (United States of America)

I find it funny that companies will complain about buying a placement in a guide search by the members of associations that we represent, do nothing to separate themselves from the other advertisers in there, and then blame the publishers of the guide.  Marketing is not a golden ticket.  Buying ads is always tricky because each campaign is different and each message is received differently.

If Multiview is a scam, then how do we gross over 100 million dollars a year without anyone investigating our business practices?

If our product is garbage, then how we doubled in size and profits during a recession?

If we are a scam how do we represent over 900 associations and growing without those associations getting up set about us scaming their members and exhibitors?

On a side note, you shouldn't characterize people that you do not know.  There are over 500 employees in the company and none of them are scum.  It should a true lack of class to slander people you don't even know.

Finally, we only call companies who are relevant to the associations we represent.  Moreover, just because we call you to see if you would like to be in front of our audiences doesn't make us a scam.

That's what a sales force does.  Google doesn't need to do that because they are the largest Search Engine Company in the world!  By the way, facebook is losing advertisers because they are finding that they aren't generating results.  Does that make them a scam and Mark Zuckerberg a cheat?
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#8 General Comment

um yeah

AUTHOR: Danbert - (United States of America)

No, I do not work for or use the company. I know you will refuse to believe it and many will vote my response as not helpful in an attempt to stifle it. 
I am sorry that the original poster feels they got the wrong end of the deal with this company, but that is no reason to make false statements. 
I am not defending the company. Why would I? Oh yeah, you think I have a stake in this company (employee or customer) 
How does it feel to be wrong? Also, how is it possible that you trying to convince others that someone you know nothing about (me) is helping the original poster?
If the company screwed you, state the facts. That is fully acceptable. Making false statements only hurt your character. 
I would like to state that saying that I or anyone that says "I do not work for or use the company..." is lying would be as absurd as me going on all these posts that say the same things are just employees or customers of competing companies. It does absolutely nothing to strengthen the case of either side. 
How do I know you don't work for a competitor? I don't. 
Do I have anything to do with this company? No. 
Oh well, you won't believe me. That is fine. All I did was point out a flaw in the original post and was actually saying it to help the poster not appear like someone who would fall for scams. It appears that you want them to appear like they would. 
Sorry. 
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#9 General Comment

This person who says "please check your facts"

AUTHOR: anonymou5 - (United States of America)

This person who says "please check your facts" must be someone who works at Multiview. I've seen other comments that started w/ "I neither work for or use this company..." and keep writing rebuttals against the authors who wrote negative reviews about the company.

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#10 General Comment

Please Check Your Facts

AUTHOR: Danbert - (United States of America)

I neither work for or use this company. I have an issue with one statement you made. You mention that you are on the do not call list. I want everyone to be aware that the do not call list does not protect businesses. According to the information found at http://www.fcc.gov/guides/unwanted-telephone-marketing-calls "The national Do-Not-Call list protects home voice or personal wireless phone numbers only. While you may be able to register a business number, your registration will not make telephone solicitations to that number unlawful."

To all those people that yell, this company or that company is a scam cause they called our bussiness and we are on the do not call registry" too bad. I know it sucks to receive unwanted calls but you cannot use the fact that you are mis-using a service intended for private citizens to "protect yourself"


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