- Report: #32543
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Complaint Review: Primerica
Primericawww.primerica.com Oak Brook, Illinois U.S.A.
Primerica Unethical and Misleading Recruiting Tactics deceptive company Oak Brook Illinois
*UPDATE: Primerica recognized by Rip-off Report a business opportunity well worth considering - it's not for everyone but many representatives make solid commission incomes. Primerica takes appropriate action against representatives conducting themselves improperly, pledges 100% commitment to customer service.
*Consumer Comment: Wake up .. The people from Primerica are some of the finest and most faithful Americans I know. Primerica helped thousands of middle income families make better financial decisions
*Consumer Comment: PRIMERICA IS A SCAM - NOTHING MORE OR LESS
*Consumer Comment: Email Seems Reasonable
*Consumer Suggestion: I recieced this email
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Primerica Is A Rip Off ..caving into to the Primerca's blackmail tactics
*Consumer Comment: How Funny!!!
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I also read the rip-off report about an hour prior to driving out to Oak Brook from downtown at 7PM on a Monday Night, and I left them a message stating I would not attend. (this report saved me alot of time and frustration).
I was a management consultant who had trained CEOs of Fortune 500 companies on executive communications and negotiations. I was also the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of a software Company for 2 years. How did I fit their profile for an entry-level insurance agent? First of all, their resume screening process is horrible.
Yet, more importantly was the way they enticed me to come to one of their "interviews". I feel like I'm a pretty bright guy, and this guy "sold" me that they received my resume from a web site or a recruiter, and were really impressed with my management and training experience. He really stressed they were looking for "upper level management" at Primerica, and were interested in people who could help open up offices. At this point I had my resume out to a few executive recruiters attempting to place me as Vice-Presidents at 2-3 companies, so I figured he got my resume from one of these recruiters and sold me on "the management angle". I was gullable, because it was believeable, I was interviewing for management positions all the time.
Its hard to believe, at the end of the day, I was going to sit in a room with a few other unlucky bastards as we sat and listened to a sales pitch my own father has given me since I left high school.
I know that the language they used was precise and they were probably very careful that they wouldn't be held liable for deceptive business practices. Their lawyers probably gave them a script, and said, technically "you are not lying outright". But all in all, its a pretty unethical way to attract recruits. What a desperate measure. I would never buy another product or service from Primerica / Citigroup, etc. ever again, and would encourage others to do the same. Avoid these guys at all costs. Unprofessional and unethical come to mind. If you dont mind working an environment that is unethical and unprofessional, than I would encourage you to call Primerica immediately.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/14/2002 04:45 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Primerica/Oak-Brook-Illinois/Primerica-Unethical-and-Misleading-Recruiting-Tactics-deceptive-company-Oak-Brook-Illinois-32543. 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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