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Complaint Review: Seven Nations Solutions, Inc

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  • Submitted: Wed, March 20, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, May 27, 2014

  • Reported By: John — Houston Texas
Seven Nations Solutions, Inc
440 Benmar Dr Houston, Texas United States of America

Seven Nations Solutions is Not a marketing company. It's retail sales. Houston, Texas

*Consumer Comment: $400,000

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: This Place is a SCAM!!

*UPDATE Employee: I am the recruiter for the company!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: The Best Company I've EVER Worked For!

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I just graduated from A&M and came to Houston to look for a job. I went on a few interviews and couldn't find what I was looking for. Then I got a call from Seven Nation Solutions. I went to my interview and they talked about designing and running events. They also talked to me about planning marketing plans for the company. I was very exited. So I took the job. Then my first day we went out to a retail store and set up a table with catalogs from Direct TV. They had me trying to get people to sign up 2 year contracts with Direct TV. This wasn't marketing it was retail sales. I did that when I was in high school. I didn't go to college to sell cable. I advise not wasting your time with this company. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/20/2013 03:12 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Seven-Nations-Solutions-Inc/Houston-Texas-77060/Seven-Nations-Solutions-is-Not-a-marketing-company-Its-retail-sales-Houston-Texas-1036478. 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 Consumer Comment

$400,000

AUTHOR: Giselle - ()

I have asked people selling this makeup with they earn and have been told $2 for each kit. So, if one was to earn $400K a year, they would have to sell 547 kits a day...and that is working SEVEN days a week!

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

This Place is a SCAM!!

AUTHOR: Ex-Employee - ()

 I worked at Seven Nation Solutions full-time for less than a year

 

Cons – -Google Smart Circle or Cydcor and check out Ripoff reports for full details about how this operation is run. This company is an affiliate of Smart Circle.
-You work long hours on your feet with one day off.
-High turnover rate, over 85%, so you will probably meet one or two new people per week, and probably see them disappear the next week. The bottom line is that employees are disposable. If you get suckered into this so-called "opportunity", you are only there for one reason, and that is to be used.
-Constant rejection. If you can take it, great, if not, it really can wear on you. This is the main reason people quit.
-Claw backs are enforced, so you are actually working a job that pays 100% commission although you might have been told otherwise, please read the contracts you are asked to sign.
-During the interview you may hear about how people in the office make a load of money. Most people in the office will not make that amount of money, very few will, in fact most people will quit.
-Getting up for those morning meetings, which by the way you are not compensated for, can be irritating because the owner just brags about how much money he has in the bank. That could be encouraging for some, in fact, he needs to do this so the staff, especially the new people (because there are at least two new people per week) won't "neg-out". Even with his speech most quit anyway.
-If you do stay on board there may be weeks where you make no sells at all, no matter what you do to get them.
-Morning meetings are set up to brainwash the staff that one day they will have their own office and make six figures, when in actuality very few will ever make it to owner, less than 0.01%, and of that 0.01% that do make it, many will still fail. But the cult-like atmosphere will keep this information from surfacing. People who are too smart for the room are discouraged in this environment.
-You are not compensated for your travel, and sometimes you may carry the burden of driving around other staff members, because they lack their own vehicle. What is more shocking is that the leaders lack their own transportation. Why is that? Is there really a huge money making opportunity here?
-You get paid per install and not per sale of Direct T.V., although you will get texts of the sales made by the staff in the office and the two offices under it. That is used a tactic to encourage the staff to sell, sell, sell.
-The owner turns into a hot-headed dictator if sells quotas are not met. Prepare for a tongue thrashing if he does not get his way.
-If you are not a superstar sells person then quit. There is no way you will ever get the opportunity to be owner. Some people never catch wind of this and remain there hoping for the day they become owner, I feel bad for them.
-Even if you can sell, if you cannot train someone to sell like you can you will be working for yourself and never enjoy the opportunity promised to you in those morning brainwash sessions.
-You must make sells, otherwise you are history. But don't worry most people quit, so you probably will not get fired.
-The training process is a joke. Do not expect to learn anything valuable. The only thing they teach you are the steps and the pitch, after that you are on your own, good luck.
-They always mention that if you work hard you will make it to leader and then to owner. However, hard work has only a portion to do with success. Most of the people who make it to leader have the personality that can sell, and that cannot be taught. So work hard if you want, some of the hardest working people will never make the money that few of leaders make.
-During training, a trainer might let you know that you will never out sale them. This typically leads employees to quit.
-As an owner, the only thing you own is liability and risk. Most owners go out of business because this gets to a point where it is too overwhelming for them. You will probably hear of the many failure stories mentioned by the owner there during the morning brainwash sessions.
-Ownership is not a walk in the park. If you make it through the grueling seven day work schedule you must work until you have enough resources to allow other people to start do the labor for you, prepare to hire employees daily and constantly perpetrate lies to your staff about the wonderful opportunities available for them to one day be their own boss. When in reality, markets are limited, and failure in a new market is great. Do you really want to lie to your staff? Would you really want to make a career of this?
-There is no preparation to become owner at all except for the sales quota and training requirement. Many of those who are to be promoted out to a new location are in the dark about a lot of things associated with ownership. I hear them mention naive things all the time, it depresses me.
-A lot of deception is what runs this company and keeps it afloat. The truth will sink it, stay away.

Advice to Senior Management – Training is poor

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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#3 UPDATE Employee

I am the recruiter for the company!

AUTHOR: Promotion - ()

Dear John,

My name is Lynn and I am the current recruiter for Seven Nation Solutions.  I have been the recruiter for over a year now and know every thing about the company including the employees.  Since the launch of the company on November 11, 2011 Seven Nation Solutions has never had an office at the address specified in your complaint.  If that is the address you showed up to, you did NOT see anyone who represents our organization.  RED flag 1.  Also, during the time of the complaint (two months before and two months after), no one by the name of John was employed by Seven Nation Solutions.  RED flag 2.

You also referenced a telephone number to the office.  That number is also incorrect. RED flag 3.  If anyone is curious the actual number is 281.777.0679 and I encourage anyone to call for validation!

As a recruiter it is my job to target the masses with QUALIFIED candidates.  When I post an ad under "Marketing" it's to spark the interest of those who have marketing experience.  Not to promote a marketing position.  Why should the opportunity that my company has to offer be limited to just sales people?  I've had fresh college graduates with zero work experience be very successful.  I wouldn't be doing my job or extending my foot in the door to the community if I were to limit my ads to just "sales".  Why should the qualified suffer because people like you choose not to read?  It's YOUR job as the potential candidate to read the ad thoroughly, where it indicates in ***all capital letters*** at the very top "we specialize in in-store promotions".   IN-STORE.  I've gone ahead and done you the favor of providing the links to my ads as validation.  In case there's any confusion, I've provided more than one! RED flag 4. 

houston.craigslist.org/mar/4041189735.html

ouston.craigslist.org/mar/4043189973.html

To anyone doing research on this organization, please feel free to contact me directly!  My number is listed and I'm just a phone call away.  If you'd like to follow the success of our organization and the individuals in it please go to facebook.com/sevennationsolutions.com  You will have access to company information, job overview, success stories, and more. 

Thanks for your interest in Seven Nation Solutions, John.  Your complaint, yet short and sweet, was inaccurate and an attempt to slander a reputable organization that truly offers an opportunity to the right people.  For whatever reason you feel you've met with us when your information does not match.  That's the point I want the public to understand!  Best of luck to you in your job search. 

Your friendly Houston Recruiter

Lynn :)

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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

The Best Company I've EVER Worked For!

AUTHOR: HAPPY - ()

 

In the previous "complaint", I just wanted to note that their office has never been located on that side of town (as described above) and if you were to call the phone number listed, it's incorrect.  How does that make ANY sense?  Good job to the guy who posted it.  It's probably why he's unemployed and angry :P

 

I am no longer an employee of Seven Nation Solutions because I was promoted into my own organization.  The training I received from their management training program prepared me to be successful under any adversity and I honestly believe I wouldn't be where I am today, if it weren't for this business!   I used to own my own business before the economy went under so this seemed kind of skeptical at first.  Lynn was so friendly over the phone and made me feel very welcomed when I arrived for my interview.  I got all the information I needed during my 15 minutes with their hiring manager.  I started two days later and in the short time I was there, I witnessed and experienced so much personal and professional growth.  The people in the office are phenomenal and motivated!  They really make an effort to make people happy, INCLUDING CUSTOMERS!  Our offices specialize in direct marketing where we are inside of major retailers.  Do you HONESTLY THINK we'd be allowed in the stores if we were harrassing or forcing their customers into contracts?!  Let's be logical.  There's no hard selling, only soft searching.  If you don't understand the difference, you shouldn't be applying for this job to begin with.  It IS entry-level but they offer qualifications for quick advancement.  That's what intrigued me!!  I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what the job was about before the interview but once I met with Mr. Avenido, the opportunity made perfect sense. Not even a year later, I moved up and was promoted to managing my own market, as promised!  I've been a market manager for 3 months and have $15K SAVED!  Believe the idiot above who probably is still unemployed and/or collecting welfare, OR do yourself a favor and meet the faces of this company who could really help you change your and your family's life.  They changed mine!! Go to their facebook page where they acknowledge the sucess of their employees and see for yourself the opportunities they can offer!

 

www.facebook.com/sevennationsolutions

This is a SALES & MARKETING company.  If you are looking for Graphic Design, Telemarketing, Business-to-Business, or Door-to-Door, THIS IS NOT THE POSITION YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!!!!

 

 

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