I've heard a lot of stories about this company that were very similar to my experience. First of all smart circle is not a scam, it is simply not a very good job let alone a career. I just quit today after working there for two months
because I just needed a few paychecks to get me through the rest of the winter. I will explain how this job works as simple as I can.
First of all, READ the contracts you are signing before you start working there. I did and I knew exactly what I was getting into and I definitely knew I was only planning on working there for a couple months. It is %100 commission due to the claw back policy. I'm sure they bank on young ignorant people not reading these documents because
they do not explain the process to you unless you ask many many questions. I got a paycheck every week that was based on my performance in the past weeks so they are not scamming anyone.
The job I had was selling DirectTV in Menards. You walk around trying to solicit people into switching their TV service to directTV and you sound like a complete *** while you are doing this. While DirectTV is a good service and it is a good deal we were pitching, the same deal can be found online at directtv.com. We were told to use some misleading
wording that didn't actually disclose the full truth about some things but I never did that. I sold plenty of packages by telling people the complete truth about how much they would save them and what kind of service they would be getting. I did witness my boss a couple of times sell HD equipment and HD dvrs to elderly people who didn't even have an HD TV and probably didn't even know how to work a cell phone... Shady.
As for the pay... You will work six days a week, including Saturday and Sunday, on your feet all day. The hourly is $9 an hour or commission (I was hired in at $12 but new hires got $9). You will meet at their office every morning where they will try to brainwash you into thinking this is an opportunity of a lifetime and that there is a lot of money to be made. This is not entirely untrue but this only happens in certain markets and there are always going to be people above you that will ensure they get paid the big bucks before you do. They speak of how once you are an "owner" you will be making about $100,000 a year easily.
Haha! the sad part is they have been so brainwashed they actually believe it themselves. The "owner" that hired me drove a piece of *** car that broke down every other week. It seemed to me that he made just enough money to pay for gas and his two cheap suits he wore every other day. I actually kind of feel bad for him. There was also this 18 year
old kid in there, fresh out of high school, who is actually thinking about dropping out of college and doing this for a living for the "big bucks". I will be sure to contact him soon to make sure he doesn't make that mistake. I was smart enough to let all the cultish morning brainwash tactics go in one ear and out the other.
In conclusion, this company is shady but not a scam. If you need a few paychecks to fill a gap in your life it may work for you. It is definitely not a career. You will work long hours for about $400 a week. I did well selling the product because it is really not that hard, but there are a lot of instances that the service doesn't get installed and you won't be paid for it, which makes sense because the sale didn't go through. I'm a small business owner who had a slow winter and needed to get through Feb and March. One thing I did learn is a few tips on how not to run a business and how naive some people can be... Don't buy into the hype please.
And, for those of you who think you have been scammed, you obviously didn't read the contracts that you blindly signed. It is in black and white right in front of your face... Grow up and get an education.
And, thank you to all you Smart Circle zombies who's posts have been entertaining me the past few hours. The system has worked on you!! you have been brainwashed into thinking you will be making enough money to retire early when in fact it is only the people on top of the pyramid that will make real income. And you all seem to be the most uneducated
moronic idiots on these forums. Your grammar and spelling is comparable to a fifth grader. I'm sure you fit right in with the Smart Circle business plan.