Well, where should i begin. As being an insider for this company for the amount of time I was, all I saw was people being scammed. At first i didnt think it would be too bad. I figured, help out in an office and just call people all day to book them for interviews...GREAT! Turns out...not so great. The first thing i began to see was the deceptive stratagies everyone in the corporation used to get people to come in and go along with the dumb position of an account executive. Being that these 2 offices are located in Philadelphia and New York, the certain level of people they were picking off career builder.com or monster.com, were seeming to be desprate people looking for anything to get their foot in the door and feed thier families. As horrible as it seems, those poeple really do prey on unstable people so they can work them like animals and they dont lose any PROFIT.
They tell you exactly word for word like this on the phone for your first interview..if you hear this EVER..stay away..STAY FAR AWAY!
"hi my name is_____, and im calling from epoch business solutions/universal online promotions. (you say hi) Hi..well after further review of your resume, we would like to invite you in for a first round interview with our company. (sounds great). So since our positions are filling up rather quickly i would like to get you in here as soon as possible.(ok) Hows tomorow(being desperate you say "GREAT what time") Well, what time works for you? (11:00am) sounds great...now just remember to bring a copy of your resume with you and wear professional attire.(will do) Great so i look foward to meeting with you tomorrow.( ok thanks so much)"
this is just the intial "booking" process....then it goes as far as to have them come in for the interview and b-s them about what they will be doing when in reality...they will be door-door salesman paid commission only, and they WILL NOT move foward to run their own office EVER! So some people catch onto this fraud of a company and refuse to work there and they leave. But for some others, their not so fortuante enough to catch on....then they just dont know what they just agreed to.
They come in for the 2nd round interview which they call the observation day. This is where the victim comes in to observe the day in the life of a corporate trainer..HA! They spend their mornings in the "atmosphere" where they drink coffee and talk about how much their gonna kick butt today. Then you leave and go god knows where with these "trainers" whom you havent known for more than one hour. They take you ino the city to show you the business.....yea right...they take you to their "area" that they are covering and make you watch as they try and sell stuff to unsuspecting business owners. Then after your long 12 hour day they take you back to the office where you wind-down from your day and go over what you learned. Then immeditaly you go into the office and have your 3rd round interview based on whatever your trainer has said about you. then they will offer you to come back tomorrow to become and account executive. If you catch on by this point you know that this is a huge scam. If not you may even be willing to show up for work the next day.
So you show up and then you work and work and work your butt off for nothing...only a small amount of commission on whatever you sell. So if you dont sell..you dont amke money. BOGUS!!
I just want people to be aware that this is completely a scam going accross the entire USA. These are the only two office names i have but while employed for them, I cam accross many other companies jsut like us who are preying on innocent people too. If they say they handle QUILL, STAPLES, VERIZON...dont listen...they deal with quill who is a sub-dealer for staples and legally they are not allowed to say they are affiliated with staples or verizon but they do anyway. So please, if you've experienced anything like this, or all of this word for word..stay away and report just as i did...thanks and stay away from these pyramid schemes!!!
backend of the company knows best!!