So lets start from the beginning, First I applied like everyone via the internet. I immediately received a call, was scheduled for a first round interview. I met with a guy named Wanis Naguib. The first round interview last for all of 5 minutes and nothing was really discussed more than the mission of US Marketing Alliance. Which made sense but nothing was discussed of the position being offered. I said all of 5 sentences in my interview, so I was shocked to hear back from them that same day. The admin called me back and said "Wanis was impressed by you and would like you back for round two..." Meanwhile in my head I'm thinking "HOW!?" I didn't say anything in the interview. So I agreed to come back. Again not knowing what to expect.
2nd Interview: I had went out on a 2nd interview with a guy that was HIS TOP REP! That was B.S. But he was nice. We spent all day going door to door or aka Business to Business to "acquire new customers." Truthfully we walked in unannounced and most of the time we were annoying to most people. One of the most common arguments was we the 1 million'th person to solicit them on merchant processing. Which at the end of the day I determined was a shady industry. To many people loose money while people like IMS and Intuit company and Cydcor, US Marketing Alliance make their money.
Lets talk about the people who loose money, First, the companies that we saw. I could tell that IMS is a broker like everyone else screwing people out of money for Visa and Mastercard. Next, the field rep-the very same job I was on an interview for. This JOB IS 100% Commission. Which isn't that bad but we only make a one time commission, and all gas, cell, every other expense is all on me. So I ASSUME ALL THE RISK!
So lets talk about this "OPPORTUNITY"-US Marketing Alliance is looking to open 50 offices in 2008. So the goal is for me to go door to door for a year. I also have to train a team-I have to essentially put 5 people on my team-so when I asked "how is a team made" I was told that I will have to hire them from this pool of 2nd interviews that Wanis assigns to me. So I basically have to convince 5 people to go door to door and follow me to open my office.
There was a lot more said but words can describe how i felt. I was lied to and deceived.
So this guy that I spent the day with said that his goals were to open his own office -doing the same thing Wanis is doing and then work into a position of consulting. So consulting is just another nice way of saying, "look after the offices underneath me that I make money off of" but what does that mean-its called Multi-Level Marketing. BUT WAIT! I was told this is not a pyramid and or MLM SCHEME! I found out that US Marketing Alliance and other companies are independently owned company-yet its under another company called CYDCOR. They hide the MLM SCHEME behind the fact that you run and own your location. ITS STILL MLM!
I was told that CYDCOR pays "consulting fees" off offices that are opened underneath you. So bottom line is that as a manager you work off of commission, because you make your money off of your guys and as a consultant you make money off of your guys. So if you quit or an office fails the manager is back to square one or he quits. YOU ASSUME ALL THE RISK!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I will not tell you to stay away from this environment-but just inform you that there are better ways to start your own business. There are better ways to start your career. This job is not living life and enjoying it-its just getting by. Its not about money -but it is about being happy. Seek a creditable company -find one that is going to pay you what you are worth. Commission is not bad-but find one that you can actually make money on. This job is not a great job to benefit from. You should stay away from Liars and Deceiving people like WANIS NAGUIB, US MARKETING ALLIANCE AND CYDCOR! Good Luck everyone...
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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