ED Magedson – Founder
Ultimate Water and Coffee905 Clint Moore Rd Boca Raton, Florida United States of America
I was hired by this absolute scumbag organization to sell their water filtration system business to business here in South Florida. The base salary was supposed to be $750 a week for the first month, then switches to all commission after that with car allowance or company car and cell phone reimbursement. The trick is they hold a week back on the pay, then never gave me my last paycheck.
First of all the product is a piece of sh**! They want to get a business in a 5 year lease starting at $40 a month. They frown upon trying to sell a machine and charge $900 and give the rep only $50. There is a company called Innovative Water that sells the identical machine for $360/ tax, delivery and setup included. Needless to say, business owners weren't very receptive to the idea.
The guy who answers the phone when they run an employment ad is a guy named Chris Silverman. He lies to everyone who calls looking for a job. He fills their head with "our product is so good 75-80% of installations sign a contract". That is a straight up lie. Another lie is "our average rep makes $60-80k a year", if that's the case then why is the longest tenured salesman there only 3 months? I was there for 4 weeks and saw about 10 people come and go.
The Manager's name is Mike Marrocco, and he's an even bigger liar than Chris was. He claims he's gonna go out with you and show you how easy it is to get installations. He never once offered to go out there with me. He had another guy who was there a whopping total of 2 months showing me how it's done. His name is Sal Mondello and his nose is so far up Mike Marrocco's *ss he can tell you what brand of toilet paper he uses.
After buying into their bullsh** for a couple weeks, I realized the whole thing was a rip-off from top to bottom. They tell the customers they set their monthly price by how many people work there, and the more who work there, the more the filters needed to be changed per year. Well if you read the fine print, they only change the filter for 1 year after agreement is signed. Imagine paying $40,$50 even $80 a month for a machine made in China that you can get the entire thing installed for $360, then they tell you to pound sand when the filter needs changing.
The day I was supposed to get my last check, I received a call from Sal (who's not even a manager) telling me I was being fired. I immediately called Mike Marrocco to make sure they had a check for me. He promised me it was there. I went to pick it up and he was not there nor was the check. Of course he stopped answering his phone and I went without the check.
I called him repeatedly to no avail. He was in a meeting or out working and became rude and even called me a "tough guy". This guy is about 180lbs soaking wet with a concave chest and crossed eyes. There was another guy there who actually signed a bunch of contracts and was used as a positive example in meetings. He called me a week or two after I left complaining they shorted him a bunch of money too. What a shocker!
Anyways hopefully this post will save someone from being ripped off by these crooks. Do not buy anything from them and definitely don't work for them unless you are into putting a couple thousand miles on your car, 8am meetings, taking orders from total jerk-offs,walking in 100 degree heat or working for no pay.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/18/2010 01:17 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ultimate-Water-and-Coffee/Boca-Raton-Florida-33487/Ultimate-Water-and-Coffee-Company-Never-Paid-Me-Last-Check-Owed-Boca-Raton-Florida-556272. 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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