First, I am not an ex employee however was offered a job to work here. I was called by "Break Through Consulting" last year they said they had a position for an "Account Manager" for their Nascar account. I came in and the guy interviewing me asked me how I was doing face to face sales and explained the position is for getting people to sign up and replace their windshields and that I would have to start as an entry level employee and work my way up to manager. He didnt have business cards and I never followed up on the job. However the lobby was filled with applicants waiting for interviews.
So a year later I was called by "Management Group" and it was to work as an account manager for a Charity. Of course that is in the line of work I am interested in so I asked what were the details. Nikki the one booking the interview said it was a Account Manager position hours were Mon-Fri 8-5pm pay from $30,000 to $35,000 depending on my experience and education.
I booked the interview and was excited. I live in Kissimmee and had to drive to Altamonte which is a long drive but I felt it was worth checking out. Once I got there I seen this "Management Group" was in the same office as "Break Through Consulting" I was a bit confused once I was called in for an interview in the exact same office but this time a women "Angie" and young 20 something girl. The lobby was the same story full of well dressed and educated applicants. So Angie asked me how I was engaging with people, from1 to 10. And she explained they do marketing for "Children International" or "Children.org" and that I would make $800 dollars a week and when I get to manager I will make $75,000 per week. But she said I have to start at the bottom and work my way up and if they like me I will go into management. At the end of the interview she said they normally have a board meeting to decide but she felt condifent in expediting my interview process from 4 rounds to 2.
She schedualed a second interview with me the next morning. At which time I came in and was handed off to "Dara" she had a great attitude and personality and was very passionate about raising money for the charity," Children International." So she said her part ofthe interview we will go out into the field and do door to door campaigning. Just to see how I do. If I could do it was a go. So we spent about 5 hours out in the field knocking on doors and talking to people in an upscale Maitland neighboor hood and no one signed up for the charity. In the end she explained that it would take a good 2 years to get to the manager position and she had been there for a while and was looking forward to getting into the manager position. So I went back to the office and meet with Angie again.
Angie pointed out Larry Ziess picture talking about him being the manager here. But she was promoted and being sent to open a new location in another city and once I am manager I can open an office in another city. She said that since I start at the bottom and work my way up I will getpaid $35.00 per day and $50.00 for each person we sign up to the charity. And that they wanted me to work 10 hours per day 6 days a week and knock on 60 doors per day and loop back 3 times to make sure I asked each person. She said this is the most effective means of marketing for the company. So I would make $210 base pay per week garenteed. And the average sign ups were 2 per day for new people. She then offered me the job and told me to be back there in the morning.
Then I camein the next morning really early. They gave me the first day papers to fill out. All of which are contracts that state I will use my own car and I have to cover them on my insurance and I pay for my own gas and basicly a contact that releases them from any libaility whatsoever. Personal injury, damage,etc.
The second form says I am paid 35 bucks per day and that if no one signs up for the charity then I wont get paid until I sign some one up again. So no matter if you work 10 hours a day 6 days a week your not getting paid unless people sign up. And it has to be more than 1 per day. Next so you wont get paid after the third day of not signing people up you also wont get the money from signing people up till 3weeks after until the charity releases the sign up and clears it. So your not getting paid and in the contract the company WorldGroup Inc has the right to change this pay at any time or withhold it.
Needless to say I walked out.
I want to urge anyone who reads this to follow through this process of interviewing and keep a record of what they say and what happens and when they hand you this payment contract save it and walk out. Then file a report to the Department of Labor. Orlando has an office here.
1. Wages for working 10 hours a day 6 days a week is 210 which is about 3 dollars an hour and after you invest your time, gas,money, saftey, to goout and knockon doors you are working for free.
2. Call the original company and report them. What they are doing is using the hiring process to find anyone dumb and desperate to take this "Hopeful" position preying on young college graduates giving them false information to get them in the door taking them out into the field in the interview. Using "turn over" as a means to make profits.
3. This company is not performing the work it is being paid to do "marketing" they know that 90 % of people will say no so they dont want to pay their employees or hire sufficient staff so they can do the job while they are pocketing the money they are paid and ripping off poor willful interviewies.
4. Call whom ever they say your representing in my case it was "Children International" they were suprised to learn about this company and from my impression they were shocked someone was using their name to collect money. They are commiting fraud.
Contact your local Department of Labor to report these people. Current employees or interviewies.
Orlando Area Office
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
1001 Executive Center Drive, #103
Orlando, Florida 32803 Phone:
Here are the emails they sent me.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mar 12 (5 days ago)to me This message may not have been sent by: email@example.com Learn more GroupAltamonte Springs, FL
My name here ,We are looking forward to meeting you for your interview with Management Group. Your interview is scheduled for ###### with Our Hiring Manager. We recommend business professional attire and ask that you bring a copy of your resume to the interview. If you did not provide references with your initial resume submission, please bring them with you also.
I have included the job descriptions of our current openings as well as directions to our office from the metro and various major highways. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the interview process further please contact me at 321-972-9852
I look forward to meeting you!
Sincerely, NikkiHR Managerhttp://www.facebook.com/ManagementGrp Directions to Our Office:
PURPOSETo recruit, by appropriate means, long term monthly paying donors in support of registered charities.
Marketing and fundraising on behalf of a charity is humbling and rewarding work. It takes a committed attitude and fantastic conversational skills. We are looking for compassionate individuals who take great pride in representing our teams/charities in the public spot light. We are currently running programs throughout the Orlando area.What began as a modest effort to build and operate orphanages, has evolved into a global force working for children encompassing the globe. Our area of excellence and great strength is our deep understanding of children's experiences of deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability, and our dedication to placing those experiences at the center of our policy and practice. Approximately 16 million, children and their family members, regardless of race, creed or gender are living in poverty. Our distinctive approach focuses on working with children throughout their journey from birth to young adulthood, as well as with families, local organizations and communities globally to create the environments children need to thrive. RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Raise awareness and funding on behalf of current charity clients in the public spotlight. Conduct lawful and honest face-to-face donor acquisitions within non-profit guidelines via private site, workplace and/or other event presentation activities. 2. Enhance and improve the public perception of face-to-face fundraising activities, thereby guarding the reputations of the charities as well as Management Group and all affiliated companies; this involves but is not limited to: Always acting with courtesy, integrity and honesty Stepping above and beyond to avoid any and all misrepresentation when presenting information to the general public on behalf of the charity Maintaining an enthusiastic and pleasant countenance while working Staying updated with helpful, current facts and statistics about the charity and Management Group's. current pledges available for said charity3. Work as part of a team to delevop yourself into one of our managers. WE WILL PROVIDE:Hands on Experience- Work closely with all departments: Accounting, Human Resources and Recruiting; Marketing; Media Relations; and Business Development. Great Atmosphere- We understands that the success of our company is not greater than the sum of all parts. We are first and foremost, a team and we work together everyday to achieve a group goal. We are fun, upbeat, and excited about our mission! Top-Notch Clientele- We work on behalf of the premier charitable organizations in the world! You will have a chance to work closely with clients. Networking- This is your chance to immerse yourself in an environment with a plethora of outside and inside contacts that could help pave the way to your perfect future. We are located in 11 different countries-and the best part is we just got to the USA!
Notice what is in the email and what she told me on the phone is different.
This company is a scam! Big time.
My advice is not to waste your time on them and if you do keep notes and report them.