ED Magedson – Founder
Murray Hill Center14185 Dallas Pkwy Dallas, Texas USA
Murray Hill Center Approves you for Focus Group but DOES NOT PAY! Dallas Texas
Murray Hill Center has marketing research offices in Dallas, Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. If you check their Yelp reviews in all cities, it is the same, sad, story. They will screen you for a study and give you a date, time, and address to be at as well as an amount you will be paid for participation. Sometimes people don't get paid or, in my boyfriend's case, he was not let in the building as his name was now off the list.
If you try to get any compensation, you will be told that it is the "screener's" fault and the screener is not part of Murray Hill but has the same name but is a separate company. If you ask for the corporate address, you will be hung up on (in NYC or Dallas). Kathryn McMan, the supervisor at the Dallas screening center, actually told me, "You're on the internet, so look it up!"
Owner is Barry Levine and Kevin Smith. Smith owns the screening and Levine owns the research, but they're in cahoots together. They overbook and then fail to notify people not to come. This ensures their clients have enough people. but they don't have to pay the ones who were extras, like most ethical research companies do.
A class action suit is in order here and I will be the first participant if anyone is interested in helping. I'm sure the reviewers from Yelp who were cheated would be happy to help.
Get it in writing before you agree to anything for these people!
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