I was called for an interview by this company. The guy who called me told me he found my resume on careerbuilder. He identified the company as Transamerica and made a refernece to Aegon group. He told me a little about the company (basically how they help fix people's financial lives). I asked about what position they were considering me for. His response was simply that there are many different ways i can contribute to their company as reflected in my resume. He asked me if i would like to come in for an interview. Since i was in desperate need of a job, i decided to go.
So i reach this place 3350 Birch street in Brea, CA, suite 200. And i looked for a suite that said "Transamerica' or ' Aegon' since that was where i got the call from. But suite 200 belongs to World Financial Group. I was alarmed but went in anyway. A lady approached me and asked me to wait . She said they were expecting more people for the interview. And i was like.."oh great...a mass interview". After waiting a while, no body showed up (and yeah i was having thoughts of leaving myself), she called me into her office and within minutes i realised what this was about. The typical questions asked when they are fishing for an associate..." dont you want to be rich", " how does 210,000$ annually sound", " dont youwant to clear student loans",...and other stuff like 'our company is new compared to other big names like BOA but we are doing so much better and growing worldwide etc.". ...I pretended to be interested because i didnt know what else to do and then she wanted to jump ahead and start my paper work , so i can start ASAP. At that time i said i had a few questions, asked about my work schedule, timings, my title, my typical work day, responsibilities and of course pay...And the answer to all those ..was simply, 'its all you... you determine everything. "
That was my experience here. i wont call this a scam but valuable information was witheld from me onthe phone and some misleading information was given, for example the name of the company, and now i know the reason why. When you google 'Transamerica" or " Aegon", you get genuine , decent hits..but you google " world financial group" and you see red flags everywhere.!!!
los angeles, California