Report: #522175


  • Submitted: Tue, November 10, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, November 15, 2010
  • Reported By: Valerie — Berlin New Jersey U.S.A.
    FAIRFAX, Virginia
    United States of America


*Consumer Comment: The Top Ten signs you are involved with Cydcor, DS-Max, Granton, Innovage, The Smart Circle

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

I noticed a job on that advertised for a administrative assistant for a marketing firm. I applied and within 2 hours, I recieved an email from a women named whitney pagnet that read CONGRADULATIONS. Based on your skills you have been requested for an interview to come in with our company. This was late on a friday evening so i figured I would call on Monday morning to confirm this. As a called monday morn, I asked to speak to whitnet pagnet. The girl who answered acted as aif whitnet wasnt around and when i told her i had an interview she was SO non-chalant and basically said OK great see you when you get here. At this point I was suspicious.

Heres the catch:

A few years ago.... I WAS AN ADMIN FOR ONE OF THESE CYDCOR SCAM COMPANIES! THEY ARE ALL THE SAME. THEY PREY ON YOUNG PEOPLE AND INTERVIEW 40 PEOPLE IN A DAY. ANYONE BREATHING WHO POST THEIR RESUME ON CRAIGSLIST, MONSTER OR CAREER BUILDER WILL GET A PHONE CALL! As I wakled in the door to All star executive Inc, I wasnt shocked at all. There was LOUD pop music playing in the reception area (which is something this cult tells the admins to do) they do this so young people will think its a hip enviornment to work in, there were also 5 other people in the waiting room as a pathetic "manager" interviewed them like a loony bin. You all ready for this?

As my name was called I walked right into the "office" and asked the manager if this was a Cydcor company. IMMEDIATLY I noticed his hands begin to shake and he was nervous! He knew I had caught him in his scam. He looked terrified as he asked me if i knew what cydcor was....He was caught.

Point of the story is...DO NOT WORK FOR THESE COMPANIES...ITS DOOR TO DOOR SALES WITH TERRIBLE PAY AND SLAVE HOURS. THIS IS A PYRAMID SCAM AND DONT THINK UR SPECIAL IF THEY CALL YOU FOR AN INTERVIEW. THE TURNOVER RATE IS SO CRAZY THEY WILL TAKE ANYONE BREATHING. I saw this when i was admin for one of these comapnies...I quit the second I realized what the scam was...i was basically told to lie to people and email as many people as possible to come in for one of their bull crap interviews.....its sad how i watched people go broke and money being handed to the managers who then give it up to the pyramid people. creeps and liars. stay away.

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#1 Consumer Comment

The Top Ten signs you are involved with Cydcor, DS-Max, Granton, Innovage, The Smart Circle

AUTHOR: Pyramid God - (USA)

Top ten signs you are involved with Granton Marketing, Cydcor, Innovage, or The Smart Circle:

#10: You've been employed by your company for four months but the parent company has changed it's name three times

# 9: You tell relatives and new acquaintances you are working on an 'advertising campaign' but you really sell stuff  door-to-door

# 8: You produce over $200 worth of sales - but only get about $70 of that for yourself because the pyramid gods yank the rest before it gets to your check.

# 7: Your 'management training' involves buying lunch for interviews that you'll never see again out of your own pocket - and you're not a manager, or doing any management training.

# 6: You look down on '9 to 5 schmucks' that have secretaries that make more than you and your boss combined.

# 5: You espouse the principles & theories of the most successful people on Earth - who would be absolutely repulsed by the business you're in

# 4: You work 75 hours a week but still quietly bum money from your 16 year-old neighbor that works at McDonalds

# 3: You eat fast food more than 10 times / week . . . or cant afford to eat

# 2: You live in a one-bedroom apartment with 12 other co-workers . . . and your boss is one of them.

and the number one sign you are involved with Cydcor, Granton, Innovage, The Smart Circle . . .

# 1: You work for a company that has in just 26 years employed 3 million people - and only the original 6 employees are able to support themselves with money they make there.

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