Report: #194466

Complaint Review: American Income Life

  • Submitted: Fri, June 02, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, August 04, 2006
  • Reported By: Millstadt Illinois
  • American Income Life
    St. Louis, Missouri

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

I went on an interview with these clowns yesterday. I am on a REAL job hunt, so I figured it might be legitmate because I am actually after a sales job. When going to the interview, it was in a building that looked straight out of the 1970's. Dated carpet, old elevators, looked like something out of a Stephen King novel. On entering the place, I immediately knew something was fishy because no one was over the age of 25 years old.

Everyone was running around, and they had us fill out this questionaire about why we were looking for a job. One other red flag was that everything in the office looked like it had just been placed there about a month ago. It seemed like someone set up shop the night before or something. They had those doctor and dentist sliding receptionists windows as well.

Soon enough, my interviewee came out to meet and took me into a small room for the shortest interview of my life. It lasted about a minute and a half. First off, if it had been a real interview I would have been shown the door because I didn't bring a resume with me. That didn't matter though! She was so impressed with my interviewing skills that she said I qualified to go to the group interview, which was meeting in the next room. After entering the group interview, which was about 7 people, in came the department manager (Who ironically enough was wearing a polo shirt and parachute pants). They invited me back for an interview the next day. Yeah, whatever. The level of people they had in there was a joke. It was like they had just pulled people in off the street.

Thank you all the postings regarding this company, I may have been lurred in if I didn't check out this website! Thanks everyone.

Millstadt, Illinois
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#1 Consumer Comment

Thanks David-you convinced me not to interview with these clowns

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

David-I had received one of your company's solicitations for an 'interview' last night. I've been researching the company and have found several complaints about their Amway method of doing business. Based on that, I was already inclined not to respond and accept the interview. Now that I've read your response, I've definitely made up my mind.

Granted, Matthew should have taken a resume with him. It is unprofessional not to take a copy of your resume to an interview-I generally take 2 or 3 in case there is more than one person who will interview me. On the other hand, why in blazes would a company waste time and resources conducting not just one, but two interviews on a potential employee they had no plans of hiring?? Then, to top it off, you tell the guy you are so impressed with his skills you want to invite him back for a 3rd interview?? All this for an employee you have no intentions of hiring???? No wonder there are so many complaints about your company on this board. That is totally unacceptable in my opinion, and equally (if not more so) unprofessional as him not bringing in a resume. I'll not be replying to this request for an interview that I received.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Interviewee who didn't get a job

AUTHOR: David - (U.S.A.)

To whom it may concern:

First off, Matthew, This is an old building but it is not run by American Income. There are 30 other businesses that also RENT their office space from here. Sorry the building didn't meet your qualifications. Actually....happy they didn't. Truth be told you were not going to be considered for hire with American Income. One of your first down falls is exactly what you said, you didn't bring a resume with you. The good news is because we called you off of, we already had a copy anyway. We do like to see if you can remember one, but in your case you failed.

Second, in the defense of the Director that you are referring to, he was in a car accident and died twice on the helicopter to the hospital. He has major internal damage with an actual patch sewn into his stomach that does not allow him to put on regular slacks. Also, he compound fractured both of his legs and has swollen muscles from the tears that he endured so he can not fit into regular shoes as you or I can. Generally he is a very sharp dresser and you may have gotten a chance to know that if you would have been actually chosen for a position with our company.

Third, the reason there were a lot of younger people in our office is because we are expanding in this territory and it just so happens that the people we have chosen to be hired and the people that have came in for an interview were younger. Sorry...most resumes don't have peoples birthdates on them. Maybe you should look into changing society about that one. We didn't write the book on how to make resumes anyway.

Forth, who made you the rule maker on how long an interview should take. First impressions are 90% of our decisions. Thanks heavens we also use the other 10% to tell some people no they can't have a job. An interview does not have to take an hour to decide if someone may be right for the job. What if you were giving the interview and the person you had scheduled showed up with no resume and in jeans? Would you interview him anyway or know that he may not have what it takes to make it in your business?

Our first interview is to see if you can come dressed appropriately and get a little bit of a feel for you to see if there might be a chance for a business relationship. The second interview to give you the details of the job to see if you wanted to persue the career path we were looking to hire for. The third and final interview is to see either offer a job or let you know that you didn't make the cut. Sorry Mr. Millstadt but you didn't make the cut. Good luck in the job hunt. I'll see if I can also get this sent back to so that it can be permanantly attached to your resume that you forgot to bring in.
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