Apex Marketing and Promotions, Inc., an affiliate of Cydcor/DS-MAX is presented as a full scale management position. They say that you will be cross-trained in all aspects of the company but refuse to answer any questions about compensation and exact responsibilities. The first round interview is designed to paint a pretty picture of the business without reviewing any information about the actual position.
The second round interview entails cold calling for a full day with one of their "accout executives". They use scare tactics to make you feel that you are not good enough for this position. When really they will hire any bum off the street. They make you feel like s**t in the process, cutting down your resume, challenging your work ethic and professionalism.
Meanwhile continuing to build up the position with promises of big money and owning your own company. Owning your own company is the crutch that the president of Apex stands on. the final interview is meant to put you on the defensive; arguing on your behalf for why you deserve the position(everone fights because their worth is being challenged, not necessarily because they want the position.)
This hiring tactic is manipulative and degrading and representative of the company as a whole. After the hiring process everyone acts like your best friend. Everyone is excited and will stop at nothing to shield the "new people" from the world of lies that surrounds them every moment of every day.
Secrecy and denial are the tools the manager uses to keep people there. They cut you off from the outside world,and consider parents, friends, and significant others as threats. Asking questions isn't allowed and is met with resistance and condecendance.(if you need to ask you must be stupid) The manager is a puppet controlled by a larger organization and his methods for doing business are calculated and unethical.
A person is not allowed to be sick or miss a day and is mentally abused if health or personal issues require him to do so. They try to build a relationship with you to keep you happy enough so that you don't realize that you are not making any money and are involved in a dishonest scam.
Apex, together with many other Cydcor affiliated franchises exploits the people who work there and the managers will stop at nothing to make sure this information is never brought to light. If you have any information about a company like this tell your friends, family, whoever is thinking about going on one of these interviews. STAY AWAY!! THE COUNTRY'S RESOURCE OF TALENTED YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IS BEING WASTED AND ABUSED!!!
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