Bullet Marketing is one of thousands of affiliates of Smart Circle International (formerly known as Granton; Cydcor; WWI; DS-Max... I'm probably leaving some out here, but you get the picture, right?)- a multi-level marketing company that preys on the young and unsuspecting and lures you in with deceptive recruiting tactics and promises of a fast-track to success "management training program." Fast-track to bankruptcy is more accurate. My time in the business (4 months, but with 80 hour work weeks it feels like an eternity- anyone who has been in the business knows what I mean) left me with debt, disillusionment (finally), and a very bad taste in my mouth. To anyone considering a position, allow me to tell you what they won't, at least not up front. One- the success rate is extremely low, not so much because it's a bad business model, just bad business. Most people realize it's a scam sooner or later, which is why the turnover rate is so ridiculously high. Two- be prepared to pay for people's training out of your own measly check. That is the unspoken investment which qualifies- beyond a doubt- this "opportunity" as just another shady pyramid scheme. Oh, and the exciting road trips they require you to run before being promoted- you pay for those. But don't worry, they will help you find the cheapest deal for your one-room accomodations- which is what Dominic actually suggested the four of us to stay in for a week. And management is not the prestigious lifestyle they lead you to believe it is. If you did somehow manage to make it through the field without going into debt, you will need a loyal crew and about ten grand to open up your office. Most offices fail, and managers like Dominic go into debt to the point where they apparently can't afford to pay people what they've earned. There is currently a group of us actively engaged in seeking justice... we all quit on the same day after some things were brought to our attention. For me it was the money missing from my check each week- my last one was short hundreds- a grand total of 23.09 I was paid! Get excited. One week I didn't even get a check on account of having to pay for other people's training. A report has been filed with the Department of Labor and hopefully we will shut down at least this one office, but they are all over the country. Which is why we are making an effort to bring Smart Circle's shenanigans into the light of the media, and spare everyone the misfortune of being duped by this sleazy, slippery corporation.
About you? Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense on the Internet. If your business isClick here now..
willing to make a commitment to customer satisfaction
Does your business have a bad reputation?Corporate Advocacy Program™
Fix it the right way.
Set the record straight:Arbitration Program
SEO Reputation Management at its best!