King Marketing, Inc. is as low as it gets.
Looking for a marketing job here in Houston I have run into tons of door to door sales companies and I was pleased to find King Marketing advertise no door to door and even better.... BASE SALARY + commission! Yes this is what I was looking for...
Why do they have no phone number or contact info on their website? Why is the address on their Facebook page different from the address on there website? Why can't I find a phone number to call to let them know I was interested in a applying for position and when I do call in who the hell am I asking for!? RED FLAG 1 !
Still interested, I applied to one of their ads on careerbuilder.. And by one of their adds I mean out of the 25 posted. But hey, I need a job, I like sales, so if they offer a base and commission I am going after it! RED FLAG 2!
I get a generated response email immediately after I apply saying they had viewed my qualifications and I was supposed to call them for an interview? And even better. [continued below]....
...... A big DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL WAS PLASTERED AT THE BOTTOM. Weird? RED FLAG 3! Ok call me crazy at this point but I'm still in..
Flash forward two days - my second interview- I felt good beating gout the 4 other people that had interviews scheduled at the same time as me yesterday come to find out the base pay is minimum wage and the position is still in fact full commission. It's a drawer stater where if you have a bad week pushing products on the customer you are harassing you will get paid your "draw base" that you have to pay back out of the next big pay check you get... Ultimately, if you don't make commission you will be jobless and broke in 2 weeks. People applying to this position - you will be standings in retailer pushing the product of the day. Kind of like those guys at the mall that always try to get you to try their new hand lotion. At least those people are honest. The man interviewing me would lie cheat and steal to get a sale and that's what really bothered me the most. If he needed money so bad he should join me on the job hunt together because their was no way I was accepting King Marketing's offer!
My take away is they are liars and cheaters and will tell you anything to take the position.. They probably had a recent name change due to the separate addresses and still no phone number on the website and Facebook.
I don't want to bash the position or what these people do for a living but be honest. You wasted my time. Time is money. I would rather be a garbage woman with integrity the work for such a deceitful company.. If that many lies are uncovered on an interview I wonder what else there is out there?