Report: #333342

Complaint Review: Midwest Marketing Concepts/GQ Imports Are Now Known As Global Advertising

  • Submitted: Sun, May 18, 2008
  • Updated: Sat, May 02, 2009
  • Reported By: Tinley Park Illinois
  • Midwest Marketing Concepts/GQ Imports Are Now Known As Global Advertising
    367 Rohlwing Rd
    Addison, Illinois

Midwest Marketing Concepts/GQ Imports Are Now Known As Global Advertising Future Employees Beware!!! This company should be reported to the BBB Addison Illinois

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Lets take legal action

*UPDATE Employee: Global , hybrid inc

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Re: Mike Kriss

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

Ok... Where to start... I am a former employee of this company and I am giving all those out there a fair warning. This company is great if you want to work 13 hour days(sometimes with NO PAY), driving your own car anywhere between 5-30 miles to your territory and dealing with the "professionalism" of Mike Kriss and Ellen Winters.

First off, they tell you it is 3-4 month training program that will eventually get you to management and a six figure salary. Don't belive it please, I was there for a year and although I went on three great trips with the company, I never saw anywhere near that amount of money. To be honest I filed my taxes from the year and my total income was $10,000. You figure out the hourly wage. Working 13 hours a day, 6 days a week IT IS NOT WORTH IT!!!

Driving your own car.. lets see here... the office is in Addison, an hour away from my house, and my territories were sometimes in Gurnee, Streamwood, Romeoville and Mokena(just to name a few) I put SOOO many miles on my car, spent a weeks worth of pay in gas for two days, and eventually blew my trans. I spent about four to five hours a day in my car just driving different places. It sucked...

And last but certianly not least.. Mike Kriss and Ellen Winters. What can I say? Umm.. They both did not know how to manage a group of people. No understanding if you had a dying relitive or anything. Those two are the most ruthless, money hungary people I have ever met. Both of them need to be investigated on how they run their businesses.

I have read a lot of the postings on MMC/GQ/Global Advertising and all of what they write of is true. I have read one posting from a person who claims the people who write these are just lazy..but I beg to differ.. we are simply a LARGE group of people who don't agree with the way these people run a business. And to be honest I feel bad for that person because he is in a stage of denial and has easily been brainwashed by the companies poor business ethics. I don't know how long they have been there but he will come to the realization of THERE IS NO FUTURE AT MMC/GQ/Global Advertising.

For those who read this please take caution. Don't go in for the 2nd round interview I used to run them, and they are not easy to get out of once you are in the car. If anyone has further inquires reguarding the business practices of this company please post a rebuttle and I will get back to you asap. I really want to put a stop to this company and any information will be used to do so. So now you have all been fair warned.

Tinley Park, Illinois
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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Lets take legal action

AUTHOR: Hybrid Hater - (U.S.A.)

the description of the interview process and the inner workings are all true. I have read every report on this company (Hybrid, Midwest Marketing, GQ Imports, Global Advertising, etc.) and they all are very similar to what i experienced. It was this website and my suspicions that led me to confront these scam artists. I am an ex-employee who has documents and information on their home depot operation and a real hatred for this company. I left the company earlier this year and checked back recently to see if anymore people were taken in by this company. I believe we can move forward and take legal action against this company with the proper motivation. I have notified the Department of Labor, The BBB, and the Attourney General Lisa Madigan. I would like to get some media attention on this company, also. Please, if you are interested in doing something about this, write me a response so we can get in contact. Lets all combine our efforts so no one else has to go through this ever again. I want nothing more then to see Mike Kriss, Manny F., and Ed out of a job, behind bars, or in a dark alley. JUICE!

Chicago, IL
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Global , hybrid inc

AUTHOR: Crook.beater - (U.S.A.)

Hey Hows It Going ?... im currently working in one of those offices and lately i've been noticing something fishy, if we can get in contact that would be great because i want to discuss this and put a stop to them abusing our rights...
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Re: Mike Kriss

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

You are dead on about Mike Kriss -the man is a gigantic scum bag - well - as gigantic of a scum bag as you can be at 5' nothing -

he tries to WOW you with his cheap suits and promises of fortune - its all smoke and mirrors -

I have posted countless reports and rebuttals to save people from the horrible waste of time I made - and I spent five months doing it - despite friends and family trying to save me from this awful company.

You're absolutely right - you work 12+ hour days for little to no pay - constantly need to fill up for gas - you are also taking someone with you every day - and trying to keep them motivated even if you havent sold a single piece of their cheap crap all day.

the ones the write the reports - calling us all lazy - are them - the owners of these fraud companies - never having the sack to say its them....

be smart - what kind of job wants to know what kind of car you have and what your interests are - oh right - the type that wants to make you think they are all 'buddy buddy' with you to create a phony rapport with you to make you stay

why the long hours? so that you do not have time to look for another job

why do they not care when you need a day off for an emergency? because you might realize that you're being foolish working for them and also that you might be looking for a job -

i totalled my car and got suckered into coming in -

i will not give up till mike kriss is the brought to the media's attention
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