• Report: #126578
Complaint Review:

WSI Franchise

  • Submitted: Sun, January 09, 2005
  • Updated: Tue, March 22, 2005

  • Reported By:mervis Louisiana
WSI Franchise
Wsi.com Nationwide U.S.A.

WSI Franchise Non Opp No support or help as promised Ripoff Nationwide Sales Nationwide *UPDATE.. Rip-off Report Investigation: WSI pledges to resolve all bona fide complainants and improve any problems with customer service

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: my experience I think that they are a bunch of overworked overzealous hypocrites

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Rip-off Report Investigation:

WSI, a privately-owned company is legitimately established and is forthcoming about its location, identities of theirsenior management and its franchise opportunity. The company discloses any and all information about their operations to ensure the highest customer/franchise confidence.

Most complainants investigated to date by Rip-off Report appear to be competitors or ex-employees, although 3 of the Rip-off Reports had complete, bona fide contact information. WSI is actively working to resolve those cases. In many cases IP addresses of individuals "claiming" to be from the United States or from various countries internationally, but were actually found to be posted in Toronto, Canada - indicating reports were most likely filed maliciously and falsely under various identities, but were actually from the same group of only a few individuals.

WSI has experienced rapid growth. In the past it experienced some growing pains with respect to customer responsiveness, but has overcome it with additional support capability and improved customer service, systems and processes.

They appear to be a caring company - They work with and for kids around the world showing goodwill and financial support through many charitable organizations.

The company maintains strong reputable business partners, who help them enhance their operations and support; which includes IBM, Oracle and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

They pledge to fully address each and every person who has a bona fide complaint about them utilizing recommendations set forth in the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, which WSI is participating in fully.

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WSICORPORATE.COM is just a website to make it look legit..
Address 5915 Airport Road
Mississauga Ontario L4V 1T1

Bill, at WSI sold me good. I tried to make sure I didn't get ripped, but they did a great job 'selling me' . I hate pressure sales guys, the negative sale, Bill is smooth, so be careful. www.entrepeneur.com must really be living large on these guys. punch in WSI, it goes right there.

Quote, "#1 Internet Services Business in the world and the 4th fastest-growing International Franchise. ", the part they forgot to include, The fastest to take your money, then offer no support.

I am into this for @ 40k so far and loosing more by the day.

I want out, this is not what Bill sold me, no support.

mervis, Louisiana

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

my experience I think that they are a bunch of overworked overzealous hypocrites

AUTHOR: C - (Canada)

I used to work for the company and frankly I think that they are a bunch of overworked overzealous hypocrites. They fired me because I was not willing to work more than 35 hours a week and I did not subscribe to their cult like positive attitude like they think they are somehow better than other people.

As far as I am concerned - It does not matter that they have been rated #1 - they are too indoctrinated like they are going to be the next Microsoft. Like that is a great thing to want to be Microsoft is just a Capitalist Bully that works there employees to death and they are out to crush every one of their competitors to me it's a pretty shallow goal to want to be like them.

I was a good person before this company destroyed me since they fired me 6 months ago for no good reason, my wife has left me and I will tell the world what a piece of s**t company this is until the day I die.

Here is my gift of retaliation I am posting a copy of their Top Secret Project they have been working on developing as a joint project with the Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute

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