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Report: #790452

Complaint Review: Amazing Pet Expos - St Louis Nationwide

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  • Reported By: Brigid Tenenbaum — St Louis Missouri United States of America
  • Amazing Pet Expos 6421 Hampton Ave, Nationwide United States of America

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I am a former employee of this company (the company goes by many names). I had been working here for about a year and i left on my own term and took the proper route by giving my two weeks notice. 

I signed up for this job as a CSS/HTML expert and was told i was going to have to work around Joomla!. This wasn't a big deal for me but little did i know how this company operated. I've been a web designer for about 10 years now. All this company cares about is getting money at any cost and for us (the employees) to lie to our clients constantly just to make them happy and to avoid giving them a refund. 

The issue were there are only about 5-6 designers, we're given over 30 websites at any given time, while the sales team promises the client that the site will be complete in 4-6 weeks. This is obviously impossible when you are the only one working on the sites assigned to you with the option of a freelancer doing some grunt work for you. The sales team will promise the client the sites will be unique but they are pre-made designs from yootheme.com or rockettheme.com with a few modifications. 

Considering this company tries to act so active with pet adoptions, it's quite odd that they would actually accept pet stores that sell dogs or sites that sell numerous different breeds as clients. If you're knowledge about puppy mills, you'll know these clients are supporting them by purchasing their dogs from puppy mills. The owner and sales team knowingly made us continue work on these sites.

As for the designers, even though they may be nice people, quite a few of them knew nothing about web design or design in general. The entire time i was there, there was only one other female that was actually a web designer, the other 5 people i worked with knew nothing about web design. 

The last aspect is they promise ongoing SEO. Please don't be fooled by this if you're looking to hire them. They practice BlackHat SEO, which can get your banned on Google. You can take a look at their site for a good example. They don't do any type of link building. I know all this cause i was also supposed to do SEO for them but then gave up on it cause in the end they really wanted someone to continue to lie to the client on the phone and just tell them everything is going well, which isn't something i'm willing to do. We gave them no reports or any way for them to see any difference in the search engines. 

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Retraction

AUTHOR: Ultimate Pet Websites - (USA)

POSTED: Friday, June 08, 2012
As the original poster of this report, I have come back here to retract the original post I made under the name Bridget Tenenbaum regardaing SBNQR LLC., doing business as Ultimate Pet Websites.   

I wish to retract the statements and posts I made concerning SBNQR, LLC and Ultimate Pet Websites. 

I do not want these statements to appear on this website or any other website.
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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Pissed off... Sorry for my actions out of spite.

AUTHOR: Elvia - (United States of America)

POSTED: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Hello, 

My name is Elvia Gunther and I am the author of the post above. 

Brigid Tenenbaum is a character from a video game that I play frequently
(Bioshock).

I am writing this as I was incredibly misguided in posting here, and having learned that these are
permanent posts, this is my only option to rectify the situation. 

I was very angry at my former employer for a couple of reasons: They would not use my ex-husband/current roommates SEO company for SEO work and they would not pay me accrued vacation pay when I resigned. I felt that posting these things about them online would
get back at them while also eliminating competition for my current employer, Nascent Visions Corp.

While I know that writing this now may have no bearing on the $50,000 defamation suit that has been filed against me, I would like to clarify the following:



  • My former employer never supported or worked with puppy mills of any kind


  • My former employer never practiced black hat SEO.


  • My former co-workers were and are capable, honest and talented designers.


  • My former employer never lied or encourages lying to clients





I apologize for my previous actions and regret acting out of anger.
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