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Complaint Review: Carlyle And Associates Aka Phillips/Carlyle International - Omaha Nebraska

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Carlyle & Associates Aka Phillips Carlyle International Rip-off Big Cash Paid but No Leads, No Interviews Broken Promises AVOID THIS COMPANY! Omaha Nebraska

*Consumer Comment: Carole Tipton/Carlyle & Associates = Haldane Techniques

*Author of original report: Another Counselor Leaves Carlyle!

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14 months as a client paying nearly $4,000.00 to Carlyle and Associates who promised me that I would be "placed in front of the decision makers" and bypass "the HR people". They pledged they had agreements with companies and industries that did not advertise in normal mediums such as newspaper and on the internet.

14 months later: no interviews, no leads, jobs thrown in front of me not matching my skill sets and done so hoping "something will stick". Major turnover in "career advisors" and they indicated to many of us that they only take on a set number of clientele in order to give us individual attention. They continue to advertise and solicit.

Requests for refunds are ignored. We've received for our money: a practice interview, a book on negotiating our salary, a resume preparation (and poorly done at that), office visits and a seminar touting why their service is the best (not how to maximize our job search).

14 months after detailing my "blue sky job" and completing mounds of paperwork, questionaires, and tests to narrow down my skill sets and personalities, not one thing has happened that Carlyle and Associates has promised.

A group of clients and I are pursuing legal action, Better Business Bureau filings, investigative television, small claims court action and other ideas aimed at forcing Carlyle and Associates to refund our money or we will take them down.

STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY. This is not just one person who is unhappy. There are MANY of us. Read the rest of these reports and see the consistent wording. THIS IS A TRUE RIP OFF IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. You can do better for yourself with a good book at the library and a little elbow grease.


Papillion, Nebraska

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#2 Consumer Comment

Carole Tipton/Carlyle & Associates = Haldane Techniques

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

POSTED: Saturday, May 10, 2003

It is important that Carole Tipton's history be recorded so as folks are searching to research her company/companies, they are realizing her path from start to finish in the "career development" industry.

A. Carole Tipton used to work for BERNARD HALDANE & ASSOCIATES
(go ahead and search the web looking for BERNARD HALDANE to see what sort of operation BH runs...)

B. IN 1998, Carole Tipton left BH to start her own company, possibly part of a franchise (single company, local branches like McDonald's) called PHILLIPS-CARLYLE INTERNATIONAL.
Carole Tipton/PCI was sued by BH because she trucked out of BH with all their marketing tools.

The infamous 3" binder filled with the Day-Long Marketing Seminar information, the "blue sky" job questions, the "self assessment" survey, the "85% of jobs are not published" hook, etc. SHE LOST THIS LAWSUIT! Apparently, she just took the "tools" and techniques BH used to sucker their clients and opened her own company. BH took exception to this, sued Carole Tipton/PCI and won.

C.In 2002, Carole changed the name of her company to CARLYLE AND ASSOCIATES. She did NOT however, change her tactics.
D. In 2003, the name CAREER CONNECT INC, now appears on her communications to clients.

It is clear that Carole Tipton is not sincerely in the business of helping others develop skills in order to secure their "dream" or "blue sky" job. Just like Bernard Haldane, she is apparently in the business of recruiting clients and at best, providing them with a mediocre resume, an overstated "Career Marketing Seminar" day.

My hope is now that she has opened under CAREER CONNECT, that she never gets money from any clients because sites like this one exist and her pedigree is now clearly visible.

This information will be added to all Carole Tipton Ripoff Reports so everyone researching her companies will see it no matter what report they view.

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Another Counselor Leaves Carlyle!

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

POSTED: Wednesday, February 19, 2003

After vehemently denying he was leaving the company another "Career Counselor" has abandoned ship at Carlyle and Associates. Now we are all left to deal with a "new" person who is supposed to go through the records and files of well over 100 clients and become familiar with their situation.

This company is going down the crapper so fast that they can't even retain their employees. I estimate they will be out of business within a year.

If you are thinking of putting your money in this venture, do me a favor and send it to me and I'll send you, ecah week, a listing of internet job listings and a book.

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