Report: #207758

Complaint Review: Horizon Foods - Deer Park New York

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  • Reported By: garden city New York
  • Horizon Foods 678 Acorn Street Deer Park, New York U.S.A.

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I was hired as a sales rep for Horizon Foods. Upon hire I was never told of any charges for driving their truck. They took money from me each time I made a sale. They explained that this was a deposit that would be returned if I ever left the company within three weeks of leaving. (Although all transactions were in cash to begin with). I left the company after three weeks, although i was somewhat successful I felt that this was not a good fit for me. No money was ever returned to me. And I cannot reach anyone in the company.

I feel that this job is a scam and I actually lost money working there. I am a single mother and cannot afford to be swindled like this. I work very hard to survive and feel that I was totally taken advantage of.Job seekers beware!

Garden City, New York

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#3 Consumer Suggestion

they stay in business because of the high prices they charge

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

POSTED: Thursday, November 06, 2008
This company stays in business because of the high prices they charge and there are people who fall for the sales tatics hook ,line and sinker.My husband "worked" for them many moons ago and do not tell me he did not know how to sell. He has been employed with a major company in retail now for 23 yrs, so it is not a matter of him not knowing his product or how to sell. It was a scam back then and it has not changed. Very few people I ever talk to has anything nice to say about this company. I still see their trucks around town here locally, funny thing is, none of their employees seem to really enjoy it! Could be they do not enjoy starving at their job.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Outragous Claims

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

POSTED: Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wow, these companies have been around for years and provide and excellent product and service for many consumers. Neither of you complaining about Horizon Foods probably have any sales experience at all. This would explain your complaints. Some of these drivers make and excellent living and are very well trained in food safety, sanitation, and about their overall product. If you were given an opportunity as an independent contractor, it is law that you either signed or read something about the terms of business with Horizon Foods. These companies offer mini franchise opportunities to many hardworking sales professionals. I have a friend that I buy from who has a very healthy route of regular customers and has been very successful helping busy families meet their nutrition needs and a fair price.

Here is a thought. True sales professionals have to believe in the product and company they are representing. My question to both of you is before you made a decision to sell product for this company at a profit for yourselves, did either of you try the foods you were selling?

I seriously doubt that either of you did. If you had, you could consider yourselves true sales people. If you didn't, then you are not cut out for this type of position. I mean wouldn't you want to know that your selling a wholesome product before you attempt to sell it to someone else?

It sound like you were both given an opportunity that was not right for either of you. Some of us are jobbers and need to have a high degree of oversite and direct instruction. And some of us are self starters and can run away with an opportunity like this.

I think you should have evaluated the position a little better as I've also interviewed with these type of companies. They're pretty direct with new hires about the job description as it makes no sense for them to spend money to train you, put you in a vehicle, and give you a product that is needed by the entire public. Why would any company want to do all that and lie to you about the job description only to have you quit in a few weeks. These companies may not be the best at screen people but they are also very willing to give everyone a fair and very lucrative opportunity.
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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Ex-employee. Yeah I got swindled into working for them too!

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

POSTED: Monday, October 08, 2007
The biggest lie they tell you is that it is a job, when in fact you are an independant contractor which means you have to pay $75 a week to use their truck. A few reps got tickets for soliciting door to door without a license! The company only paid half of their fine for them.

It was an ALL CASH business and my guess is, just from getting a bad feeling from some of the people I worked with, that this company is somehow CONNECTED!

Would you pay $80 for a box of 12 steaks? Did you know the manager of each location in raking in $20 alone for each box that each member of the team sells?

The prices are not reality! Maybe the Omaha ones are at a good price, but they probably threw cash at Omaha Steak's door to package their steaks! Mostly everything else you can get better or as good of quality at a local butcher for 1/3rd of the price!

When you figure out the cost per pound - it's absoluety ridculus! They misguide the consumer by calling themselves the "Portion Control Specialists" which price up an individually packged portion comparing it to what you would pay for a restaurants dish that you would pay for at a restaurant.

Nonsense! You are getting ripped off when you look at the price per pound!
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