Complaint Review: J.T. Advertising - Doral Florida
- J.T. Advertising 8280 NW 27th St. Suite 513 Doral, Florida U.S.A.
- Phone: 305-468-3810
- Category: Advertising Agencies
J.T. Advertising ripoff Shady Business Tactics Doral Florida
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Scam? No. Unethical business practices? Yes.
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Scam? No. Unethical business practices? Yes.
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: You aren't right but you aren't wrong
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: How do you call a company a scam that you met for 5 minutes?
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The following is a report that I am filing against J.T. Advertising for presumable shady business practices. I have no concrete proof that they are a scam company, but if you read my story and compare it to the companies I refer to in the report, you will see that this company smells like bologna. Big smelly bologna. So here it goes . . .
This is just a warning. I did not work for this company (thank God) but know that they seem very sheisty. First off, let me direct you to two other companies on ripoffreport.com that use similar (matter of fact, EXACTLY THE SAME) tactics as J.T. Advertising. These two companies are Miami Marketing Works and Niko Group Inc., which are both affiliated with Cydcor. Now J.T. Advertising is not necessarily associated with these two companies but, if you read this report and compare it to the reports of the other two companies, you will see that all of these companies use the same tactics to scam people.
The reason I know is because I have been looking for a job within the field of Marketing/Advertising for quite some time now and decided to hand in my resum to companies through monster.com. Unfortunately, although monster.com is not necessarily affiliated with these companies and is actually a great website, online job searching websites are breeding grounds for scam companies. I was contacted by the aforementioned companies and was able to find the ripoffreport of MMW and Niko Group before going to the interviews. I immediately cancelled the interview after reading what a ripoff these companies were and told them that I would never work for their company. Unfortunately, I actually wasted my time in attending an interview with J.T. Advertising not too long ago, but thankfully (thanks to this website) I was able to pin-point the B.S. and left the interview, telling them that I wasn't interested in the job. The following is a list of events that happened at the interview. The points with a * next to them are points that I would like the reader to compare to the tactics described by members of this website in pertinence to Miami Marketing Works, Niko Group Inc., and any other Cydcor affiliate. You will see that, although supposedly not affiliated with Cydcor or its affiliates, J.T. Advertising uses the same deceitful techniques as them and smells just as much as a rat as they do. So here we go . . .
I come to the office and notice that it is EXTREMELY tiny, about three rooms that are immensely small and a waiting area in the back with a few couches. I am greeted by a tanned-skin man in a black suit at the door and told to go to the waiting area. I go there and am greeted by a woman and told to fill out some paper-work. There were only these two people in the office. Fishy. Of course, since this company supposedly advertises for sports teams, the waiting room has a small flat-screen TV playing what else but ESPN. They do this to comfort those who come for the interview along with putting up old, cheesy "You can succeed!" posters that look thirty years old. Unfortunately, I wrote my address on the forms that they gave me but, thankfully, I omitted my Social Security Number.
The woman picks up my paper-work and tells me that I will meet the manager and, lo and behold, the manager is the guy who was sitting at the front and who greeted me in. He takes me into his tiny office and we start the interview.
The first red flag comes up when he begins to talk about the company's methods of "advertising." He says that normal advertising is a waste of money thanks to people using such things as Tivo to fast-forward through commercials. He says that J.T. Advertising's form of advertising is a lot "better" - they get people who work for them to drive around Miami, going business to business attempting to set up a deal with a company face-to-face. Now when I hear this, I immediately p***k up my ears. Other scam companies do this too. They get people to drive around in their own cars, wasting their own gas, being pretty much door-to-door salesmen.
So I am suspicious at this point, and to test him, ask if the company gives employees company cars. He informs me that they don't but that employees actually instead do car-pooling and split the costs of gas between them. But he ASSURES me that the money spent on gas is tax-deductable (see. Cydcor's tactics of making their employees lie on tax forms, very similar I suppose).
He then starts talking about how those who work for the company usually begin working for it because of the great "management" positions they have (see. Miami Marketing Works and how they promise "independent business that you will act as a manager in" which are actually just small offices). He says it in a very "impressive huh!?" tone. No, it was not impressive. He then begins to talk about what great loads of money people make there.
I ask him whether people are paid based on salary or commission. He pauses and then says "Well, let me put it to you this way, the average salary for somebody that works here is probably around 35,000 a year" and follows it by more crap. I say that I understand but ask again whether people are paid based on SALARY or COMMISSION. He dejectedly responds that they are paid based on commission but has the nerve to say "But, hey, that is A LOT better than how much you are making at the job you are working in now!" He was trying to spin it to look positive. Didn't work. My job sucks, but not enough to fall for this scam (see. Miami Marketing Works and Niko Group Inc.'s tactics of avoiding questions on salary and benefits and methods of payment based on commission).
I think that, at this point, the man saw that I was not interested and asked if I thought that working for them would be a good idea. Thanks to this website, I was able to ascertain myself that this was a scam and a waste of time and said, politely, that I have researched companies that door door-to-door sales and that pay based on commission and that I do not think that I would be interested in working for them. He apologizes for wasting my time. I thank him for the opportunity and leave.
Lesson to be learned: always do your hw before you apply to somewhere.
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