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Report: #381923

Complaint Review: RL Stevens & Associates - Waltham Massachusetts

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  • Reported By: Lexington Kentucky
  • RL Stevens & Associates 800 South Street, Suite, Suite 300 Waltham, Massachusetts U.S.A.

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Looking for a job in these troublesome times is not easy and after trying for 6 months via in internet sites I saw an job posting from RL Stevens. After applying to this posting I got a phone call from RL Stevens Louisville office. Glen Whitakker from RLS called me and told me that if I was serious in finding a job, they could help me. No more mentioning of advertised openings. Since I decided to try something else, I listen. She told me that they could get me the job I wanted in the area I wanted within 9 to 16 weeks. She said RLS could not guarantee it,but with their experience and knowledge it would be no problem. They said to have a success rate of over 98%. When she mentioned the price, I was reluctant. She convinced me that I wouldn't find a better deal and if I was really serious about finding a job I needed to go with RLS. They had the connections and had access to the unadvertized job market, what according to reports she mentioned constituted for more than 90% of job placement. She finally convinced me when she told me I could pay in sessions. After signing the contract and making the first payment, I talked to Larry Morris, the guy that was gone do it for me. He was gone call me a minimum a 2 times a week, help me with phone conversations and help me with anything I needed.

After more than 2 months I received 5 calls, practice some phone conversation and he gave me a list of companies to write to and to contact. The list came, he said, from Hoover. Several of the companies didn't exist anymore, persons to contact were not there anymore. After no luck whatsoever he told me to get on the internet and find more companies in that area and keep on trying. I told him that was like shooting in the dark and hoping to hit something. He then suggested to just drive over there, stay there for a week and just knock on doors. I told him I was not happy with the approach and that I would not make the 3th payment of $1495.00. He said he wouldn't be able to help anymore without the payments.

If you ask me, this organization is using fraudulent practices to collecting money without living up to their promises or their end of the deal.

Steve
Lexington, Kentucky
U.S.A.

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#4 Consumer Comment

These RIP OFFS have been around for a long time with DIFFERENT NAMES

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

POSTED: Monday, January 12, 2009
They have been around as long as I can remember.

First they claimed to be an employment service and then they were sued and the Court said they couldn't do that anymore.

And then they became a consultant company but that wasn't cool either...

I can remember them under at least two names but will not put those names here.
They had their ads for personnel consultants and assisting outsourced executive and military officers transitioning into the business world in classified sections of daily newspapers all over the USA and in all sorts of business magazines. Just because somebody pays for an advertisement does not make them truthful, reliable or even honest.

And they must have been sued again or something because the high powered people they were promising to help find employment are not the kind of people you want to shuck and jive and rip off because they DO know how to fight back!

It was quiet for a while and now LIKE THE BAD NIGHTMARE THEY ARE,THEY ARE BACK!

They will promise to HELP YOU FIND A JOB EVEN GOING TO FAR AS TO TELL YOU THEY WILL HELP YOU FIND A JOB...

But all that they will really do is help you falsify your resume and go through some old books written for job hunters that don't necessarily apply in these days of e-mailing and faxing resumes and they will do a lot of other things that FREE job clubs and your State Employment Agency can do for you for FREE and much better

AND THEY WILL CHARGE YOU EXORBITANT FEES FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF RIPPING YOU OFF.

THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO CHARGE YOU A FEE TO FIND YOU A JOB! THEY AREN'T SUPPOSED TO REFER YOU TO JOBS UNLESS THEY ARE LICENSED AS AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY WHICH YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT FIRST..

IT WAS MY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE BOTTOM FEEDERS A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND DIDN"T KNOW ANY BETTER THAT THEY WOULD FABRICATE A RESUME AND THEN GIVE YOU JOB REFERRALS FOR WHICH THEY BILLED PER REFERRAL AND WHEN I WENT I LEARNED THAT THE POTENTIAL EMPLOYER HAD NEVER HEARD OF THEM AND THAT THE JOB HAD BEEN ADVERTISED IN THE CLASSIFIED ADS OF THE DAILY NEWSPAPER!

Listings in Hoover's are not any indication of reliability. Hoover's is just a DIRECTORY of businesses IT IS NOT A LISTING OF JOBS EITHER,JUST A LISTING OF COMPANIES WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE OPENINGS AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN CHECK CORPORATION WEBSITES TO GET THAT INFORMATION FOR FREE.

DON'T PAY THESE RIP-OFFS ANOTHER DIME,PENNY EVEN!

MAYBE you can get your money back.
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#3 Consumer Comment

THERE IS A WORD FOR THIS KIND OF RIP-OFF BUT DUE TO THE PROFANITY BAN, I CAN'T SAY IT HERE

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

POSTED: Monday, January 12, 2009
This is FRAUD by anybody's definition.

What exactly did they promise you when they signed you up and took your money??

Did you get a contract from them?

Did you keep track of what you actually got for them, something in a concrete form that you would like to see for evidence purposes if you took these liars and thieves to Court to get your money back.

DO NOT PAY THEM ANOTHER DOLLAR!

See if you have enough to SUE THEM IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK THAT YOU PAID THEM!

YOU WERE RIPPED OFF AND NEED TO INITIATE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THEM!

You will need your money if this economy continues to deteriorate!
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#2 Consumer Comment

Example of their forward thinking resume

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

POSTED: Sunday, January 11, 2009
Could you share a copy of their resume format? I was thinking of getting my resume redone by a professional and happened upon the Louisville office of RL Stevens. Don't want to spend all that money on the other services; but I am interested in their "better" resume format. You can black out your personal contact info and so on.
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#1 Consumer Suggestion

RL Stevens newest advertising

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

POSTED: Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Now they are advertising "job openings" that appears that they have openings in marketing, advertising, etc... I called and asked about these "positions" and was told "oh no, we are not hiring but these are the type of jobs we can help you get."

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