North - I have no idea what evertone is talking about!

Dexter, Missouri 0 comments
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I actually have worked for this company, and I can guarantee that it is not a scam.It is clear to me that the vast majority of people on this site are ones who were either not called back to continue the interviewing process, and judging by some of the spelling and grammar it is not hard to see why, or who were let go because of their work ethic.

I regret to say that I did not have the right drive when I started with North, as it is definitely hard work, and decided to not continue on with the management program.

I've been working the same job since I quit last year, and since then two of the people whom I worked with have been promoted into their own offices and make a salary triple mine.I hope that anyone who reads this and gets an interview with them will give it more of a shot than I did, it was probably the best opportunity anyone has given me.

North - Rebuttal

Saint Louis, Missouri 3 comments
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Dear Concerned Job-Seekers,

After reading these complaints, we believe it is necessary to address the obvious concerns being discussed on this page. It is unfortunate that certain individuals have had such negative experiences with our firm. We have made note of your criticism and we are adjusting and improving accordingly. We appreciate your feedback!

We wish to address certain complaints noted in previous posts. First, North is NOT a scam. North is a Better Business Bureau accredited firm and we work with several Fortune 500 countries nationwide. We've been outsourced by these companies to handle their face-to-face sales and marketing in the local market. Secondly, there seems to be some confusion with regards to our Management Training Program. Each employee of our firm began as an entry-level Account Manager. From that point on, our employees follow our successful training program on course to a Management position within our organization. Like Mary stated in her review, we are NOT looking to hire career sales individuals. Instead we hope to hire hard-working and motivated individuals interested in a career in Management within the sales and marketing industries.

As our market continues to expand, our firm grows. As Leaders are promoted to Assistant Managers and Assistant Managers are promoted to Managers (and open additional offices for us across the country!), positions in our sales and marketing department become available and we pursue qualified and enthusiastic individuals wishing to succeed in our industry . This leads us to our third point, several individuals noted that they received numerous phone calls from our Human Resources Department. While some view our persistence as a sign of our illegitimacy, we view it as enthusiasm! When we find and receive resumes that interest us, we are excited to bring these individuals in for an interview as soon as possible. And this method of recruiting talented individuals has served us well since we opened our doors in 2006.

Again we wish to express our gratitude for the valuable feedback expressed on this page. We hope this response has cleared up some of your concerns. Please feel free to visit our website (www.the-north.org). Any additional questions and concerns can be sent directly to our HR department by way of the contact information listed on our website.

Sincerely,

North, Inc.

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Anonymous
#432337

And why is it that ALL of these 'marketing firms' or "outsourced sales" HAVE THE SAME WEBSITE LAYOUT, pretty much? Seems to suggest that the SAME co. or owners (Cydcor, in other words) run all these things, and it's not just spontaneous or "a bunch of regular entrepreneurs starting independent companies."

Anonymous
#432335

And why the *** are you using a gmail account??Seriously...?

THAT kind of *** is what makes people suspicious! Isn't the company url www.thenorth.org or something like that? So why isn't the address after @ "north.org"??

Please...

spare me the excuses. Scammers never admit it.

North's only been around for a few years, but you expect me to believe AT&T finds your "credentials" and 'reputation' SO AWESOME that they'll entrust you to "give them lots more business", even though, I'm sure, At&t ALREADY GENERATES BILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR IN PROFITS.What do they need some dinky-*** firm in downtown STL's help for?

Anonymous
#422061

I think calling you guys a scam is a bit harsh, but when you use vague language and don't describe exactly what the job seeker will do they get suspicious.

North a company is St. Louis is a scam they claim to be a marketing firm they are door to door sales

Washington, District Of Columbia 107 comments

North is a company in St.Louis who claims to have started in Alanta.I went there for an interview and they had me come back the next day and wanted me to visit some "client" with the area manager who is really a sales person.

I went there to see what it was all about and asked the guy point blank if it was door to door sales. He said no, but to my suprise it was.

We drove his car, therefore I was stuck for seven hours walking in the cold.If selling at&t services is what you want then this is the job for you.

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Anonymous
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States #636479

A complete *** job.Do not waste your time applying for this job.

It's a shame when there are so many people out there looking for good jobs that this company misrepresents the job they are advertising for. There were 5 people scheduled to interview at the same time I was scheduled. They need that many people because so many people that walk out when they are told the job is door to door AT$T uverse sales. No salary, no benefits, no gas reimbursement, no car allowance, no training, no anything!!!!!!!

Do not wast you time applying for this job. They tell you it is a 3 part interview. Do not even go for the first part of the interview!!!!!!!!!!!

There is no marketing, no advancement, no management opportunities.It is a burn and churn job that no one wants!!!!!!

Anonymous
#480890

Aspen Concepts is now using this number to recruit people to the same office on Union Blvd. Is this the same company?

Anonymous
#478437

I worked for North when I first graduated college.Let me just tell you, it SUCKED!

I was on the “Quill” campaign so we went to businesses. There is an AT&T one that is residential. So you get in the “office” (which is really just a big open room, no desks or normal things you’d see in a legit business) at 7:30 am for the “meeting” then go out and go business to business. They don’t want you to come back before 6 pm.

Then make you stay til about 6:30. So you’re pretty much working 12 hour days, only on COMMISSION!!! I think it was like 28% of your sales. Sometimes it was great, others it sucked.

Went on a “business trip” one week and made $76 bucks. FOR THE WEEEK!! That didn’t even cover gas! DON’T, DON’T, DON’T DO IT!!

People quit on a daily basis. I thought it was weird the week I got hired I was assigned a “leader” who quit 3 days later! Haha somehow I managed to stick it out for about 3 months. It’s a complete pyramid scheme.

You have to have so many people under you on your “team” before you get promoted. Kind of hard to do with the turnover rate there.

Don’t waste your time and youth away working here!Now I am working in logistics and hear the Quill people come in at the front desk, I want to go up to them and tell them to quit now and never go back!!

Anonymous
#432341

What kind of BS "company" has you come in for a second interview THAT LASTS 6, 7 HOURS?? :x

***, it's not even an 'interview', is it? Something they call a "job shadow" where you follow around some OTHER employee while they do the door-to-door nonsense.

Anonymous
#387917

I got a call from them twice today.Once from the owner of the company and another chick called me.

They said the wanted to train for management and I have no managing experience.So should I go or not?

Anonymous
#379062

BEWARE! It now is not only North Co. the North Co. now shares a office with Franklin Insights Marketing run by Dave Weisse.

If you dont think these companies are scams, ask yourself what kind of legit companies need to share the same office?

Franklin Insights Marketing and North Co. are both cydcor affiliated scam jobs.

Stay away from the Dave Weisse run Franklin Insights Marketing as it is a scam designed to sucker college kids into a *** job.

Check out the scam office Dave Weisse started at and learned the scam at - Distinctive Soultions Inc. , type scam after that in google and you will see what a scam Franklin Insights Marketing is, the only reason Frankin Insights Marketing doesnt have that much bad press and hasent been called a scam yet is because it is sorta new.

Anonymous
#351574

I worked there.You all declined interviews and have no idea what its about.

I have a great job today because of the skills they taught me. IT IS OUTSIDE COLD CALL SALES...i am totally agreeing!BUT they took care of me, i had fun, learned how to train and interview people, paid for my training, i made decent money for recent grad, and EVERY PROFESSIONAL I INTERVIEWED WITH AFTERWARDS RESPECTS THE *** OUT OF COLD CALL SALES. nothing in life comes easy.

Consider yourselves lucky if you get a chance to learn salesmanship from ppl that care.A lot of organizations just throw ppl to the wolves.

Anonymous
#351429

Thanks for the help, I just got a call from them, and the lady acted like she didn't know what I would be doing for the interview or the shadowing. Glad I looked it up!

Anonymous
#346909

Wow, I am so happy I went to the community(GOOGLE) to find out about this company.I had an interview scheduled for tomorrow.

After these reviews, I am ok on passing up this job.

thanks for the help community!!

Anonymous
#346908

Thanks everyone for the infro.I believe when to three interview never got hired.

I ask in my last interview was this door to door. Clearly the man turned his eyes back. This is truly a scam, but don't take my word for it. Ask for yourself.

It will only show you what they are really capable of. Don't be ripped off by this. Don't be mad at yourself either. The economy is bad and everyone looking for that silver lining including the rich.

Look to God that the silver lining.People be bless in your daily lives.

Anonymous
#343761

I just put in my resume to them yesterday and got a call today to set up an interview.Thank god I decided to look the company up and seen these posts.

Thanks guys for all your help. I definitely know I do not want this job.

They even said after I filled out the application that I have my bachelors degree which I do not.I only have my associates degree.

Anonymous
#334751

with this economy and this is the ONLY thing calling me........man..this sux..

so glad I googled this.. Thanks everyone for the info. I actually emailed them my resume because they had sent me an email.. so I said why not..

i got a call this morning and then I decided to google it , like now and found this out.. I am not even going to call them back. Thank you.

Walking around selling AT&T stuff doesn't sound like it is for me or any Pyramid sceam for that matter.Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous
#333943

I just got a call from them tonight and had an interview set up for tomorrow but after reading this, I emailed and cancelled. Thanks for the heads up! I definitely do not want to be walking around town for no reason.

Anonymous
#333220

Why is a bachelors degree a requirement for this job? They had high school kids over the summer up here in North County selling u-verse door to door. Kids that got fired bagging groceries at a the grocery store down the street lol.

Anonymous
#332565

I just received a call from them after posting my resume on careerbuilder as well.Within a day of posting I got an email, then a phone call.

I told them I wanted to do some research and would call back if interested.

Imagine that!I was pretty sure they weren't legit.

Anonymous
#324249

I put my resume on careerbuilder and it CLEARLY states I finish my Master of Social Work this month and I have a background in MENTAL HEALTH. I got an unsolicited voicemail from some lady wanting me to come for an interview.

WTF? Did you even read my qualifications? In TWO WEEKS I'll be graduating with a MASTER'S degree I paid $800 a credit hour for in the field of MENTAL HEALTH. On top of that? I have a Department of Defense issue SECRET clearance among other certifications.

Even if I couldn't get a job in mental health, other places would gladly hire me for my experience in disaster management and military background. On what planet did this chick even BELIEVE I'd even consider her minimum wage door-to-door sales job.

If this chick and I are EVER going to have an interview, it's gonna be a psychiatric intake assessment because she's clearly suffering from something.

TRUE marketing professionals are skilled individuals who bust their *** to build a portfolio that executives might spend 30 seconds *** on in the hopes it'll further their careers. True marketing professionals deserve all the respect in the world.

These clowns need to be ran off.

Anonymous
#315835

What is the starting salary for a new hire at North?

Anonymous
#315371

that is some BS.they asked me if I wanted to come in for an interview today and i said i cant make it.

i told her next week, and she was like YEA SOUNDS GREAT! trying to make me feel good about it or something.

its funny because last week I had some other insurance company offer me a manager position, i geuss managing my self was what was really gonna happen.im glad i gooogled this ***.

Anonymous
#312475

Dear Goals,

Actually many of us are not still searching.Many of us have an ACTUAL marketing job that doesn't involve disturbing people at dinner and walking in random neighborhoods in rain, sleet, snow, or scorching heat.

I feel sorry for the desperate (and I mean DESPERATE) people that actually took a job with North. I would rather actually use my degree than pretend to. Like another person said, just because you wear a nice suit and tie doesn't make you a business professional. Have fun in your pyramid.

I'll be at an actual company.Thanks.

Anonymous
#311389

I went on an interview with North.On my second interview, where you "job shadow," I was stuck in a dress and heels (silly me for dressing nice for an "interview"), and I had to walk for 7 HOURS in the scorching heat.

I put up with it for about an hour because of their constant promise of being a business owner in a year. Looking back, think about how silly that is. I ended up having to take my heels off because I had such bad blisters after three hours. The door-to-door saleswomen I was with didn't even think to offer to possibly call it a day and take me and my bleeding feet back...

No, she continued for four more hours with me dragging behind.

Worst day ever.Please everyone, if you are interested, reconsider how thoughtless and demanding this pyramid scam is.

Anonymous
#309972

Legitimate marketing firms do not have to go on the internet and tell people they are a legitimate marketing firm. enough said.

Anonymous
#309830

Erin just called me. I'm tempted to walk down the street and tell her in person to never call me again.

Anonymous
#309325

north is complete nonsense i was there yesterday. these people are lame college drop outs that pretend to be the real deal. wearing a tie and a sweet purple shirt does not make you a "professional," it makes you a giant dbag.

Anonymous
#308899

You guys just don't understand a great opportunity if it slapped you in the face.Its a reason why It's called a management training program.

Its not cut out for everyone.

Good luck in your job search tho, I'm sure you people are still searching.I just feel sorry for the individuals who read these crazy reviews and base their opinion from others.

Anonymous
#308543

Wow I'm glad I found this.They offered me the job and I accepted.

Tomorrow was my first day and by god am I glad I emailed them to cancel. I don't know why I ignored all of the red flags of this place but they were definitely there. I've never seen a place call SO many people for interviews. I was sitting in the lobby and the "HR" rep or SECRETARY was just going through apps and calling people setting up interviews.

This is definitely not a suit and tie type job to me.Glad I found out before I wasted my time.

Anonymous
#306348

I'm glad I came to this site.I submitted an application with this company last night, and they emailed me immediately this morning telling me I fit what they are looking for and asked me to call them for a brief interview.

I decided to wait so I could do a little more research on them. They called me later that day for the phone interview. It seemed like everything I said was what they wanted to hear. They asked me if I was available to go to their office tomorrow afternoon for an actual interview, but I told them I would have to check my schedule and get back to them.

Of course my B.S. detector was going off, so I did a search and found this site. I had a similar experience years ago with a company called "Gateway Executive Group". My brother had a similar experience with another company, and so did my mother.

None of these companies exist anymore!

Also, one thing that should be a red flag for anyone getting out of college and starting their job search...if the company has a "BBB Accredited Business" logo on the front page of their website has something to hide.You should know they want you to see that!

Anonymous
#303763

I thought something smelled fishy!!:eek So glad I saw this page!

they marked up my application just like a previous pyramider did months before. random chicken scratches.

THank you america!I'm not wasting my time

Anonymous
#303762

I thought something smelled fishy!!:eek So glad I saw this page!

they marked up my application just like a previous pyramider did months before. random chicken scratches.

THank you america!I'm not wasting my time

Anonymous
#303133

Basically it is door to door sales.They stretch the truth by describing themselves as a "marketing firm".

Using the AT&T name all the time doesn’t buy them the credibility they think it does.

The positive reviews are clearly by employees of North.All the reviews have the same tone and many are done on the same day.

North, thanks for tricking people and wasting their time.

Anonymous
#294380

I just went on an interview and it lasted all of 3 minutes. I did not feel comfortable after walking in. I wish I had read the comments before going on the interivew.

Anonymous
#289878

WWWOOOOWWW!!!I just set up an interview with this "marketing firm".

I was so excited. I googled the company so that I could learn more about it so that I could be well versed during my interview.

Good thing I did!!!Thanks for taking the time to say something everyone, you saved me a wasted day of life!!!

Anonymous
#284317

I wish I would have read all this about a year ago.I was fresh out of college and trying to find an entry level marketing job.

North, Inc was one of the first places to call me and I went in for an interview. They told me they wanted me to come back the next day to meet some of their "clients" with an experienced sales rep. I debated going since they told me I had to be there at 10am and we would get back sometime after 7pm. So at the last minute I decided to go and it was the WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!!!

I walked in the rain for 8 hours wearing heels in a neighborhood that was full of hills only to knock on people's doors while they were eating dinner. Needless to say, the majority of people did not want anything to do with us and slammed their doors in our faces. It was humiliating and very degrating. When we finally got back to the office I met with the boss and she told me how great of a company it is and how she makes $250K a year.

Yeah right... She then said they would call me that night to let me know if I was hired or not. They called me at 8pm and said they would like me to come work for North. I told them I would have to think about it and never called them back.

If this company calls you, don't answer!!!I was so thankful that the day after I met with North, my dream company called and I have been working there for almost a year now!!

Anonymous
#284133

SCAM= I WORKED THERE THEY ARE *** BAGS.THEY LIE AND ARE TRASHY AND LIE ABOUT THEIR JOBS AND HOW "GREAT" IT IS.

IN REALITY JUST LOW PAYING ***.

REBBY SUTHERLAND IS A *** WHO DOESNT KNOW *** AND THINKS SHE MEANS SOMETHING IN THE WORLD.LAME PEOPLE WHO NEED TO FIND REAL JOBS

Anonymous
#284128

NO ONE EVER LASTS OVER 6 MONTHS...ASK ANYONE WHO IS IN THE INTERVIEWS

Anonymous
#279804

For those of you saying that North is a scam, I kind of agree with you. I went on an interview there and got through to the "second round" where you "job shadow" someone. I know it was direct marketing, which I kind of did in my current position anyway, so I wasn't concerned. However, when my "trainer" pulled into a neighborhood and got out of his car to start knocking on people's doors, I could have shot myself in the head. Door to door? NOT ME! I did not spend thousands on my college degree to knock on random people's doors to sell cable TV. No way. I believe I was extremely misled by this organization. However, I'm over it. I found a GREAT actual marketing job for a legitimate company which I love. I think everyone who just graduates or isn't that experienced in job hunting yet needs an experience like this. It sucks, but it is very eye-opening.

My only "beef" with North is that you need to let people know they are doing door-to-door. Don't sugar-coat it by saying direct marketing. There are a lot of forms of direct marketing that are a lot better than knocking on people's doors at dinner time. I wasted half my day and made my poor trainer drive me 30 minutes back to my car because I absolutely refuse to do that. Those of you that can, I admire you. However, that's just not me.

So, people, remember, companies like North, The Merl Group, Empire Executives, TMG, and more are all door-to-door sales. "Entry level direct marketing jobs"=DOOR TO...

Good luck to everyone on their job hunts and God Bless.

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Anonymous
#277676

Thank you so much for posting this. They just called me.

Anonymous
#273014

I am posting my comment again because employees of North are filling this up to make it look like its not a scam. IT IS A SCAM!!! I went on the interview and highly regret it. Those are hours I wasted and can never get back. AVOID THIS CO MPANY AT ALL COSTS!!

I wish I would have seen this page yesterday morning. I thought it was legit and went on an interview starting at 1pm and was supposed to go until 7:30pm. Luckily, my brother text me after seeing this page while we were at lunch. I then was texting right in front of the employee and got a friend to come pick me up at the neighborhood we were selling AT&T ***. I was so annoyed, but now I am going to use this as a huge life lesson learned and help me friends to not have to go through what I did.

It was the most uncomfortable I have ever been, the employee that took me out was texting and calling his friends the whole time in the car. Also, he repeated himself multiple times; I guess to try and convince me of what they did. He did not get one person to buy the new AT&T Uverse so I am not sure how he makes the $750 he supposedly makes a week

Anonymous
#269438

North Inc.is a B2C and B2B direct sales and marketing organization.

They do not try to paint it any other way. For those who don't understand direct sales and marketing it tends to be door-to-door. It is a tough and tireless profession that constantly tests you mentally. This job teaches you so much about selling on impulse and builds confidence for any selling situation.

Although I didn't make much money there and decided it wasn't right for me, I accepted it for what it was. It is not a scam, and I know people that do really well there. Bottom line, the biggest success factor in that line of work is attitude. If you have a positive, motivated attitude and do what they say, you will be successful.

As in any sales profession. North Inc.

wasn't right for me, but I learned a lot and saw the earning potential there.It is a real job with real people that work hard.

Anonymous
#257070

I worked for this company for just shy of a year, it was hard work and not always a money pit but there were days when it just seemed that everyone you talked to was either already looking to get the service or interested in trying something new and I would make a couple hundred dollars in a day.When balancing it out I didn't make a "ton" of money but I was able to get by and in the end I don't regret it since the management skills and confidence I built while I was there has served me well since.

Going door to door was not fun, the wheather was either freezing cold or boiling hot, some people were flat out rude, but looking back those things combined to make me more confident with a strong work ethic. I can comfortably talk to strangers which has been invaluable during the interview process, I've been told several times that it shows. And the small group management practice I got there has helped me on several projects since leaving. It is certainly NOT for everyone and to be honest I know of only 1 person since my time there and since leaving who has opened his own office, but for a fresh-out-of-college grad who is able to live modestly and looking to gain a little life experience before entering the work force I think it would help.

However, understand it for what it can provide to you and please don't count on getting rich from this job, it's a long hard road to reach that point and those who have reached it have more than likely sacrificed their moral...

An opportunity?Definitely, just not necessarily the one that is hyped.

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Anonymous
#252672

WOW North Employees are doing a great job filling up this page with positive comments! Bet they aren't paying you guys anything extra for it, are they? :)

KinksFan88
#252452

Beware of Franklin Insights as well.It is the same company as North, but with a different name.

I turned down the interview with North after reading these posts, and was called several weeks later by a company called "Franklin Insights" for an interview. Thinking nothing of it, I drove to the interview and when I walked towards the building it said, "North, Suite 105." This was the exact same suite as Franklin Insights.

When I called them out on it, they said they were two different companies...if that is the case then why are they both in the same suite?

Anonymous
#250117

The check's I received from them were very real, and substantial. I never had any complaints, I just couldn't keep up with the training when my youngest was hospitalized for several months, they always said I could come back once things settled down though. Great people, great company.

Anonymous
#250112

My review of my experience with North: They've been in business for since 2006, surviving the recession (and from the looks of the Mercedes' and Lexus' in the employee parking lot, surviving it in style) so obviously they know what they're doing.The position is for anyone who is willing to train into a management position-from the ground up.

The pay off is extremely evident, but you definitely have to be willing to do the work. The interview process is very thorough, and you have to be willing to put your best foot forward. They are a bit of a different company, because they are so high energy and because they truly focus on individuals. If you are looking for a good place to get real and focused work experience-this is your place.

If you are looking for a place to start a growing and lucrative career-this is your place. If you are looking to make a quick buck-this is not right for you, they offer higher pay based on performance throughout your training period, and if you laze your way through it you're going to be on the lower end of the $30,000 a year spectrum.

If you do the work then you can earn well over $45,000 a year, and that's before the management promotion after your first year.All in all I thought it was a great company, not right for an old geezer like myself who has already been CEO of a company, but if I had to begin my career over the North is where I would want to be

Anonymous
#250074

These people get it done!! The person I went on my second interview with hits the salary and commission pay tier and he makes well above the $40k a year mark, no wonder they have so many excited people working there!

Anonymous
#250073

North FTW!! They were so great when I came in, all the reps I saw were great (and hott!) and everyone was really excited because someone had just gotten promoted and they were throwing a party for him. I would love to work in a fun place like that!

Anonymous
#244555

I went out with Erin from the U-Verse campaign and she was soooooo sweet and nice!! Even though the job isn't for me I had a fantastic time and anyone who says mean things about her is a LIAR!

Anonymous
#244551

I've been scammed before by other "marketing" companies, and it is clear to me that North Inc is not one of those.I checked out all their sites and when I went in they had certificates showing their BBB accreditation and even a company newsletter with info on their offices across the US.

Not once did they ask me for any personal info, aside from the normal stuff everyone asks in an interview like job history. If you look online it shows their charity involvement with organizations like Operation Smile, and even has notes of thanks from those organizations themselves, fake companies just don't have that. I've been through the horror and annoyance of scam companies and I understand the frustration and subsequent skepticism about all other job opportunities that come along after the experience, which is why I want to share my findings with everyone on this site.

There is a difference between a company that asks you to work hard in order to move up in the company and one that is a scam.TO anyone calling North Inc a scam: Don't feed the fear of other people just because you are lazy.

Anonymous
#244464

North Inc is awesome!!

Anonymous
#243590

I love love love North!!!I had so much fun on both of my interviews and I cannot wait to start!

Don't be a bunch of haters because they obviously did not offer you a job or you got fired.Don't mess with other people's opportunity just because you messed up yours!!

Anonymous
#243582

Some people amaze me, they need a job and then after reading the stuff put on here, a website called "pissed consumer" (obviously legitimate, right?) they decide to not go in?? woww, no wonder you still don't have a job! I'm going to my interview

Anonymous
#242928

LOL I asked that girl Shelley if the company was a pyramid scheme and she responded with, "Its more like a funnel" - Isn't that just an up-side-down pyramid ***? Was offered the job but definitely not going back!!

Anonymous
#242925

Also, keep in mind that this company is all about SALES.They are not only selling a product to consumers (AT&T, Quill) but they are selling the JOB to YOU.

That's why it seems so great at first, you have been pitched the same pitch that they give all of the new employees. Drawing you a diagram to show the rapid growth, talking about all the fun they have, it seems irresistible. Let me just say, the girl Rebby who is in charge of all the companies, seems stressed as ***, looks about 40 (she is in her late 20s) and seems like a major ***. Erin (the assistant manager) has a bald spot, and is also a huge ***.

I can't imagine the stress involved with running a company that is unethical and just flat out a scam.Don't fall for their lies.

Anonymous
#242919

And the comment written about Erin being "sweet" - yeah right.That girl is one of the rudest, cold-hearted, bitchiest girls I have ever met.

Clearly that comment was written by either her or one of her minions (shelley, amanda, etc.) I feel bad for these people, I really do.

But it also makes me really mad that I wasted over a month with these people when I could have been finding a legitimate job.Give it up, North, you're done!

Anonymous
#242918

I like how the recent comments on here are clearly from people within the company - nice try guys.They just want to get rich.

Not as long as potential North employees stop by this website first!!The 50+ comments about people's first hand awful experience within this scammy company do not lie.

Anonymous
#241907

i work for them and make mad money...end of story i would give up my car my loft and my girlfriend before i give up this job

Anonymous
#241515

Even though I did not get offered a position with North I still had an awesome time on both of my interviews. The second one was really long, yeah but the girl I was with, I think her name was Erin, was so much fun and really sweet and you could tell she really cares about her job! Don't miss out because of what the people on here are saying!

Anonymous
#241302

Wowwwwwww.I was surley about to go to my second interview from 1-7pm tomorrow.

Thanks for letting me know. About this scam.

The devil is a liar.Someone needs to report them ASAP!!!.

Anonymous
#240964

I actually have worked for this company, and I can guarantee that it is not a scam.It is clear to me that the vast majority of people on this site are ones who were either not called back to continue the interviewing process,or who were let go because of their work ethic.

I regret to say that I did not have the right drive when I started with North, as it is definitely hard work, and decided to not continue on with the management program.

I've been working the same job since I quit last year, and since then two of the people whom I worked with have been promoted into their own offices and make a salary triple mine.I hope that anyone who reads this and gets an interview with them will give it more of a shot than I did, it was probably the best opportunity anyone has given me.

tomteasdale@sbcglobal.net
#240509

I had an interview with North and I would not go so far as to call them a "scam".This sales job is definately not for every one.

It is a 100% new account acquistion opportuinity. Depending on where you end up you will be cold calling (face-to-face) on businesses or residents. This is a numbers game. The more calls you make the more success you can have.

Bust your a$$ for about 1 year and you may be able to move into management. If you are not a true "hunter" this is probably not for you. I would say this is a work hard, play hard company.

But don't call it a scam because you are lazy.It's also a young company with a lot of hot people.

Anonymous
Wilton, Connecticut, United States #240428

Anyone who interviews with North and still believes any of the bad things said abut them is clearly insane! It was the most fun I have ever had at an interview, and the first time I have been genuinely excited about a career opportunity in years!

Anonymous
#238277

My good friend has been working for this "company" for a couple weeks but they are totally convinced it is not a scam of any sort.I am not foolish enough to believe that under 3 years one will make about 300,000$.

It is implausible and naive.

Has anyone quit from this "company" after being with them for longer than a year?I need some sort reassurance that something will eventually smack my friend in the head from this naivete.

Anonymous
#237722

Thanks for the info guys I scheduled an interview but nevermind that.

Anonymous
#235773

I got a call from them for an interview for tomorrow.Glad I thought to see what this company was about, since they wouldn't tell me anything on the phone and seemed in a huge rush for me to come to an interview the day they received my resume.

Sounded kinda fishy...They really love throwing the AT&T name around to sound legit.

Anonymous
#234450

I worked for this company for a couple of weeks and it is definitely a scam.Pyramid system all the way.

Its pure commission, with no benefits, no base pay. They try to get you all hyped up with phrases like "unlimited income opportunities" which means commission based pay. Its door to door sales. They lie to you and it is really awful the type of business they are running.

I am a recent college graduate and am looking for a great career and somehow they still roped me in, for a short time. Luckily I got out before being completely brainwashed.

They have "recently expanded to 13 locations" because the people at the top are continuing the scam and getting rich themselves (maybe not even) while the people at the bottom are making ***.

Also, beware of companies like Arch, Base Media, Czar, or any other company basically offering "Entry Level Sales and Marketing" Its a scam and you will be disappointed.Don't waste your time.

Anonymous
#227791

I wish I would have seen this page yesterday morning.I thought it was legit and went on an interview starting at 1pm and was supposed to go until 7:30pm.

Luckily, my brother text me after seeing this page while we were at lunch. I then was texting right in front of the employee and got a friend to come pick me up at the neighborhood we were selling AT&T ***. I was so annoyed, but now I am going to use this as a huge life lesson learned and help me friends to not have to go through what I did.

It was the most uncomfortable I have ever been, the employee that took me out was texting and calling his friends the whole time in the car.

Also, he repeated himself multiple times; I guess to try and convince me of what they did.He did not get one person to buy the new AT&T Uverse so I am not sure how he makes the $750 he supposedly makes a week.

Anonymous
#225285

:? I have an interview today and now I am scared..

.

booo!WHy did I have to see this page?!

Anonymous
#223273

I used to work their. We never got paid on time and when we did there was ALWAYS money missing, and it never seemed to turn up. There are no benefits and everything is commission.

Anonymous
#220568

Thank you for the info I will not be contacting North/.

Anonymous
#214633

I got a phone call from North today saying that they wanted to get in me before the hiring manager made up his mind. Not only was I on my break from my job when I got the voice mail but I never even applied for a job at this "North" company. Thank god I found this page or else I would have really called them back!

Anonymous
#204317

Phew. Thank God I found this page. I could tell something was fishy with how instantly I was contacted, how their website automatically plays a popular song from a few years ago (probably without Peter Bjorn and John's permission), and the photos in the "Culture" tab.

Also the fact that they emphasized turning entry-level people into management in under a year, which sounds ridiculous.

I almost went to my scheduled interview just as an experiment to see how much my experience would match other people's -- like if other employees are still playing loud music and "hollering" in the background. I guess I would have if it weren't a good 45 minute drive for me.

If you stumbled upon this page and still don't want to believe that North is fake, just check out the Facebook page that the "HR Representative" actually links to. Look at the wall and the photo albums. They rarely talk about work. They're marketing the experience to you as being a party all the time and traveling everywhere, which should dupe a high school graduate but not most of us.

Anonymous
#200930

I recieved a call today for an interview with North.So glad I looked here first to make sure it was for real.

When you have the gut feeling, it is usually right!Thanks!

Anonymous
#197111

North is indeed a pyramid scheme. They want free and cheap labor to make a few people at the top rich. They tell you that managers earn 100,000 dollars. Maybe so. But how many poor people spend hours working for peanuts to make that happen.

Beware these people. They are covered in corruption. They will deceive you. In fact, you can tell (as I could from an interview), that their deceptions are carefully thought out,and orchestrated. They remind me of a cult.

Check your conscience and your honesty at the door if you want to work for these people. In two interviews, they told me around 20 lies. And, they want you to come in and be a part of their lie.

Also, they are very unprofessional. The look of their office in downtown is grubby, shady. When a lady called me for an interview loud music was playing in the background. Very unprofessional. As I sat in the office waiting for an interview people were shouting and clapping in a back room like some sort of cult... as loud pop music was playing. It was so loud it was hard to hear.

I think, upon consideration, that the loud music is part of their scam. They want to come off as fun and energetic. They are, instead, trite and frivolous. They ARE loud pop music.

Stay away from these people!!! I went on two interviews, and I seriously warn you to cut a wide path from these scam artists.

Anonymous
#197110

North is indeed a pyramid scheme. They want free and cheap labor to make a few people at the top rich. They tell you that managers earn 100,000 dollars. Maybe so. But how many poor people spend hours working for peanuts to make that happen.

Beware these people. They are covered in corruption. They will deceive you. In fact, you can tell (as I could from an interview), that their deceptions are carefully thought out,and orchestrated. They remind me of a cult.

Check your conscience and your honesty at the door if you want to work for these people. In two interviews, they told me around 20 lies. And, they want you to come in and be a part of their lie.

Also, they are very unprofessional. The look of their office in downtown is grubby, shady. When a lady called me for an interview loud music was playing in the background. Very unprofessional. As I sat in the office waiting for an interview people were shouting and clapping in a back room like some sort of cult... as loud pop music was playing. It was so loud it was hard to hear.

I think, upon consideration, that the loud music is part of their scam. They want to come off as fun and energetic. They are, instead, trite and frivolous. They ARE loud pop music.

Stay away from these people!!! I went on two interviews, and I seriously warn you to cut a wide path from these scam artists.

Anonymous
#197109

North is indeed a pyramid scheme. They want free and cheap labor to make a few people at the top rich. They tell you that managers earn 100,000 dollars. Maybe so. But how many poor people spend hours working for peanuts to make that happen.

Beware these people. They are covered in corruption. They will deceive you. In fact, you can tell (as I could from an interview), that their deceptions are carefully thought out,and orchestrated. They remind me of a cult.

Check your conscience and your honesty at the door if you want to work for these people. In two interviews, they told me around 20 lies. And, they want you to come in and be a part of their lie.

Also, they are very unprofessional. The look of their office in downtown is grubby, shady. When a lady called me for an interview loud music was playing in the background. Very unprofessional. As I sat in the office waiting for an interview people were shouting and clapping in a back room like some sort of cult... as loud pop music was playing. It was so loud it was hard to hear.

I think, upon consideration, that the loud music is part of their scam. They want to come off as fun and energetic. They are, instead, trite and frivolous. They ARE loud pop music.

Stay away from these people!!! I went on two interviews, and I seriously warn you to cut a wide path from these scam artists.

Anonymous
#197108

North is indeed a pyramid scheme. They want free and cheap labor to make a few people at the top rich. They tell you that managers earn 100,000 dollars. Maybe so. But how many poor people spend hours working for peanuts to make that happen.

Beware these people. They are covered in corruption. They will deceive you. In fact, you can tell (as I could from an interview), that their deceptions are carefully thought out,and orchestrated. They remind me of a cult.

Check your conscience and your honesty at the door if you want to work for these people. In two interviews, they told me around 20 lies. And, they want you to come in and be a part of their lie.

Also, they are very unprofessional. The look of their office in downtown is grubby, shady. When a lady called me for an interview loud music was playing in the background. Very unprofessional. As I sat in the office waiting for an interview people were shouting and clapping in a back room like some sort of cult... as loud pop music was playing. It was so loud it was hard to hear.

I think, upon consideration, that the loud music is part of their scam. They want to come off as fun and energetic. They are, instead, trite and frivolous. They ARE loud pop music.

Stay away from these people!!! I went on two interviews, and I seriously warn you to cut a wide path from these scam artists.

Anonymous
#190005

I actually am employed with Czar Marketing. The paychecks are real and there is no "Hustleing" involved. We pitch our client's services to customers in respectable locations which we have agreements with. We go by a 1 no policy. If the customer says they are not interested, we tell them to have a great day, and then talk to the next person. Many of our clients rely on return customers, that means so do we and because of that we treat our customers very well because we want them to recommend the services to their friends and family.

Some people will undoubtedly be angry about being talked to by someone they don't know and were not expecting to be talked to, but you get that in any business... people are simply people, and the majority of people we talk to are fantastic people, most of which will not be interested in the services of our clients but some of which are truly grateful when they see what is offered and decide to go with our clients.

We are a growth company, but I do know that out of the hundreds of people that receive first interviews only a couple dozen are invited back for a second, and of the dozens invited back only about 3 or 4 make it through. I have no experience with the other companies but I can say for a fact that Czar is not a scam.

Most people that would post otherwise simply did not get invited back after the interviews or entered with the company briefly and were either let go for poor attitude, or they lied during the...

Thanks for your time,

-Mike

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Anonymous
#189720

Avoid JDC marketing, North and Arch!

all pyramid sales

Anonymous
#187980

This statement:

"Bob that is probobly why your unemployed.The people that work hard are rewarded with oppertunity the ones that don't are at home typing up slander.

When the car notes due what are you going to do? I just buy my cars with cash!" is hysterical....especially if it, in fact, came from someone at "North". Clearly this person didn't pass grade school English class.

This person just validated everyone else's claims.Funny.

Anonymous
#187111

I too fell for the "marketing manager" schemes of North and Czar.What a WASTE of time!

I should have known when both companies called me within two hours of submitting my resume! So the last thing I want to do is waste more of my time on companies like this... I have been contacted by JDC Marketing Group to interview at their Maryland Heights location. They don't have a website, actually there's VERY little on the web about them.

Anyone have experience with them?

Is it worth my time?Thanks!

Charley

Anonymous
#185249

I have an interview scheduled tomorrow. I was immediately suspicious because the person who called was extremely unprofessional. Thank goodness I went online to research the company and saw tese comments.

Anonymous
#184440

Bob that is probobly why your unemployed.The people that work hard are rewarded with oppertunity the ones that don't are at home typing up slander.

When the car notes due what are you going to do?I just buy my cars with cash!

Anonymous
#184438

base media acquisitions is a Scam I wish I read this earlier.I knew something was fish when the receptionist asked me which company I was looking for.

Base Media Acquisitions is the Same as Sports Plus and Arch Marketing just a Scam or Pyramid Scheme to Buy in to there "so called Company".

Adam Claims there is a a Base pay But I worked there for a week and didn't sell anything and am still waiting to be paid!Save your time base media acquisitions is a Scam!

Anonymous
#180098

This Sounds a lot like BASE MEDIA- AKA sports plus.Don't wast your time with this Scam located on olive blvd!

The president ADAM talks the whole time about how great he is BUT he shares office space what a joke.If you get a call with BASE MEDIA RUN SAVE YOUR TIME ITS A SCAM!

Anonymous
#177115

Um... To quote:

"I will probably make close to 90,000 managing 3 people and myself. I am excited to learn how to manage 6 others and double my salary."

That would be the definition of a pyramid scheme. Nice.

Anonymous
#173682

I too drove all the way to Chesterfield - hour and half to interview at CZAR - although the called them selves Systematic Services, Inc.: the person interviewing me gave me a personal business card that was CZAR marketing.Thats a red flag they changed their name.Im invited back today to yet another office front in West Port- any legit business would have stable home office- for 2nd interview- I had a seed of doubt- born of desperation!

thanks to all this disclosure I'm not wasting my entire day today.All I'm going to work on is my tan...

Anonymous
#172857

North Inc - I just was offered a second interview with North. Inc, which would consist of seven hours shadowing a so called Manager.... but really it is face to face sales. A job where you must hustle to get opportunities and to manipulate people to close the sale.

Do not waste your time, they are not up front and honest with potential candidates. They refer to themselves as a marketing firm, when they are a cold sales firm selling for At&t and Quill (which is like office depot).

CZAR Marketing.... aka Sports Plus... claims to be a marketing firm, when in fact they sell for DirectTv at Best Buy locations, and they sell coupons for Cardinal tickets. My second interview consisted of shadowing a so called manager in Best Buy, who basically asked people if they wanted to switch to Direct Tv as they walked through the door. It was funny to watch people purposely ignore us as we tried to confront them.

Again.... Dont waste your time, unless you want to hustle for a living. You should be able to find a job where hustling isn't required, rather hard-work and dedication prevail.

Just My Two Cents,

Bob

Anonymous
#172757

You might as well go and sell Cutco knives on the street. Same thing. :grin

Anonymous
#171698

For two days North has been on my phone I got an interview tomorrow I checked the BBB website they get an A- rating I thought having sales experience and a Bachelor Degree would give me an inside track. Glad I dug deeper and found out the Truth thank GOD for all of the post I will not waste my time on a scam.

Anonymous
#171512

Just got done setting up the interview.As soon as I heard we're looking to train blah blah blah, management blah blah blah executive, I took it as a red flag.

I to am happy I checked this out...while I'm sure there ligit in there business practice, I'd rather have known about this "face to face" thing up front.

Anonymous
#169985

North Inc. Was formerly known as TBG or The Brenar Group...

Anonymous
#167428

I, too, was not thrilled with North.My husband interviewed and was offered a job.

And rather than say at the beginning that they were door-to-door, they instead called it "face-to-face" sales.

While in training, my husband was sick, so I insisted he stay home for a day. I called in and spoke to Bob, a manager, got on the phone with me and actually laughed at me when I said I was wanting my husband to stay home.

I felt he was extremely rude and disrespectful to me, and furthermore, he required, rather, demanded that my husband call and explain himself.I do not recommend working here.

Anonymous
#165855

Will looks like a scam to me.My dad always said if it looks to good to be true it probably is.

Thanks for all the post.I'm glad you saved me from the trouble!

Anonymous
#165226

Dear Concerned Job-Seekers,

After reading these complaints, we believe it is necessary to address the obvious concerns being discussed on this page. It is unfortunate that certain individuals have had such negative experiences with our firm. We have made note of your criticism and we are adjusting and improving accordingly. We appreciate your feedback!

We wish to address certain complaints noted in previous posts. First, North is NOT a scam. North is a Better Business Bureau accredited firm and we work with several Fortune 500 countries nationwide. We've been outsourced by these companies to handle their face-to-face sales and marketing in the local market. Secondly, there seems to be some confusion with regards to our Management Training Program. Each employee of our firm began as an entry-level Account Manager. From that point on, our employees follow our successful training program on course to a Management position within our organization. Like Mary stated in her review, we are NOT looking to hire career sales individuals. Instead we hope to hire hard-working and motivated individuals interested in a career in Management within the sales and marketing industries.

As our market continues to expand, our firm grows. As Leaders are promoted to Assistant Managers and Assistant Managers are promoted to Managers (and open additional offices for us across the country!), positions in our sales and marketing department become available and we pursue...

Again we wish to express our gratitude for the valuable feedback expressed on this page. We hope this response has cleared up some of your concerns. Please feel free to visit our website (www.the-north.org). Any additional questions and concerns can be sent directly to our HR department by way of the contact information listed on our website.

Sincerely,

North, Inc.

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Anonymous
#165179

I interviewed with Czar Marketing and was told I would be representing DirecTV.I went to Best Buy and watched a lady talk to customers in a very friendly manner.

She was very nice and explained a business model where I could become a manager in 3- 6 months. I decided to not let some of the non-sense posts cloud my decision. I jumped into the opportunity with a open mind and a positive attitude. I didn't graduate college but am a great student and for 5 months I learned how to sell and market DIRECTV.

The last month I was there I learned how to run a business. I have been running my business in Springfield MO for 2 months now. After 6 months of training I run my own business and was given a substantial raise. I will probably make close to 90,000 managing 3 people and myself.

I am excited to learn how to manage 6 others and double my salary.

If you think that’s a scam go work for corporate America for the next 40yr and HOPE YOU GET A GAURUNTEED RETIREMENT- like working at WAL MART being a door greater!I Run My own Business now Thanks You Czar Marketing for the Training I received!

Anonymous
#162634

I'm not usually one to post on sites such as these, but after reading these comments I feel the need to put my two cents in.I worked briefly for North and while the position wasn't for me (I have a young child and I decided staying at home was a better choice for my family), the company most definitely was not a scam.

Sure they do a lot of hiring and interviewing, but it's a necessity for them due to all the expansion and promotions that they're experiencing. And it's definitely not an industry for everyone. So I think they have quite a high turnover rate. From what I gathered during my time there, everyone in the company (and in their other offices, as well)starts as an entry-level sales person.

To get to a management position within the company, you have to work towards it and earn it by following their management training program. They aren't looking to hire career sales people. They really stress the importance of knowing every aspect of the business before moving on to management. I realize to some it seems like they aren't very upfront about the business they're in, but I think they're afraid that the idea of outside sales will scare people away before they give the company and its management program a chance.

While I wasn't with the company very long and I have no serious loyalty to it, I just felt like I should express my opinion.Take it for what it's worth.

Anonymous
#162472

Wow, I wish I would have read all of this earlier! I didn't go for an interview with North, I went for Czar marketing. However, my boyfriend got called about North and thought it was strange they kept calling him numerous times.

If anyone reading this is thinking of applying to Czar marketing it's a complete waste of time as well. They cal you in for the first interview, he tells you that he's expanding "HIS" company and wants you to be a part of it. He tells you it's not 100% commission, and there is base pay and a chance for advancement. So he scheduled a 2nd interview for me. I went and a woman with a direct tv shirt took me to a Best Buy, where you learn to basically stalk people in the store and beg them for applications. She wouldn't tell me the hourly pay though, and said we would discuss it at the end.

Finally I tell her I have to leave after an hour of being there, because I wasn't getting paid and I had to work later that day. She proceeds to try and feed me this pyramid scam, where you start off as a seller and in as little as 3 months you open your own marketing firm like Czar. There is no way a novice without a degree is going to be able to effectively run a marketing "firm".

People like this who waste your time and energy are despicable human beings, and need to be stopped. I'm going to post information about this company on other sites as well and I hope you all do the same!!!

Best of Luck to everyone!

Anonymous
#162471

Wow, I wish I would have read all of this earlier! I didn't go for an interview with North, I went for Czar marketing. However, my boyfriend got called about North and thought it was strange they kept calling him numerous times.

If anyone reading this is thinking of applying to Czar marketing it's a complete waste of time as well. They cal you in for the first interview, he tells you that he's expanding "HIS" company and wants you to be a part of it. He tells you it's not 100% commission, and there is base pay and a chance for advancement. So he scheduled a 2nd interview for me. I went and a woman with a direct tv shirt took me to a Best Buy, where you learn to basically stalk people in the store and beg them for applications. She wouldn't tell me the hourly pay though, and said we would discuss it at the end.

Finally I tell her I have to leave after an hour of being there, because I wasn't getting paid and I had to work later that day. She proceeds to try and feed me this pyramid scam, where you start off as a seller and in as little as 3 months you open your own marketing firm like Czar. There is no way a novice without a degree is going to be able to effectively run a marketing "firm".

People like this who waste your time and energy are despicable human beings, and need to be stopped. I'm going to post information about this company on other sites as well and I hope you all do the same!!!

Best of Luck to everyone!

Anonymous
#156153

My husband just scheduled an interview and I'm going to make sure he cancels...thanks :)

Anonymous
#152167

Just scheduled an interview for tomorrow. I am a recent college grad but with all the scams going on and the repeat calls for an interview i'm going to take everyone's word on this one and not bother.

Anonymous
#151584

Thank you for the postings. I just accepted this job yesterday but after reading these posts I have reconsidered. I have a family and can't afford a scam operation.

Anonymous
#147815

There are a LOT of chintzy companies like North who prey upon young college graduates.They make everything sound so nice and the future so bright, but when it comes time to deliver the money, nothing happens.

You work 60 hours a week for almost nothing.

I'm certain a few people at the top are getting rich, but it isn't YOU.

Yes, I've been burned before, but not by North.I see nothing on their glamor website that inspires confidence that they are any different than the 100 other companies out to headhunt the young and innocent.

Anonymous
#147570

I want to provide backup for Sarah and Maria. I went for my first interview and was asked to go on a second "working" interview. For 7 hours a salesman and I went calling on customers. At the time I didn't think it was such a bad thing and when they immediately offered me the job, I took it.

My bad... I should have realized that something was wrong when they offered me the job so quickly. I was promised $300-500 a week in training (more when I was a full employee/manager) and that my pay would not be based on commission. What a joke and what a lie... I was given a map and told to start selling even though I was TOLD that I wouldn't be going door to door. After the first week I cleared about $80 in commissions and that was it. I can't live on that and door to door selling sucks.

This company is a sham. Even the press reports on the Free Press Release website are made up (anybody can fake a press release). They say they have branches all over the country? Try to find them online. You can't.

My advice is to stay away from North Inc. Far, far away.

By the way, Joseph is not my real name, but my experience was very real, unfortunately.

Anonymous
#142944

THIS JOB IS A SCAM.....so I actually went through all of the interviews and managed to hold in there for 3 days....i'm not a person to quit a job without having something else lined up. Let me just start at the beginning

The 2nd interview is you sitting and going door to door with a salesman.....FOR 7 HOURS.

They will tell you that you will be your own manager basically within a year and then they tell you that it is not door to door sales, that you have a region of a list of people who have expressed interest....not true, they hand you a map and you go door to door

They also tell you that for the first 4 weeks you will make 300-500 a week for paid training...to me that says that you get paid at least 300 right...NO its strictly commission....i worked 3 10 hour days and I managed to get sent a check for $50.00....i could have went to china and made some shoes and made more!

I have an MBA and a bachelors in Advertising and these people scammed me, please, please...don't make the same mistake as me..its a complete waste of time

Anonymous
#140416

I may have an interview with them today can someone please tell me if this company is located downtown before I go to this 3 o'clock interview. I've been trying to research them and cant find anything. Help please, and hurry.

Anonymous
#137993

I will whole heartedly agree with the previous comments.They have an actual office but during the initial interview they were very obscure about the scope of the job that the job encompassed.

I finally pushed them over the phone to outline the hours,which are 11-8:30 pm, and what the second interview was going to require.

They still would not talk over details of the job and said that would be talked about on the "second" interview.I did not go to the interview and reading these comments I am glad that I did not.

Anonymous
#135137

Thank you sooooo much for the posts. I live in MI and am looking to relocate to St Louis soon. This is the second "company" now that tried to get me. I also got a call from Czar Marketing and both them and North wanted me to go ALL the way down there to scam me!!! I'm pissed. I am a very qualified person with a degree and I can not believe they have the gull to have me drive all the way down there for that. After I found out about Czar I emailed the girl directly and told her that I found out about their scam and posted the links I had found about them. Of course she never responded even though I asked her to.

With North I was a little more hopeful since they have links to the Better Business Bureau and what not and I'm actually going to ST Louis next month and was going to schedule an interview, but after reading all this I will NOT be doing that so that you guys for doing this and not waisting my time.

If you're in the ST. Louis area and know of any ACTUAL job openings worth my time feel free to contact me at thomas.n.tobias@gmail.com.

Thanks!!

Anonymous
#129673

I am not usually the type to post comments, but I feel compelled, hoping to stop potential applicants from wasting their time. I know had I known better, I simply would not have bothered.

My experience wasn't that bad although it was a waste of time. I initially thought that something was wrong when after submitting my resume, the young lady who answers the phones, Shana, kept calling and leaving repeated messages requesting that I schedule an interview. As I was out of town that week, the messages were numerous!!! This is not normal employer behavior. Why would any employer virtually need to beg you to come in for an interview, especially in this job market and in hard economic times? While that set off a red flag, I thought that I would go and check it out anyway.

O.K. so I get to the interview. Shana takes a copy of my resume and asks me to be seated. Meanwhile, there are a group of individuals in a nearby break out room hollering, yelling, screaming and clapping. Red flag number two. In other words, this is not any type of legitimate sales, marketing, or management training. I have a degree in business. No professor ever taught me marketing, sales, or finance skills by hooping and hollering. I am pretty sure that the gentleman who "interviewed" me had no degree at all. He just seemed to be some sort of two bit hustler.

I was called back for a second "interview" but did not bother. That weird experience has stayed with me ever...

When I saw this gentleman's posting, I thought, "oh no!!" Had I posted my poor experience earlier, maybe I could have saved him from wasting his time.

So this is the bottom line. They get in as many resumes as humanly possible. Their goal is volume. I don't care who you are, you will be called for an interview. Once your there, they are basically trying to figure out if you are gullable, naive, or desparate enough to go along with their "program." If they can put some fool out there selling garbage door to door, then that is their mission. I say garbage because anyone who wants AT&T services can simply call up their 800 number and request services. Who do you know who will let some stranger into their home for the purposes of selling AT&T services?? This is a fools mission. I hope this helps. Wish I had posted this comment earlier. My best to you all.

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